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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Taxing Capital Income: Effective Marginal Tax Rates Under 2014 Law and Selected Policy Options

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Taxes

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49817-Taxing_Capital_Income_0.pdf

Examines the relationship between “tax rates on capital income” and “before-tax rates of return on investments” and how differences can reduce economic efficiency.  Also looks at the implications of proposed policy options for the taxation of capital income.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Student Loan Debt and Economic Outcomes

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Youth

http://www.bostonfed.org/economic/current-policy-perspectives/2014/cpp1407.pdf

 

Examines the impact of student loan liabilities on homeownership status and wealth accumulation.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

 

The Economic and Budgetary Effects of Producing Oil and Natural Gas from Shale

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Govt Finance,Science/Technology

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49815-Effects_of_Shale_Production.pdf

Examines how the development of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques and their extraction of gas and oil from shale formations will result in economic and budgetary effects in the U.S.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

2013 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

https://www.fdic.gov/householdsurvey/2013report.pdf

Reports that one in thirteen U.S. households did not have money in a bank in 2013 and one in five was “underbanked.”  Also reports on characteristics of those households that were unbanked or underbanked and the alternative financial methods they used.  From the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

 

Wall Street Bank Involvement with Physical Commodities

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/download/?id=B8786D9A-2AE0-4D3B-82F7-3FBEF96E1A85

Results of a two year investigation into how Wall Street involvement with physical commodities has resulted in increasing risks to financial stability and manipulation of markets.  From the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

 

Gains from Offshoring?: Evidence from U.S. Microdata

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/ifdp/2014/files/ifdp1124.pdf

Uses a data set with over one thousand offshoring events to assess how offshoring affects domestic employment, wages, output and productivity.  From the Federal Reserve

 

President Obama’s November 2014 Visit to China: The Bilateral Agreements

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10181.pdf

Reviews the major agreements on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, products to be covered under a new information technology agreement, a military confidence building measure to reduce military tensions, and extension of student, business, and tourist visas.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Census Bureau Economic Data Show Electric Power Generation Using Renewable Energy Growing

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-204.html

 

Press release on first  time data on firms that use wind, geothermal, biomass and solar for electric power generation.  The data comes from the 2012 Economic Census which is being released through the American Fact Finder.  From the Census Bureau

 

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