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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Postsecondary Enrollment Before, During, and Since the Great Recession

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2018/demo/P20-580.pdf

Examines the postsecondary enrollment of the adult population by demographic and social characteristics, such as age, sex, race and Hispanic origin.  Finds that enrollment increased from 2006 to 2011, then decreased by 2015 with the largest decrease coming in two year institutions.  From the Census Bureau

 

Global Debt Database

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://www.imf.org/external/datamapper/datasets/GDD

Covers total gross debt of the private and public nonfinancial sector of nearly 200 countries including 4 indicators of public debt and 6 indicators of private debt.  From the International Monetary Fund

 

SEC Action Lookup—Individuals

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.sec.gov/litigations/sec-action-look-up

Identifies individuals who have been named as defendants in federal court actions related to investments.  Covers individuals charged in federal legal actions since October 1, 2014.  From the Securities and Exchange Commission

 

Employment Outlook for Bachelor’s-Level Occupations

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2018/article/pdf/bachelors-degree-outlook.pdf

Covers selected occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree with information about typical wages and projected openings.  Covers nine broad career fields including business, teaching, financial, social services, healthcare services, and information technology.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications: Highlights of a Forum

Categories: Crime/Justice,Financial Crisis/Markets,Homeland Security,Science/Technology,Transportation

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690910.pdf

Participants from industry, government, academia, and nonprofit organizations considered the potential implications of AI developments in four areas: cybersecurity, automated vehicles, criminal justice, and financial services.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Commercial Real Estate Lending: Banks Potentially Face Increased Risk …

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690681.pdf

Examines trends in the commercial real estate lending market and warns that banks face increasing risk from their lending activities.  Compares current situation with 2007-2008 period.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Transferring Credit Risk on Mortgages Guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53380-transferringcreditriskgses.pdf

Explores the nature of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as government-sponsored enterprises which are currently under conservatorship by their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  The report examines how some of the credit risk might be transferred from the federal government to investors.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

FREDcast Forecasting Game

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://research.stlouisfed.org/useraccount/fredcast/

Economic forecasting game involving CPI inflation, GDP growth, unemployment, and payroll jobs.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

 

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