Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #68, June 17, 2008.

CSSRR-Economics is a weekly email report produced by the Data and Information Services Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It seeks to help social science researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field. This report will contain selected listings of new: reports, articles, bibliographies, working papers, tables of contents, conferences, data, and websites. For more information, including an archive of back issues and subscription information see:

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Index to this issue:

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND NGO STATISTICAL PUBLICATIONS

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US STATES

NGO AND OTHER COUNTRIES

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

WORKING PAPERS

TABLES OF CONTENTS

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Bureau of Economic Analysis Periodical: Survey of Current Business (Vol. 88, No. 6, June 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.bea.gov/scb/toc/0608cont.htm

2. Federal Reserve Board Periodical: Biege Book (June 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 51p.).

HTML:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/FOMC/BeigeBook/2008/20080611/default.htm

pdf:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/FOMC/BeigeBook/2008/20080611/fullreport20080611.pdf

3. Small Business Administration Report: "Small Business and Micro Business Lending in the United States, for Data Years 2006-2007" (June 2008, .pdf format, 123p.).

http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/sbl_07study.pdf

4. Energy Information Administration Fact Sheet: "OPEC Oil Export Revenues" (June 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 3p.).

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/OPEC_Revenues/Factsheet.html

5. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Jun. 10-17, 2007 are available at the site.

http://www.nber.org/releases/

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US States:

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Updates: Stats Indiana has updated the following data (June 2008).

Gross Domestic Product by State, 2007

U.S. Employment and Unemployment, May 2008

Local Unemployment (all counties & places with population 25,000 plus), April 2008

Help-Wanted Advertising Index, Apr 2008

http://www.stats.indiana.edu/

See Under "Just Released" on the right side of the page.

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: The SDC released the following updates (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format) on Jun. 13, 2008:

State of Iowa: Iowa exports: Top 25 commodities: 2004-2007; Iowa exports: Top 25 countries: 2004-2007

City: Federal expenditures by program: 2003-2006

http://www.iowadatacenter.org/indexlinks/New

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NGOs and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Economic Commission for Africa Report: "Securing Our Future," (May 2008, .pdf format, 248p.).

http://www.uneca.org/chga/Report/index.htm

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Report: "Economic Survey of Canada 2008" (June 2008). For more information, including ordering information, see:

http://www.oecd.org/document/3/0,3343,en_2649_201185_40732867_1_1_1_1,00.html

Related Policy Brief (.pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/20/27/40811541.pdf

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Eurostat Periodicals:

A. Statistics in Focus. The latest issues (8/51, 8/54-8/57 .pdf format) are now available at the SIF website:

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=0,1136118&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

B. Data in Focus: The latest issue: 19/08-21/08, 23/08 (.pdf format) is now available on the DIF website:

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=0,62992791&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from Jun. 11-Jun. 17, 2008 (No. 08/181-08/182, 08/184-08/187).

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/scr1_sp.cfm?s_year=2008&e_year=2008&brtype=default

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Bosnia and Herzegovina Periodical: Monthly Statistical Review of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (June 2008, .pdf format, 79p.). The publication is in Bosnian and English.

http://www.fzs.ba/Bilten0608.pdf

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical: Canadian Economic Observer (Vol. 21, No. 6, June 2008, .pdf format).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/11-010-XIB/11-010-XIB2008006.htm

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Release: "Employment improved significantly in 2004-2007, regional differences persist" (Jun. 12, 2008).

http://www.stat.fi/til/tyti/2007/tyti_2007_2008-06-12_tie_001_en.html

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Jordan:

Department of Statistics News Release: "34 thousand jobs the net increase in employment in 2007" (Jun. 11, 2008).

http://www.dos.gov.jo/dos_home_e/foras.htm

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia News Releases: Note: if the release is in Latvian, click on the "EN" tab on the top right side of the page for an English version.

A. "On household self-assessment of the economic situation in 2007," by Intars Abrazuns (Jun. 12, 2008).

http://www.csb.gov.lv/csp/events/?mode=arh&period=06.2008&cc_cat=471&id=5660

B. "Housing stock of Latvia in 2007," by Ilgvars Kaparkalejs (Jun. 16, 2008).

http://www.csb.gov.lv/csp/events/?mode=arh&period=06.2008&cc_cat=472&id=5667

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania Reports:

A. "Labour Force, Employment and Unemployment 2003-2007" (June 2008, .pdf format, 85p.). The report is in Lithuanian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=3&id=1438&PHPSESSID=0fc20f4a5ed58e961ff3223ccf8e5b6d

B. "Economic Entities. Main data" (June 2008, .pdf format, 190p.). The report is in Lithuanian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=4&id=1478&PHPSESSID=0fc20f4a5ed58e961ff3223ccf8e5b6d

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Malta:

National Statistics Office News Release: "Farm Structure Survey 2007" (June 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_view.aspx?id=2204&backUrl=news_by_date.aspx%3fretainCriteria%3dtrue

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases:

A. "Wage statistics. Employees in the information sector, 2007" (Jun. 12, 2008). The news release links to two topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/06/05/lonnikt_en/

B. "Bonds, 2007" (Jun. 13, 2008). The news release links to eight topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/11/01/obligasjoner_en/

C. "Board and management: Limited companies are run by men" (Jun. 13, 2008). The news release links to 16 topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/01/ner_en/

D. "Financial corporations. Loans and deposits by county and industry. Preliminary figures 2007" (Jun. 13, 2008).

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/13/10/orbofba_en/

E. "KOSTRA: Local administration of agricultural areas, 2007: Increased conversion of productive land" (Jun. 16, 2008). The news release links to three topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/10/04/10/kofola_en/

F. "Local environmental efforts in municipalities and county authorities, final figures 2007" (Jun. 17, 2008). The news release links to six topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/01/miljo_kostra_en/

G. "Land use planning in municipalities and counties. Final figures, 2007" (Jun. 17, 2008). The news release links to eight topical tables.

http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/01/01/20/fysplan_en/

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Oman:

Ministry of National Periodical: Foreign Investment Statistical Bulletin (February 2008, .pdf format, 23p.). The periodical is in Arabic and English.

http://www.moneoman.gov.om/publication_detail.asp?pid=383

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Philippines:

National Statistics Office News Release: "Foreign Trade Statistics of the Philippines: 2007" (Jun. 12, 2008).

http://www.census.gov.ph/data/sectordata/sr08337tx.html

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Poland:

Central Statistics Office Report: "Procurement and prices of agricultural products in 2006" (June 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_1725_ENG_HTML.htm

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Periodicals:

A. Monthly Statistical Bulletin: No. 4 (June 2008, .pdf format, 199p.). The periodical is in Romanian and English.

B. Industry Statistical Bulletin: No 4 (June 2008, .pdf format, 87p.). The periodical is in Romanian and English.

http://www.insse.ro/cms/rw/pages/index.en.do

Click on the title page icon under the above titles for link to full text.

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Scotland:

Scottish Government Brief: Agriculture Facts and Figures 2008 (June 2008, .pdf format, 11p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/06/16141710/2

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Serbia:

Statistical Office Press Release: "Household budget survey in the first quarter of 2008" (Jun. 16, 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/en/dokumenti/saopstenja/LP12/lp12032008.pdf

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "Bulletin of Semi-Government Sector Employment: 2006" (June 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/empcensus/bulletin%20of%20semi%20government%20sector%202006.pdf

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden Press Releases:

A. "Employees and net turnover in foreign controlled transport enterprises 2006" (Jun. 16, 2008).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____240036.asp

B. "Regional Accounts 2006" (Jun. 17, 2008).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____240370.asp

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Thailand:

National Statistical Office Reports: "2007 Industrial Census" (June 2008, .pdf format).

http://web.nso.go.th/eng/en/stat/indus/indus00.htm

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Ukraine:

State Statistics Committee Report: "Housing stock (1990-2007)" (Jun. 17, 2008).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2007/zf/zf_e/2006_e.htm

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UK:

National Statistics Office First Release, News Release, Periodicals, Report, Tables:

A. "Annual business inquiry revised results - 2006" (June 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/abi0608.pdf

B. "ONS launches DVD on commuting patterns" (Jun. 13, 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/pdfdir/com0608.pdf

C. Economic & Labour Market Review (July 2008 Edition, selected tables, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/elmr/07_08/data_page.asp

D. Economic & Labour Market Review (June 2008 Edition, .pdf format, 67p., with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/elmr/06_08/

E. "Labour Disputes: Public and Private Sector breakdown" (June 2008, News Release, .pdf format, 4p., with data in comma separated value [.csv] and Navidata format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/tsdataset.asp?vlnk=9350&More=Y

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Uzbekistan:

Portal of the State Authority News Release: "Silkworm breeders of Uzbekistan prepare 23,500 tons of cocoons" (Jun. 16, 2008).

http://www.gov.uz/en/content.scm?contentId=39185

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Wales:

Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Reports:

A. "Key Economic Statistics - June 2008" (June 2008, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/econ2008/hdw20080613/?lang=en

B. "Local Authority Budgeted Revenue Expenditure, 2008-09" (June 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/locgov2008/hdw20080612/?lang=en

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Urban Institute Report:

"The Distribution of Federal Taxes, 2008-11," by Jeff Rohaly (June 2008, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=1001189

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New America Foundation Report: "Employer Health Costs In a Global Economy: A Competitive Disadvantage For U.S. Firms," by Len Nichols and Sarah Axeen (May 2008, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.newamerica.net/publications/policy/employer_health_costs_global_economy

More information about NEF:

http://www.newamerica.net/about/mission

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Center for Budget and Policy Priorites Report: "29 States Faced Total Budget Shortfall of at Least 48 Billion Dollars in 2009," by Elizabeth C. McNichol and Iris Lav (June 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.cbpp.org/1-15-08sfp.htm

More information on CBPP:

http://www.cbpp.org/info.html

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia [Pennsylvania]: "Job Flows, Jobless Recoveries, and the Great Moderation," by R. Jason Faberman (Working Paper No. 08-11, June 2008, .pdf format, 50p.).

Abstract:

This paper uses new data on job creation and job destruction to find evidence of a link between the jobless recoveries of the last two recessions and the recent decline in aggregate volatility known as the Great Moderation. The author finds that the last two recessions are characterized by jobless recoveries that came about through contrasting margins of employment adjustment-a relatively slow decline in job destruction in 1991-92 and persistently low job creation in 2002-03. In manufacturing, he finds that these patterns followed a secular decline in the magnitude of job flows and an abrupt decline in their volatility. A structural VAR analysis suggests that these patterns are driven by a decline in the volatilities of the underlying structural shocks in addition to a shift in the response of job flows to these shocks. The shift in structural responses is broadly consistent with the change in job flow patterns observed during the jobless recoveries.

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/files/wps/2008/wp08-11.pdf

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond [Virginia]: "Housing Externalities: Evidence from Spatially Concentrated Urban Revitalization Programs," by Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Pierre-Daniel G. Sarte & Raymond E. Owens III (Working Paper 08-3, June 2008, .pdf format, p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.richmondfed.org/publications/economic_research/working_papers/paper.cfm?link=08%2D3

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US Small Business Administration: "Entrepreneurship and the Barrier to Exit: How Does an Entrepreneur-Friendly Bankruptcy Law Affect Entrepreneurship Development at a Societal Level?" by Seung-Hyun Lee, Yasuhiro Yamakawa, and Mike W. Peng (Working Paper No. 326, June 2008,. pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs326tot.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Jun. 8-Jun. 14, 2008:

http://www.nber.org/new.html

New papers are: 14070-14079.

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has added the following working papers. The papers are Nos. 08/142, 08/144-08/149.

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/wp1_sp.cfm?s_year=2008&e_year=2008&brtype=default

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World Bank Policy Research Programme: PRP has recently released new working papers. See the list at:

http://econ.worldbank.org/resource.php?type=5

New papers are: 4645-4648.

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Bank of Canada/Banque Du Canada: "Inflation, Nominal Portfolios, and Wealth Redistribution in Canada," by CÚsaire A. Meh and Yaz Terajima (Working Paper 2008-19, June 2008, .pdf format, 51p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/res/wp/2008/wp08-19.html

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Bank of Japan: "The evolution of trading activity in Asian foreign exchange markets," by Yosuke Tsuyuguchi and Philip Wooldridge (Working Paper No. 08-E-5, June 2008, .pdf format, 28p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.boj.or.jp/en/type/ronbun/ron/wps/wp08e05.htm

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany]: IZA has recently released several new working papers.

http://www.iza.org/index_html?lang=en&mainframe=http%3A//www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/index_html%3Fyear%3D2008&topSelect=publications&subSelect=papers

The new working papers are: 3541-3550.

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Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]: CESifo has recently released several new working papers:

http://www.cesifo.de/wp

and "Browse Working Paper List" for 2008.

The new papers are numbered 2323-2330.

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Jun 7, 13, 2008).

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-all

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AgEcon Search: This week's new working papers from AgEcon Search at the University of Minnesota are available at:

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/browse-date

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JOURNAL TABLES OF CONTENTS (check your library for availability):

American Economic Review (No. 98, No. 3, June 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.aeaweb.org/issue.php?journal=AER&volume=98&issue=3

Economic Development and Cultural Change (Vol. 56, No. 4, July 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library and the EBSCO Host Academic Search Elite Database. Check your library for the availability of these databases and this issue.

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/edcc/56/4

Industrial Labor Relations Review (Vol. 61, No. 4, July 2008). Note: Full electronic text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for the availability of this database and this issue.

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/ilrreview/currentIssue.html

Journal of Collective Negotiations (Vol. 32, No. 2, 2008).

http://baywood.metapress.com/link.asp?id=q3113j132274

Journal of Economic Theory (Vol. 141, No. 1, July 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00220531

Journal of International Economics (Vol. 75, No. 2, July 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00221996

Journal of Mathematical Economics (Vol. 44, No. 9-10, Sept. 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03044068

Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 92, No. 8-9, August 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00472727

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economic positions has been updated through Jun. 17, 2008.

http://chronicle.com/jobs/100/200/2000/

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American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Jun. 17, 2008.

http://jobs.amstat.org/search/results/

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LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES:

US Senate Committee on Finance Hearing Testimony: "Crisis in the Future: Long Run Deficits and Debt," a hearing held June 17, 2008).

http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/hearing061708.htm

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DATA:

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: Agricultural Outlook: Statistical Indicators--May 2008, (June 2008, .pdf, Microsoft Excel, and .zip compressed Microsoft Excel format, 41p.).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/AgOutlook/AOTables/

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Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Maps: "2006 Agricultural Ecumene Census Division Boundary File" (June 2008, .zip compressed ESRI and MapInfo interchange formats, with documentation in HTML and .pdf format, 32p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/92-175-XIE/92-175-XIE2007000.htm

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets as of June 16, 2008, which may be of interest to Economics researchers. Note: Some ICPSR studies are available only to ICPSR member institutions. To find out whether your organization is a member, and whether or not it supports ICPSR Direct downloading, see:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/membership/index.html

New and updated data:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR/announce.html?startdate=2008-06-01&enddate=2008-06-16

All new and updated data in the last 90 days can be found at:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/access/recent.html

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

Panel Study Of Income Dynamics Bibliography Update: The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research PSID has recently added the following item to its bibliography. The entire bibliography can be searched or browsed in various ways at:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Publications/Bibliography/default.aspx

Baltagi, Badi H. Pooling Time-Series of Cross-Section Data. . Econometrics. 4th ed. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag; 2008; pp295-322.

Baltagi, Badi H. Multiple Regression Analysis. . Econometrics. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag; 2008; pp73-92.

Baltagi, Badi H. Basic Statistical Concepts. . Econometrics. 4th ed. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag; 2008; pp13-42.

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