Monthly Archives: March, 2010

Political Slant of Daily US Newspapers

Political Slant of Daily US Newspapers is a unique data set based on the comparison of 434 newspapers use of key phrases with the use of those phrases by Congressional Republicans and Democrats.  The data files contain the full detail on the counts of each of these phrases by source.

Housing Affordability

The Housing Affordability Data System (HADS) is available from ICPSR covering the time period 1985 to 2004.  This data is drawn from the American Housing Survey and measures the affordability of housing units and the housing cost burdens of households, relative to area median incomes, poverty level incomes, and Fair Market Rents. The purpose of these datasets is to provide housing analysts with consistent measures of affordability and burdens over a long period.

Consumer Expenditure Survey

The 2008 Consumer Expenditure Survey detailed files from the Bureau of Labor Statistics are available via ICPSR.

The ongoing Consumer Expenditure Survey (CES) provides a continuous flow of information on the buying habits of American consumers and also furnishes data to support periodic revisions of the Consumer Price Index.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (2009, 2008 and 2007) reports use of illegal drugs, nonmedical use of prescription drugs, and alcohol and tobacco. Demographic information and substance abuse treatment history are also reported.

This survey is part of SAMHDA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive)

The survey was formerly titled the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse.


Journal Ranking for the Ambitious Economist

Journal Ranking for the Ambitious Economist

The authors devise an “ambition-adjusted” journal ranking based on citations from a short list of top general-interest journals in economics. Underlying this ranking is the notion that an ambitious economist wishes to be acknowledged not only in the highest reaches of the profession, but also outside his or her subfield.