Posts tagged ‘economics’
by Bill Canis
Paperback, 16 pages, 2011, $15.00
The March 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami devastated the northeast coast of Japan. The resulting destruction of several nuclear reactors in the region cut off electricity for homes and industry. Manufacturing facilities which are integral to the global motor vehicle supply chain were also affected. Some of these factories that were forced to close provided parts and chemicals not easily available elsewhere. Contents of this report: Introduction; Overview of the Motor Vehicle Industry; The U.S. Motor Vehicle Supply Chain; High Technology Components Change Manufacturing Dynamics; Events in Japan Affect U.S. Motor Vehicle Manufacturing and Retailing; What is the Near-Term Impact in the U.S.?
by James H. Miller
Paperback, 126 pages, 2011, $25.00
This report reviews patterns in migration within the U.S. over the past thirty years. Internal migration has fallen noticeably since the 1980s, reversing increases from earlier in the century. The decline in migration has been widespread across demographic and socioeconomic groups, as well as for moves of all distances. Although a convincing explanation for the secular decline in migration remains elusive and requires further research, the authors find only limited roles for the housing market contraction and the economic recession in reducing migration recently. Despite its downward trend, migration within the U.S. remains higher than that within most other developed countries. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
by D. Andrew Austin
Paperback, 24 pages, 2011, $20.00
The size of current and projected fed. deficits and the accumulation of federal debt (FD) are central to current congressional deliberations regarding fiscal reforms. Here is a broad overview of the FD, annual budget deficits, and debt service costs. FD is the accumulated sum of unrepaid borrowing by the federal government. The total FD consists of debt held by the public and intra-governmental debt. Debt owed to the public represents borrowing from state and local governments, foreign governments and investors, the Federal Reserve System, and foreign central banks, as well as private investors. Contents of this report: Structure of the FD; Deficits, Debt, and Interest Costs; Holdings of FD; What is the “Best” Measure of FD. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
by David Brauer
Paperback, 80 pages, 2011, $25.00
Although the U.S. has complied with adverse rulings in many past World Trade Org. (WTO) disputes, there are currently 11 cases in which rulings have not yet been implemented or the U.S. has taken action and the dispute has not been fully resolved. Contents of this report: (1) WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures: (2) Uruguay Round Agreements Act: Statutory Requirements for Implementing WTO Decisions: Section 102: Domestic Legal Effect of WTO Decisions; Domestic Implementation of WTO Decisions Involving Administrative Action; (3) Pending Cases Involving Legislative Action; (4) Pending Cases Involving Administrative Action. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication
by Cornelia M. Ashby
Paperback, 52 pages, 2010, $25.00
“Educational achievement of students can be negatively affected by their changing schools often. The recent economic downturn, with foreclosures and homelessness, may be increasing student mobility. This report asked: (1) What are the numbers and characteristics of students who change schools, and what are the reasons students change schools? (2) What is known about the effects of mobility on student outcomes, including academic achievement, behavior, and other outcomes? (3) What challenges does student mobility present for schools in meeting the educational needs of students who change schools? (4) What federal programs are schools using to address the needs of mobile students? Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.”
by Craig K. Elwell
Paperback, 18 pages, 2010, $15.00
“Contents: (1) Background: Severity of the 2008-2009 Recession; Policy Responses to the Financial Crisis and Recession: Monetary Policy Actions; Fiscal Policy Actions; (2) Is Sustained Economic Recovery Underway?; (3) The Shape of Economic Recovery: Demand Side Problems?: Consumption Spending; Investment Spending; Net Exports; Supply Side Problems?; Policy Responses to Increase the Pace of Economic Recovery: The Case for More Fiscal Stimulus; The Case Against More Fiscal Stimulus; The Case Against More Monetary Stimulus; Economic Projections. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.”
Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power in the United States: Assessment of Oppportunities and Barriers
by Walter Musial and Bonnie Ram
Paperback, 221 pages, 2010, $45.00
“Offshore wind power is poised to deliver an essential contribution to a clean, robust, and diversified U.S. energy portfolio. Capturing and using this large and inexhaustible resource has the potential to mitigate climate change, improve the environment, increase energy security, and stimulate the U.S. economy. The U.S. is now deliberating an energy policy that will have a powerful impact on the nation’s energy and economic health for decades to come. This report provides a broad understanding of today’s wind industry and the offshore resource, as well as the associated technology challenges, economics, permitting procedures, and potential risks and benefits.”