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February 2015

When the wheels on the bus stop going round and round: occupational injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in public transportation

Gina F. Dowdell

In 2013, an estimated 5,780 state and local government transit and intercity bus drivers were injured on the job due to daily occupational hazards from weather, traffic, aging infrastructure, and violence.

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Book Reviews

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The economy: applying theory to reality

Ronald Johnson

Author Roger A. Farmer describes the history of economic theory and what we can learn from it.

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Beyond BLS

Left versus right: the impact of handedness on future earnings

Graham Boone

An economist finds that lefties earn less than righties and attributes the shortfall to genetic or childrearing differences.

How knowledge spillover contributes to economic growth in metro areas

Ann Norris

An economist asserts that the exchange of knowledge helps cities grow technologically and economically.

An African growth miracle?

James J. Gyenes

An economist explains why the sub-Saharan African economy is unlikely to follow a high-growth scenario.

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