Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #83, October 7, 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

DATA

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Reports:

A. "Consolidated Federal Funds Report: 2007" (CFFR07, September 2008, .pdf format, 120p.).

B. "Federal Aid to States for Fiscal Year 2007" (FAS07, September 2008, .pdf format, 56p.).

Both reports are linked to from a Census Bureau news release: "Federal Spending Increased 4.4 Percent in 2007" (CB08-146, Oct. 2, 2008).

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/governments/012743.html

2. Congressional Budget Office Reports:

A. "The Cyclically Adjusted and Standardized Budget Measures" (October 2008, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/97xx/doc9768/10-03-StandBudget.pdf

B. "Climate-Change Policy and CO2 Emissions from Passenger Vehicles" (October 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/98xx/doc9830/10-06-ClimateChange_Brief.pdf

3. Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Brief: "Brazil" (October 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 11p.).

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

4. Government Accountability Office Report: "Private Equity: Recent Growth in Leveraged Buyouts Exposed Risks That Warrant Continued Attention" (GAO-08-885, September 2008, .pdf format, 126p.).

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-08-885

5. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Oct. 1-7, 2008 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

California:

Department of Finance Report: "Tax Expenditure Report 2008-09" (September 2008, .pdf format, 54p.).

http://www.dof.ca.gov/Research/documents/Tax_Expenditure_Rpt_08-09-w.pdf

Indiana:

Stats Indiana Updates: SI has updated the following files: "U.S. Employment and Unemployment, September 2008"; "Building Permits with State and Local Estimates, August 2008"; "Business Starts and Dissolutions, August 2008"

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

Click on topics on right side of page.

Maryland:

State Data Center Update: "Tracking Residential Growth: Priority Funding Areas (PFAs) and Residential Single-Family Development in Maryland, 1987-2006 (October 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/msdc/PFA/Resid_Growth/dw_PFA_resid_growth_idx.htm

Wyoming:

Department of Administration Report: "Wyoming Cost of Living for the Second Quarter of 2008" (September 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://eadiv.state.wy.us/wcli/NewsRelease-2Q08.pdf

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NGOs and Other Countries:

European Community:

1. European Commission Report: "EMU@10 Successes and challenges after ten years of Economic and Monetary Union" (2008, .pdf format, 328p.).

http://bookshop.europa.eu/eubookshop/FileCache/PUBPDF/KCAR08002ENC/KCAR08002ENC_002.pdf

2. Eurostat Periodical: Statistics in Focus The latest issues (8/83-8/87) are now available.

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=2173,49287715&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&ci=1130657,0

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International Monetary Fund Country Reports The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from Oct 1-7, 2008 (No. 08-318--08/331).

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 Reports, Census 2006 Products:

A. "Guide to the Public Sector of Canada" (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 72p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/12-589-XIE/12-589-XIE2007001.htm

B. "Energy Statistics Handbook: 2nd Quarter 2008" (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 176p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/bsolc/english/bsolc?catno=57-601-X&CHROPG=1

C. "Quarterly Financial Statistics for Enterprises: 2nd Quarter 2008" (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 78p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/61-008-XIE/61-008-XIE2008002.htm

D. "Accounting Services: 2006" (September 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 17p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/63-256-XIE/63-256-XIE2008001.htm

E. "Employment, Earnings and Hours: July 2008" (October 2008, .pdf format, 454p.).

http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/72-002-XIB/72-002-XIB2008007.htm

F. SC has released several products related to data from the 2006 Census. For more information, including pricing information, see:

http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/080930/p080930.htm

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service Report: "National Accounts: 1995-2006" (October 2008, .pdf format, 160p.). The report is in Greek and English.

http://www.pio.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/publications_en/publications_en?OpenForm&OpenView&RestrictToCategory=111&SrcTp=1&Category=1&Subject=1&SubSubject=1&subsubtext=1&

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Czech Republic Report: "Notification of government deficit and debt" (September 2008, HTML, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word format, 57p.).

http://www.czso.cz/eng/redakce.nsf/i/notification_of_government_deficit_and_debt_ggs

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Hungary:

Central Statistical Office Report: "Gross Domestic Product: 2007 (Preliminary estimation)" (September 2008, .pdf format, 31p.).

http://portal.ksh.hu/pls/ksh/docs/hun/xftp/idoszaki/gdpev/egdpevelo07.pdf

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Ireland:

Central Statistics Office/An Phriomh-Oifig Staidrimh Report: "Regional Accounts for Agriculture 2005-2007" (October 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.cso.ie/releasespublications/documents/agriculture/current/agriacc.pdf

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Press Release: "Exports of Commodities by Country and Industry, 2007" (Oct. 5, 2008, .pdf format, 28p.). Tables are in Hebrew and English.

http://www1.cbs.gov.il/www/hodaot2008n/16_08_204e.pdf

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States of Jersey Report: "Measuring Jersey's Economy - GVA (Gross Value Added) and GNI (Gross National Income) 2007" (October 2008, .pdf format, 9p.).

http://www.gov.je/ChiefMinister/Statistics/News/GVA+and+GNI+2007.htm

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Latvia:

Statistics Latvia News Release: Note: if the release is in Latvian, click on the "EN" tab at the top left of the page for an English version. "On costs of energy resources in 2007" (Oct. 1, 2008).

http://www.csb.gov.lv/csp/events/?mode=arh&period=10.2008&cc_cat=251&id=7610

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Lithuania:

Statistics Lithuania Report: "Results of the Farm Structure Survey 2007 in Lithuania" (September 2008, .pdf format, 181p.). The report is in Lithuanian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=5&id=1456&PHPSESSID=799fae668ef58871c134806b2a69e22d

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Mauritius:

Central Statistics Office Report: "National Accounts Estimates (2005-- 2008) (September 2008, .pdf format, 25p.).

http://www.gov.mu/portal/goc/cso/ei729/natacc.pdf

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Oct. 1-7, 2008).

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

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Hot off the Press: "Annual Enterprise Survey: 2007 financial year (provisional)" (October 2008, .pdf format, 15p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/annual-enterprise-survey/annual-enterprise-survey-2007-hotp.htm

Link to full text is at the bottom of the page.

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Oct. 1-7, 2008).

http://www.ssb.no/english/previous14days/

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Poland:

Central Statistics Office Reports:

A. "Quarterly Of International Statistics No 3/2008" (October 2008, .pdf and .zip compressed .pdf format, 104p.). The report is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_736_ENG_HTML.htm

B. "Prices in the National Economy: August 2008" (October 2008, .pdf and .zip compressed .pdf format, 74p.). The report is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_727_ENG_HTML.htm

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Slovenia:

Statistics Office News Releases:

A. "Business services, Slovenia, 2006," by Barbara Dremelj (Oct. 6, 2008).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=1910

B. "Annual production and utilization of milk on agricultural holdings, Slovenia 2007," by Ales Stele (Oct. 1, 2008).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=1909

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Financial statistics of provincial government 2006/2007" (September 2008, .pdf format, 34p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=P9121&SCH=4239

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Spain:

National Statistical Institute Press Release: "Survey on the Equipment and Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT-H) in Households" (Oct. 2, 2008, .pdf format, 9p.). The press release is in English, the related tables are in Spanish.

http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=%2Ft25%2Fp450&file=inebase&L=1

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden Press Release: "IT costs for enterprises" (Oct. 7, 2008).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____248487.asp

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Ukraine:

State Statistics Committee Table: "Volume of industrial products (operations and services) sold in 2001-2007" (Oct. 7, 2008).

http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/operativ/operativ2007/pr/orp_rik/orp_06_e.htm

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UK:

1. Department for International Development Report: "Statistics on International Development 2007/08" (October 2008, HMTL format, with tables in Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/pubs/files/sid2008/release.asp

2. National Statistics Office Periodical Tables, Tables:

A. Economic & Labour Market Review (October tables, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/elmr/10_08/data_page.asp

B. "PRODCOM (manufactured PRODucts of the European COMmunity) Annual Reports 2007: phase 6" (October 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Prep/9660.asp

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodical, Newsletter:

A. National Economic Trends (October 2008, .pdf format, 27p.).

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

B. "Liber8" Economic Information Newsletter" (October 2008, .pdf format, 2p.). The topic of this issue is: "China's Uncommon Emergence: Still Under Way."

http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/newsletter/

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Rand Corporation Technical Report: "An Economic Model to Estimate the Profits Resulting from the Employment of Illegal Aliens," by Claude Berrebi, Stephen J. Carroll, and Jeffrey Sullivan (2008, .pdf format, 35p., with a .zip compressed "decision support tool").

http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR599/

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National Annenberg Election Survey Report: "Economy seems better to the educated, whites and Republicans" (September 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/Downloads/Releases/NAES%202008/Economy%20final.pdf

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Canadian Policy Research Networks Report: "Towards Food Security Policy for Canada's Social Housing Sector," by Abigail Friendly (September 2008, .pdf format, 72p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

http://www.cprn.org/doc.cfm?doc=1936&l=en

More information about CPRN:

http://www.cprn.org/page.cfm?page=124&l=en

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CCH Report: "The Economic Bailout: An Analysis of the Economic Emergency Stabilization Act," by Katalina M. Bianco, and John M. Pachkowski (October 2008, .pdf format, 22p.). The report is linked to from a CCH press release: "CCH Issues White Paper on Financial Rescue Plan" (Oct. 6, 2008).

http://www.cch.com/press/news/2008/20081006f.asp

Click on paper title in first paragraph of the news release for link to full text.

More information about CCH:

http://www.cch.com/About/

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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:

WP 2008-44: "Lowering the Anchor: How the Bank of England's Inflation-Targeting Policies have Shaped Inflation Expectations and Perceptions of Inflation Risk," by Meredith J. Beechey

WP 2008-45: "The use of alternative employment arrangements by small businesses: Evidence from the 2003 Survey of Small Business Finances," by Traci L. Mach and John A. Holmes

WP 2008-46: "The Incentives of Mortgage Servicers: Myths and Realities," by Larry Cordell, Karen Dynan, Andreas Lehnert, Nellie Liang, and Eileen Mauskopf

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

http://www.philadelphiafed.org/research-and-data/publications/working-papers/

NEW: WP 08-23: "Intangible Assets and National Income Accounting," by Leonard I. Nakamura

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

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

NEW: WP 08-5: "Optimal Personal Bankruptcy Design: A Mirrlees Approach," by Borys Grochulski

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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 2008-23: "Minimal State Variable Solutions to Markov-Switching Rational Expectations Models," by Roger E.A. Farmer, Daniel F. Waggoner, and Tao Zha

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

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

NEW: WP 2008-034A: "The Interplay between Preemptive and Defensive Counterterrorism Measures: A Two-Stage Game," by Subhayu Bandyopadhyay and Todd Sandler

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

A. Staff Reports:

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

NEW:

413: "Temporary Price Changes and the Real Effects of Monetary Policy," by Patrick J. Kehoe and Virgiliu Midrigan

414: "Sudden Stops, Sectoral Reallocations, and the Real Exchange Rate," by Timothy J. Kehoe and Kim J. Ruhl

B. Working Papers:

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

NEW: "WP 665: "Business Start-Ups and Productive Efficiency," by Hakki Yazici

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

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

NEW: WP 2008-22: "Asymmetric Expectation Effects of Regime Shifts in Monetary Policy," by Zheng Liu, Daniel F. Waggoner, and Tao Zha

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Sep. 28-Oct. 4, 2008.

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

New papers are: 14371-14390

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Brookings Institution Global Economy and Development Program: "The IMF And The World Bank It’s Time To Separate The Conjoined Twins," by Lex Rieffel (WP 24, September, 2008, pdf format, 32p). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site.

http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2008/09_global_governance_rieffel.aspx

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Levy Institute (Bard College) [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY]: "Inflation Targeting in Brazil," by Philip Arestis (WP 544, September 2008, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at the site.

http://www.levy.org/vdoc.aspx?docid=1090

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has added the following working papers. The papers are Nos. 08/231-08/243.

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

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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development: OECD has released working papers for Oct 1-13, 2008.

http://www.oecd.org/findDocument/0,2350,en_2649_201185_1_119684_1_1_1,00.html

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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: 4737-4749

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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: 3703-3740.

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

http://www.cesifo.de/wp

and "Browse Working Paper List" for 2008.

The new papers are numbered 2409-2416

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Bank for International Settlements:

http://www.bis.org/list/wpapers/index.htm

NEW:

261: "The Asian crisis: what did local stock markets expect?" by Jacob Gyntelberg, Alicia Herrero and Andrea Tesei

262: Effectiveness of monetary policy communication in Indonesia and Thailand," by Sahminan Sahminan

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Bank of Canada: BoC has recently released several new working papers. The papers are numbered 2008-29--2008-36.

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/res/wp/wp(y)_2008.html

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National Bank of Belgium:

http://www.nbb.be/pub/06_00_00_00_00/06_03_00_00_00/06_03_05_00_00.htm?l=en

NEW:

WP 139: "Exporters and credit constraints. A firm-level approach," by Mirabelle Muûls

WP 140: "Export destinations and learning-by-exporting: Evidence from Belgium," by Mauro Pisu

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Bank of Chile:

http://www.bcentral.cl/eng/studies/working-papers/

NEW:

WP 485: "Does Openness Imply Greater Vulnerability?" by César Calderón, Norman V. Loayza, and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel

WP 486: "Inflation Dynamics in a Small Open Economy Model Under Inflation Targeting: Some Evidence From Chile," by Marco del Negro and Frank Schorfheide

WP 487: "The Choice of Fiscal Regimes in the World," by César Calderón and Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel

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Bank of France:

http://www.banque-france.fr/gb/publications/ner/ner.htm

NEW:

WP 222: "Monthly forecasting of French GDP: A revised version of the OPTIM model," by Karim Barhoumi, Véronique Brunhes-Lesage, Olivier Darné, Laurent Ferrara, Bertrand Pluyaud and Béatrice Rouvreau

WP 223: "Econometric Asset Pricing Modelling," by Henri Bertholon, Alain Monfort and Fulvio Pegoraro.

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Central Bank of Ireland:

http://www.centralbank.ie/frame_main.asp?pg=pub_tech.asp&nv=pub_nav.asp

NEW: "Where do Firms Export, How Much and Why?" by Martina Lawless and Karl Whelan (Research Technical Paper 6/RT/08).

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Bank of Israel:

http://www.bankisrael.gov.il/publeng/publeslf.php?misg_id=1

NEW: WP 2008.10 "Taxation and Wage Subsidies in a Search-Equilibrium Labor Market," by Amit Friedman

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Bank of Spain:

http://www.bde.es/informes/be/docs/docs.htm

NEW:

WP 0819: "Multiple safety net regulators and agency problems in the EU: Is Prompt Corrective Action partly the solution?" by David G. Mayes, María J. Nieto, and Larry Wall

WP 0820: "The impact of financial position on investment: an analysis for non-financial corporations in the euro area," by Carmen Martínez-Carrascal and Annalisa Ferrando.

WP 0821: "Empirical analysis of corporate credit lines," by Gabriel Jiménez, José A. López, and Jesús Saurina

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Sep. 29, 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 "Public vs. Private Good Research at Land-Grant Universities through "AJAE Appendix: Highgrading in Quota-Regulated Fisheries: Evidence from the Icelandic Cod Fishery."

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

Canadian Journal of Economics (Vol. 41, No. 4, November 2008). Note: Full text ofthis journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118492796/home

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (Vol. 32, No. 11, November 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01651889

Journal of Economic Literature (Vol. 46, No. 3, September 2008). Note: Full text ofthis journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.aeaweb.org/issue.php?journal=JEL&volume=46&issue=3

Journal of Mathematical Economics (Vol. 44, No. 11, December 2008).

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

Journal of Monetary Economics (Vol. 55 Supplement 1, October 2008). The supplement concerns "Contributions to Macroeconomics in Honor of John Taylor - Supplement issue sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, containing selected papers from an October 12-13, 2007 conference honoring John Taylor."

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03043932

Scroll on the left side of the page to issue number.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economics positions has been updated through Oct. 7, 2008.

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

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DATA:

US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service:

A. "Commodity Costs and Returns" (data updated on Oct. 1, 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

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

B. "Normalized Prices" (data updated on Oct. 1, 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

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

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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research: ICPSR at he University of Michigan released several new datasets as of Oct. 6, 2008, which may be of interest to Economics Researchers 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=2008-07-28&enddate=2008-10-06

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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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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