Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Govt Finance,India,Japan,Korea,Switzerland

Latest semi-annual report to Congress, which adds India to the monitoring list of major trading partners due to their currency policies.  Blames the growing U.S. trade deficit on lower domestic demand growth in the trading partners’ countries, trade and investment barriers, and undervalued currencies in some countries.  From the Office of International Affairs of the Department of the Treasury


Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States, October 2016

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Japan,Korea,Switzerland,Taiwan

Latest semi-annual report on unfair currency practices by trading partners, especially those with a bilateral trade surplus with the U.S.  Special attention is focused on China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, and Switzerland.  Also covers economic, trade, and exchange rate developments for the first six months of 2016.  From the Treasury Department


Refugee Law and Policy

Describes the law and policy on refugees and other asylum seekers in 22 countries and the European Union.  Includes laws and regulations governing the admission of refugees, processes for handling them, assistance provided to them, requirements for naturalization, and whether policies have been affected by recent emergencies.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress


Offshore Tax Evasion: The Effort to Collect Unpaid Taxes on Billions in Hidden Offshore Accouts

Categories: Crime/Justice,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Switzerland,Taxes

Criticizes U.S. authorities and Swiss banks for allowing American wealth to accumulate in hidden accounts which escape U.S. taxation.  From the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.


Income Per Capita Varies by 1 to 4 Across EU Countries

Categories: European Union,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Switzerland

Provides statistics on household income, consumption, saving, and investment for European Union countries, Norway, Switzerland, and the U.S. in 2010.  From Eurostat


Switzerland’s Relationship with the EU

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Great Britain,Switzerland

Describes areas where Switzerland cooperates with European nations especially in economic matters even though it is not a member of the European Union.  From the House of Commons Library


Waste Opportunities: Past and Future Climate Benefits from Better Municipal Waste Management in Europe

Categories: Environment,European Union,Switzerland,Waste Management

This report analyzes the greenhouse gas emissions from municipal solid waste management in the EU, plus Norway and Switzerland and how improvement can be achieved.  From the European Environment Agency


Large Farms in Europe

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,European Union,Statistics,Switzerland

Reports that less than 1% of European farms occupy 20% of the used agricultural area.  Offers a chance to study the comparative size of farms and the significance of large farms in the European Union, Norway, and Switzerland.  From Eurostat