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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Investment Climate Statements for 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Affairs,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/othr/ics/investmentclimatestatements/index.htm#wrapper

Country and economy-specific information and assessments on investment-related laws and other important factors for U.S. businesses in deciding on where to do business abroad.  Prepared in U.S. embassies and consulates, the statements cover strengths and weaknesses and recent trends in each economy’s environment for foreign investment. From the State Department

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends in Manufacturing 2014

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prod5.pdf

Reports that multifactor productivity in the manufacturing sector in the U.S. decreased by an annual rate of 1.0% in 2014.   Includes historical trends in manufacturing and historical data on inputs and productivity. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

OECD Regions at a Glance 2016

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Colombia,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,India,Labor/Employment,Russia

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/governance/oecd-regions-at-a-glance-2016_reg_glance-2016-en;jsessionid=7s8b68lnsf237.x-oecd-live-02

Updates more than 40 region-by-region indicators to assess economic disparities among countries and their evolution over the past 15 years.  Covers all OECD countries and Brazil, China, India, Russia and others.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

 

The Macroeconomic and Budgetary Effects of Federal Investment

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Govt Finance,Public Works,Science/Technology,Transportation

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51628-Federal_Investment.pdf

This report explains how congressional financial scorekeepers, when analyzing proposals that would change the amount of federal investment in areas such as basic infrastructure or education or R&D, determine their effects on the economy and on the federal budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Health/Medical,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.oecd.org/environment/indicators-modelling-outlooks/Policy-Highlights-Economic-consequences-of-outdoor-air-pollution-web.pdf

Summarizes the major findings of the lengthy study of air pollution and its economic consequences as ten bullet points.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

The Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Health/Medical,Nongovernmental organizations

http://www.oecd.org/environment/the-economic-consequences-of-outdoor-air-pollution-9789264257474-en.htm

Predicts that air pollution will cost 1% of global gross domestic product (GDP) by 2060 due to rising health care costs and lost work days.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

Puerto Rico v. Franklin Cal. Tax-Free Trust

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-233

5-2 Supreme Court decision that the government of Puerto Rico cannot pass legislation to enable public utility corporations to restructure their debt.   The court held that the federal Bankruptcy Code  pre-empts Puerto Rico’s Recovery Act.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

2016 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue Joint U.S.-China Fact Sheet – Economic Track

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Finance

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0484.aspx

Fact sheet which lists four areas of major economic agreement between China and the U.S. in the latest round of economic talks between the two superpowers.  From the Treasury Department

 

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