Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #77, August 26, 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:

http://www.disc.wisc.edu/reports/cssrindex.html

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CSSRR-Economics is compiled and edited by Jack Solock and Charlie Fiss.

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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

CONFERENCES

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

DATA

BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report "Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007," by Carmen DeNavas-Walt, Bernadette D. Proctor, and Jessica C. Smith (Current Population Reports Consumer Income P60-235, August 2008, .pdf format, 71p.). The report is linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Household Income Rises, Poverty Rate Unchanged, Number of Uninsured Down" (CB08-129, Aug. 26, 2008), which also links to relevant income and poverty data (HTML and Microsoft Excel format) from the 2008 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement."

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/income_wealth/012528.html

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report: "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2007" (Bulletin 2704, August 2008, HTML, ASCII text, or .pdf format).

http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ncswage2007.htm

3. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Periodical: FDIC Quarterly (Vol. 3, No. 2, 2008, .pdf format). Note: at present only the feature article: "An Introduction to the FDICís Small-Dollar Loan Pilot Program," by Susan Burhouse, Rae-Ann Miller, and Aileen G. Sampson, is available. The entire issue will be available shortly.

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/quarterly/

4. Congressional Research Service Reports:

A. "Islamic Finance: Overview and Policy Concerns," by Shayerah Ilias (Code RS22931, July, 2008, pdf format. 6p.).

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS22931.pdf

B."Financing Issues and Economic Effects of American Wars," by Marc Labonte (RL31176, July 2008, pdf format, 18p.).

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RL31176_20080729.pdf

5. Energy Information Administration Country Reports:

A. "Philippines" (August, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/Philippines/Background.html

B. "Egypt" (August 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/Egypt/Background.html

C. "Saudi Arabia" (August 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 20p.).

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/Saudi_Arabia/Background.html

D. "Taiwan" (August 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 10p.).

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/Taiwan/Background.html

6. National Science Foundation InfoBrief: "U.S. Business R&D Expenditures Increase in 2006; Companies' Own and Federal Contributions Rise," by Raymond M. Wolfe (NSF 08-313, August 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf08313/?govDel=USNSF_178

7. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Aug. 14-26, 2008 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Hawai'i:

Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism Report: "Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report: 3rd Quarter 2008" (August 2008, HTML format, with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/main/whats_new/info/economic/data_reports/qser/

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Updates: The following data have been recently updated:

50 State Bankruptcy Data, 1st quarter. 2008

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

U.S. Employment and Unemployment, July 2008

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

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

Kansas:

Division of the Budget Report: "FY 2009 Comparison Report" (August 2008, .pdf format, 187p.).

http://budget.ks.gov/comparis.htm

North Dakota:

State Data Center Periodical: Economic Brief (Vol. 17, No. 8, August 2008, .pdf format, 3p.). The topic of this month's issue is: "Crude Oil Production in North Dakota: 2007."

http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/sdc/publications/ebriefs/EB17_8Press.pdf

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NGOs and Other Countries:

European Commission Reports, Periodical:

A. "Labour market policy - Expenditure and participants - Data 2006" (July 2008, .pdf format, 208p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-DO-08-001

B. "European Union foreign direct investment yearbook 2008 - Data 2001-2006" (July 2008, .pdf format, 121p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=1073,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-BK-08-001

C. Statistics in Focus: The latest issues (8/75-76 .pdf format) are now available at the SIF website:

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

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

http://www.oecd.org/document/14/0,3343,en_2649_33733_41095630_1_1_1_1,00.html

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

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/55/58/41050438.pdf

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from Aug. 13-Aug. 26, 2008 (No. 08/279-08/294).

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

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Canada:

Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical, Report:

A. Canadian Economic Observer (Vol. 21, No. 8, August 2008, .pdf format, 77p.). The periodical is in French and English.

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/11-010-XIB/11-010-XIB2008008.htm

B. "Employment Services: 2006" (August 2008, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/63-252-XIE/63-252-XIE2008001.htm

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service Compendia:

A. Cyprus External Trade Statistics 2007: Volume I: Imports/Arrivals by commodity and country (Sections I-IX) (August 2008, .pdf format, 505p.). The compendium is in Greek and English.

http://www.pio.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/All/250B636E7FB419E4C22574B0001ABACF/$file/Cyprus_External_Trade_Statistics_VOL.%20I_2007.pdf?OpenElement

B. Wholesale And Retail Trade Statistics, 2006 (August 2008, .pdf format, 204p.). The compendium is in Greek and English.

http://www.pio.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/All/A820180126E6D0E5C2257355002E4E2A/$file/WHOLESALE_AND_RETAIL-2006%20.pdf?OpenElement

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office News Release: "Women earned 24% less than men in 2006" (Aug. 26, 2008). The English version links to a more detailed German version, which contains a topical table.

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/EN/press/pr/2008/08/PE08__310__621,templateId=renderPrint.psml

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: "National Income and Expenditure: 2007" (August 2008, .pdf format, 69p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/economy/2007/nie_2007.pdf

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Press Release: "Imports by Country of Origin 2007" (August 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www1.cbs.gov.il/www/hodaot2008n/16_08_170e.pdf

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania Reports:

A. "Statistics of Financial Enterprises 2007" (August 2008, .pdf format, 60p.). The report is in Lithuanian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=2&id=1430

B. "Tourism in Lithuania 2007" (August 2008, .pdf format, 180p.). The report is in Lithuanian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=4&id=1414

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Aug. 13-26, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm?Languageswitch=on

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Aug. 13-26, 2008).

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous3months/

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Pakistan:

Federal Bureau of Statistics Report: "Labour Force Survey 2006-07" (July 2008, .pdf format, 54p.). Note: statistical tables are available on request, for a fee.

http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/fbs/publications/lfs2006_07/lfs2006_07.html

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Periodicals:

A. Poland Quarterly Statistics No 1/2008 (August 2008, .pdf and .zip compressed .pdf format, 65p.). The periodical is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_2776_ENG_HTML.htm

B. Statistical Bulletin No 7/2008 (August 2008, .pdf, Microsoft Excel, and .zip compressed .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 221p.).

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_738_ENG_HTML.htm

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Periodical: International Trade Statistical Bulletin No. 5 (August 2008, .pdf format, 73p.). The periodical is in Romanian and English.

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

Click on the title page icon below the title for link to full text.

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Scotland:

Scottish Government Reports:

A. "Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2008" (August 2008, .pdf format, 53p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/08/19084547/0

B. "Local Authority Housing Income and Expenditure: 1997-98 to 2008-09" (August 2008, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/08/18091406/0

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Singapore:

Department of Statistics Report: "The Services Sector: Reference Year 2006: (August 2008, .pdf format, 76p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/business/esssvc2006.pdf

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Freshwater fishing, Slovenia, 2007," by Enisa Lojovic-Hadzihasanovic (Aug. 25, 2008).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=1810

B. "Consumption of mineral fertilisers, Slovenia, 2007," by Enisa Lojovic-Hadzihasanovic (Aug. 21, 2008).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=1783

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Spain:

National Institute of Statistics Report:

A. "Official data: Accounting series 1995-2007. Results Preview" (August 2008, press release, .pdf format, 6p., tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=%2Ft35/p008&file=inebase&L=1

B. "Input-Output Framework: Results 2000, 2001 and 2004 (August 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ine.es/en/daco/daco42/cne00/cneio2000_en.htm

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Report: "Census of Public and Semi -Government Sector Employment 2006 (State Sector)" (2008, .pdf format).

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/empcensus/employment/Content.pdf

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Ukraine:

Statistics Committee Tables:

A. "Dynamics of structure of Exports-Imports of Goods for 2007" (Aug. 22, 2008).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2008/zd/str_eit/s_eit_e07.htm

B. "Monthly volume of commodity Exports and Imports by countries of the world in 2007" (Aug. 22, 2008).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2008/zd/o_eit/o_eit_e07.htm

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UK:

1. Communities and Local Government Report: "Updated Council tax levels set by local authorities in England - 2008-09" (August 2008, .pdf format, 14p., with tables in Microsoft Excel and .pdf format).

http://www.local.communities.gov.uk/finance/ctax/ctax089.htm

2. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs Reports:

A. "Tax receipts and taxpayers" (August 2008, HTML, .pdf and/or Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/stats/tax_receipts/menu.htm

B. "Value Added Tax" (August 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.uktradeinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?task=bullvat

3. National Statistics Office Periodicals:

A. Financial Statistics, edited by Natu Somabhai Patel (No. 556, August 2008, .pdf format, 287p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=376

B. Economic & Labour Market Review (September 2008, statistical tables only at this time, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/elmr/09_08/2.asp

August Issue: (.pdf format, with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/elmr/08_08/

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Wales:

Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Sustainable Development Indicators, 2008" (August 2008, .pdf format, 56p.).

http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/sustain2008/hdw200808211/?lang=en

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Urban Institute Article: "Who Pays Capital Gains Tax?" by Eric Toder (Tax Facts Tax Notes, Aug. 4, 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.urban.org/publications/1001201.html

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodical: Monetary Trends (September 2008, .pdf format, 20p.).

http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/mt/

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WORKING PAPERS:

Federal Reserve Banks:

The latest Federal Reserve Bank Working Papers can be found at:

Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economic Discussion Series:

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/

NEW: 2008-35--2008-39

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District 1: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Massachusetts):

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/wp/index.htm

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District 2:Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York):

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/staff_reports/index.html

NEW: 2008-341, "Juvenile Delinquent Mortgages: Bad Credit or Bad Economy?" by Andrew Haughwout, Richard Peach, and Joseph Tracy

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District 3: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/econ/wps/index.html

NEW: 2008-015, "The Elasticity of the Unemployment Rate with Respect to Benefits," by Kai Christoffel and Keith Kuester

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District 4: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Ohio):

http://www.clevelandfed.org/research/research_publication.cfm?id=3536

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District 5: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Virginia):

http://www.richmondfed.org/publications/economic_research/working_papers/index.cfm

NEW: WP08-4, "Repeated Moral Hazard with Effort Persistence," by Arantxa Jarque

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District 6: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Georgia):

http://www.frbatlanta.org/publica/pubs_pubrouter.cfm?pub_type=WORKING%20PAPERS

NEW: WP 2008-17: Firm Entry and Labor Market Dynamics," by Enchuan Shao and Pedro Silos

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District 7: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Illinois):

http://www.chicagofed.org/economic_research_and_data/publication_display.cfm?Publication=6&year=2006%20AND%202008

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District 8: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri):

http://research.stlouisfed.org/wp/

NEW: WP 2008-25A--31A

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District 9: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (Minnesota):

A. Staff Reports:

http://www.minneapolisfed.org/research/sr/

NEW: SR 408-409.

B. Working Papers:

http://www.minneapolisfed.org/research/wp/

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District 10: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Missouri):

http://www.kansascityfed.org/home/subwebnav.cfm?level=3&theID=10386&SubWeb=7

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District 11: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (Texas):

http://dallasfed.org/research/papers/index.html

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District 12: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (California):

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/economics/papers/index.php

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US Small Business Administration: "Do Business Definition Decisions Distort Small Business Research Results?" by Brian Headd and Radwan Saade ( WP 330, August 2008, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs330tot.pdf

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of :

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

New papers are: 14211-14273

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has added the following working papers. The papers are Nos. 08/196-08/200.

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: 4690-4703

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Australian Treasury: "Structural Effects of a Sustained Rise in the Terms of Trade," (2008-01, July 2008, HTML and pdf format, 37p).

Abstract:

While previous terms of trade booms have tended to be short-lived, there are reasons to believe that the current boom could be more enduring. This paper considers the implications for the Australian economy in the event that recent rises in the terms of trade are sustained, with a focus on labour market, industry and regional implications. Thus far, the economyís reactions to the terms of trade boom have largely matched the predictions of economic theory: incomes have risen, as have employment and investment, in particular for the mining industry and regions where mining is concentrated. However, we have not seen so-called 'Dutch disease' effects associated with a higher exchange rate flowing through as strongly as could be expected in the manufacturing industry and other traded parts of the economy. Adjustments to the boom have thus far taken place in a position of less than full employment, so the resources sector has to date been able to utilise previously unemployed factors of production rather than simply attract factors from other sectors of the economy. Going forward, expanding labour supply in the resource-rich regions of the country will be a central policy challenge. If well managed, the transition to a higher terms of trade presents an opportunity to raise Australian living standards. But the challenges in ensuring a successful transition are significant and will test our policy frameworks in ways they have not been tested before.

http://www.treasury.gov.au/documents/1400/PDF/Structural_Effects_Terms_of_Trade.pdf

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UK Department for Work and Pensions: "Changing economic circumstances in childhood and their effects on subsequent educational and other outcomes," by Ian Plewis and Constantinos Kallis (Working Paper No. 49, August 2008, .pdf format, 133p.).

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/WP49.pdf

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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: 3636-3663.

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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 2368-2377.

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European Central Bank. ECB has added the following working papers and an occasional paper. The working papers are Nos. 924-928.

http://www.ecb.int/pub/scientific/wps/date/html/index.en.html

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Aug. 14, 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

New Papers are from "Evolution of Investment Flows in U.S. Manufacturing: A Spatial Panel Approach" to "Un approccio di governance multilivello per le politiche agricole [A multi-level governance approach for agricultural policies]"

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

Journal of Law and Economics (Vol. 51, No. 2, May 2008).

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jle/51/2

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance (Vol. 48, No. 3, August 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10629769

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CONFERENCES:

Oxford [UK] University: "New Directions in Welfare: A conference for economists and policy makers, to be held at St Catherineís College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, Jun. 29-Jul. 1, 2008). Call for papers deadline is Sep. 10, 2008). For more information see:

http://www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences/welfareconomicstheory/index.htm

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

American Statistical Association: ASA has updated its employment page with listings through Aug. 26, 2008.

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

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economic positions has been updated through Aug. 26, 2008.

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

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DATA:

US Department of Agriculture: "Livestock and Meat Trade Data." "This data set contains monthly and annual data for imports and exports of live cattle, hogs, sheep, and goats, as well as beef and veal, pork, lamb and mutton, chicken meat, turkey meat, and eggs. The tables report physical quantities, not dollar values or unit prices. Data on beef and veal, pork, and lamb and mutton are on a carcass-weight-equivalent basis. Breakdowns by country are included. Unless otherwise indicated, historical data are available from 1989. (August 2008, HTML, .pdf, or Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data/MeatTrade/

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Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) ArchivaL Federal Reserve Economic Data (ALFRED) Update: "Vintage data have been added for 24 series- 21 Greenbook projection series (first vintage 1978-01-11), 2 CPI series (first vintage 1949-03-24), and Real Potential GDP (first vintage 1991-01-30).

http://alfred.stlouisfed.org/news/20080815

ALFRED:

http://alfred.stlouisfed.org/

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UK Data Archive (Essex University, Colchester, UK): The UK Data Archive has recently added the following datasets to its holdings. Note: There maybe charges or licensing requirements on holdings of the UK Data Archive. For more information see:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

For new data or new editions of new data in the last month:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/findingData/newdata.asp

and pick "1 month" for either.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY UPDATES:

NLS Bibliography Updates: Note: These citations, along with all of the NLS bibliography, can be found at:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/

For more information on any of these citations (selected abstracts are available) go to the above listed address and click on "Title List". Click on the first item, which will give the syntax of the citation urls:

http://www.nlsbibliography.org/qtitle.php3?myrow[0]=5883

Then change the number after the equal sign to the number listed as the "ID Number" in the citations below. You will be taken to the full citation listing.

New listings are numbered 5890-5916.

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