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Earl Gregg Swem Library

OPEC Revenues Fact Sheet 2015

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/beta/international/analysis_includes/special_topics/OPEC_Revenues/opec.pdf

Estimates that members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries earned about $404 billion in net oil export revenues in 2015, a 46% decline  from the $753 billion earned in 2014.  Also provides country level data for net oil export revenues and per capita net oil export revenues.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

 

The First 50 Years of the Producer Price Index: Setting Inflation Expectations for Today

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2016/article/the-first-50-years-of-the-producer-price-index.htm

Examines the 125 year history and evolution of the primary measure of price changes in the domestic supply chain. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

An All-Payer View of Hospital Discharge to Postacute Care, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb205-Hospital-Discharge-Postacute-Care.pdf

Examines the types of settings which provide post-acute care when patients are released from hospitals, their costs, and the sources of payment.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Spotlight on Statistics: A Look at Healthcare Spending, Employment, Pay, Benefits, and Prices

Categories: Careers,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2016/a-look-at-healthcare-spending-employment-pay-benefits-and-prices/pdf/a-look-at-healthcare-spending-employment-pay-benefits-and-prices.pdf

Examines the healthcare industry, including how much people spend on health care, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Outlook for U.S. Production of Shale Oil

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/workingpaper/51599-workingpaper_2016-01.pdf

Models the production of energy from shale resources and examines the outlook for that production by four key regions.  Also examines the sensitivity of production to price changes and the likely oil price ranges for the next five years. Working paper from the Congressional Budget Office

 

National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb204-Most-Expensive-Hospital-Conditions.pdf

The mean expense per U.S. hospital stay in 2012 was over $18,000.  This report describes the distribution of costs by expected primary payer and illustrates the conditions accounting for the largest percentage of each payer’s hospital costs.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

The Role of Option Value in College Decisions

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation

https://www.richmondfed.org/-/media/richmondfedorg/publications/research/economic_brief/2016/pdf/eb_16-04.pdf

Examines why college enrollment and graduation rates appear to be inconsistent with the large premium earned by college graduates and examines credit constraints as one possible explanation.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

 

Inflation in the Costs of Building Aircraft Carriers

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51469-Carrier_Inflation.pdf

Examines the inflation estimates of the Navy, how they were arrived at, what role economic inflation has played, and how costs attributable to compliance with federal, state, or local laws have affected the figures.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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