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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Bank Regulation: Lessons Learned and a Framework for Monitoring Emerging Risks and Regulatory Response

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations

Blames weakness in federal oversight of banks for past financial crises which cost federal insurance funds over $165 billion.  Discusses lessons learned from past crises and offers a plan for improving future regulatory oversight.  From the Government Accountability Office


Preliminary Multifactor Productivity Trends, 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Multifactor productivity increased at an annual rate of 0.8% in 2014, Shows trends over years since 1980s.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Virginia Executive Order 43: Establishment of the Unmanned Systems Commission

Categories: Business/Economics,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues

Describes Virginia’s progress in the development of unmanned aerial technologies and creates a public/private commission to identify needs and develop recommendations that will encourage further progress.  From the Office of the Governor


Did Banking Reforms of the Early 1990s Fail? Lessons from Comparing Two Banking Crises

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets

Compares financial crises of 1986-92 with 2007-2013 and the success of reforms intended to prevent such problems in the future.  From the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank


Investment Climate Statements 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment

Country specific information about investment laws and practices in countries of the world.  The information is prepared by officials of U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions.  From the State Department


Nation Gains More than 4 Million Nonemployer Businesses Over the Last Decade

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

There were 23 million businesses without paid employees in the U.S. in 2013, up 1.2% from 2012.  Covers businesses without paid employees in nearly 450 industries.  From the Census Bureau


E-Stats 2013: Measuring the Electronic Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Provides estimates of e-commerce activity in four key sectors of the economy:  manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and services.  From the Census Bureau


Commission Staff Working Document: A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe: Analysis and Evidence

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Telecommunications/Internet

Sections on policy context, online access to goods and services across Europe, conditions for digital networks and services to develop, and investing in the digital single market.  From the European Commission



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