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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Below Trend: The U.S. Productivity Slowdown Since the Great Recession

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment

https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-6/below-trend-the-us-productivity-slowdown-since-the-great-recession.htm

Examines trends in labor productivity as one measure of how well the U.S. economy has recovered from the Great Recession of 2008-2009 and discusses the implications for the economy of slow labor productivity growth.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

International Taxation: Information on the Potential Impact on IRS and U.S. Multinationals of Revised International Guidance on Transfer Pricing

Categories: Business/Economics,Nongovernmental organizations,Taxes

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682330.pdf

Offers a federal agency’s analysis of how the U.S. could be affected by an international organization’s proposals for curbing the actions of multinational corporations to shift profits from higher tax to lower tax countries.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Gross Domestic Product: Fourth Quarter and Annual 2016 (Advance Estimate)

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2017/pdf/gdp4q16_adv.pdf

Report that real GDP increased at an annual rate of 1.9% I the fourth quarter of 2016 For the entire year, real GDP increased 1.6%.  These are advance estimates subject to later revision. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Improving the Nation’s Digital Infrastructure

Categories: Business/Economics,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0119/DOC-343135A1.pdf

An agency white paper on the reasons for improving the nation’s digital infrastructure. Cites the economic upside in expanding broadband access, sets a goal of 98% nationwide deployment via private sector investment, and specifies policy measures that should be used.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52370-outlook.pdf

Offers a ten year forecast of the budget and economic situation if current laws remain generally unchanged.  Predicts growth in spending will be outpaced by growth of expenses in entitlement programs, with a deficit of $559 billion  or 2.9% of GDP in 2017. From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Cuba: U.S. Policy Changes Increased Engagement with Private Sector, but Agency Information Collection is Limited

Categories: Business/Economics,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/681641.pdf

Examines what is known about the size and scope of the Cuban private sector, the effect of U.S. changes to legal and regulatory restrictions on Cuba’s private sector, and the extent to which these changes have expanded U.S. and Cuban economic opportunity.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Offers information on hundreds of occupations by 25 broad groups including duties, pay, educational and training requirements, and job outlook.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Global Trends: Paradox of Progress

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.dni.gov/files/images/globalTrends/documents/GT-Full-Report.pdf

Represents the U.S. intelligence community’s quadrennial assessment of the forces and choices shaping the world over the next two decades.  Main section lays out key trends, explores their implications, and offers three scenarios about how different choices and developments could play out in different ways over the next 20 years.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

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