Current Social Science Research Report--Economics #61, April 29, 2008.

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1. Census Bureau Report:

A. "Consolidated Federal Funds Report for Fiscal Year 2006," (CFFR/06, April 2008, .pdf format, 120p.).

B. "Federal Aid to States for Fiscal Year 2006," (FAS/06, April 2008, .pdf format, 56p.).

C. "Net Worth and the Assets of Households: 2002" (Household Economic Studies P70-115, April 2008, .pdf format, 20p.).

2. Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical: Compensation and Working Conditions Online. The latest article was added Apr. 23, 2008.

3. Small Business Administration Reports:

A. "Human Capital and Women’s Business Ownership," by Darrene Hackler, Ellen Harpel, and Heike Mayer (Small Business Research Summary No. 323, April 2008, .pdf format, 70p.).

B. "Characterization and Analysis of Small Business Energy Costs / by Andy Bollman" (.pdf format, 49p.) is available via:

4. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Periodical: New England Economic Indicators (April 2008, HTML and .pdf format, 28p.).

5. Congressional Research Service Report: "Social Security Reform: Possible Effects on the Elderly Poor and Mitigation Options," by Kathleen Romig (RL34433, April 2008, .pdf format, 27p.).

6. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Briefing Room: "USDA Rice Projections, 2008-17" (updated April 2008).

7. US Government Economic Releases from the National Bureau of Economic Research: Links to releases for Apr. 23-29, 2008 are available at the site.

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US States:


State Data Center Updates: SDC updated the following data (.pdf and Microsoft Excel format) on Apr. 25, 2008: "Iowa Counties: "Rankings on total, per capita, and type of federal expenditures: 2006," "Per capita direct federal expenditures: 2000-2006," "Total direct federal expenditures: 2000-2006"; State of Iowa: "Federal expenditures by program: 2000-2006"; U.S. and all States: "Rankings on total, per capita, and type of federal expenditures: 2006," "Total direct federal expenditures: 2000-2006."

See Apr. 25, 2008 listing.

Rhode Island:

Economic Development Corporation Reports: "State and Community Profiles" (2008, Microsoft Excel format).

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NGOs and Other Countries:

European Commission:

Eurostat Report, Periodicals:

A. "Work session on demographic projections - Bucharest, 10-12 October 2007," (April 2008, .pdf format, 370p.).,46587259&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_product_code=KS-RA-07-021

B. Statistics in Focus. The latest issues (8/39, 8/42 .pdf format) are now available at the SIF website:,1136118&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

C. Data in Focus. The latest issue is 10/2008-11/2008.,62992791&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&_calledfrom=2


International Monetary Country Reports: The latest Country Reports (.pdf format) span the time period from Apr. 23-Apr. 29, 2008 (No. 08/133-08/134, 08/142-08/145):



Statistics Canada/Statistique Canada Periodical (Perspectives on Labour and Income, April 2008, HTML and .pdf format, p. 5-11).



Statistics Denmark Report, Statbank Denmark Update:

A. "Agricultural and horticultural census: 2007" (April 2008).

B. Statbank Denmark Update: "BIL8: Stock of vehicles per 1. January by type of vehicle and age"



Statistics Finland News Release: "Wages and salaries are rising fastest in Itä-Uusimaa and Päijät-Häme" (Apr. 25, 2008).



Federal Statistics Office Press Releases:

A. "Number of retired public officials of the Federation slightly higher" (Apr. 29, 2008).,templateId=renderPrint.psml

B. "Highest increase in negotiated earnings for twelve years" (Apr. 29, 2008). The English version links to a German version with two topical tables.,templateId=renderPrint.psml



Central Statistical Office Report: "Economy And Society, Januáry-February 2008" (April 2008, .pdf format, 45p.).



Central Statistical Office/An Phriomh Oifig Staidrimh Report: "Cereals Supply Balance 2006/2007" (April 2008, .pdf format, 4p.).



State Statistical Office News Release: "Active Population in the Republic of Macedonia" (Apr. 29, 2008, .pdf format, 14p.). The news release is in Macedonian and English.



Department of Statistics Reports:

A. "Economic Census 2006 Malaysia - Professional" (April 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).

B. "Petroleum and Natural Gas Statistics, Malaysia 2006" (April 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).



National Statistics Office News Releases:

A. "Government Finance: January-December 2007" (Apr. 25, 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).

B. "Manufacturing Performance: 2005-2007: Industry & Services" (Apr. 28, 2008, .pdf format, 8p.).



Statistics Netherlands Web Magazine Articles:

A. "Large proportion of labour migrants leave the Netherlands within four years," by Ruben van Gaalen and Govert Bijwaard (Apr. 23, 2008).

B. "Labour participation of mothers continues to rise," by Johan van der Valk (Apr. 23, 2008).

C. "Long-term unemployment down," by Martine Mol and Robert de Vries (Apr. 23, 2008).

D. "Childcare no longer stands in the way of mothers who want to work," by Saskia te Riele (Apr. 23, 2008).

E. "Car lease rates considerably down," by Koen Link (Apr. 24, 2008).

F. "Consumer confidence high-income earners plummets," by Jan-Willem Bruggink (Apr. 29, 2008).

G. "Netherlands Europe’s third exporting country," by Oscar Lemmers (Apr. 29, 2008).



Statistics Norway Report, News Releases:

A. "Regional Accounts by County 1997-2004" (April 2008, .pdf format, 19p.). Tables are available in HTML and .pdf format).

B. "Forest roads for motor vehicles, 2007" (Apr. 23, 2008). The news release links to four topical tables.

C. "Fish farming. Final figures 2006" (Apr. 24, 2008). The news release links to five topical tables.

D. "Employment in municipal activities, revised figures 2005" (Apr. 25, 2008). The news release links to one topical table.

E. "Income statistics for limited companies, 2006" (Apr. 25, 2008). The news release links to four topical tables.

F. "Enterprises, 2001-2007" (Apr. 25, 2008). The news release links to seven topical tables.

G. "Energy consumption per household, 2006" (Apr. 28, 2008). The news release links to 10 topical tables.

H. "Oil market, 2007" (Apr. 28, 2008). The news release links to 12 topical tables.

I. "Personal forest owners, 2006" (Apr. 28, 2008). The news release links to four topical tables.

J. "Production of potatoes and forage plants, 2007. Preliminary figures" (Apr. 29, 2008). The news release links to three topical tables.



Central Statistical Office Report: "Information on socio-economic situation of the country 1st quarter of 2008" (April 2008, .pdf format, 5p.).



Statistical Office Communication: "Republic of Serbia: Investments in fixed assets, 2005 - 2006" (Apr. 8, 2008, .pdf format, 6p.).



State Statistics Committee Reports:

A. "Indicators for Ukraine’s banking system activity: 2000-2007" (Apr. 25, 2008).

B. "Dynamics of structure of Exports-Imports of Services in (2005-2007)" (Apr. 25, 2008).



Welsh Assembly Government/Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru Report: "Welsh Agricultural Statistics 2007" (April 2008, .pdf format, 101p.).

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Conference Board Press Release: "The Conference Board Help-Wanted Advertising Index Declines" (Apr. 24, 2008).

More information about CB:


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

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Federal Reserve Banks:

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis [Minnesota]:

A. "Technology Capital and the U.S. Current Account," by Ellen R. McGrattan and Edward C. Prescott (Staff Report No. 406, April 2008, .pdf and PostScript format, 45p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

Related appendix:

B. "Sophisticated Monetary Policies," by Andrew Atkeson, V. V. Chari and Patrick J. Kehoe (Working Paper 659, April 2008, .pdf and PostScript format, 44p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis [Missouri]: "Oil and the U.S. Macroeconomy: An Update and a Simple Forecasting Exercise," by Kevin L. Kliesen (Working Paper 2008-09A, April 2008, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

Finance and Economics Discussion Series: "A New Look at the Wealth Adequacy of Older U.S. Households," by David A. Love, Paul A. Smith, and Lucy C. McNair (Working Paper No. 2008-20, April 2008, .pdf format, 32p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


National Bureau of Economic Research: NBER has released the following working papers for the week of Apr. 19-26, 2008:

New papers are: 13933, 13940.


John F. Kennedy School of Government [Harvard University]: "Corporate Social Responsibility through an Economic Lens," by Robert Stavins, Forest Reinhardt and Richard Vietor (Working Paper No. RWP08-023, April 2008, .pdf format, 36p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


Levy Economic Institute of Bard College [Annandale-on-Hudson, NY]:

A. "Changes in the U.S. Financial System and the Subprime Crisis," by Jan Kregel (No. 530. April 2008,.pdf format, 20p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

B. "The International Monetary (Non-)Order and the "Global Capital Flows Paradox"," by Jorg Bibow (Working Paper No. 531, April 2008, .pdf format, 30p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:

C. "Old Wine in a New Bottle: Subprime Mortgage Crisis-Causes and Consequences," by Michael Mah-Hui Lim (Working Paper No. 532, April 2008, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


International Monetary Fund: IMF has recently added new working papers. The papers are Nos. 08/96-08/108.


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

New papers are: 4607-4608.


Bank of Canada: "Credit, Asset Prices, and Financial Stress in Canada," by Miroslav Misina and Greg Tkacz (Working Paper 2008-10, April 2008, .pdf format, 29p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


Central Bank of Chile/Banco Central De Chile: has recently released several new working papers. See the list at:

New papers are: 462-465.


Banque De France: "Domestic Savings and Foreign Capital: the Complementarity Channel," by Enisse Kharroubi (Working Paper No. 212, April 2008, .pdf format, 34p.). Links to an abstract and full text are available at:


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

The new working papers are: 3471-3475.


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

and "Browse Working Paper List" for 2008.

The new papers are numbered 2284-2293.


Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) [University of Essex, Colchester, UK]: "The Labour Market Impact of Immigration in Western Germany in the 1990's," by Francesco D'Amuri (WP 2008-17, April 2008, .pdf format, 42p.).


We adopt a general equilibrium approach in order to measure the effects of recent immigration on the Western German labour market, looking at both wage and employment effects. Using the Regional File of the IAB Employment Subsample for the period 1987-2001, we find that the substantial immigration of the 1990’s had no adverse effects on native wages and employment levels. It had instead adverse employment and wage effects on previous waves of immigrants. This stems from the fact that, after controlling for education and experience levels, native and migrant workers appear to be imperfect substitutes whereas new and old immigrants exhibit perfect substitutability. Our analysis suggests that if the German labour market were as ‘flexible’ as the UK labour market, it would be more efficient in dealing with the effects of immigration.


New Economic Papers (NEP)-ALL. The latest list of New Economic Papers (Apr. 21, 2008).


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

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

Economics Letters (Vol. 99, No. 2, May 2008).

International Journal of Game Theory (Vol. 37, No. 1, April 2008).

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Chronicle of Higher Education:

Economic positions has been updated through April 28, 2008.

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Bureau of Economic Analysis: "Local Area Personal Income, 2006," (April 2008, HTML, .pdf and Excel format, 6p.).

A complete set of income and employment estimates for 1969-2006 for counties, micropolitan areas, metropolitan areas, and BEA Economic Areas is available interactively via the following link:

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