Government, Politics & Law

Competition Policy International

Alternative Titles
CPI Journal
Antitrust Chronicle
CPI
Description

CPI provides access to articles from the CPI Journal and the Antitrust Chronicle along with news, commentary, briefings, and recorded webinars focused on global antitrust and competition policy. The CPI Journal is published semi-annually, both online and as an e-book. The journal presents indepth symposiums on crucial competition topics, with articles written by recognized experts from the academic, legal, and regulatory arenas. The CPI Antitrust Chronicle (formerly GCP Magazine) is published online, semi-monthly. It contains cutting-edge commentary on current global antitrust and competition policy issues.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31896
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NATLEX

Description

Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation maintained by the ILO's International Labour Standards Department. Records in NATLEX provide abstracts of legislation and relevant citation information, and they are indexed by keywords and by subject classifications.

Type
Database
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LABORSTA

Description

NOTICE: 2009 and 2010 data are now available in ILO's new database ILOSTAT ( http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31706) . Please note that LABORSTA is not being updated and gradually will be replaced with ILOSTAT. 

LABORSTAT covers official core labour statistics for over 200 countries for 1969 to 2008. 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31708
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ILOSTAT

Alternative Titles
ILOStat, ILO statistics
Description

ILOSTAT provides multiple datasets with annual and infra-annual labor market statistics for over 1000 indicators and 230 countries, areas and territories. 

The yearly indicators dataset contains standardized indicators for purposes of greater comparability across countires and relies heavily on the official submission of data by national authorities. The short term indicators dataset contains monthly, quarterly and semi-annual data drqen from official websites of national authorities and is updated on a monthly basis. The EAPEP dataset conatins country estimates and projections of the total population, labor fource, and participation rates by sex and age. 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31706
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ProQuest International Data Sets

Alternative Titles
International Datasets
Description

ProQuest International Datasets is a collection of public and private datasets from national governments, international organizations, and research firms.  A focus of the product is sub-national data for the countries of the world—that is, data by country, city, state or province. Country-level data is generally 35 years deep; city-level data generally contains 15-20.

Type
Statistics
Coverage
Data providers include: Brazil: Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) Canada: Statistics Canada China: National Bureau of Statistics Economist Intelligence Unit Eurostat Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis International Labour Organization Ireland: Central Statistics Office Italy: National Institute of Statistics Oxford Economics SIPRI United Kingdom: Office for National Statistics UNESCO UNICEF UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) United Nations Statistics Division U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Agriculture World Bank
Stable URL
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Indiastat

Alternative Titles
indiastat
india stat
Description

Indiastat provides key statistics of India, including census, election, foreign trade, health data and more. For example,  state-wise population density (1901-2011), state and regional level population (2001 and 2011), presidential election, state-wise voter turnout in general election (1967-2009), state assembly election(1962-2011) are currently  available. 

To access the data, please click on a link called "IP Login"  at the top of the main page. 

This is a single  user option database. Please logout on behalf of next user when you finish your research. 

 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31254
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Very Short Introductions Online

Alternative Titles
Oxford Very Short Introductions, Very Short Introductions, VSI
Description

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

Since the series was launched it has continued to offer new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

The online collection includes more than 350 individual books published from 2000-currrent year.

If you are accessing this from a mobile device, you should be sent to the mobile interface automatically.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
2000-current
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31131
Mobile Version
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EnergyWire

Alternative Titles
Energy Wire, EW, E&E, E & E News
Description

Updated daily at 8:30am, EnergyWire is designed to bring readers deep, broad and insightful coverage on the business and political issues surrounding the rapidly expanding unconventional energy industry in the United States and around the world.

From Capitol Hill to government agencies to the industry and Wall St., EnergyWire covers the key issues, including:

- shale oil and gas development, liquefied natural gas (LNG), oil sands, deepwater and arctic drilling, enhanced oil and gas recovery, and other emerging fossil energy sources
- environmental concerns and the effects on water resources
- the debates over regulatory authority and land and mineral rights
- technology development
- finance, mergers and acquisitions
- pipelines, LNG terminals and other energy infrastructure
- economic consequences
- regulatory and legislative issues
- global energy supply and geopolitical implications

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
2012 -
Stable URL
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ClimateWire

Alternative Titles
Climate Wire, CW, E&E, E & E News
Description

Designed to bring readers comprehensive coverage of the debate over climate policy and its effects on business, the environment and society.  Updated daily at 8:00am, ClimateWire covers in-depth the key issues that surround the debate over climate change, including:

- Federal agency programs, legislation, policies and funding
- State program development and implementation
- Kyoto implementation
- Post-Kyoto negotiations and nation-state positioning
- International agency activities
- Carbon market development
- Alternative energy research and deployment
- Financial community investment decisions
- Corporate/multi-national response to climate concerns
- Positions and lobbying by stakeholder groups
- Consequences and lessons learned from GHG-reduction efforts
- Latest science research and technology developments
- Effects on water resources, species, ecosystems and agriculture
- Trends and effects for traditional and non-traditional fossil fuel resources
- Consequences for electric utilities
- Economic effects
- Costs to consumers

To access content more than four years old, click on the word SEARCH (in red) next to the search box to connect to the Archive Search screen.
 

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
2008 -
Stable URL
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The Savings and Loan Crisis: Loss of Public Trust and the Federal Bailout, 1989-1993

Alternative Titles
Archives Unbound
Description
Date Range: 1989-1993 (there is a small amount of material from 1981-1988)
Content: 11,657 images
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library

Detailed Description

The savings and loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s included the failure of 747 savings and loans (also known as thrifts). The ultimate cost of the crisis has been estimated to have totaled around $160.1 billion, about $124.6 billion of which was directly paid for by the federal government via a financial bailout under the leadership of President George H.W. Bush—that is, the American taxpayer provided the funding for the bailout, either directly or through charges on their savings and loan accounts and increased taxes—which contributed to the large budget deficits of the early 1990s.

The deregulation of savings and loans (S&Ls) gave them many of the capabilities of banks, without the same regulations as banks. S&Ls could choose to be under either a state or a federal charter. Immediately after deregulation of the federally-chartered thrifts, state-chartered thrifts rushed to become federally chartered, because of the advantages associated with a federal charter. In response, states such as California and Texas changed their regulations so to be similar to federal regulations. More important, however, was the hazard of insuring already troubled institutions with public dollars. In the view of a savings and loan president or manager, the trend line was fatal over the long haul, thus to get liquid, the institution had to take on riskier assets, particularly land. When the real estate market crashed, the savings and loans went with it.

In an effort to take advantage of the real estate boom and high interest rates of the late 1970s and early 1980s, many S&Ls lent far more money than was prudent, and to risky ventures which many S&Ls were not qualified to assess, especially regarding commercial real estate. L. William Seidman, former chairman of both the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Resolution Trust Corporation, stated, "The banking problems of the ’80s and ’90s came primarily, but not exclusively, from unsound real estate lending."

This publication provides a unique perspective on the unfolding S&L crisis and the federal government’s response. There are materials on the various causes, including deregulation, congressional attempts to "band aid" the "festering" S&L problem, and federal efforts to prop-up failing S&Ls, implementation of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, federal seizure and liquidation of insolvent thrifts, prosecution of S&L management for fraudulent lending practices, and congressional support for a bailout.

This publication encompasses the recently declassified/released records from two manuscript collections: the Savings and Loan Crisis and Savings and Loan Crisis: Richard Breeden Records. These documents are not available in any other online or microfilm product.

The Savings and Loan Crisis collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, studies, analyses, testimony, talking points and news clippings from the White House and various staff offices and agencies. A sampling of the various records includes—

• White House Office of Records Management Subject Files on Legislative Leadership Meetings

• White Office of Cabinet Affairs files on S&L deregulation; HR535; Schumer Amendments; "Toward a Safer America—Attacking Savings and Loan Institution Fraud"; and the S&L Strategy Group.

• White House Counsels Office files: banking and Savings and Loans; Lincoln Savings & Loan and the Keating 5; Executive Privilege and Will Ball; Savings and Loan Crime Bill.

• White House Office of Legislative Affairs files on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Meeting - Economic Policy Committee and Task Force on the Thrift Industry; Office of Thrift Supervision Directory; Bipartisan efforts on Savings and Loan crisis.

• White House Office of Policy Development files on S&L failures and the James Pinkerton Files on the Savings and Loan Ceremony.

• White House Office of Public Liaison files of Leigh Ann Metzger and the Public Liaison Files on the Savings and Loan Bailout.

• Bush Vice Presidential Records: White House Staff and Office Files on Task Force on Regulatory Relief; Thrift Portfolio Test, Powers, and Regulation; and the National Savings and Loan League.

• Office of Consumer Affairs: federal records on Savings & Loan Rescue; the Thrift Bill, 1989; and the Office of Thrift Supervision.

The second collection, Savings and Loan Crisis: Richard Breeden Records, contains congressional, lender, and constituent correspondence together with White House and Administration memoranda concerning the Thrift Restructuring Bill, QTL (qualified thrift lender test), background on banking problems, Congressional testimony, and credit union and thrift industry views on S&L restructuring. Subject File FG134 (Federal Home Loan Bank Board) contains information of resignations and appointments to the federal Home Loan Bank Board, Freddie Mac Board, and Housing Finance Board, proposed S&L bailout plans, Congressional testimony concerning S&L’s, and Congressional correspondence concerning appointments and oversight of various financial boards.

Publisher’s Note: This collection comprises the FOIA Requests 1999-0550-F and 1998-0356-F, filed by the George H.W. Bush Library. All available documents, including those subsequently-opened and interfiled at the time of scanning, have been included. There are a very small number of individual documents that remain classified or unprocessed. "Document Withdrawal/Redaction Sheets" have been included in this collection. These withdrawal/redaction sheets itemize documents that have been withdrawn due to either national security or privacy restrictions, by the staff of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Coverage
1989-1993
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30690
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