Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Economic Issues: Merger Efficiencies at the Federal Trade Commission: 1997-2007

Categories: Antitrust/Monopoly,Business/Economics,Statistics

Reviews how federal regulators have treated claims of efficiencies related to business mergers over a ten year period involving 186 proposed mergers. From the Federal Trade Commission.

Not-in-Traffic Surveillance 2007: Highlights

Categories: Statistics,Traffic Accidents

Reports more than 1,150 fatalities and 98,000 injuries in nontraffic accidents such as single vehicle accidents on private roads, collisions with pedestrians on driveways, and two vehicle crashes on parking lots. From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act State Tables for the U.S. Department of Education

Categories: Education,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics

Statistical table in PDF or Excel showing preliminary state allocations for Department of Education programs under the so-called Econoomic Stimulus Legislation. From the Department of Education.

Carcieri, Governor of Rhode Island v. Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

Categories: Crime/Justice,Native Americans,Supreme Court/courts

Supreme Court opinion that limits the federal government’s authority to hold land in trust for Indian tribes. The case involves a Rhode Island tribe and a purchase of land and whether the land is subject to state law, including a prohibition on casino gambling. From Findlaw .com

Securing, Stabilizing and Developing Pakistan’s Border Area with Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Pakistan,Terrorism

A series of issue papers which focus on U.S. efforts to assist Pakistan in destroying the terrorist threat and closing the safe haven for terrorists in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas near the Pakistan/Afghanistan border. Includes statistics on military and economic development spending by the U.S. in the area. From the Government Accountability Office.

Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States: January 2008

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Statistics

Reports that the number of authorized immigrants living in the U.S. declined from 11.8 million in January 2007 to 11.6 million in January 2009. Provides estimates by period of entry, region and country of origin, state of residence, age, and gender. From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security.