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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Fiscal Multiplier and Economic Policy Analysis in the United States

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49925-FiscalMultiplier.pdf

What are the economic effects of fiscal policy?  This working paper looks at models that economists use to estimate the multiplier, why the estimates can vary widely, and  how these estimates are used to analyze U.S. economic policy.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Management Improvements Are Needed to Better Achieve Its Mission

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Govt Personnel,Govt Processes/Organization

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668274.pdf

Examines the performance of the Civil Rights Commission and criticizes the organization for confusion in defining the roles of commissioners and the staff director.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation

http://www.newyorkfed.org/research/current_issues/ci20-3.pdf

Concludes that the benefits of both a bachelor’s degree and an associate’s degree outweigh the costs with both degrees earning a return of about 15% over the past decade.  From the New York Federal Reserve Bank

 

Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1763057/ap068.pdf

Information on local food producers including producer characteristics, survival rates, and prices. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Army Releases Investigation Results of April 2014 Shooting at Ford Hood

Categories: Crime/Justice,Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.army.mil/article/141591/Army_releases_investigation_results_of_April_2014shooting_at_Fort_Hood/

Agency press release about the results of a lengthy investigation into the circumstances of the April 2014 shooting at Fort Hood which left four people dead.  Finds that several factors may have contributed to the perpetrator’s state of mind.  From the U.S. Army

 

Beyond Traffic 2045: Trends and Choices

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Public Works,Transportation

http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/Draft_Beyond_Traffic_Framework.pdf

 

Examines the current, overstressed  transportation system in the U.S., where current trends may take us in the future if major changes are not made, and  possible solutions for a better future.  From the U.S. Department of Transportation

 

Research on Body-Worn Cameras and Law Enforcement

Categories: Crime/Justice,Science/Technology

http://www.nij.gov/topics/law-enforcement/technology/Pages/body-worn-cameras.aspx

Brings together recent research information on law enforcement officers and body cameras.  From the National Institute of Justice

 

Fiscal Year 2016 Budget of the U. S. Government Appendix

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2016/assets/appendix.pdf

Contains the most detailed financial information on individual programs and appropriation accounts of the budget documents.  From the Office of Management and Budget

 

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