Resources for Current Students

The following is a list of on-line sites that will help you find current and historical economic data.

Please let us know of any dead links here.

 

EXHAUSTIVE LISTS OF LINKS TO ECONOMICS SITES

Dr. T's Econlinks - a complete list of economic internet sites
Resources for Economists on the Internet -another complete list of sites
Economics Search- a good place to begin an internet search
Inomics- another search engine with a job page
Internet Public Library - reference library on all aspects of economics
New York Times Business sites - links to business and economics sites used by the NYT
 

CURRENT ECONOMIC INFORMATION

The Dismal Scientist - great site for current perspectives on the economy
Economics Mining Co. -many interesting current event articles
The Economist Magazine -the standard in economic information
Paul Krugman's Current Events Web Site -the foremost macroeconomic commentator going
Economic Report to the President-the most current economic data
Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economic Network - web site by prof. economist with lots of current economic and financial data
CPI Calculation Machine - interactive site calculates changes in prices and discussed how the CPI is calculated
 

HISTORICAL AND GOVERNMENT DATA

Economic Graph Maker- great place for charts and graphs
Gvt. Information Sharing Project- nice place to begin when searching for gvt. data
Federal statistics- another nice place to begin when searching for gvt. data
Bureau of Economic Analysis - issues survey of current business (dept. of commerence)
White House briefing room -current press releases
US Census Bureau - census data and lots of it
Bureau of Labor Statistics -specializing in macro data
U.S. Department of Labor - information about labor laws, trends, and labor data
Social Security Administration -social security data
CIA Publications - big providers of international data
Energy Information Administration - energy information
 

FEDERAL RESERVE AND MONETARY DATA

Board of Govenors of the Federal Reserve - links to all 12 Fed banks
New York Federal Reserve - principle Federal reserve banks
Federal Reserve Board (FRED) Database - excellent source for historical monetary data
Current Conditions in the 12 Federal Reserve Districts (Beige Book) - current economic information on regions in the U.S.
Central Banks of the World - Web site for referencing information on all the central banks of the world
   

FISCAL POLICY AND FEDERAL BUDGET  

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - budget think-tank
Public Debt - data on U.S. debt
Tax Wire - forum on tax related issues
U.S. Treasury - gvt. internet site
    

FINANCIAL DATA

Citibank Site - some of this site is pay-per-use
CNN Financial Network - lots of free financial information
Quicken Financial Network- much of this is pay-per-use
   

INTERNATIONAL DATA

Penn World Data Tables - great site for getting international macro data
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - data and information on economic development
International Trade Administration - U.S. international trade data
Institute for International Economics - research institute devoted to economic policy
Global Financial Crisis Homepage - excellent site to get data on current economic crises, especially the Asian financial crisis
International Monetary Fund - current information regarding the IMF
World Trade Organization - WTO facilitates international trade among its members
European Union - a look at the EU and EU-US relations
North American Free Trade Association - homepage of NAFTA
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - UNCTAD homepage
Sustainable Development Organization - think tank for sustainable development
World Policy Institute - organization that focuses on core international policy issues
 

BUSINESS CYCLE DATA

Business Cycle Indicators - 256 data series used as business cycle indicators
Economic Cycle Research Institute - business cycle forecasting institute
     

INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY DATA

Survey of U.S. Families - cross-sectional survey data
General Social Survey - social and economic data
Insitute for Research on Poverty - data on income distribution and poverty
 

VARIOUS DATABASES OF INTEREST

Data Surfing - links to various social science databases
Dr. B's WWW Data - data by various topic
Econometrics Databases - exhaustive list of databases at UC Berkley
Statistical Resources on Web - list of databases at U of Michigan
 

ECONOMIC ORGANIZATIONS

Job Openings for Economists - place to begin to look for a job in economics
National Bureau of Economic Research Home Page - premier economics research organization
    

CURRENT ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Economics Working Paper Archive - on-line site to download free research
Econbase- Economic Journals Search - search Elsevier publishing's journals
Economics Journals on the Web - another site to look for current working papers
Social Science Research Network - current research across all of the social sciences
   

ECONOMIC EDUCATION

Amos World- economic education web site
Fairmodel- a site that contains a large-scale macro model for analysis
MBA Lectures in Macro - Roubini and Backus lectures at NYU