Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #87, November 4, 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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LEGISLATION INFORMATION UPDATES

DATA

WEBSITES OF INTEREST

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CENTRAL GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL AND NGO PUBLICATIONS

US:

1. Census Bureau Report: "The Geographic Distribution and Characteristics of Older Workers in Pennsylvania: 2004," by Cynthia Taeuber and Matthew R. Graham (LED-OW04-PA, October 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/ledow04pa.pdf

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Compensation and Working Conditions Online: The latest articles are dated Oct. 28, 2008.

http://www.bls.gov/opub/cwc/home.htm

3. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 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 Periodical: Monthly Economic Indicators (September 2008, .pdf format, 5p., with state and county data in Microsoft Excel format).

http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/data_reports/mei

Iowa:

State Data Center Updates: On Oct. 31, 2008, the SDC released the following data (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format:

CITIES IN IOWA: "Federal expenditures by program: 2003-2007"

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

See under Oct. 31, 2008 listing.

Maryland:

State Data Center Update: "State Quarterly Personal Income Through the First Quarter of 2008" (October 2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.mdp.state.md.us/MSDC/bea/sq08II/dw_quarter.htm

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NGOs and Other Countries:

United Nations:

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Report: "Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy, 2007. Trends 2008" (October 2008, .pdf format, 230p.). Click on the double down arrows next to "Download document" for link to full text.

http://www.eclac.cl/cgi-bin/getProd.asp?xml=/publicaciones/xml/2/34332/P34332.xml&xsl=/comercio/tpl-i/p9f.xsl&base=/tpl/top-bottom.xslt

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European Community:

Eurostat Compendium, Periodicals:

A. Eurostat Yearbook: 2008 (2008, .pdf and Microsoft Excel format, 566p.).

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid=2693,70381876,2693_70592044&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

B. Data in Focus: The latest issue (39/08--40/08 .pdf format) is now available on the DIF website:

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

C. Statistics in Focus: The latest issue (8/97) 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 23-Nov. 4, 2008 (No. 08-352--08-357).

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

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Botswana:

Central Statistics Office Periodical: August 2008 External Trade Monthly-Digest (October 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

http://www.cso.gov.bw/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=224&Itemid=2

Click on title for link to full text.

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Cyprus:

Statistical Service News Releases:

A. "Latest Figures: Information Society, 2007" (Oct. 29, 2008). The news release links to a relevant table (Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.pio.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/All/B4E7A9A019D6818DC22574EC002A88B9?OpenDocument

B. "Survey Results: Research And Development Activity In Cyprus, 2006" (Oct. 30, 2008). The news release links to a relevant table (Microsoft Excel format).

http://www.pio.gov.cy/mof/cystat/statistics.nsf/All/946BDEB161B6D8D1C225732C002FED8B?OpenDocument

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Czech Republic Report: "Household Income and Living Conditions 2007" (October 2008, Methodology in .pdf and Microsoft Word format, findings in .pdf and Microsoft Excel format). Methodology is in English, findings are in Czech and English.

http://www.czso.cz/csu/2008edicniplan.nsf/engp/3012-08

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Finland:

Statistics Finland News Releases:

A. "New Internet portal facilitates searching for statistics" (Nov. 4, 2008).

http://www.stat.fi/ajk/tiedotteet/v2008/tiedote_028_2008-11-04_en.html

B. "Housing corporations' renovation costs increased by 15 per cent in 2007" (Oct. 31, 2008).

http://www.stat.fi/til/kora/2007/kora_2007_2008-10-31_tie_001_en.html

C. "Domestic patenting by enterprises on the decline" (Oct. 30, 2008). The news release links to several topical tables.

http://www.stat.fi/til/pat/2007/pat_2007_2008-10-30_tie_001_en.html

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Germany:

Federal Statistical Office STATmagazin Article: "Financial situation of the Lšnder budgets" (Oct. 9, 2008).

http://www.destatis.de/jetspeed/portal/cms/Sites/destatis/Internet/EN/Navigation/Publications/STATmagazin/2008/FinancesTaxes2008__10,templateId=renderPrint.psml__nnn=true

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India:

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation Report: "Household Consumer Expenditure in India, 2006-07" (Report No. 527, National Sample Survey, 63rd Round, July 2006-June 2007, October 2008, .pdf format, 160p.). Note: MSPI requires free registration before providing reports.

http://mospi.nic.in/mospi_nsso_rept_pubn.htm

Scroll to Report No. 527, at the bottom of the page and click on "Download, then register).

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Israel:

Central Bureau of Statistics Report: "Economic Globalization And Activities Of Multinational Enterprises In Israel" (October 2008, Microsoft Excel format).

http://www1.cbs.gov.il/reader/newhodaot/tables_template_eng.html?hodaa=200809223

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Lithuania:

Statistics Department Periodical, Report:

A. Economic and Social Development in Lithuania: September 2008 (October 2008, .pdf format, 181p.). The periodical is in Lithuanian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=1&id=1399

B. "Information Technologies in Lithuania" (October 2008, .pdf format, 140p.). The report is in Lithuanian and English.

http://www.stat.gov.lt/en/catalog/list/?cat_y=1&cat_id=9&id=1418

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Netherlands:

Statistics Netherlands: SN has updated its Web Magazine, Economic Monitor, and Press Releases from Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2008).

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

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New Zealand:

Statistics New Zealand/Tatauranga Aotearoa Hot off the Press: "Injury Statistics--Work-related Claims: 2007" (October 2008, .pdf format, 22p.).

http://www.stats.govt.nz/products-and-services/hot-off-the-press/injury-statistics/injuy-statistics-work-related-claims-2007-hotp.htm

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Macao:

Economic Service Directory Report: "External Trade of Macao in the Second Quarter of 2008" (October 2008, .pdf format, 12p.).

http://www.economia.gov.mo/servlet/ShowContent/cms/EI_P_QB_ETM/2008_Q2?locale=en_US

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Norway:

Statistics Norway News Releases: SN has updated its news releases from Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2008).

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

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Philippines:

National Statistics Office News Release: "2006 Census of Philippine Business and Industry (CPBI) Preliminary Results: Mining and Quarrying Sector" (Nov. 4, 2008).

http://www.census.gov.ph/data/sectordata/cpbi06_sectctx.html

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Poland:

Central Statistical Office Reports:

A. "Gross domestic product - regional accounts in 2006" (October 2008, .pdf format, 158p.). The report is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_3594_ENG_HTML.htm

B. "Materials management 2007" (October 2008, .pdf and .zip compressed .pdf format, 115p.). The report is in Polish and English.

http://www.stat.gov.pl/gus/45_3668_ENG_HTML.htm

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Scotland:

Scottish Government Report: "Final Results of the June 2008 Agricultural Census" (October 2008).

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/10/agriccensus2008

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Serbia:

Statistical Office Compendium: System of National Accounts of the Republic of Serbia: 1997-2006" (2008, .pdf format, 250p.). The compendium is in Serbian and English.

http://webrzs.statserb.sr.gov.yu/axd/en/Dokumenti/Razno/StudAnal77.pdf

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Sinagpore:

Statistics Singapore Report: "Singapore's Corporate Sector 2006" (October 2008, .pdf format, 39p.).

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/business/scs2006.pdf

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Slovenia:

Statistical Office News Release: "Labour costs, Slovenia, 2007 - Provisional Data," by Miran Zavbi (Oct. 30, 2008).

http://www.stat.si/eng/novica_prikazi.aspx?id=1972

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Sri Lanka:

Department of Census and Statistics Periodical: Bulletin of Quarterly National Accounts of Sri Lanka: 1st Quarter 2008 (October 2008, .pdf format, 6p.). Once inside the publication, click on underlined Part I or Part II to access detailed tables.

http://www.statistics.gov.lk/national_accounts/B2008Q1/Bulletin_Q1_2008.pdf

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Tonga:

Statistics Department Press Release: "Population Census 2006: Labour force participation rate and employment-population ratio" (Oct. 29, 2008).

http://www.spc.int/prism/Country/TO/stats/Releases-New/census06/No14.pdf

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UK:

1. Communities and Local Government Compendium, Report:

A. Food Statistics Pocketbook 2008 (October 2008, .pdf format, 84p.).

https://statistics.defra.gov.uk/esg/publications/pocketstats/foodpocketstats/default.asp

B. "Land use change statistics: 2007" (October 2008, .pdf format and Microsoft Word format, 11p.).

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/lucs2007provisionaloctober

2. Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Press Release: "Farm Business Income, Net Farm Income and Cash Income by types of farm in England" (Oct. 30, 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).

https://statistics.defra.gov.uk/esg/statnot/Octpressrelease.pdf

3. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs Report:

A. "Capital Gains Tax" (October 2008, .pdf format, with tables in .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

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

B. "Corporate tax" (October 2008, .pdf format, with tables in .pdf and Microsoft Excel format).

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

4. National Statistics Office Periodical Tables: Economic & Labour Market Review - November 2008 Edition. Tables from the latest edition (Microsoft Excel format) are available.

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/elmr/11_08/data_page.asp

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Wales:

Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Average Hours Worked, 2007" (October 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).

http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/econ2008/hdw200810304/?lang=en

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OTHER REPORTS, ARTICLES, ETC.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Missouri) Periodical: International Economic Trends (November 2008, .pdf format, 47p.).

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

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Economic Policy Institute Issue Brief:

A. "Hispanics and the economy: Economic stagnation for Hispanic American workers, throughout the 2000s," by Algernon Austin and Marie T. Mora (EPI Briefing Paper No. 225, October 2008, .pdf format, 13p.).

http://www.epi.org/content.cfm/bp225

B. "What we need to get by: A basic standard of living costs $48,778, and nearly a third of families fall short," by James Lin and Jared Bernstein (EPI Briefing Paper No. 224, October 2008, .pdf and HTML format, 7p.).

http://www.epi.org/content.cfm/bp224

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Urban Institute Report: "Living Wage Laws: How Much Do (Can) They Matter?" by Harry Holzer (October 2008, .pdf format, 38p.).

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411783

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Brookings Institution Report: "The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America," by Alan Berube and Elizabeth Kneebone (October 2008, .pdf format, 220p.).

http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2008/1024_concentrated_poverty.aspx?emc=lm&

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World Economic Forum Report: "Convergence of Insurance and Capital Markets," (REF: 091008, October 2008, pdf format, 44p).

http://www.weforum.org/pdf/ip/fs/ConvergenceReport.pdf

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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 2008-49 to WP 2008-52.

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

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

NEW: No. 08-6 "The Impact of Immigration on Occupational Wages: Evidence from Britain," by Stephen Nickell and Jumana Saleheen.

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

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

NEW: No. 353 "The Case for TIPS: An Examination of the Costs and Benefits," by Jennifer Roush, William Dudley, and Michelle Steinberg Ezer.

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

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

NEW: 08-28 "Rents Have Been Rising, Not Falling, in the Postwar Period," by Theodore M. Crone, Leonard I. Nakamura, and Richard Voith.

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

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

NEW: 2008-40A "Are Children 'Normal'?" by Dan Black, Natalia Kolesnikova, Seth G. Sanders, and Lowell J. Taylor.

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

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

NEW: No. 667 "Technical Notes on Facts and Myths about the Financial Crisis of 2008," by Maxim Troshkin.

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University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty: "Inside the War on Poverty: The Impact of Food Stamps on Birth Outcomes," by Douglas Almond, Hilary W. Hoynes, and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach (DP 1359-08, October 2008, .pdf format, 53p.).

Abstract:

This paper evaluates the health impact of a signature initiative of the War on Poverty: the rollout of the modern Food Stamp Program (FSP) during the 1960s and early 1970s. Using variation in the month the FSP began operating in each U.S. county, we find that pregnancies exposed to the FSP three months prior to birth yielded deliveries with increased birth weight, with the largest gains at the lowest birth weights. These impacts are evident with difference-in-difference models and event study analyses. Estimated impacts are robust to inclusion of county fixed effects, time fixed effects, measures of other federal transfer spending, state by year fixed effects, and county-specific linear time trends. We also find that the FSP rollout leads to small, but statistically insignificant, improvements in neonatal infant mortality. We conclude that the sizeable increase in income from Food Stamp Program benefits improved birth outcomes for both whites and African Americans, with larger impacts for births to African American mothers.

http://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp135908.pdf

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ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) [London (UK) School of Economics]:

A. "The Impact of Policy Change on Job Retention and Advancement," by Abigail McKnight and Richard Dickens (CASE/134, October 2008, .pdf format, 22p).

Abstract:

This paper examines the impact of the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) on employment retention and advancement. The WFTC, which replaced Family Credit in October 1999, supplemented earnings of low paid workers living in low income families. It was designed to increase the financial incentive for low skilled workers to find and remain in work and in the process boost their family income. It finds evidence that WFTC increased employment retention among male recipients. WFTC does not appear to have increased wage growth compared with Family Credit but there is no evidence that employers were able to use the more generous WFTC to keep wage growth down.

http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/cp/CASEpaper134.pdf

B. "Assimilation of Migrants into the British Labour Market," by Abigail McKnight and Richard Dickens (CASE/133, October 2008, .pdf format, 23p).

Abstract:

This paper discusses the extent to which migrants to Britain have been assimilated into the workforce. Migration into Britain has increased over the last 25 years, with a big increase in inflows in recent years. The paper shows that when a migrant worker first arrives they experience a pay gap with native born counterparts of over 30% for men and 15% for women. This pay penalty declines with years spent in Britain. For migrant men it takes 20 years to eradicate this difference. For migrant women just 4-6 years. Different nationalities experience different rates of assimilation, with Europeans catching up the fastest but Asian men showing little signs of catching up at all. More recent entry cohorts of migrants have fared better but this is largely because they enter with a smaller pay penalty rather than experience faster wage growth.

http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/cp/CASEpaper133.pdf

C. "Changes in earnings inequality and mobility in Great Britain 1978/9-2005/6," by Abigail McKnight and Richard Dickens (CASE/132, October 2008, .pdf format, 38p).

Abstract:

This paper examines changes in earnings inequality and mobility between 1978/9 and 2005/6 using a unique dataset that includes both those with secure patterns of employment and a wider group who experience periods without earnings. It finds significant increases in annual earnings inequality for both male and female employees. On most measures this is greater for men. When wider inequality is measured including periods of no earnings, inequality for men increases and for women it falls as employment among women increased. It finds little long-range mobility. There is some evidence of greater short-range upward mobility but also greater movement from the lowest earning decile since 1997/98. More sophisticated measures of mobility suggest falling mobility for men through the 1980s and 1990s but some greater mobility since 2002. For women there has been lower mobility and less variation over time. Increases in employment for women have led to more equalising mobility.

http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/dps/case/cp/CASEpaper132.pdf

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Centre d'Etudes de Populations, de Pauvret et de Politiques Socio-Economiques/ International Networks for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development--Integrated Research Infrastructure in the Socio-economic Sciences (CEPS/INSTEAD--IRISS) [Luxembourg]:

A. "Internet Use and Social Capital: The Strength of Virtual Ties," by Thierry Penard and Nicolas Poussing (IRISS Working Paper No. 2008-04, 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

This paper aims to understand how Internet users may improve their social capital by investing in social online activities. We argue that Internet can be a convenient and efficient means of maintaining existing social ties and/or of creating new ties. We seek to identify the drivers of online investments in social capital and the nature of the interaction with traditional forms of investments in social capital. Using a Luxembourg household survey, the econometric results reveal a significant positive impact of volunteer activities and trust (two measures of social capital) on online investments to maintain social capital, but more ambiguous relations are found between online investments and face-to-face contacts with friends. By contrast, online investments to create new ties are poorly related to the Internet usersí existing social capital. Our results also show that geographic mobility tends to increase social capital built online.

http://www.ceps.lu/pdf/4/art1382.pdf

B. "Modelling poverty transitions in Spain: Do attrition and initial conditions really matter?" by Sara Ayllon (IRISS Working Paper No. 2008-08, October 2008, .pdf format, 26p.).

Abstract:

The availability of panel data has allowed a comprehensive description of poverty exits and entries in Spain. However, most of the literature, so far, has ignored or not explicitly modelled the process of sample attrition and/or the initial conditions problem we face when studying poverty dynamics with survey data. The main objective of this work is to assess whether attrition and poverty status in the base year are endogenous processes to poverty transitions through unobserved heterogeneity. Our estimation follows the model recently proposed by Cappellari and Jenkins (2004a) and uses Maximum Likelihood Simulation techniques. Data is from the European Community Household Panel and refers to poverty transitions that take place between 1994 and 2000 in Spain. Results show that unobservables affecting initial conditions and sample retention are exogenous to those related with poverty transience. Yet, results prove to be sensitive to the choice of the poverty line.

http://www.ceps.lu/pdf/11/art1383.pdf

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John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University]:

A. "In Search of the Chains that Hold Brazil Back," by Ricardo Hausmann (Working Paper No. RWP08-061, October 2008, .pdf format, 51p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP08-061

B. "Achieving Export-Led Growth in Colombia," by Ricardo Hausmann and Bailey Klinger (Working Paper No. RWP08-063, October 2008, .pdf format, 84p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP08-063

C. "Growth Diagnostics in Peru," by Ricardo Hausmann and Bailey Klinger (Working Paper No. RWP08-062, October 2008, .pdf format, 42p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP08-062

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Urban Institute: "Racial Disparities in Education Finance: Going Beyond Equal Revenues," by Sheila Murray and Kim Rueben (Discussion Paper No. 29 , November 2008, .pdf format, 17p.). Links to an abstract and full-text are available at:

http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411785

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National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Oct. 25-Nov. 1:

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

New papers are: 14446-14461.

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International Monetary Fund: IMF has added several working papers. The papers are Nos. 248-252.

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:

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

NEW: "Speed of adjustment to selected labour market and tax reforms," by Annabelle Mourougane and Lukas Vogel.

"Short-term distributional effects of structural reforms: selected simulations in a DGSE framework," by Annabelle Mourougane and Lukas Vogel.

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Luxembourg Income Study: LIS has recently released new working papers. They are numbered: 503-504.

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: 4763-4769.

and click on "More" for the rest.

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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: 3790-3809.

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European Central Bank:

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

NEW: Nos. 949, 953-955.

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Bank of Canada:

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

NEW: No. 2008-42 & 2008-43.

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Narodowy Bank Polski/National Bank of Poland: The National Bank of Poland has recently released the following working paper:

http://www.nbp.pl/Homen.aspx?f=en/publikacje/materialy_i_studia/2008_en.html

No. 50 "The Economic Determinants and Engagement Modes of Foreign Banks in Central Europe," by Aneta Hryckiewicz and Oskar Kowalewski

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New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Oct. 28, 2008) is available at:

http://ideas.repec.org/n/nep-all/2008-10-28.html

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

American Journal of Agricultural Economics (Vol. 90, No. 5, December 2008).

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118482046/home

International Journal of Game Theory (Vol. 37, No. 3, November 2008).

http://www.springerlink.com/content/kh8676887763/?p=57a163ed6643487e934faa54b868c8c1&pi=0

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

American Economics Association: Job Openings for Economists--November 2008.

http://www.aeaweb.org/joe/current/joe_output.php?joe_issue=200811

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economics positions has been updated through Nov. 4, 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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WEBSITES OF INTEREST

US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Failed Bank List: "The FDIC is often appointed as receiver for failed banks. This page contains useful information for the customers and vendors of these banks. This includes information on the acquiring bank (if applicable), how your accounts and loans are affected, and how vendors can file claims against the receivership. This list includes banks which have failed since October 1, 2000."

http://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/banklist.html

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