Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #85, October 21, 2008.

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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. Bureau of Economic Analysis Periodical: Survey of Current Business (Vol. 88, No. 10, October 2008, .pdf format, 84p.).

http://www.bea.gov/scb/index.htm

Note: this is a temporary address. When the next SCB is released, this one, along with all others back to 1994, will be available at:

http://www.bea.gov/scb/date_guide.asp

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical, Report:

A. Occupational Outlook Quarterly (Vol. 52, No. 3, Fall 2008).

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/ooqhome.htm

This is a temporary address. When the next OOQ is released, this one, along with all others back to 1999, will be available at:

http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/archive.htm

B. "Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2007," (Report 1008, October 2008, .pdf format, 91p.).

http://www.bls.gov/cps/cpswom2007.pdf

3. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy Report: "Looking Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Owners," by Chad Moutray (Research Report No. 332, October 2008, .pdf format, 18p.).

http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs332tot.pdf

4. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Oct. 15-21, 2008 are available at the site.

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

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US States:

Kansas:

Department of Labor Periodical: September 2008 Labor Report (September 2008, HTML, .pdf, or Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.dol.ks.gov/lmis/newsrel/pr0810/pr0810.html

Ohio:

Department of Jobs and Family Services Report: "Changing Course: 2008 Ohio Economic Analysis" (September 2008, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://lmi.state.oh.us/Research/2008OhioEconomicAnalysis.pdf

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NGOs and Other Countries:

European Community:

Eurostat Periodical: Statistics in Focus: The latest issue (8/93) is 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 15-21, 2008 (No. 08-335--08-346).

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

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Denmark:

Statistics Denmark Statbank Update: "LON41: Earnings for local government employees, by education, components and sex" (October 2008).

http://www.statbank.dk/LON41

Statbank Denmark:

http://www.statbank.dk/statbank5a/default.asp?w=1024

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Germany:

Federal Statistics Office Press Release, STATmagazin Article:

A. "Unemployment is main reason for overindebtedness" (Oct. 21, 2008).

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/EN/press/pr/2008/10/PE08__393__52411

B. "Pay differential between men and women" (from STATmagazin, Aug. 26, 2008).

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/EN/Navigation/Publications/STATmagazin/2008/EarningsLabourcosts2008__8

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Macedonia:

State Statistical Office News Release: "Construction: Quantity and value of building and power materials spent by business entities of construction activity" (Oct. 16, 2008, .pdf format, 7p.). The news release is in Macedonian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.mk/english/statistiki_eng.asp?ss=11.02&rbs=1

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Malta:

National Statistics Office News Releases:

A. "Non-financial Accounts by Institutional Sector: 2004-2007" (October 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_view.aspx?id=2282

B. "Tax Revenues 2007" (October 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).

http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_view.aspx?id=2281

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Oct. 16-21, 2008).

http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/_unique/_nieuws/default.htm

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa News Release: "Large statistical database now free (Infoshare) (Oct. 16, 2008).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/media-releases/corporate-communications/infoshare-mr.htm

Click on "Infoshare" for link to database.

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Oct. 14-21, 2008).

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

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Palestinian National Authority News Release: "Palestinian Central Bureau of statistics Press Release for the Main Results of the Finance and Insurance Survey in Palestinian Territory 2007" (Oct. 21, 2008, .pdf format, 1p.).

http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Portals/_pcbs/PressRelease/FinPress07E.pdf

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Romania:

National Institute of Statistics Periodical, News Release:

A. International Trade Statistical Bulletin - No.7" (October 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 under the title for link to full text.

B. "Value of agricultural production by development region in 2007" (Oct. 15, 2008, .pdf format, 2p.).

http://www.insse.ro/cms/rw/news/item476.en.do

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Scotland:

Scottish Government Report: "Household Transport in 2007" (October 2008, 52p.).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/10/10143957/0

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Releases:

A. "Annual data on the production and sale of industrial products and services, Slovenia, 2007--final data," by Spela Kastelic (Oct. 17, 2008).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=1942

B. "Economic accounts for agriculture, Slovenia, 2007," by Irena Zaucer (Oct. 17, 2008).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=1943

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South Africa:

Statistics South Africa Report: "Annual Financial Statistics (AFS), 2007," (October 2008, .pdf and .zip compressed Excel format, 72p.).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/statsdownload.asp?PPN=P0021&SCH=4252

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Sweden:

Statistics Sweden Press Release: "Every third person surfs with wireless connection" (Oct. 17, 2008).

http://www.scb.se/templates/pressinfo____247337.asp

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UK:

1. Her Majesty's Revenue and Custom's Report, Periodical:

A. "Property Transactions in the United Kingdom" (October 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

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

B. Value Added Tax: September 2008 (October 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

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

2. National Statistics Office Periodicals:

A. Financial Statistics, edited by Natu Somabhai Patel (No. 558, October 2008, .pdf format, 288p.).

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

B. Economic and Labour Market Review (October 2008, .pdf format, 70p.).

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=14692

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Wales:

Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Local Authority Capital Expenditure, 2007-08" (October 2008, .pdf format, 7p.).

http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/locgov2008/hdw20081014/?lang=en

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.:

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Monograph: Labor Supply in the New Century, edited by Katharine Bradbury, Christopher L. Foote, and Robert K. Triest (2008, .pdf format, 397p.).

http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/conf/conf52/index.htm

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WORKING PAPERS:

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

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

NEW: WP 08-26: "Spinoffs and the Market for Ideas," by Satyajit Chatterjee and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

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

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

NEW: WP 2008-36A: "Where’s the Smoking Gun? A Study of Underwriting Standards for US Subprime Mortgages," by Geetesh Bhardwaj and Rajdeep Sengupta

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

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

NEW: 415: "Real Exchange Rate Movements and the Relative Price of Non-Traded Goods," by Timothy J. Kehoe and Caroline M. Betts

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Oct. 12-18, 2008.

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

New papers are: 14402-14410

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has added one working paper. The paper is No. 247.

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/wp1_sp.cfm?s_year=2007&e_year=2008&brtype=default

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Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development: OECD has released working papers for Oct, 15-27, 2008.

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

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Luxembourg Income Study: "Social Welfare, Inequality and Deprivation," by Brice Magdalou and Patrick Moyes (No. 502, October 2008, .pdf format, 45p.). Links to an abstract and full text can be found at:

http://www.lisproject.org/php/wp/wp.php

Click on "send" without entering any search parameters.

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World Bank Development Programme: WDP has recently released several new working papers. See the list at:

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

New Papers are 4752-4757

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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: 3756-3769.

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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 paper is numbered 2428-2433.

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Asian Development Bank: ADB has recently released the following working papers:

A. 127: "Effects of Hub-and-Spoke Free Trade Agreements on Trade: Panel Data Analysis," by Joseph D. Alba, Jung Hur, and Donghyun Park

B. 128: "Causes of High Food Prices," by C. Peter Timmer

C. 129: "Capital Outflows, Sovereign Wealth Funds, and Domestic Financial Instability in Developing Asia," by Donghyun Park

http://www.adb.org/Publications/category.asp?s=1&id=8&wp=1

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Bank for International Settlements:

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

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

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European Central Bank:

http://www.ecb.eu/pub/scientific/wps/date/html/wpsall.en.html

NEW: Nos. 944-948, 951-952

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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: "Nos. 139-150.

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Bank of Canada:

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

NEW: WP 08-39 -- WP 08-40

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Banco Central De Chile/Central Bank of Chile:

NEW:

No. 492-496.

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

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Bank of Finland/Finlands Bank:

NEW:

23/2008 to 26/2008

http://www.bof.fi/en/julkaisut/tutkimukset/keskustelualoitteet/index.htm?year=2008

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Bank of France:

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

NEW: 224: "Business surveys modelling with Seasonal-Cyclical Long Memory models," by Laurent Ferrara and Dominique Guégan.

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Central Bank of Ireland:

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

NEW: 7/RT/08: "Wage Inflation and Structural Unemployment in Ireland," by Mary J. Keeney

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Banca D'Italia:

NEW: No. 688-693.

http://www.bancaditalia.it/pubblicazioni/econo/temidi;internal&action=_setlanguage.action?LANGUAGE=en

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Reserve Bank of New Zealand:

NEW:

DP 2008/15: "Practical Monetary Policies," by Alfred V.Guender and David Gillmore

DP2008/14 "Over the hedge? Exporters optimal and selective hedging choices," by Richard Fabling and Arthur Grimes.

http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/research/discusspapers/

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Oct. 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

The new papers are a series from the American Journal of Agricultural Economics Appendix (listed under "2009").

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

Economic Modelling (Vol. 25, No. 6, November 2008).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02649993

International Economic Review (Vol. 49, No. 4, November 2008).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118518576/home

Journal of Development Economics (Vol. 88, No. 1, January 2009).

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03043878

Journal of Finance (Vol. 63, No. 5, October 2008).

http://www.afajof.org/journal/browse.asp

Journal of Human Resources (Vol. 43, No. 3, Summer 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/jhr/toc2008.html#summer

Journal of Law and Economics (Vol. 51, No. 3, August 2008).

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/loi/jle

Journal of Monetary Economics (Vol. 55, No. 6, September 2008).

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

Journal of Public Economics (Vol. 92, Nos. 10-11, October 2008).

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

Quarterly Journal of Economics (Vol. 123, No. 4, November 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/qjec/123/4

Review of Economics and Statistics (Vol. 90, No. 4, November 2008). Note: Full text of this journal is available in the ProQuest Research Library. Check your library for availability of this database and issue.

http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/rest/90/4

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economics positions has been updated through Oct. 21, 2008.

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

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DATA:

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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