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  1. Public Comment on the CPSC’s Proposed Rule: Safety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws [Download]

    Title: Public Comment on the CPSC’s Proposed Rule: Safety Standard Addressing Blade-Contact Injuries on Table Saws
    Author: Miller, Sofie E.
    Description: The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center improves regulatory policy through research, education, and outreach. As part of its mission, the Center conducts careful and independent analyses to assess rulemaking proposals from the perspective of the public interest. This comment on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s proposed rule establishing performance standards for table saws does not represent the views of any particular affected party or special interest, but is designed to evaluate the effect of CPSC’s proposal on overall consumer welfare. Table saws, a category which includes bench, cabinet, and contractor saws, caused an estimated 54,800 blade-contact injuries in 2015. As a result, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has determined that there is an unnecessary risk of blade injuries from table saws, and is proposing a standard to limit this risk by requiring table saw manufacturers to “meet a performance requirement for table saws that limits the depth of a cut to the specified test probe, upon making contact with the saw blade at an approach rate of 1.0m/s, to 3.5 mm.”
    Keywords: Regulation, Administrative Law, Economic Analysis, Public Interest, Public Policy, Regulatory Studies , Regulatory Policy, Public Comments
    Date Uploaded: 09/13/2017
  2. Homestead Exemptions and Credits: An Examination of an Approach for Tax Expenditure Budgeting [Download]

    Title: Homestead Exemptions and Credits: An Examination of an Approach for Tax Expenditure Budgeting
    Author: Collins, Catherine
    Description: Homestead exemption programs, incorporating exemptions and credits, are by no means the only programs state and local governments use to provide property tax relief to residents. They are, however, the only programs directed at all homeowners who claim the property as their primary residence . Unlike the other residential relief programs, homestead exemptions have no further eligibility criteria. While all states provide some sort of residential relief, as shown in Table 1, only 28 states and the District of Columbia have adopted a homestead exemption program. In each case, however, these states (and D.C.) have also adopted residential relief programs for targeted populations, such as being a senior citizen or a veteran, or having limited income.
    Keywords: Public policy
    Date Uploaded: 01/08/2016
  3. Research Related to the International Baccalaureate: An Annotated Bibliography of 2014 Studies [Download]

    Title: Research Related to the International Baccalaureate: An Annotated Bibliography of 2014 Studies
    Author: Engel, Laura C.
    Description: This report attempts to chronicle the research published on the International Baccalaureate (IB) in 2014. The annotated bibliography is organized into sections by IB programs, geographic regions, and topics to assist the reader in locating the most pertinent or useful resources. Descriptions of the individual pieces of research are meant to provide a brief overview of the content of publications, and in no way represent the whole of the background, methodological considerations or findings found therein. The list is intended to be as inclusive as possible, and no value judgments were made on the validity of the findings or rigor of the studies included in the report.
    Keywords: International Baccalaureate Programs, International Schools, International Education
    Date Uploaded: 12/10/2015
  4. Innovative Data Sources for Regional Economic Research and Analysis: Conference and Symposium Report [Download]

    Title: Innovative Data Sources for Regional Economic Research and Analysis: Conference and Symposium Report
    Author: Reamer, Andrew
    Description:
    Keywords: Public policy
    Date Uploaded: 12/10/2015
  5. Innovative Data Sources for Regional Economic Analysis [Download]

    Title: Innovative Data Sources for Regional Economic Analysis
    Author: Reamer, Andrew
    Description: Recent advances in information technology provide an unprecedented opportunity to collect, organize, analyze, disseminate, and visualize large volumes of data generated from private and public administrative records. In addition, new statistical methods make possible the creation of microdatabases that allow new ways of studying economic behaviors while, when necessary, fully protecting confidentiality. Further, greater policy emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship, clean tech, and other such building blocks of a 21st century economy is leading to new data collection efforts in these realms. A plethora of innovative data sources and tools are emerging from a variety of sources, spanning federal statistical and mission agencies, commercial firms, universities, and nonprofit research organizations. These data sources have the potential to transform our understanding of the phenomena that provide the basis for economic well-being. Improved understanding should lead to better designed, more effective policies and programs for stimulating economic growth.
    Keywords: Public policy
    Date Uploaded: 12/10/2015
  6. Information Resources to Facilitate Middle Skills Workforce Development [Download]

    Title: Information Resources to Facilitate Middle Skills Workforce Development
    Author: Reamer, Andrew
    Description:
    Keywords: Public policy
    Date Uploaded: 12/10/2015
  7. Profiles of U.S. Education and Workforce Data Sources [Download]

    Title: Profiles of U.S. Education and Workforce Data Sources
    Author: Reamer, Andrew
    Description:
    Keywords: Public policy
    Date Uploaded: 12/10/2015
  8. Overview of Private Sources of Workforce Data [Download]

    Title: Overview of Private Sources of Workforce Data
    Author: Poole, Ken
    Description: During the past few months, CREC has gathered data about several private sector data providers that could have some value to the education and workforce system. These data sources offer unique approaches to understanding educational attainment and workforce progress. The data sources were identified based on our experience with education and workforce agencies as well as based on primary research. The list of vendors, including both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, is designed to be illustrative of how the private sector is responding to the increased demand for data that could be used by policymakers.
    Keywords: Public policy
    Date Uploaded: 11/30/2015
  9. Using Real-time Labor Market Information on a Nationwide Scale [Download]

    Title: Using Real-time Labor Market Information on a Nationwide Scale
    Author: Reamer, Andrew
    Description: This brief examines the potential and limitations of real-time LMI for federal agencies and national trade associations. It finds that real-time LMI offers potential benefits for five activities conducted by these organizations: > Labor market research; > Preparing occupational profiles; > Statistical modeling; > Managing grant programs; and > Delivering constituent services.
    Keywords: Public policy
    Date Uploaded: 11/12/2015