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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Assessing the Impact of the Current Financial and Economic Crisis on Global FDI Flows

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment,United Nations

http://www.unctad.org/en/docs//webdiaeia20091_en.pdf

Reports that foreign direct investment flows are down 20% in 2008, traces the problems to reduced capabilities to invest and loss of faith in a quick economic recovery, and offers possible medium term scenarios. From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

The European Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States: Statistical Comparison.

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-30-08-402/EN/KS-30-08-402-EN.PDF

Provides a statistical comparison of countries in the European Union with the 12 countries that make up the Commonwealth of Independent States over the past ten years. Includes statistics on population, employment, economy, agriculture, energy, and international trade. From Eurostat and CIS-STAT.

Census of Agriculture 2007

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics

http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2007/Full_Report/index.asp

Offers statistics on agriculture for the nation, states, and counties. Reports include number of farms by size and type, inventory and values for crops and livestock, farm operator characteristics and more. Also provides links to past Agriculture Censuses. From the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Beyond the HIPAA Rule: Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Privacy

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12458

Argues that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act does not adequately protect the privacy of personal health information and also hinders health research. Offers recommendations to improve the Act and the guidance provided for its use by the Health and Human Services Department. From the Institute of Medicine.

FY 2008 Data Show Downward Trend in Federal R&D Funding

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf09309/nsf09309.pdf

Reports on a $3.5 billion decline in federal funds obligated for research and development in Fiscal Year 2008. Statistical tables show details of federal funding since 1990 by type of research funded, by agency, and by field of science and engineering. From the National Science Foundation.

Operations Research Applications for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Categories: Defense/Military,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dod/dsb/or-intel.pdf

Investigates and offers recommendations for how operations research methods could be used to improve investments in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance programs in the Department of Defense. From the Defense Science Board.

Country Energy Profiles

Categories: Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/country/index.cfm

Features profiles of the energy situation in 151 countries, including production, consumption, and foreign trade involving energy products. From the Energy Information Administration