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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Expenditures by Foreign Direct Investors for New Investment in the United States, 2014

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/fdi/2015/fdi1115.htm

New statistical release from the U.S. government on how much foreign investors are spending to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses. The figure is $241 billion in 2014. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

 

International Climate Change Negotiations: What to Expect in Paris, December 2015

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,United Nations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44288.pdf

Identifies critical issues facing the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris and suggests likely outcomes. COP21 hopes to finalize an agreement on climate change, stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations to avoid a 2 degree Celsius increase in average global temperature. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

College and University Endowments: Overview and Tax Policy Options

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Taxes

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44293.pdf

Examines the size of higher education institution endowments, their favored tax treatment, and various options for changing the tax treatment. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Automation in Military Operations

Categories: Defense/Military,Great Britain,Religion/Ethics,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0511/POST-PN-0511.pdf

Examines current and future military applications of automation such as drones and considers associated legal, ethical, and societal issues. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Science and Engineering Doctorates Data Tables 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16300/data-tables.cfm

Presents detailed data on the demographic characteristics, educational history, sources of financial support, and postgraduation plans of doctorate recipients. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16300/digest/nsf16300.pdf

Provides information on important trends in doctoral-level education in the U.S. Covers characteristics of those who earn doctorates, the fields of study, and the post-graduation trends.

From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Expenses for Office-Based Physician Visits by Specialty, 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st484/stat484.pdf

Shows variations in average total and out-of-pocket expenses per visit across selected office-based physician specialty types in 2013. Average costs varied from $143 to $310 per visit depending on specialty. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Trends in Hospital Readmissions for Four High-Volume Conditions, 2009-2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb196-Readmissions-Trends-High-Volume-Conditions.pdf

Examines readmission trends from 2009 through 2013 following admissions for all causes and for four high-volume conditions: AMI, CHF, COPD, and pneumonia. Examines trends in the rate and aggregate cost of readmissions and the payer of those costs.   From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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