RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet
From the American Economic Association, a guide to resources on the web in the field of Economics. Links are categorized under sections such as data, news media, mailing lists & forums, and more.
IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research
From the University of Connecticut Department of Economics, a website providing access to open-source documents (reports, articles, book chapters) on topics related to Economics and Finance. A "detailed search" is available, allowing users to limit their search to certain material types, use boolean operators, or search within a particular field. The site even indexes economic-related software. Any content is accessed through remote sites.
Library of Economics and Liberty
From Liberty Fund, Inc. (an educational foundation), this website features a wealth of content, including essays, articles, encyclopedia entries, and landmark works on topics related to markets and economics. Among the original content, users will find blogs, podcasts, and reading lists for students. The full-text of the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics is also available from the site.
New England Public Policy Center
From the Federal Reseve Banik of Boston, a website offering original content discussing topics related to the economic environment of the region. A search box in the top right indexes working papers, briefs, and other reports. Educational resources include online learning activites, listings of teacher workshops, as well as tours and speaker services.
From Orley Amos, Professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University, a website offering accessible content on topics in the field of Economics.
WebEc: World Wide Web Resources in Economics
From the University of Helsinki, a comprehensive index to web resources in economics.
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Congressional Budget Office
Provides federal budget and national economic projections, as well as research and analysis related to aspects of both.
World Economic Outlook Reports
Published by the International Monetary Fund, these semi-annual reports present analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups, and in selected individual countries. Policy issues, as well as developments and prospects are discussed.
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Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History
Detailed, scholarly entries provide information on numerous aspects of world economic history. Articles include bibliographies for further reading.
ERN History of Economics eJournal
From the History of Economics Society, a journal featuring papers related to history of economics.
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Board of Governors of the Federal
Links to reports, legal documents, research, and data compiled by the Federal Reserve System. Also, see the Beige Book. (http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/beigebook/default.htm) a report including anecdotal information and context on the current economic condition. The report discusses the health of manufacturing, real estate, consumer spending, and more for particular regions of the U.S.
FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
The FDIC ensures bank deposits, examining and supervising financial instititutions. Their website features analysis on the banking industry, income statements and balance sheets for banks, along with historical data back to 1934.
U.S Department of the Treasury
The website of the Treasury offers documents on current policy and history of financial markets, taxes, currency, and more. A link to the "Press Center" provides access to documents related to the latest developments with the U.S. economy, including webcasts, audio, images, and speeches.
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
The website of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco offers user-friendly information the the economy and finances nationally. The "Economic Research" section includes reports and articles on the latest economic developments. The "Educational Resources" section offers teacher and student resources including curriculum materials, an online answer function (Ask Dr. Econ), games, and videos.
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Citizens for Tax Justice
Non-profit, non-partisan research and advocacy group with a focus on tax fairness for middle and low income families. The site provides research, analysis, statistics and opinion in regards to issues of federal, state and local taxation.
Provides staff written news releases, commentary and special reports, as well as research data on various issues of tax policy, at both a federal and state level.
Tax History Project
Primary documents, research data, and essays provide historical context for American tax policy.
Statistics on income and taxation based on the tax returns of individuals, businesses, and tax-exempt organizations. Produced by the Internal Revenue Service.
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From the online periodical Financial Trend Forecaster, a website presenting articles and data on the U.S. financial market. Includes links to current inflation rates, predictions for future inflation. and the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) data from 1913 to the present.
Note: Though easier to navigate than the Bureau of Labor Statistics site (below), the BLS provides greater depth and detail regarding consumer prices.
From the Economics and Statistics Administration, a convenient site that offers the very latest U.S. statistical indicators such as GDP, Residential Sales, Sales of U.S. Merchant Wholesalers and more. The site will link out to other sites' press releases and updated pages.
Economic Report of the President
Annual report of U.S. economic performance provided to the Congress from the President. Provides information and analysis of numerous facets of the American economy. Browse the current report as well as past issues, or keyword search individual reports from 1996-2002.
FRED: Federal Reserve Economic
From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. National time series on money supply, interest rates, prices, and gross domestic product.
of the United States
From the US Bureau of the Census, the Statistical Abstract provided summary data on economic and social topics. This publication ceased in 2011.
US Bureau of Labor Statistics
National and regional data on labor force, unemployment, productivity, and price indexes. See the Economy at a Glance (http://www.bls.gov/eag/home.htm) website from the bureau, offering easily accessible, navigable statistics on major issues by a state-by-state map.
US Bureau of Economic Analysis
Provides data on national accounts, foreign trade and investment, as well as state data on gross state product and personal income.
US Bureau of the Census
National and regional data on population, housing, employment, and production.
US Federal Reserve Board: Releases and Historical Data
Data on money supply, interest rates, and foreign exchange.
US Office of Trade and Economic Analysis
Data on foreign trade by product and country, as well as exports by state and metro area of origin.
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Foreign Exchange Rates (Weekly)
From the US Federal Reserve System. Weekly rates in US dollars for 32 major currencies, 1971 to date.
Exporter Dynamics Database
A database from the World Bank featuring data listing characteristics on export from developing countries, including destinations, export values, share of new products, and more.
Open Knowledge Repository
From the World Bank, an open source collection of reports, journals, and working papers. The content can be browsed by collection and topic, or searched by keyword.
Foreign Labor Statistics
From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. A compilation of data from foreign government sources, covering 17 major countries. Data may include price indexes, average wages, and labor costs, but coverage differs by country.
From Michigan State University, this website provides a wealth of information on international business and finance. Resources include market risk data comparing countries, market potential indicators, a glossary of terms, and teaching resources for professionals researching and teaching financial economics.
From the US Energy Information Agency. Data on production and use of energy in major producing and consuming countries.
Producers and Publishers
From Statistics Finland. A directory of national and international agencies providing economic and social statistics on the Web. Use the links in the left-hand toolbar to select a continent, and then a site for the country. Not all sites have English text.
Penn World Tables 5.6
From the National Bureau of Economic Research. Data on 28 national economic measures for 150 countries, covering 1950- 2007. Useful for statistical studies of economic change.
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