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International Student Mobility Trends 2015: An Economic Perspective

Ortiz, Alejandro and Chang, Li and Yuanyuan (Rebecca) Fang, International Student Mobility Trends 2015: An Economic Perspective (February 2, 2015). World Education News & Reviews, February 2015. Available for download at SSRN:

International students contributed almost $27 billion dollars to the U.S. economy in 2014. The growth has been driven largely by students from upper-middle-income economies and countries with large national scholarship programs, which marks a significant shift from before the 2008 financial crisis. The purpose of this article is to reflect on the economic impact these new mobility trends and drivers are having on host countries at the national, local, and institutional levels. We first compare enrollments of international students in the top four English-speaking host countries (the U.S., UK, Australia, and Canada), before looking in more depth at the economic contribution of international students to the U.S. economy and select U.S. universities. We conclude with a look at the implications of the economics of student mobility for international enrollment management at U.S. institutions of higher education.”

The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1974–2060

States of Change – The Demographic Evolution of the American Electorate, 1974–2060, Ruy Teixeira, William H. Frey, and Robert Griffin. February 2015. 10 big trends that are transforming America – “Trend 1 of 10: The rise of majority-minority and near-majority-minority states – The scale of race-ethnic transformation in the United States is stunning. In 1980,Continue Reading

Economist – Asia’s mania for “reclaiming” land from the sea spawns mounting problems

Such quantities of sand – The Economist: “The area of land Singapore has taken from the sea is dwarfed by reclamation elsewhere—in Japan and China, for example. Since the 19th century, Japan has reclaimed 25,000 hectares in Tokyo Bay alone. For a planned new city near Shanghai, Nanhui, more than 13,000 hectares have been reclaimed.Continue Reading

How the U.S. Paid for Death and Damage in Afghanistan – Intercept

The Intercept – “An armored vehicle ran over a six-year-old boy’s legs: $11,000. A jingle truck was “blown up by mistake”: $15,000. A controlled detonation broke eight windows in a mosque: $106. A boy drowned in an anti-tank ditch: $1,916. A 10-ton truck ran over a cucumber crop: $180. A helicopter “shot bullets hitting andContinue Reading

Debt Capital Markets Review Managing Underwriters

Full Year 2014 | Debt Capital Markets | Managing Underwriter – Debt Capital Markets Review – Thomson Reuters “GLOBAL DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS ACTIVITY UP 2% – Overall global debt capital markets activity totaled US$5.7 trillion during full year 2014, an uptick of 2% compared to 2013 and the strongest annual period for global debt capitalContinue Reading

The FDIC has consolidated a number of resources relating to the Volcker Final Rule

“The FDIC has consolidated a number of resources relating to the Final Rule – Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds, otherwise known as the “Volcker Rule”.  On December 10, 2013 the FDIC Board of Directors approved the Volcker Rule. This webpage willContinue Reading

A Guide to the Supreme Court Argument in King v. Burwell

Kaiser Family Foundation – “On March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the availability of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) premium subsidies in states with a Federally-run Marketplace (including states with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and states with a Partnership Marketplace). In addition to expandingContinue Reading

Speech – Remarks at the 2015 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum

February 27, 2015 William C. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer. Remarks at the 2015 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum, New York City. Remarks [snipped] “It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to comment on this year’s Monetary Policy Forum paper, “The Equilibrium Real Federal Funds Rate, Past, Present and Future.”  Let me prefaceContinue Reading

Annual Survey of Manufactures: 2013

Via the Census – “National-level data for manufacturing industry groups and industries at the three-, four-, five- and six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) levels. Provides statistics on employment, payroll, supplemental labor costs, cost of materials consumed, operating expenses, value of shipments, value added by manufacturing, fuels and electric energy used, and inventories. Also provides statisticsContinue Reading

IRS – Identity Protection: Prevention, Detection and Victim Assistance

“Identity theft places a burden on its victims and presents a challenge to businesses, organizations and government agencies, including the IRS. Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen social security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund. The IRS combats tax-related identity theft with an aggressive strategy of prevention, detectionContinue Reading

How Mortgage Finance Affects the Urban Landscape

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Report – How Mortgage Finance Affects the Urban Landscape. February 2015. Number 713. Sewin Chan, Andrew Haughwout, and Joseph Tracy. “This chapter considers the structure of mortgage finance in the U.S., and its role in shaping patterns of homeownership, the nature of the housing stock, and the organization of residential activity.Continue Reading

Climate Change Adaptation by Federal Agencies: An Analysis of Plans and Issues for Congress

Climate Change Adaptation by Federal Agencies: An Analysis of Plans and Issues for Congress. Jane A. Leggett, Coordinator, Specialist in Energy and Environmental Policy. February 23, 2015. “This report reviews current actions (as of January 2015) of selected federal departments and agencies to adapt their own missions, infrastructure, operations, and personnel to projected climate change.Continue Reading