Beyond Capitalism: Leland Stanford's Forgotten Vision - Leland Stanford was the prototypical "Robber Baron", one of the "Big Four" founders of the Central Pacific Railroad, who by the mid 19th Century had amassed a fortune of many millions of dollars. Yet during the final decade of his life, Leland Stanford was possessed by the vision of an American industrial system owned not by tycoons like himself, but by its workers.
Economic Policy Institute (EPI) - A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.
Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) - Through the FRED database, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis provides consumers, students, economists and financial institutions around the world with economic and financial information in an easy-to-use format.
Global Trade Watch (GTW) - GTW's mission is to ensure that in this era of globalization, a majority have the opportunity to enjoy economic security, a clean environment, safe food, medicines and products, access to quality affordable services such as health care and the exercise of democratic decision-making about the matters that affect their lives.
Hoover Institution - Stanford University public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy - both domestic and foreign - as well as international affairs.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) - An international organization of 182 member countries, established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements.
CISDOC - Occupational Safety and Health database - Bibliographic database contains about 70,000 citations of documents that deal with occupational accidents and diseases as well as ways of preventing them. The types of documents are: laws and regulations, data sheets, training material, articles from periodical publications, books and standards.
EPLex - Employment protection legislation database - Contains information on the employment termination laws of some 85 countries. The information is broken down to cover more than 50 variables addressing all the key topics of employment protection legislation. The database is updated annually to facilitate the analysis of impacts and trends over time by theme and by country.
Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) - Published every two years since 1999, the KILM is a collection of 20 key indicators of the labour market, ranging from employment and variables relating to employment (status, sector, hours, etc.) to education, wages and compensation costs, labour productivity and working poverty.
Labordoc - The ILO Library's database, contains references and full text access to the world's literature on the world of work.
Labour Force Surveys - Compiles web sites which contain data from national statistical agencies, the ILO and other sources. Includes links to source web sites and references to print publications available in the ILO Library.
LABORSTA - database of labour statistics - Covers official core labour statistics and estimates for over 200 countries since 1969. Also provides methodological descriptions of main national statistical sources.
Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (IPEC-SIMPOC) - Provides access to a comprehensive compendium of child labour statistics and methodological guidance material. Processed child labour data can be accessed in the form of national child labour survey reports, statistical country-briefs and other resources derived from household-based SIMPOC surveys. A large number of micro-datasets are also available.
New Political Economy - Journal seeking to represent the terrain of political economy scholarship across different disciplines, emphasising original and innovative work which explores new approaches and methodologies, and addresses core debates and issues of historical and contemporary relevance.
PolEcon - Analysis and commentary with a political economy slant.
Maintained by Paul Kellogg, a teacher, researcher and writer at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada.
Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) - An independent unit of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with close ties to the Department of Economics, seeking to focus public economics debate on human and ecological welfare.
Research on Money and Finance - A network of political economists that have a track record in researching money and finance. Focusing on the rise of financialisation and the resulting intensification of crises, RMF aims to generate analytical work on the development of the monetary and the financial system in recent years.
Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI) - Challenges associated with migration, climate change, the depletion of resources, aging societies and new security risks demand sound policies and rapid adaptation on the part of state leadership. But how capable are OECD democracies in responding to these challenges? And just how sustainable are these responses? Employing both qualitative and quantitative research methods, the Sustainable Governance Indicators identify effective policy-making strategies throughout the OECD, with printed and online reports aimed at interested citizens, the media and policy practitioners alike.
International Finance Corporation (IFC) - Fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments.
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 and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 150,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.