American Economic Association
(AEAweb) - Encourages economic research, especially the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life. Approximately
22,000 economists are members and 5,500 institutes subscribe.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Features
details of interest to librarians about the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Includes a list of programs funded through ARRA that
could benefit libraries, such as broadband programs, the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, Senior Community Service Employment Program, and Rural
Community Facilities Program. Also includes material on grants, how to advocate for funding, state-by-state funding impacts, and other aspects
of ARRA. From the American Library Association (ALA).
Bailout Breakdown - U.S. financial bailout tracker, who's getting
how much from government bailout. Provided by AP.
Basic Income European Network (BIEN) - Workigng for basic income (i.e. a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement) and to foster informed discussion on this topic throughout Europe.
Beige Book - Commonly known as the Beige Book,
this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in
its district through reports from bank and branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources.
The Beige Book summarizes this information by district and sector.
Billion Prices Project @ MIT - An academic initiative that uses prices collected from hundreds of online retailers
around the world on a daily basis to conduct economic research.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) - BEA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Along with the Census Bureau and STAT-USA, BEA is part of the Department's Economics and Statistics Administration. BEA is
one of the world's leading statistical agencies. Although it is a relatively small agency, BEA produces some of the most closely watched
economic statistics that influence the decisions made by government officials, business people, households, and individuals. BEA's economic
statistics, which provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy, are key ingredients in critical decisions affecting monetary policy,
tax and budget projections, and business investment plans. The cornerstone of BEA's statistics is the national income and product accounts
(NIPAs), which feature the estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) and related measures.
Capital Economics - One
of the leading independent macroeconomic research consultancies in the world, providing research on the US, Europe, Asia and the UK,
and on the property sector.
Census Bureau Economic Briefing Room - A overall view of the latest
economic indicators presented by the Census Bureau along with Economic Indicator Calendar and Census Bureau Economic Programs.
Center for American Progress: Economy - A basic guide to all your questions
about the economic downturn and the recovery and reinvestment plans in Congress from the Center for American Progress.
Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) - Provides services for its researchers and for
the users of its research. CEPR's research is conducted by a network of over 500 researchers who retain their academic bases. The Centre helps
its Fellows and Affiliates develop and obtain funding for research, administer and execute these projects and disseminate the results
of the research.
Center for Popular Economics - A non-profit collective of over 80 economists from a wide range
of economic perspectives and with an even wider range of expertise, all dedicated to building a just, sustainable and viable economy. Its programs
and publications demystify the economy and put useful economic tools in the hands of people fighting for social and economic justice.
Centre for International Economics - A private company operating out of Canberra and Sydney,
Australia. It undertakes economic analyses for industry, corporations, government, international agencies, and individuals around the world.
CESifo Group - Consisting of the Center for Economic Studies (CES), the Ifo
Institute for Economic Research and the CESifo GmbH (Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research), CESifo Group combines
the theoretically oriented economic research of the university with the empirical work of a leading economic research institute and places this
combination in an international environment. ervices of the CESifo Group range from internationally established service products, such as the Ifo
Business Climate Index, to internationally acclaimed research, the promotion of junior researchers and the numerous, widely publicised contributions to policy debate at the national and European levels.
Choosing Our Fiscal Future - Released in January 2010, the report Choosing the Nation's Fiscal Future was the culmination
of two years of effort by the National Academy of Public Administration and the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy
of Sciences, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Composed of experts who represented a diversity of disciplines,
a wealth of experience, and a wide range of political and policy views, the Committee volunteered its time to produce an extraordinary body
of work. (View a complete list of the Committee Members.) The report not only lays out the consequences of inaction,
but also shows a variety of paths toward a sustainable fiscal future for America. In addition, it provides a set of practical tests that can be applied
to assess the fiscal prudence of federal budget proposals.
CIA World Factbook - Country profiles provide
information on geography, people, economy, government, communications, transportation, military and transnational issues.
Citations in Economics - Provides citation analysis for documents distributed on the RePEc,
a distributed digital library of research documents in economics.
Concise Encyclopedia of Economics (CEE) - Features easy-to-read articles by over 150 top economists, including Nobel Prize winners, over 80 biographies of famous economists, and many tables and charts illustrating economics in action.
Credit Suisse Research Institute -
Provides in-depth analysis of fundamental social, economic, scientific, environmental and demographic trends that are expected to impact global markets
in the future.
Economic History Society (EHS) - Supports reseach and teaching in economic and social history
through publications, including its Economic History Review and a range of textbooks and study packs, through conferences and workshops,
through the finance of research fellowships and research grants, and through bursaries and prizes for younger scholars.
Economic Indicators (GPO Access) - Available from April 1995 forward,
this monthly compilation is prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisors and
provides economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and federal finance.
Economic Information Systems (EIS) - Provides free analysis of economic conditions and trends
for the nation, all 50 states, and 60 metro areas, with data and charts that may be downloaded for use in your reports.
EconomicScenarios - Provides economic analysis and strategic thinking re the future
outcomes of various theoretical and projected events.
Economist, The - Authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business,
finance, science and technology.
Economist Group, The - Leading source of analysis on international business and world
affairs: Economist, EIU, ViewsWire, Roll Call, Traffic World, PIERS, Treasury and Risk Management, European Voice and more.
Economy - A division of Moody's Analytics, is a leading independent provider of economic
analysis, data, and forecasting and credit risk services. Its worldwide client base includes the largest commercial and investment banks, insurance
companies, financial services firms, mutual funds, governments at all levels, regulators, manufacturers, utilities, and industrial and technology
EconPapers - Provides access to RePEc, the worlds
largest collection of on-line economics working papers, journal articles and software.
EDIRC - Index to economics departments, institutes and research centers around the
EH.Net - Economic history and history of economics resources. Provides several free electronic discussion
lists promoting communication among scholars and students in business history, economic history, the history of economics, and related fields.
EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History - Designed to provide students and laymen with high quality reference articles in the field. Articles for the Online Encyclopedia are written by experts, screened by a group of authorities, and carefully edited.
Issue Area: Economy - Weekly analysis of the economic reporting in the New York Times and the Washington Post. These papers
are extremely influential in shaping the national debate on economic issues, so errors and bias in their reporting have serious consequences.
Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER) - A project of the Center for Economic
Documents Digitization (CEDD) at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Center seeks to preserve and provide access
to the nation's economic history through digitization of original documents. The FRASER project is an important contribution to the long-standing
mission of the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: to provide timely and convenient data to scholars, analysts,
students, and interested observers of the U.S. economy.
Fitch Ratings - A leading global rating agency committed to providing the world's credit
markets with accurate, timely and prospective credit opinions.
Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) - Scope of research and advocacy areas include
fiscal, monetary, debt; multilateral financial institutions, monopolies and their regulation; access, delivery, and regulation of public utilities
and social services; development and regulation of trade and finance; and public policies on labor and work.
FreeLunch - Access to over 1,000,000 economic and financial data series.
G8 Information Center - G7-8 background
information and all documentation arising from G7-8 summit meetings: delegations;
communiques; political declarations; other official releases; documents released by national delegations at summits; transcripts of summit news conferences. Scholarly
articles and bibliographies about the G7-8 process, produced by members of the G8 Research Group at the University
of Toronto, and others.
Galbraith, James K. - Author of The Predator State:
How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too (2008). He is the author of Balancing Acts: Technology, Finance
and the American Future (1989) and Created Unequal: The Crisis in American Pay (1998), Inequality and Industrial Change: A Global
View (Cambridge University Press, 2001). He has co-authored two textbooks, The Economic Problem with the late Robert L. Heilbroner and Macroeconomics with William
Government Debt - Government debt (also known as public debt or national
debt) is money (or credit) owed by any level of government; either central government, federal government, municipal government or local government.
The annual government deficit, however, refers to the difference between government receipts and spending.
Hoover Institution: International Monetary
Fund (IMF) - Information and analyis of the IMF and its role in the world economy. Many articles from the Hoover Institution Press'
publication The International Monetary Fund -- Financial Medic to the World? A Primer on Mission, Operations, and Public Policy Issues can
also be found on this website.
IDEAS - Internet Documents in Economics
Access Service, a service providing information about working papers to the economics profession. Over 1,400,000 items of research can be browsed or searched, and over 1,300,000 can be downloaded in full text.
Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) - A research institute founded by Gunnar
Myrdal with financial support from the Swedish government. Three areas of research dominate the work of the IIES: macroeconomic analysis
of open economies; foreign trade; and general economic theory and methodology.
International Debt Statistics - World Bank Group page focusing on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies (data from Quarterly External Debt Statistics and Quarterly Public Sector Debt databases). Includes over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2013, for most reporting countries, and pipeline data for scheduled debt service payments on existing commitments to 2021.
International Economics Study Center - The main feature of this site is an international trade textbook.
Also: links to current international trade news stories and a section devoted to fairness issues in international trade.
Joseph E. Stiglitz -
University professor teaching at the Columbia Business School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Department of Economics)
and the School of International and Public Affairs.
LogEc - Access statistics for RePEc, the world's largest
collection of online economics working papers, journal articles and software.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) - One of the foremost social
science universities in the world. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology,
anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has an outstanding
reputation for academic excellence. LSE has 16 Nobel prize winners.
London School of Economics: Library - The world's largest library devoted exclusively
to the social sciences. Holdings are particularly rich in economics, statistics, political science and public administration.
Ludwig von Mises Institute - Research and educational center of classical liberalism, libertarian
political theory, and the Austrian School of economics.
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) - Founded in 1920, the NBER is a private,
nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed
to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. Also see NBER
National Flood insurance Program - Aims to reduce the impact of flooding on U.S. private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations.
New Economics Papers (NEP) - An announcement service which filters information on new additions
to RePEc into edited reports. The goal is to provide subscribers with up-to-date information to the research literature.
New Economist - New economic research, data, events and analysis from a London-based
New Rules Project - Builds community by supporting humanly scaled politics and economics. The
new rules call for: 1) Decisions made by those who will feel the impact of those decisions. 2) Communities accepting responsibility for the welfare
of their members and for the next generation. 3) Households and communities possessing or owning sufficient productive capacity to generate real
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD) - For more than 40 years, OECD has been one of the world's largest and most reliable sources of comparable
statistics and economic and social data. As well as collecting data, OECD monitors trends, analyses and forecasts economic
developments and researches social changes or evolving patterns in trade, environment, agriculture, technology, taxation and more.
Federal Housing Finance Agency - OFHEO's mission is to promote housing and a strong national
housing finance system by ensuring the safety and soundness of Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association) and Freddie Mac (Federal
Home Loan Mortgage Corporation).
Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) - The Institute's staff of about 50 includes
more than two dozen senior fellows, who are widely viewed as one of the top groups of economists at any research center. Its agenda emphasizes global
macroeconomic topics, international money and finance, trade and related social issues, energy and the environment, investment, and domestic adjustment
policies. Current priority is attached to the global financial and economic crisis, globalization (including its financial aspects) and the backlash
against it, international trade imbalances and currency relationships, the creation of an international regime to address global warming and especially
its trade dimension.
Policy Library - Places public policy knowledge in the public domain. Its aim is to contribute
to public understanding of social, economic and political questions through research, dissemination and publication. Public, economic, social, and
foreign policy research and analysis.
Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) - A leading source of research and policy initiatives on
issues of globalization, unemployment, financial market instability, central bank policy, living wages and decent work, and the economics of peace,
development, and the environment.
Progressive Economics Forum - Aims to promote the development of a progressive
economics community in Canada. The PEF brings together over 125 progressive economists, working in universities, the labour movement, and
activist research organizations.
RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) - A collaborative effort of over 100 volunteers in 30 countries
to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and
Resources for Economists (RFE) - This guide is sponsored by the American
Economic Association. It lists 1,357 resources in 94 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and
practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all resources are also described.
Shadow Government Statistics - John Williams's Shadow Government Statistics is
an electronic newsletter that exposes and analyzes the flaws in current U.S. government economic data and reporting, as well as in certain private-sector
numbers, and provides an assessment of underlying economic conditions.
Standard & Poor's - A leading global provider of investment data, valuation,
analysis and opinions.
State Economic Stimulus
Plans - This chart, from 2009, shows U.S. state-level stimulus plans proposed "in response to the current economic recession." The table includes
a description of each stimulus plan (many for infrastructure improvements), and, where available the proposed spending amount. From the National
Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Urban Institute - A nonpartisan economic and social policy research oorganization. The Urban
Institute measures effects, compares options, shows which stakeholders get the most and least, tests conventional wisdom, reveals trends,
and makes costs, benefits, and risks explicit.
WebEc - WebEc and RFE comprise
the WWW Virtual Library in economics.
World Economics - Analysis, insight and data relating to questions of importance in understanding the world economy.
World Top Incomes Database - Information on top incomes using tax data, distribution
of earnings, and distribution of wealth. Around forty-five further countries are under study.
World Trade Organization (WTO) - Global international organization dealing with the rules of trade
between nations. At its center are WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their
World Weath and Income Database (WID) - Provides access to an extensive database on the historical evolution of the world distribution of income and wealth, both within countries and between countries.
WTO/GATT Research - World Trade Organization and General Agreement
Trade and Tariff (GATT) information and research resources provided by Jeanne Rehberg, a reference librarian for international and
foreign law at New York University School of Law Library.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science
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