Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Estimated Impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Employment and Economic Output in 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Latest update on the impact of ARRA on the U.S. economy.  Asserts that the effects of ARRA on output peaked in the first half of 2010 and have diminished since.  Finds that employment increased during 2014 by between 0.1 million and 0.3 million full-time equivalent jobs.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Economic Report of the President … 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Govt Finance,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Taxes

Combines the annual economic message from the president with the annual report of the Council of Economic Advisers.  Emphasizes issues such as middle class economics, challenges in the labor market, family-friendly workplace policies, business tax reform, and the energy revolution.  Economic statistical tables included at end.  From the White House


Does Health-Care Reform Support Self-Employment?

Categories: Business/Economics,Health Insurance,Labor/Employment

Examines possible link between health insurance availability and the willingness to be self-employed.  Uses Massachusetts state experience to examine whether the Affordable Care Act has made self-employment more attractive.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City



Why CBO Projects That Actual Output Will Be Below Potential Output on Average

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics

Explains how projections of economic activity and gross domestic product are made and why potential output never matches actual output.  Also explains how the approach to GDP also affects economic and budget projections.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Statistics of U.S. Businesses Employment and Payroll Summary: 2012

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

The share of employment covered by large enterprises continued to grow; in 2012 large enterprises employed nearly 60 million people or 51.6% of all employees.  Health care and social assistance establishments employed more people than any other sector (18.4 million).  From the Census Bureau


U.S. Sanctions on Russia: Economic Implications

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

Examines U.S.-Russia economic ties, the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy, and the extent to which U.S. businesses have been or could potentially be injured by the sanctions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


CBO’s Economic Forecasting Record: 2015 Update

Categories: Business/Economics,Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

Compares the economic forecasts of the Congressional Budget Office with those of the Office of Management and Budget and other private sector forecasts.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Big Data and Differential Pricing

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines how corporate use of big data may lead to different prices for different groups of consumers and raise questions of discrimination.  Includes an overview of the economics of differential pricing, how sellers use data to create personalized marketing campaigns and pricing strategies and how such strategies relate to the existing framework of antidiscrimination and consumer protection laws.  From the Council of Economic Advisers


Next Page »