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RESOURCES FOR ECONOMISTS ON THE INTERNET
ISSN 1081-4248

Vol. 4, No. 2

September, 1999


Editor: Bill Goffe
Dept. of Economics and International Business
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
<Bill....@usm.edu>

Editorial Assistant: Elise Braden
Journal of Economic Literature
4615 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
<el...@econlit.org>


This guide, sponsored by the American Economic Association, lists
more than 1,000 resources on the Internet of interest to academic and
practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all
resources are also described.

In selecting these resources, we exercise some editorial judgment and
select items that either offer a substantial amount of information,
or are specialized to a specific area. A particularly good place to
look for a broader array of business and economic resources is WebEc
<http://www.helsinki.fi/WebEc/>.

We would like to thank two people in particular for constant help
with this guide. The first is Bob Parks <bpa...@wuecona.wustl.edu> of
Washington University in St. Louis. He runs the most widely used web
site for RFE and has continually helped in many different and
valuable ways. Second we would like to thank Colin Kuskie
<cku...@teleport.com> for the set of Perl scripts he wrote for this
project (they translate the "source" of this guide into the HTML you
are reading). He did an excellent job and is highly recommended for
Perl contract programming.

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For distribution via Usenet, this FAQ is split into 20 parts as large
files don't travel well on Usenet. The Table of Contents below shows
the contents of each part.

For other locations of this guide, see the section titled "1.5 Where to
Obtain This Guide" in part 2.

----------------------------- Part 2 ----------------------------------

1.0 Introduction
1.1 Copyright
1.2 Format and Display Conventions
1.3 Suggestions Solicited
1.4 Internet Talks and Demos
1.5 Where to Obtain This Guide
1.6 Acknowledgements

----------------------------- Part 3 ----------------------------------

2.0 Data
2.1.0 U.S. Macro and Regional Data
2.1.1 Economic Indicators 104th Congress
+ 2.1.2 Economic-Indicators.com
2.1.3 Economic Statistics Briefing Room (ESBR)
2.1.4 Econ Data & Links
2.1.5 Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
2.1.6 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
2.1.7 Conference Board
2.1.8 Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
2.1.9 Federal Budget for the Fiscal Year 2000
2.1.10 Survey of Consumers from the Univ. of Michigan
2.1.11 Council of Economic Advisors (CEA)
2.1.12 Economic Report of the President: 1999
2.1.13 Economic Reports of the President: 1996-1999
2.1.14 Economic Reports of the President: 1992-94
2.1.15 EconData
2.1.16 Economic Information Systems
2.1.17 Economagic
2.1.18 FRB of St. Louis
2.1.19 Haver Analytics
2.1.20 STAT-USA
2.1.21 National Income and Product Accounts (Univ. of Virginia)
2.1.22 NBER's Macro-Historical Database
2.1.23 USinfostore.com
2.1.24 County and City Databooks
2.1.25 EconData
2.1.26 Regional Economic Information System
+ 2.1.27 Dismal.com Economic Calendar
2.1.1.0 Federal Reserve
2.1.1.1 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
2.1.1.2 FRB of Atlanta
2.1.1.3 FRB of Boston
2.1.1.4 FRB of Chicago
2.1.1.5 FRB of Cleveland
2.1.1.6 FRB of Dallas
2.1.1.7 FRB of Kansas City
2.1.1.8 FRB of Minneapolis
2.1.1.9 FRB of New York
2.1.1.10 FRB of Philadelphia
2.1.1.11 FRB of Richmond
2.1.1.12 FRB of San Francisco
2.1.1.13 FRB of St. Louis

----------------------------- Part 4 ----------------------------------

2.2.0 Other U.S. Data
2.2.1 B&E Data Links
2.2.2 Data on the Net
2.2.3 FEDSTATS
2.2.4 Federal Web Locator
+ 2.2.5 Google -- Uncle Sam
2.2.6 GOVBOT: Database of Government Web Sites
2.2.7 Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social
Research (ICPSR)
2.2.8 National Archives Center for Electronic Records
2.2.9 Statistical Resources on the Web (Univ. of Michigan)
2.2.10 U.S. Census Bureau
2.2.11 Integrated Public Use Microdata Sample (IPUMS)
2.2.12 Summary U.S. Census Info at Missouri Census Data Center
2.2.13 General Social Survey (GSS)
2.2.14 Health and Retirement Study (HRS)
2.2.15 Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD)
2.2.16 National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) Bibliography
2.2.17 Panel Study on Income Dynamics (PSID)
2.2.18 Study of American Families, 1994
2.2.19 Department of the Treasury
2.2.20 Energy Information Administration (EIA)
2.2.21 Energy Resources Board
2.2.22 Datazone: EPI's Labor Market Data
2.2.23 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
2.2.24 Government Information Sharing Project
2.2.25 U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)
2.2.26 Joint Economic Committee: House of Representatives
2.2.27 Joint Economic Committee: U.S. Senate
2.2.28 National Trade Data Bank
2.2.29 National Transportation Statistics
2.2.30 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
2.2.31 Social Security Administration (SSA)
2.2.32 Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC)
2.2.33 USDA Agriculture Economic Research Service
2.2.34 USDA Economics and Statistics System (Cornell Univ.)

----------------------------- Part 5 ----------------------------------

2.3.0 World and Non-U.S. Data
2.3.1 Alta Plana International Economics Gateway
2.3.2 Central Bank Resource Center
2.3.3 Econ. Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the
World (EDIRC): Statistical Offices
2.3.4 Econ. Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the
World (EDIRC): Central Banks and Monetary Authorities
2.3.5 Statistical Data Locators
2.3.6 CIA World Factbook 1998
+ 2.3.7 EIU CountryData
+ 2.3.8 GlobalMetrix
2.3.9 Luxembourg Income Study (LIS)
2.3.10 OANDA
2.3.11 PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service Retrieval Interface
2.3.12 Penn World Tables (Univ. of Toronto)
2.3.13 PRS Online Country Data
2.3.14 Resource Centre for Access to Data on Europe (r·cade)
2.3.15 Asian Development Bank
2.3.16 Eurostat
2.3.17 Inter-American Development Bank
2.3.18 International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC)
2.3.19 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
(OECD)
2.3.20 International Monetary Fund (IMF)
2.3.21 U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
2.3.22 U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
2.3.23 U.N. Statistics Division/DESIPA
2.3.24 World Trade Organization (WTO)
2.3.25 India 1997-98 Budget
+ 2.3.26 Statistics Indonesia
2.3.27 Bank of Japan
2.3.28 Japanese Macro Data
2.3.29 Kokumin Keizai Research Institute
+ 2.3.30 National Statistical Office of Korea
2.3.31 Canadian Industry Statistics
2.3.32 Statistics Canada
2.3.33 Statistics Canada CANSIM
2.3.34 Austrian and Eastern European Economic Data (WIFO)
+ 2.3.35 Hungarian Central Statistical Office
2.3.36 Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)
+ 2.3.37 Statistics Finland
+ 2.3.38 National Institute of Statistical and Economic Studies
2.3.39 Bundesbank
2.3.40 German Federal Statistical Office
2.3.41 Statistik Regional (German Regional Stats)
+ 2.3.42 Statec
2.3.43 Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB)
2.3.44 Netherlands Central Bank
2.3.45 Statistics Netherlands
+ 2.3.46 Statistics Sweden
2.3.47 Bank of England
2.3.48 BizEd Net: CSO Data (U.K.)
2.3.49 ESRC Data Archive
2.3.50 HM Treasury
2.3.51 Manchester Information Datasets and Associated Services
(MIDAS)
+ 2.3.52 Office of National Statistics
2.3.53 Scottish Economic History Database, 1550 - 1780
2.3.54 Israel Central Bureau of Statistics
2.3.55 Praedicta: Israeli Economic Data
2.3.56 Central Bank of Turkey
2.3.57 Australian Bureau of Statistics
2.3.58 New Zealand Treasury
2.3.59 Reserve Bank of New Zealand
2.3.1.0 World Bank
2.3.1.1 World Bank
2.3.1.2 Economic Growth Research
2.3.1.3 Finance & Development
2.3.1.4 Living Standards Measurement (LSMS)
2.4.0 Finance and Financial Markets
2.4.1 Bond Market Association
2.4.2 Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP)
2.4.3 CRSP Data Access and Analysis
2.4.4 Financial Data Finder at Ohio State
2.4.5 Finance Area (Top Services International)
2.4.6 FINWeb
2.4.7 Global Financial Data
2.4.8 Investment FAQ
2.4.9 OSU Virtual Finance Library
2.4.10 Public Domain Financial Data
2.4.11 SEC EDGAR
2.4.12 Wall Street Directory
2.5.0 Journal Data and Program Archives
2.5.1 Economic Journal Datasets Online
2.5.2 Journal of Applied Econometrics
2.5.3 Journal of Business and Economic Statistics
2.5.4 Journal of Money, Credit and Banking

----------------------------- Part 6 ----------------------------------

3.0 Economists, Departments, & Universities
3.1 Braintrack University Index
3.2 College and University Home Pages
3.3 American Universities Home Pages
3.4 Marr and Kirkwood Official Guide to Business School Webs
3.5 Yahoo Directory of Business Schools
3.6 Econ. Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World
(EDIRC)
3.7 Economics Departments Outside the U.S.
3.8 Economics Departments in the U.S.
3.9 Association for Univ. Business and Economic Research (AUBER)
3.10 Economics Departments with PhD Programs
3.11 American Economics Association (AEA) Directory of Members
3.12 International Directory of Finance and Economics Professionals
3.13 Directory of Canadian Economists and Economics Departments
3.14 Directory of International Economists
3.15 Economists on the World Wide Web
3.16 Economists with Web Pages

----------------------------- Part 7 ----------------------------------

4.0 Forecasting & Consulting
4.1 Conference Board
4.2 First Union's Economic Information
4.3 Bank of America Economics and Financial Reports
4.4 Cents Financial Journal
4.5 Congressional Budget Office
4.6 The Dismal Scientist
4.7 DRI/McGraw-Hill
4.8 Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI)
4.9 FAIRMODEL
4.10 The Financial Forecast Center
4.11 Foster Associates
4.12 Forecasting Center of the Jerome Levy Economics Institute
4.13 Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC
+ 4.14 McKibbin Software Group
4.15 Morgan Stanley Global Economic Forum
4.16 Regional Economic Models (REMI)
4.17 Regional Financial Associates
4.18 Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economics Network
4.19 WEFA Group
+ 4.20 Wells Fargo Economic Reports
4.21 DIA Agency Inc.
4.22 Bank of Hawaii Economic Research Center
4.23 The Brattle Group
4.24 Charles River Associates Auction Consulting
4.25 Green Interest Rate Swap Management
4.26 Market Design Inc. (MDI)
4.27 Regional Economic Research, Inc. (RER)
4.28 STA Research
4.29 Damage Valuation Associates
4.30 Econ One
4.31 Economists Incorporated
4.32 Fishkind & Associates
+ 4.33 Micronomics, Inc.
4.34 Spectrumeconomics
4.35 Triangle Economics Research
4.36 Alphametrics
4.37 Atlantica Associates
4.38 BCS Consulting Enterprise
4.39 Cambridge International Forecasts
4.40 Centre for International Economics (CIE)
4.41 Conference Board of Canada
+ 4.42 Infometrics
4.43 London Economics
4.44 Lombard Street Research Ltd.
+ 4.45 McKibbin Software Group
4.46 Olsen & Associates
4.47 Oxford Economic Consulting
4.48 Boye-Lord International
4.49 Economic Consulting Services Inc. (ECS)
4.50 Klonic Morocco Consultants

----------------------------- Part 8 ----------------------------------

5.0 General Interest
5.1 The Dismal Scientist
* 5.2 About.com
5.3 Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economics Network

----------------------------- Part 9 ----------------------------------

6.0 Jobs, Grants, & Academic Advice
6.1 Academe This Week (Chronicle of Higher Education) Job Listings
6.2 E-JOE (European Job Openings for Economists)
6.3 JOE (Job Openings for Economists from the AEA)
6.4 UK-JOE (Royal Economic Society)
6.5 Economics Ph.D. Job Candidates
6.6 New Ph.D.s in Economics (NBER)
6.7 Survey of the Labor Market For New Ph.D.s in Economics
6.8 American Association of State Colleges and Universities: Office
of Federal Programs
+ 6.9 GrantSelect
6.10 Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS)
6.11 Department of Justice
6.12 Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Research and
Development
6.13 National Science Foundation: Economics Program
6.14 Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation
+ 6.15 Manhattan Institute
6.16 How to Publish in Top Journals
6.17 Magnificent Publications, Inc.
6.18 Resources for New Faculty and Their Mentors

----------------------------- Part 10 ---------------------------------

7.0 Mailing Lists & Usenet
7.1.0 Mailing Lists
7.1.1 Introduction
7.1.1.0 A - General Economics and Teaching
7.1.1.1 Cato Online Update (cato-list)
7.1.1.2 CTI Centre for Computing in Economics (cti-econ)
7.1.1.3 Chinese Economic Association Discussion List
(econ-cea-uk)
7.1.1.4 Discussion of the ideas of Friedrich A. Hayek
(hayek-l)
7.1.1.5 Economic Issues and Policies (EIP)
7.1.1.6 Economic-Research (econometric-research)
7.1.1.7 Economics & Business Educators List
(econ-business-educators)
7.1.1.8 Economics and Management of Education (educ-econ)
7.1.1.9 Elsevier/North-Holland "Contents Alert Economics"
(econbase-e)
7.1.1.10 Innovation in Instruction of Economics (I3econ)
7.1.1.11 International Economics and Business Education
(int-econ-biz-educators)
7.1.1.12 Parkin Professor Discussion Group (ParkinPr)
7.1.1.13 Parkin Student Discussion Group (ParkinSt)
7.1.1.14 Research in Economic Education (econed-l)
7.1.1.15 Scout Report for Business & Economics (srbusecon)
7.1.1.16 Talk-Econ: List for Principles Students (tlk-econ)
7.1.1.17 Teaching of Economics (tch-econ)
7.1.1.18 Young Economists' Discussion List (yedl)
7.1.2.0 B - Methodology and History of Economic Thought (none at
this time)
7.1.2.1 History of Economics Society List (HES)
7.1.3.0 C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
7.1.3.1 Census Bureau List on U.S. Statistical Abstracts
(compendia)
7.1.3.2 Census Bureau Press Release (press-release)
7.1.3.3 Census Bureau Product Announcements
(product-announce)
7.1.3.4 Center for Economic Studies (ces)
7.1.3.5 Complexity Theory (timeseries)
7.1.3.6 Corryfee (corryfee)
7.1.3.7 Csemlist (csemlist)
7.1.3.8 Econometria Espanola (Econometria)
7.1.3.9 Gaussians (gaussians)
7.1.3.10 GAMS user list (Gams-L)
7.1.3.11 International Journal of Game Theory Abstracts
(Ijgt-Abstracts)
7.1.3.12 LIMDEP List (LIMDEP-L)
7.1.3.13 Minitab Discussion List (minitab)
7.1.3.14 Model User's Group (MUG-L)
7.1.3.15 Numerical Analysis Network (NA-NET)
7.1.3.16 RATS (rats-l)
7.1.3.17 SAS Discussion (SAS-L)
7.1.3.18 SAS Public Access Consortium (SASpac-L)
7.1.3.19 Statistics Canada's General Discussion List
(Statcan)
7.1.3.20 Statistics Canada's Daily (Daily)
7.1.3.21 Statistique Canada Quotidien (Quotidien)
7.1.3.22 Strictly Declarative Modelling Language (SDML)
7.1.3.23 Time Series (timeseries)
7.1.4.0 D - Microeconomics
7.1.4.1 Experimental Economics (economics-experimental)
7.1.4.2 Information Economics List (information-economics)
7.1.5.0 E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
7.1.5.1 Central Bank Bulletin (central-banks)
7.1.5.2 H.M. Treasury Press Releases (PRESS)
7.1.5.3 What's New on H.M. Treasury Internet Site
(WHATSNEW)
7.1.5.4 Longwaves (longwaves)
7.1.5.5 Post Keynesian Thought (PKT)
7.1.6.0 F - International Economics
7.1.6.1 International Political Economy (Ipe)
7.1.6.2 International Trade Policy (trade)
7.1.6.3 Trade Library (trade-library)
7.1.6.4 Trade News (trade-news)
7.1.6.5 Trade Strategy (trade-strategy)
7.1.7.0 G - Financial Economics
7.1.7.1 Debt (debt)
7.1.8.0 H - Public Economics
7.1.8.1 Social Scientists in Peace Economics and Conversion
(peace-econ)
7.1.9.0 I - Health, Education, and Welfare
7.1.9.1 Health-EconEval (health-econeval)
7.1.9.2 Quantitative Techniques in Health Economics
(health-econometrics)
7.1.10.0 J - Labor and Demographic Economics
7.1.10.1 Economic Demography Workshop Annoucements
(edw-announce)
7.1.10.2 Economics and Demography of Aging, Aging Policy
(ecnaging)
7.1.10.3 Economics of Pensions and Retirement (pension.
retire)
7.1.10.4 Feminist Economists Discussion Group (Femecon-L)
7.1.10.5 Gender Economics (gender-economics)
7.1.10.6 Labor in the Global Economy (Labor-L)
7.1.10.7 Social Policy Research Centre Notice List
(sprc-notices)
7.1.11.0 K - Law and Economics
7.1.11.1 EconLaw (econlaw)
7.1.12.0 L - Industrial Organization
7.1.12.1 Communications Privatization (com-priv)
7.1.13.0 M - Business Administration and Business Economics;
Marketing; Accounting (none at this time)
7.1.14.0 N - Economic History
7.1.14.1 Discussions in Economic History (eh.disc)
7.1.14.2 European Historical Economics News (ehenews)
7.1.14.3 Economic History Association Announcements (eha)
7.1.14.4 Economic History Association of Australia and New
Zealand (OZNZ.Society)
7.1.14.5 Economic History of the Eastern Bloc (eh.
eastbloc)
7.1.14.6 Economic History News (eh.news)
7.1.14.7 Issues in Teaching Economic History (eh.teach)
7.1.14.8 Italiana Storici dell'Economia (nestore-l)
7.1.14.9 Macroeconomic History (eh.macro)
7.1.14.10 Recurrent Economic History (quanhist.recurrent)
7.1.14.11 Research in Economic History (eh.res)
7.1.14.12 Teaching and Research in Business History
(H-Business)
7.1.15.0 O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and
Growth
7.1.15.1 Australian Economics (australian-economics-l)
7.1.15.2 Brazilian Institute of Social and Economic
Analyses (ibase-texts-l)
7.1.15.3 Caribbean Economy (caribbean-economy)
7.1.15.4 Community Economic Development in Developed
Countries (ced-net)
7.1.15.5 Economic and Social Development (econ-soc-devt)
7.1.15.6 Economic Development (econ-dev)
7.1.15.7 Economic Growth (economic-growth)
7.1.15.8 Information Bank on African Development Studies
(ibads)
7.1.15.9 Italian Economic Policy (polec-ita)
7.1.15.10 Lista de Correo de Economia Latinoamericana
(latam-econ)
7.1.15.11 Transition in Eastern Europe & former Soviet
Union (east-west-research)
7.1.15.12 Turkish Economics (turk-econ)
7.1.16.0 P - Economic Systems (none at this time)
7.1.17.0 Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics
7.1.17.1 Agricultural Economics (agric-econ)
7.1.17.2 Agricultural Economics Discussion List (agecon-l)
7.1.17.3 Canadian Chapter of the Inter. for Ecological
Econ. (cansee)
7.1.17.4 Ecological Economics (ecol-econ)
7.1.17.5 Economics of Climate Variability and Global
Change (clim-econ)
7.1.17.6 Environment and Game Theory (Egt)
7.1.17.7 Land and Natural Resource Economic Theory
(land-theory)
7.1.18.0 R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
7.1.18.1 Community and Rural Economic Development
Interests (ruraldev)
7.1.18.2 Economic and Demographic Models (remi-l)
7.1.19.0 Z - Other Special Topics
7.1.19.1 Netnomics (netnomics)
7.2.0 Usenet Newsgroups
7.2.1 Usenet

----------------------------- Part 11 ---------------------------------

8.0 Meetings & Conferences
+ 8.1 Inomics Conference Calls
8.2 Conferences in Econometrics
8.1.0 Future Conferences
+ 8.1.1 American Consumer in the Changing Food System
8.1.2 American Economic Association (AEA)
+ 8.1.3 Association for Cultural Economics International
+ 8.1.4 Business History Conference
+ 8.1.5 Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance
Workshop on Economic Dynamics
+ 8.1.6 Cliometric Society
+ 8.1.7 Computational Methods in Economics, Finance and
Statitistics
8.1.8 Econometric Society
+ 8.1.9 European Simulation Symposium
+ 8.1.10 European Social Science History Conference
+ 8.1.11 European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) Annual
Congress
+ 8.1.12 Fourth Annual Post-Graduate Economics Conference
+ 8.1.13 Hume Society
8.1.14 International Business and Economics Conference
+ 8.1.15 International Working Group on Value Theory (IWGVT)
+ 8.1.16 Seventh Viennese Workshop on Optimal Control, Dynamic
Games and Nonlinear Dynamics
+ 8.1.17 Rethinking Marxism
+ 8.1.18 Society for Computational Economics (SCE)
+ 8.1.19 What We Don't Know about Pacific Northwest Fish Runs:
An Inquiry into Decision-Making under Uncertainty
8.2.0 Past Conferences
8.2.1 Academy of Business and Administrative Sciences (ABAS)
8.2.2 Advancing the Integration of New Technologies into the
Undergraduate Teaching of Economics
8.2.3 American Agricultural Economics Association Conferences
8.2.4 Berlin Workshop on Internet Economics
8.2.5 Business and Economics Society International
8.2.6 Complexity Between the Ecos - From Ecology to Economics
8.2.7 Tenth International Conference on Cultural Economics
8.2.8 Econometric Society: Far East Meeting (ES)
8.2.9 Econometric Society: Latin American Meeting (ES)
+ 8.2.10 Economic and Social Research Council
8.2.11 Economic Beliefs and Behaviour
8.2.12 EIIT - Empirical Investigations in International Trade
Conference
8.2.13 European Economic Association (EEA)
8.2.14 European Meeting of the Econometric Society (ES)
8.2.15 8th International Symposium on Dynamic Games and
Applications
8.2.16 First Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis
8.2.17 International Ukrainian Economic Association Fourth
Congress and Economics Symposium
8.2.18 International Conference on Islamic Economics in the
21st Century
8.2.19 International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
8.2.20 International Institute of Forecasters
+ 8.2.21 Society for Computational Economics (SCE)
8.2.22 Society for Economic Dynamics (SED)
8.2.23 Western Economic Association International (WEA)

----------------------------- Part 12 ---------------------------------

9.0 News Media
9.1 Academe This Week (Chronicle of Higher Education)
9.2 Times Higher Education Supplement Internet Service
9.3 Barron's Online
* 9.4 The Economist
9.5 The Financial Times
9.6 New York Times
9.7 Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
9.8 Bloomberg Online
+ 9.9 dowjones.com
9.10 CNN
9.11 CNN-FN
+ 9.12 Reuters Moneynet
9.13 World News Connection (WNC)
9.14 Slate

----------------------------- Part 13 ---------------------------------

10.0 Organizations & Associations
10.1.0 Academic Research Organizations and Institutes
10.1.1 Econ. Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in
the World (EDIRC)
10.1.2 Austrian Economics Program at New York Univ.
10.1.3 Canadian International Labour Network (CILN)
10.1.4 Carolina Population Center
10.1.5 Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA)
10.1.6 Center for the Study of Population
* 10.1.7 Center for Research on Economic Fluctuations and
Employment (CREFE)
10.1.8 Economic Science Laboratory, Univ. of Arizona
10.1.9 Game Theory Society
10.1.10 Global Development and Environment Institute (G-DAE)
10.1.11 Hoover Institution
10.1.12 Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
10.1.13 Jerome Levy Economics Institute
10.1.14 Learning and Experimental Economics Projects of Santa
Cruz (LEEPS)
10.1.15 Ludwig von Mises Institute
10.1.16 NetEc
10.1.17 West Virginia Regional Research Institute
10.1.18 Universities Water Information Network (UWIN)
10.1.19 Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution
(ELSE)
10.1.20 Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
10.1.21 Centre for Economic Forecasting
10.1.22 Centre for Policy Modelling
10.1.23 ESRC Macroeconomic Modelling Bureau (U.K.)
10.1.24 National Institute of Economic and Social Research
10.1.25 Centre for Economic and Social Studies for the
Environment (CESSE)
10.1.26 Centre for Economic Research (CCSO)
10.1.27 Center for the Study of Law and Economics
10.1.28 Central European Regional Research Organization
(CERRO)
10.1.29 European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic
Relations (ERCOMER)
10.1.30 Experimental Economics Laboratory, Univ. of Trento,
Italy
10.1.31 IKE Group (Aalborg Univ., Denmark)
10.1.32 Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER)
10.1.33 Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
10.1.34 Groningen Growth and Development Centre
10.1.35 Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation
and Technology (MERIT)
10.1.36 Nijenrode Forum for Economic Research (NYFER)
10.1.37 Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
10.1.38 Center for Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory
10.1.39 Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), Univ. of NSW,
Sydney
10.1.40 Theoretical Research Institute (Australia) Exchange
Rate Target Zone Database
10.1.41 New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and
Regulation

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10.2.0 Non-Academic Research and Policy Organizations
10.2.1 Econ. Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in
the World (EDIRC)
10.2.2 Policy.Com: Think Tanks
10.2.3 American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
10.2.4 Brookings Institution
10.2.5 Cato Institute
10.2.6 Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
10.2.7 Employee Benefit Research Institute
10.2.8 Employment Policies Institute
10.2.9 Employment Policy Foundation
10.2.10 EPA Economy and Environment Program
10.2.11 Group of 30
10.2.12 Heritage Foundation
10.2.13 Independent Institute
10.2.14 Institute for International Economics
10.2.15 Institute for Policy Innovation
10.2.16 Mathematica Policy Research
10.2.17 National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
10.2.18 National Center for Policy Analysis
10.2.19 Policy.com
10.2.20 Rand
10.2.21 Resources for the Future (RFF)
10.2.22 Santa Fe Institute Economics Program
10.2.23 Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
10.2.24 Urban Institute
10.2.25 International Center for Economic Growth (ICEG)
10.2.26 Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource
Economics (ABARE)
10.2.27 Fraser Institute
10.2.28 Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)
10.2.29 Belgian Federal Planning Bureau
10.2.30 Centre d'etudes Prospectives et d'Informations
Internationales (CEPII)
10.2.31 Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
10.2.32 Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
10.2.33 German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
10.2.34 Infrastructure and Spatial Economics
10.2.35 Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
+ 10.2.36 Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA)
10.2.37 Institute of Public Finance
10.2.38 Kiel Institute of World Economics
10.2.39 Vienna Institute for Comparative Economic Studies
(WIIW)
10.2.40 Center for Latin American Capital Markets Research
10.2.41 Economic Planning Agency (Japan)
+ 10.2.42 India Policy Institute
10.2.43 Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

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10.3.0 Societies and Associations
10.3.1 Econ. Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in
the World (EDIRC): Associations and Societies
10.3.2 Academy of Economics and Finance
10.3.3 American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)
+ 10.3.4 American Committee on Asian Economic Studies (ACAES)
10.3.5 American Economic Association (AEA)
+ 10.3.6 American Finance Association (AFA)
10.3.7 American Law and Economics Association (ALEA)
10.3.8 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
(AREUEA)
10.3.9 Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI)
+ 10.3.10 Association for Economic and Development Studies in
Bangladesh (AEDSB)
+ 10.3.11 Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE)
+ 10.3.12 Association for Social Economics (ASE)
+ 10.3.13 Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE)
10.3.14 Association des Economistes Quebecois (ASDEQ)
+ 10.3.15 Association of Christian Economists (ACE)
10.3.16 Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
(AERE)
10.3.17 Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
Inc (AARES)
10.3.18 Business & Economics Society International
10.3.19 Business History Conference
10.3.20 Canadian Economic History Server
10.3.21 Canadian Economics Association (CEA)
10.3.22 Canadian Law and Economics Association
+ 10.3.23 Chinese Economists Society (CES)
10.3.24 Cliometric Society
10.3.25 Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics
Profession (CSWEP)
10.3.26 Eastern Economic Association (EEA)
10.3.27 Econometric Society
10.3.28 Economic History Association
10.3.29 Economic Science Association (ESA)
+ 10.3.30 Economists Allied for Arms Reduction (ECAAR)
10.3.31 European Association for Evolutionary Political
Economy (EAEPE)
10.3.32 European Association of Law and Economics (EALE)
10.3.33 European Historical Economic Society (EHES)
10.3.34 European Economic Association (EEA)
10.3.35 Financial Management Association (FMA)
10.3.36 Finnish Society for Economic Research
10.3.37 History of Economics Society
+ 10.3.38 International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)
10.3.39 International Association for Feminist Economics
(IAFFE)
+ 10.3.40 International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES)
10.3.41 International Economics and Philosophy Society
+ 10.3.42 International Economic and Finance Society (IEFS)
10.3.43 International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
10.3.44 International Indian Economic Association (IIEA)
+ 10.3.45 International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade
(IIFET)
10.3.46 International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)
+ 10.3.47 International Society for Intercommunication of New
Ideas (ISINI)
+ 10.3.48 International Society for New Institutional Economics
(ISNIE)
+ 10.3.49 International Trade and Finance Association (IT&FA)
10.3.50 International Ukrainian Economic Association
10.3.51 International Society of Dynamic Games (ISDG)
+ 10.3.52 Korea-American Economic Association (KAEA)
+ 10.3.53 Latin American Economic Association (LAEA)
+ 10.3.54 Middle East Economic Association (MEEA)
10.3.55 National Association of Business Economists (NABE)
10.3.56 National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE)
10.3.57 National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE)
+ 10.3.58 National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)
10.3.59 National Economic Association
10.3.60 National Economists Club
+ 10.3.61 National Tax Association
+ 10.3.62 Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)
+ 10.3.63 Peace Science Society (International) (PSSI)
10.3.64 Productivity Analysis Research Network (PARN)
10.3.65 Progressive Economics Forum (PEF)
10.3.66 Public Choice Society
10.3.67 Royal Economic Society
10.3.68 Regional Science Association (RSA)
10.3.69 Societa Italiana degli Storici dell'Economia
10.3.70 Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics
(SABE)
10.3.71 Society for Computational Economics (SCE)
10.3.72 Society for Economic Dynamics
10.3.73 Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics (SNDE)
10.3.74 Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics: UK
Chapter (SASE)
10.3.75 Society for the Development of Austrian Economics
(SDAE)
+ 10.3.76 Society of Government Economists (SGE)
10.3.77 Southwestern Social Science Association
10.3.78 Southwestern Society of Economists
10.3.79 Southern Appalachian Committee on Resource and
Environmental Economics (SAPPCREE)
10.3.80 Southern Economic Association (SEA)
+ 10.3.81 Union for Radical Political Economics (URPE)
10.3.82 The Vietnamese Economics Network (VECON)
10.3.83 Western Economic Association International (WEA)

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11.0 Other Internet Guides
11.1.0 General Internet Resources
11.1.1 EFF's Guide to the Internet
11.1.2 ILC Glossary of Internet Terms
11.1.3 Internet Web Index
11.1.4 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained
11.1.5 Beginner's Guide to URLs
11.1.6 SYSTRAN Translation Software
11.1.7 Internet Cookies
11.1.8 Argus Clearinghouse
11.1.9 Net-Direct Index (NDI)
11.1.10 WWW Virtual Library
11.1.11 Usenet FAQs
11.1.12 Yahoo!
+ 11.1.13 dmoz -- Open Directory Project
11.1.14 AltaVista
+ 11.1.15 Google!
11.1.16 HotBot
* 11.1.17 Lycos
+ 11.1.18 Northern Light
11.1.19 DejaNews
11.1.20 Dow Jones Business Directory
11.1.21 LISZT: Directory of E-Mail Discussion Groups
11.1.22 Reference.com
11.1.23 Yahoo People Search
11.1.24 WhoWhere?
11.1.25 internet @ddress.finder
11.2.0 Multiple Subject Sites
11.2.1 AEAweb
* 11.2.2 Inomics
11.2.3 Internet Resources for Economists
11.2.4 Scout Report: Business and Economics
11.2.5 Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG)
11.2.6 WebEc: World Wide Web Resources in Economics
11.3.0 Single Subject Sites
11.3.1 Adam Smith Page
11.3.2 Agent-Based Computational Economics (ACE)
11.3.3 Agricultural Economics Virtual Library
11.3.4 Resources for Agricultural Economists
11.3.5 Antitrust Case Summary Browser
11.3.6 Supreme Court Antitrust Debates
11.3.7 Antitrust Policy: research, policy and cases
11.3.8 Asymmetry of Economic Time Series
11.3.9 Banking on the WWW
11.3.10 Business Forecasting
11.3.11 The Capitalism Site
+ 11.3.12 Center for Advanced Macroeconomic Policy -- Challenges
to Mainstream Economics
11.3.13 Clearing and Settlement System Research
11.3.14 Communications for a Sustainable Future
11.3.15 Computational Economic Modeling
11.3.16 Econometric Links
11.3.17 Econometric Resources on the Internet
+ 11.3.18 Econometrics World
11.3.19 Economic Development Resource Page
11.3.20 Economic Growth Resources
11.3.21 Economic History Services (EH.Net)
11.3.22 Economy in Latin America
11.3.23 European Research Papers Archive (ERPA)
11.3.24 Friedrich Hayek Scholar's Page
11.3.25 EmuNet
11.3.26 Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP)
11.3.27 Health Economics - Places to Go
11.3.28 History of Economics Internet References
11.3.29 History of European Integration Site
11.3.30 The Information Economy
11.3.31 Informational Cascades and Rational Herding: An
Annotated Bibliography and Resource Reference
11.3.32 Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
11.3.33 International Trade & Business WWW Reference Pages
11.3.34 International Trade Data
11.3.35 Interuniversity Centre for Game Theory and
Applications (CITG)
11.3.36 Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICS)
11.3.37 Institutional and Behavioral Economics
11.3.38 Law and Economics
11.3.39 David Levine's Economic and Game Theory Page
11.3.40 Stan Liebowitz on Path Dependence and Network
Externalities
11.3.41 MacLean's Economic Policy Page: Progressive Canadian
Policies
11.3.42 Macro Economic Models
11.3.43 Marshall Studies Bulletin
11.3.44 Microcredit Virtual Library
* 11.3.45 Microsoft Legal Battle
11.3.46 Model User Group International (CGE Modeling)
11.3.47 Nobel Memorial Prizes in Economics
+ 11.3.48 Online Glossary of Research Economics
11.3.49 Principles of Forecasting Project
11.3.50 Quantitative Macroeconomics and Real Business Cycle
Home Page
11.3.51 REESweb : Russian and East European Studies
11.3.52 RESECON: Land and Resource Economics Network
11.3.53 RISKWeb
11.3.54 Al Roth's Game Theory and Experimental Economics Page
11.3.55 A Selected Bibliography on Electronic Purses
11.3.56 StatServ
11.3.57 Studies using Applied General Equilibrium models
(SAGE)
11.3.58 Survey of Regional Economics
+ 11.3.59 Sustainable Earth Exchange Link Information for
Educators (SEELIFE)
11.3.60 Telecom Information Resources on the Internet
+ 11.3.61 Victorian Economics: An Overview
11.3.62 Walrasian General Equilibrium Theory
11.3.63 WWW Pages With EU Information and Pointers Into the
Web

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12.0 Scholarly Communication
12.1.0 Bibliographical Databases and Information
12.1.1 Introduction
12.1.2 BibEc: Hardcopy Working Papers in Economics
12.1.3 CARL's UnCover
12.1.4 IDEAS (Internet Documents in Economics Access Service)
* 12.1.5 Journal of Economic Literature and EconLit (JEL)
12.1.6 JEL Subject Descriptors
12.1.7 Univ. of Minn. Econ. Library Discussion Paper
Collection
12.1.8 Working Papers in Economics and Management
12.2.0 Working Papers
12.2.1 Introduction
12.2.2 Economics Working Paper Archive (EconWPA)
12.2.3 HoPEc: Home Page Papers in Economics
12.2.4 IDEAS (Internet Documents in Economics Access Service)
12.2.5 National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working
Papers
12.2.6 RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)
12.2.7 WoPEc (Working Papers in Economics)
12.3.0 Working Paper and Publication Notification Services
12.3.1 BibEc
12.3.2 Current Contents Connect (ISI)
12.3.3 Economics Research Network (ERN)
12.3.4 New Economics Papers (NEP)
12.3.5 UnCover Reveal (CARL)
12.3.6 Economics Working Paper Archive (EconWPA)
12.3.7 Financial Economics Network (FEN)
12.3.8 International Journal of Game Theory Abstracts
12.3.9 Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)
12.3.10 Latin American Network (LAN)
12.3.11 North-Holland
12.3.12 Pool Listing Service in Game Theory
12.3.13 Springer's LINK ALERT
12.3.14 sci.finance.abstracts
12.3.15 USDA Economics and Statistics System
12.4.0 Indices to Journals
12.4.1 Economic Journals on the Web
12.4.2 Journals Indexed in the EconLit
12.4.3 WebEc - Economics Journals on The Internet
12.5.0 On-Line Journals
+ 12.5.1 EBSCO Information Services
+ 12.5.2 Journal Storage Project (JSTOR)
+ 12.5.3 OCLC Electronic Collections Online
+ 12.5.4 UMI
12.5.5 Agribusiness
12.5.6 Agriculture and Human Values
12.5.7 American Political Science Review
12.5.8 American Prospect
12.5.9 Annales d'Economie et de Statistique
12.5.10 Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics
12.5.11 Annals of Regional Science
12.5.12 Applied Economics
12.5.13 Applied Economics Letters
12.5.14 Applied Financial Economics
12.5.15 ASEAN Economic Bulletin
12.5.16 Asia-Pacific Financial Markets
12.5.17 Asian Economic Journal
12.5.18 Asian-Pacific Economic Literature
12.5.19 Australian Economic History Review
12.5.20 Australian Economic Papers
12.5.21 Australian Economic Review
12.5.22 Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource
Economics
12.5.23 Australian Journal of Management
12.5.24 Banco de Espana Economic Bulletin
12.5.25 Bank of Japan Monetary and Economic Studies
12.5.26 British Journal of Industrial Relations
12.5.27 Bulletin of Economic Research
12.5.28 Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics
12.5.29 Cato Journal
12.5.30 Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and
Research
12.5.31 Development
12.5.32 Development and Change
12.5.33 Economia Politica
12.5.34 Economic and Industrial Democracy
12.5.35 Economic Journal
12.5.36 Economic Policy: A European Forum
12.5.37 Economic Theory
12.5.38 Economics and Politics
12.5.39 Economics Letters
12.5.40 Environment and Development Economics
12.5.41 European Economic Review
12.5.42 Explorations in Economic History
12.5.43 Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review
12.5.44 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Economic Perspectives
12.5.45 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Review
12.5.46 Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Economic Review
12.5.47 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Review
12.5.48 Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review
12.5.49 Federal Reserve Bank of New York Economic Policy
Review
12.5.50 Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Business Review
12.5.51 Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Economic Review
12.5.52 Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Review
12.5.53 Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review
12.5.54 Federal Reserve Bulletin
12.5.55 Feminist Economics
12.5.56 Finance and Development
12.5.57 Finance and Stochastics
12.5.58 Financial Industry Studies
12.5.59 Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments
12.5.60 Games and Economic Behavior
12.5.61 Growth and Change
12.5.62 Housing Studies
12.5.63 Human Resource Development Quarterly
12.5.64 Independent Review
12.5.65 Industrial Relations
12.5.66 International Economic Journal
12.5.67 International Journal of the Economics of Business
12.5.68 International Journal of Industrial Organization
12.5.69 International Journal of Manpower
12.5.70 International Journal of Social Economics
12.5.71 International Journal of Theoretical and Applied
Finance
12.5.72 International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
12.5.73 International Organization
12.5.74 International Social Science Journal
12.5.75 Investigaciones Economicas
12.5.76 Japan Research Quarterly
12.5.77 Japanese Economic Review
12.5.78 Journal of Accounting and Economics
12.5.79 Journal of Applied Statistics
12.5.80 Journal of Banking and Finance
12.5.81 Journal of Common Market Studies
12.5.82 Journal of Comparative Economics
12.5.83 Journal of Conflict Resolution
12.5.84 Journal of Econometrics
12.5.85 Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
12.5.86 Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
12.5.87 Journal of Economic Education
12.5.88 Journal of Economic Surveys
12.5.89 Journal of Economic Theory
12.5.90 Journal of Economics and Finance
12.5.91 Journal of Economics and Management Strategy
12.5.92 Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
12.5.93 Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
12.5.94 Journal of Evolutionary Economics
12.5.95 Journal of Finance
12.5.96 Journal of Financial Economics
12.5.97 Journal of Financial Intermediation
12.5.98 Journal of Housing Economics
12.5.99 Journal of Monetary Economics
12.5.100 Journal of Peace Research
12.5.101 Journal of Population Economics
12.5.102 Journal of Public Economics
12.5.103 Journal of Public and International Affairs
12.5.104 Journal of Regional Science
12.5.105 Journal of Risk and Insurance
12.5.106 Journal of the Japanese and International Economies
12.5.107 Journal of Urban Economics
12.5.108 Kyklos
12.5.109 Labor History
12.5.110 Labour
12.5.111 Law and Contemporary Problems
12.5.112 Liiketaloudellinen Aikakauskirja
12.5.113 Macroeconomic Dynamics
12.5.114 Manchester School
12.5.115 Mathematical Finance
12.5.116 Mathematical Methods of Operations Research
12.5.117 Metrika
12.5.118 Metroeconomica
12.5.119 Monthly Labor Review
12.5.120 Netnomics
12.5.121 New Economy
12.5.122 New England Economic Review
12.5.123 Nonprofit Management and Leadership
12.5.124 Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
12.5.125 Oxford Review of Economic Policy
12.5.126 Pacific Economic Review
12.5.127 Policy Analysis
12.5.128 Policy Review
12.5.129 Public Finance Review
12.5.130 Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
12.5.131 Quarterly Journal of Economics
12.5.132 RAND Journal of Economics
12.5.133 Regional Science and Urban Economics
12.5.134 Regulation
12.5.135 Research in Economics (Ricerche Economiche)
12.5.136 Review of Austrian Economics
12.5.137 Review of Development Economics
12.5.138 Review of Economic Design
12.5.139 Review of Economic Dynamics
12.5.140 Review of Economics and Statistics
12.5.141 Review of Financial Studies
12.5.142 Review of International Economics
12.5.143 Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies
12.5.144 Scandinavian Journal of Economics
12.5.145 Scottish Journal of Political Economy
12.5.146 Survey of Current Business
12.5.147 Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics
12.5.148 Transportation Research: Part E: Logistics and
Transportation Review
12.5.149 Urban Studies
12.5.150 World Economy
12.6.0 Student On-Line Journals
12.6.1 Opus
+ 12.6.2 SOAS Economic Digest (SED)(Web Version)
12.6.3 Student Economic Review
12.6.4 University Avenue Undergraduate Journal of Economics
(UAUJE)
+ 12.6.5 The Visible Hand
+ 12.6.6 Wits Student Journal of Economics
12.7.0 Academic Publishers
12.7.1 Association American University Presses
12.7.2 Academic Press
+ 12.7.3 University of Alabama Press
12.7.4 Ashgate
+ 12.7.5 Asia Pacific Press
+ 12.7.6 Asian Development Bank
+ 12.7.7 University Press of America
+ 12.7.8 Australian National University
+ 12.7.9 Basic Books
+ 12.7.10 Bernan Press
12.7.11 Blackwell Publishers
+ 12.7.12 University of British Columbia Press
+ 12.7.13 Brookings Instittution Press
+ 12.7.14 C. D. Howe Institute
+ 12.7.15 University of Calgary Press
+ 12.7.16 University of California Press
+ 12.7.17 Cambridge University Press
+ 12.7.18 CATO Institute
+ 12.7.19 Centre for Economic Policy Research
12.7.20 University of Chicago Press
+ 12.7.21 Copenhagen Business School Press
+ 12.7.22 Cornell University Press
+ 12.7.23 Duke University Press
12.7.24 Edward Elgar Publishing
12.7.25 Elsevier/North-Holland
+ 12.7.26 Bank of Finland
+ 12.7.27 Greenwood Publishing Group
12.7.28 Grove's Dictionaries
+ 12.7.29 HarperCollins Publishers
+ 12.7.30 Harvard Business School Publishing
+ 12.7.31 Harvard University Press
+ 12.7.32 Haworth Press
+ 12.7.33 Institute for Fiscal Studies
+ 12.7.34 International Food Policy Research Institute
+ 12.7.35 JAI Press
+ 12.7.36 John Wiley & Sons
+ 12.7.37 Johns Hopkins University Press
12.7.38 Kluwer Academic Publishers
+ 12.7.39 Manchester University Press
+ 12.7.40 McGraw-Hill
+ 12.7.41 Macmillan Press
+ 12.7.42 University of Michigan Press
+ 12.7.43 MIT Press
+ 12.7.44 Mohr Siebeck
+ 12.7.45 National Centre for Development Studies
+ 12.7.46 New York University Press
+ 12.7.47 State University of New York Press
+ 12.7.48 University of North Carolina Press
+ 12.7.49 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
+ 12.7.50 Pickering and Chatto Publishers
+ 12.7.51 Princeton University Press
+ 12.7.52 Resources for the Future
+ 12.7.53 Routledge
+ 12.7.54 Rowman and Littlefield
+ 12.7.55 Russell Sage Foundation
+ 12.7.56 Sage Publications
+ 12.7.57 Sharpe
12.7.58 Springer
+ 12.7.59 University of Texas Press
+ 12.7.60 University of Toronto Press
+ 12.7.61 United National Publications
+ 12.7.62 W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
+ 12.7.63 World Bank
+ 12.7.64 Yale University Press
+ 12.7.65 Zed Books
12.7.66 Camden Books
12.8.0 Book Support Sites
12.8.1 "Foundations of International Macroeconomics" (Obstfeld
and Rogoff)
12.8.2 "Handbooks in Economics" (North-Holland/Elsevier)
12.8.3 "Macroeconomic Policy in a World Economy" (Taylor)
12.9.0 Collected Works
12.9.1 Collected Works of Ray Fair
12.10.0 Libraries and Classification Systems
12.10.1 Library of Congress
12.10.2 Libweb
12.10.3 COPAC
12.10.4 JEL Subject Descriptors
12.10.5 Nomenclatures: Documentation on Economic
Classifications
+ 12.10.6 Online Glossary of Research Economics
12.11.0 Newsletters
12.11.1 American Agricultural Economics Association
Newsletter
12.11.2 Economic History Newsletter
12.11.3 electronic Health Economics Analysis Letters (eHEAL)
12.11.4 European Economic Association Student Newsletter
12.11.5 International Economics and Finance Society
12.11.6 International Society of Dynamic Games - ISDG
12.12.0 Style Guides
12.12.1 Citing Sources from the World Wide Web: MLA Handbook
+ 12.12.2 The Economist Style Guide
12.12.3 Electronic Sources: APA Style of Citation

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13.0 Software
13.1.0 Internet Software
13.1.1 Adobe Acrobat Reader
13.1.2 Ghostscript, Ghostview, and GSview
13.1.3 Netscape
13.1.4 Real Networks
13.1.5 uuencode/uudecode
13.1.6 WinZip
13.1.7 xpdf
13.2.0 Software Program Libraries
13.2.1 Guide to Available Mathematical Software (GAMS)
13.2.2 Netlib
13.2.3 CodEc: Code for Economics and Econometrics
13.2.4 Econometrics Laboratory Software Archive (ELSA)
13.2.5 GAUSS Source Code Archive at American Univ.
13.2.6 Statlib
13.2.7 Xlisp-Stat Archive
13.2.8 Software for Agent-Based Computational Economics (ACE)
13.3.0 Statistical and Computational Software
13.3.1 AREMOS (WEFA Group)
13.3.2 AUTOBOX
13.3.3 BETA (Laissez Faire Software)
13.3.4 ComLabGames
13.3.5 EPS (DRI/McGraw-Hill)
13.3.6 EXPO & EXPO/SE (Leading Market Technologies)
13.3.7 GAMS
13.3.8 GAUSS (Aptech)
13.3.9 Ivation (Beyond 20/20)
13.3.10 Limdep
13.3.11 LINDO
13.3.12 MLE++ and MLEQuick (Cahill Software)
13.3.13 MODLER
13.3.14 Otter Research Ltd. (AD Model Builder & MULTIFAN)
13.3.15 Maple (Waterloo Maple)
13.3.16 MathCad & S Plus (Mathsoft)
13.3.17 Mathematica (Wolfram Research)
13.3.18 MATLAB and SIMULINK (MathWorks)
13.3.19 Microfit
13.3.20 Minitab
13.3.21 Modeleasy
13.3.22 Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG)
13.3.23 Numerical Recipes
13.3.24 Ox
13.3.25 Octave
+ 13.3.26 O-Matrix (Harmonic Software)
13.3.27 PcGive, PcFiml, and GiveWin
13.3.28 Qplot for Gnuplot
13.3.29 Quantitative Micro Software
13.3.30 RATS (Estima)
13.3.31 SAS
13.3.32 SHAZAM
13.3.33 SORITEC
13.3.34 SPSS
13.3.35 Stata
+ 13.3.36 Statgraphics (Statistical Graphics Corporation)
13.3.37 STATISTICA
13.3.38 TSP International
13.3.39 VORSIM
13.3.40 Web Pages that Perform Statistical Calculations!
13.3.41 Xlisp-Stat
13.3.42 XTREMES
13.4.0 Word Processing
13.4.1 Creating Quality Adobe PDF Files from TeX with DVIPS
13.4.2 MT and MTs
13.4.3 TeX and LaTeX References
13.4.4 TeX Macros for Economics and TeX/LaTeX Sources
13.4.5 T3, Scientific Word and WorkPlace (TCI Software)
13.4.6 Using Xdvi for Presentations

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14.0 Teaching Resources
14.1 AmosWorld
14.2 ECONlinks
+ 14.3 Economic-Indicators.com
+ 14.4 Economicsearch.com
+ 14.5 Online Glossary of Research Economics
14.6 CTI Centre for Economics
14.7 EcEd Web
14.8 Economic Education Station
14.9 Economics and Business Education Association (EBEA)
+ 14.10 Foundation for Teaching Economics
+ 14.11 Journal of Economic Education
14.12 National Center for Research in Economic Education
14.13 National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)
14.14 Resources for University Teachers of Economics
14.15 Iowa Electronic Markets
14.16 Univ. of British Columbia Election Stock Market (UBC-ESM)
14.17 Classroom Expernomics
14.18 "Experiments with Economic Principles" (Bergstrom and
Miller)
14.19 Academic Assistance Access
14.20 Click & Learn Regression
14.21 Coin Flipping Page
14.22 ComLabGames
14.23 Edward Flaherty's Page on Economic Myths
14.24 Election Calculator
14.25 eur macro tutor
14.26 FAIRMODEL
14.27 Learning Skills on the Internet
14.28 National Budget Simulator
14.29 Problems in Microeconomics
+ 14.30 Tutor2u
14.31 Virtual Economy (U.K.)
14.32 Walras Law and Macroeconomics
14.33 Web Pages that Perform Statistical Calculations!
14.34 Economics Textbook Information
14.35 Online Economics Textbooks
14.36 Publishers of Economic Textbooks
14.37 EconWeb
14.38 "oo...Micro!" (Joe Daniel)
+ 14.39 Archipelago Economics Courses
14.40 World Lecture Hall: Economics
14.41 Syllabits:Economics
+ 14.42 Electronic Collaboration: A Practical Guide for Educators
+ 14.43 Globewide Network Academy (GNA)
+ 14.44 RealSlideshow
14.45 TeleCampus
14.46 Census Data and Exercises for College Classes
14.47 Cents Financial Journal
14.48 Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
14.49 Copyright Management Services (CMS)
14.50 DIA Agency Inc.
14.51 Economics Club at the Univ. of Michigan-Flint
+ 14.52 Griesinger Films
14.53 Idea Channel
+ 14.54 Inflation Conversion Factors for Dollars 1800 to the Present
14.55 Nobel Memorial Prizes in Economics
14.56 Resampling Stats
14.57 Net Benefits: The Revolution Linking Statistics & ICT
14.58 World Bank EDI Economic Policy Forums
+ 14.59 World Game of Economics

----------------------------- Part 20 ---------------------------------

15.0 Neat Stuff
15.1 JokEc: Jokes About Economists and Economics
15.2 One Line Economics
15.3 Apache Web Server Project
15.4 Ask-A-Geologist
15.5 Center For Responsive Politics' "Open Secrets"
15.6 Center for Economic Studies Video Lecture Service
15.7 Cyberian Outpost
15.8 EDSAC Simulator
15.9 Galileo Solid State Imaging Full Data Releases
15.10 Interactive Marine Observations
15.11 Mapquest
15.12 Mission Statement Generator
15.13 Microsoft TerraServer
15.14 Photo Collection of Famous Economists
15.15 Travel with Bicycles (Air/Rail/Other)

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This guide, sponsored by the American Economic Association, lists
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practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all
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files don't travel well on Usenet. For other locations of this guide,


see the section titled "1.5 Where to Obtain This Guide" in part 2.


2.2.0 Other U.S. Data

2.2.1 B&E Data Links

[ASA list of 300 useful data sites]

This site is sponsored by the Business and Economic Statistics (B&E)
Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA). It lists more
than 300 sites "of interest to economists and business statisticians.
" Sites are rated for their quality and usefulness by users (who can
also suggest sites). There are several ways to search for data here.
One way is with their search engine, and another is by viewing the
three categories they organize the data into: "Finance,"
"Macroeconomics," and "Labor and General Microeconometrics." The
sites and evaluations change in response to feedback from users.

# http://www.econ-datalinks.org/


2.2.2 Data on the Net

[surveys 400 social science sites]

This site, at the University of California San Diego, lists a very
large number of social science data sites (more than 400) on the
Internet. Many of the sites contain economic data (unfortunately,
there is little organization to the listing, so some searching will
likely be required). It also lists some 100 data archives around the
world, and another 100 searchable catalogs of data. Finally, they
list about 50 data vendors and offers 149 Social Science Gateways.

# http://odwin.ucsd.edu/idata/


2.2.3 FEDSTATS

[covers 70+ different federal agencies]

This site, run by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical
Policy, lists detailed information and provides links to more than 70
different federal statistical agencies. Besides information on this
site, you can search for statistical information several different
ways -- these include a search engine (with data from these
agencies), a listing of data via programs (including, of course,
economic ones), and a general listing of data from A to Z. The site
also lists contacts at the various agencies, and you can both list
and search for press releases from 11 of the sites (which happens to
include most of the major economic ones).

# http://www.fedstats.gov/


2.2.4 Federal Web Locator

[directory for federal government sites]

This material is collected by the Villanova Center for Information
Law and Policy. It lists and links federal government information for
the legislative branch, the judicial branch, the executive branch
(with departments), independent agencies, quasi-official agencies,
and non-governmental federally-related sites, in several different
formats.

# http://www.law.vill.edu/fed-agency/


+ 2.2.5 Google -- Uncle Sam

+
+ [subset of well-regarded Google.com search engine]
+
+ This search engine for U.S. federal government sites is a subset of
+ Google, which has been getting good reviews for the relevance of its
+ search results. It makes very heavy use of the number of links to a
+ site to rate them. In trials for various economic data terms (both
+ obvious and non-obvious), it generally returns very useful links.
+
+ # http://www.google.com/unclesam


2.2.6 GOVBOT: Database of Government Web Sites

[search engine for federal government sites]

This search engine specializes in U.S. government and military web
sites. At last count, there were more than 842,000 pages in its
database.

# http://cobar.cs.umass.edu/ciirdemo/Govbot/


2.2.7 Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
(ICPSR)

[leading U.S. social science archive]

This organization offers a substantial amount of social science data
in machine readable form to its more than 600 colleges, universities,
and institutions (data is available to individuals whose institutions
are not members of the ICPSR). All their data is available on-line,
and soon researchers at ICPSR institutions will be able to access it
directly. Some data is available to non-ICPSR members.

In the section of the archive titled "Economic Behavior, Attitudes"
you will find the Consumer Expenditure Survey and the Survey of
Consumer Finances. Other data of possible interest (in other
sections) includes the World Bank's World Tables Of Economic And
Social Indicators, 1950-1988; the NBER's Macroeconomic Time Series
For The United States, United Kingdom, Germany, And France (which has
1.6 million entries in numerous categories including regional data;
most data is from the early part of this century, but a substantial
amount is from the 19th century; the most recent is from 1968); and
United States Microdata Samples Extract File, 1940-1980: Demographics
Of Aging (which is an extract of the Censuses of 1960, 1970, and
1980). In addition, there is a substantial amount of more specialized
data of likely interest to economists.

For economists, an especially useful collection of data is Class V,
which contains data funded by the NSF's Economics Division. This data
is in the "Publication-Related Archive" section of the archive. This
material is available to all.

The Consumer Expenditures Survey and the Current Population Survey
are available through their "FastTrack Service" (which makes data
available before their usual testing and checking). Information on
FastTrack datasets is available from their comprehensive list of
resources on their main web page. The data itself is available on
their ftp site in the "pub/FastTrack" directory. This material is
available to all.

To obtain most data from ICPSR, you generally must contact your local
representative, assuming that your university or college is a member
of the ICPSR.

# http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/
# gopher://gopher.icpsr.umich.edu:70/1/
# ftp://ftp.icpsr.umich.edu
# Information: <ICPSR_...@um.cc.umich.edu>


2.2.8 National Archives Center for Electronic Records

[long-term storage of records]

The National Archives has a branch devoted to the storage of
electronic records from many federal entities, which now contains
over 30,000 files. Of interest to economists are records from the
Bureaus of the Census, Economic Analysis, and Labor Statistics, the
Civil Aeronautics Board, Department of Transportation, IRS, SEC, and
Social Security Administration. In general, records cannot be
accessed online via the Internet, however, detailed information about
them, including a listing of "data files" and ordering information
for the data files (available either on tape or CD-ROM).

# http://www.nara.gov/nara/electronic/


2.2.9 Statistical Resources on the Web (Univ. of Michigan)

[very wide-ranging]

This very wide ranging listing describes where a multitude of data
sets can be found on the Internet. While there is little additional
economic data beyond what is covered here, there is a wealth of other
data -- everything from agriculture to weather (26 categories in
all).

# http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/stats.html


2.2.10 U.S. Census Bureau

[great wealth of information]

The Census offers a great wealth of data. It is tempting, and in fact
accurate to say, that if you think it is at all possible that the
data is produced by the Census, check here -- you're likely to find
it. The material is a mix of general interest material (I've even
used some for my principles classes) and highly detailed information.

The "News" category includes news releases, tipsheets, fact sheets,
Census briefs, and the "Census and You" monthly newsletter. It also
has a section titled "Ask the Expert," where you can ask find contact
information of different Census functions.

The "Search" category includes many different ways of searching this
site and material on it. This includes words in on-line Census
documents, searching by place that Census reports on, and searching
for Census staff members. You can even search via a map, from which
you can choose the geographical area you're interested in, and then
view summary information about that area. You can proceed to the
country level, and it provides a wealth of interesting and
easy-to-find information.

"Access Tools" includes software that works over the net, such as
"Map Stats" (which profiles information from states and counties (the
same as map searching described above); the "Tiger" map system for
generating maps on the fly; "1990 Census Lookup" (you can extract
files from a given Census); a gazetteer for the U.S. (which also
performs lookups); "FERRET" (Federal Electronic Research and Review
Tool) for extracting data; and "MABLE/Geocorr," which accesses MABLE
geographic database and generates correlation lists as reports or
files. This section also includes software you can download, and
Census access tools at other sites.

The "CenStats and "CenStore" section lists various products.
"CenStats" is an fee-based Internet service for statistical data.
"CenStore" has information on various products, such as tapes,
CD-ROMS, diskettes, publications, and maps. You can purchase all
documents generated by Census after January, 1996 in electronic form.

Most material is in the section titled "Subjects A-Z" (only 2 letters
have no entry). The slightly edited entries are:

A: Abbreviation and Acronym Glossary, Acquisition Information,
Advance Monthly Retail Sales, Advisory Committees, Age, Age Search,
Aging, Agriculture, Alaska Native, American Community Survey,
American Indian, Ancestry, Annual Research Conference, Apportionment,
Asian, and Assets.

B: Birthplace, Births, Black-Owned Businesses, Black Population,
Building Permits, and Business (Customized Tabulations, Databases,
Enterprises, General, Inventories, Owners, Totals by County, Reports,
and FAQ)

C: Calendars, Capital Assets, Capital Expenditures, CD-ROMs, Census
Briefs, Census Catalog and Guide, CenStats, CenStore, Census 2000,
Census & You, Census Bureau, Census Tract Coding Resources, Children,
Citizenship, City/County Governments, College Enrollment, Commodity
Flow, Commodity Input/Exports Related to Output, Communication
Services, Communications, Commuting, Companies, Computer Ownership
and Use, Conferences, Congressional Affairs, Congressional Districts,
Consolidated Federal Funds Report, Construction (Current Reports,
Industry Series, and Statistics), Continuous Measurement, Contracts,
County Business Patterns, County & City Data Book, County Profiles,
Crops, Current Industrial Reports (CIRs), Current Population Survey
(CPS), and Customer Liaison Office.

D: Data Capture Services Contract, Data Developments, Data Extraction
System, Deaths, Decennial Census (2000, 1990, Historical, and Report
to Congress -- The Plan for Census 2000), Demographic and Social
Characteristics, Demographic Business Characteristics, Disability,
Divorces, and Durable Goods Orders.

E: Economic Census, Economic Indicator Releases Schedule, Economic
Indicators, Economic Statistics Briefing Room, Education, Education
Finances, Elderly, Electronic Data Product Support - TechTalk:,
Elected Officials, Electronic Subscription Service,
Employee-Retirement Systems, Employment (General/Public and
Opportunities (Census Bureau)), Empowerment Contracting Resources,
Enterprises, Entrepreneurs, Establishment and Firm Size, Estimates
(1996 Estimates of the Population of Cities, Places, and MCDs Housing
Units & Households, Income, Persons, and Poverty), Expenditures,
Exports, and Extract Software for CD-ROM.

F: Families, Farms, Federal Depository Libraries, Federal
Expenditures, Federal Government Data, Federal-State Cooperative
Program, Federal Statistics Briefing Room, FEDSTATS Fellowship
Opportunities, Fertility, Finance (Insurance & Real Estate), Finances
of Governments and Schools, Fishing, Foreign Born, and Foreign Trade.

G: Gazetteer (U.S.), Genealogy, Geographic (Area Profiles, Mobility,
Services & Information), Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms,
Governmental Interactions Calendar, and Governments.

H: Health Insurance, Health Statistics, Hispanic Origin,
Hispanic-Owned Businesses, Homeownership, Hotels (Motels and Other
Lodging Places), Households and Families -- CPS Households and
Families Projections, Household and Housing Unit Estimates, Housing
(Characteristics, Completions, Inventory Change, Houses Sold, Housing
Starts, Press Releases Starts, and Statistics), and Hunting.

I: Immigration, Imports, Income, Indicators - Economic, Industries
Statistics, Insurance, International (Statistics and Trade),
Irrigation, Inventories (Business), and ITPlans.

J: Journey to Work.

L: Labor Force, Land, Language Use, Livestock, Living Arrangements,
Local Retirement Systems, and Lodging Places.

M: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Financial Report, Maps, Marital
Status, Market Value of Agricultural Products, Marriage, Merchandise
Line Sales, Metropolitan Areas, Migration, Mining, Minority-Owned
Businesses, Mobility/Movers, Money Income, Monthly Retail Sales,
Monthly Wholesale Trade, Motels, and Motor Freight.

N: Native American Population, Nativity, NAICS (North American
Industry Classification System), New on Site, and Nonemployer
Statistics (Retail and Services).

O: Occupation, Other Official Statistics/FedStats, Other Topics, and
Outlying Areas (Economic).

P: Pacific Islander Population, PDFPublications, Place of Birth,
Place of Work, Population (1996 Estimates of the Population of
Cities, Places, and MCDs (Characteristics, Density, Estimates, P-20,
P-23, Profile, Projections, and Topics)), Poverty, Press Releases,
Previous Residence, Prices and Inflation, Procurement Activities,
Product Profiles, Product Shipments, Program Participation, Public
Finance and Employment, Publications, and Puerto Rico.

Q: Quarterly Financial Report (Manufacturing, Mining, and Trade
Corporations).

R: Race, Radio Broadcasts, Ranches, Real Estate, Recreation,
Redistricting Data Program, References, Regional Offices of Census
Bureau, Report to Congress (revised August 1997), Residential
Construction, Residential Improvements, Retail (Monthly Retail Sales,
Retail Trade, Retail Trade for Outlying Areas, and Sales and
Inventories -- Retail), and Rural/Urban.

S: Sales and Inventories -- Retail, Sales and Inventories --
Wholesale, School (Characteristics of Students, Enrollment -
Including College, Finances, Public Education Finances, and Schools),
Service Annual Survey, Service Industries, Service Industries for
Outlying Areas, Shipments (Inventories, & Orders), SIC Codes
(Standard Industrial Classification), Small Area Income and Poverty
Estimates, Small Business, Solicitations, Sources of Receipts,
Sources of Revenue, State Data Centers, State Government, State
Profiles, State Retirement Systems, Statistical Abstract, Statistical
Agencies (Federal and International), Statistical Briefs See also:
Census Brief, Statistical Research Report Series, Subject Index to
Population Reports, Subscription Service, Survey of Income and
Program Participation (SIPP), and Surveys.

T: Taxes (Quarterly Tax Revenues (by state and local governments),
State Tax Collection, and Taxable Property Values), TechTalk
(Electronic Data Product Support), TIGER, Trade (Goods and Services,
Trade and Employment, Trade Balance, Trade Corporations Financial
Report, International, and with U.S. Possessions), Transportation,
Travel to Work, and Truck.

U: Urban/Rural, U.S. Exports and Imports, U.S. Gazetteer, U.S.
Merchandise Trade, U.S. Possessions - Trade, U.S. Trade with Puerto
Rico, and Utilities.

V: Vacancy, Value of New Construction, and Voting and Registration.

W: Warehousing, We the Americans Series, Wealth, Wholesale (Monthly
Wholesale Trade, Sales and Inventories -- Wholesale, Wholesale Trade,
and Wholesale Trade Outlying Areas), Wildlife, Women-Owned
Businesses, and Working Papers.

Y: Year 2000.

Z: ZIP Code Statistics.

Finally, several miscellaneous entries provide additional
information: "About the Bureau," "User Manual," "New on the Site,"
"Current Economic Indicators" (with recent reports), and the current
U.S. and world populations.

# http://www.census.gov
# ftp://ftp.census.gov
# Information: <p...@census.gov>


2.2.11 Integrated Public Use Microdata Sample (IPUMS)

[Census data from 1850 to 1990]

To quote from their documentation on the newest version, IPUMS-98,
"The IPUMS consists of twenty-five high-precision samples of the
American population drawn from thirteen federal censuses. Some of
these samples have existed for years, and others were created
specifically for this database. The twenty-five samples, which span
the censuses of 1850 to 1990, collectively comprise our richest
source of quantitative information on long-term changes in the
American population." The samples include censuses from 1850, 1860,
1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980 and 1990;
many are 1 percent individual samples of that census. In all, there
are some 25 gigabytes of data on some 50 million people. On-line
documentation is available, as is an extraction engine (more useful
than downloading a complete sample, the smallest of which has an
uncompressed size of 73 megabytes). Compared to past versions,
"IPUMS-98 is a comprehensive revision of the Integrated Public Use
Microdata Series. We have expanded the documentation threefold, added
new datasets and variables, and revised dozens of variables."

# http://www.ipums.umn.edu/
# Information: <ip...@hist.umn.edu>


2.2.12 Summary U.S. Census Info at Missouri Census Data Center

[summary data for cities, towns, and counties (easy to get)]

At first glance, one would think that this site would be Missouri
specific, but they have taken data from the 1990 U.S. Census and made
it publically available in their "Basic Tables." The Center has
"organized the 100 most frequently used social and economic variables
from the 1990 Census of Population and Housing, Summary Tape File 3
into a set of 14 descriptive tables in Lotus 123 format (ver.2)" and
ASCII. Data is available for metro areas, places (which covers a very
large number of communities), all counties, and states." The
spreadsheet format covers a given geographical entity, such as all
states, all counties, etc. They also offer "Basic Trends Reports,"
which show changes from the 1980 to 1990 Census. Finally, they offer
a "profile generator," which will generate this data from your
geographical area of interest.

# http://www.oseda.missouri.edu/usinfo.html


2.2.13 General Social Survey (GSS)

[annual survey; broad, but some economic questions]

"The GSS (General Social Survey) is an almost annual 'omnibus,'
personal interview survey of U.S. households conducted by the
National Opinion Research Center." The first one was run in 1972, and
has been run almost every year since. In total, there have been some
35,000 respondents answering a very wide variety of questions of
interest to social scientists. Of interest to economists are
questions on economic policy, as well as income received.

# http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/GSS/


2.2.14 Health and Retirement Study (HRS)

The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) studies many characteristics of
those near or in their retirement years. Specifically, it is a
longitudinal national panel study. The baseline consists of
interviews in 7,600 households in 1992 (respondents aged from 51 to
61, along with their spouses), with followups every two years for 12
years. The data contains a wealth of economic, demographic and health
information, which of course are generally related to retirement
issues. The entire dataset, including errata, is available at this
site.

Besides data, this site also offers the latest information related to
this project, material from papers using this dataset, links to
related sites, and some useful software.

Robert J. Willis, of the Institute for Social Research, University of
Michigan, is the Principal Investigator for this project and "Asset
and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD).

# http://www.umich.edu/~hrswww/


2.2.15 Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD)

The Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) is an HRS
Auxiliary Study, and is also known as Aging and Health in America. It
centers on "data to address a broad range of scientific questions
focused on the interplay of resources and late life health
transitions." The initial sample consisted of 7,447 respondents aged
70+, including 2,548 aged 80 and over, plus 775 younger spouses.
There are followups every two years. Like the HRS, data, including
errata, is available on-line.

Besides data, this site also offers the latest information related to
this project, material from papers using this dataset, links to
related sites, and some useful software.

Robert J. Willis, of the Institute for Social Research, University of
Michigan, is the Principal Investigator for this and for "Health and
Retirement Study (HRS)."

# http://www.umich.edu/~hrswww/


2.2.16 National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) Bibliography

This online version of the NLS Bibliography provides current and
retrospective entries from previous editions and supplements. Though
data itself is not available, the bibliography contains approximately
2,500 citations of NLS-based journal articles, working papers,
conference presentations, and dissertations published from 1968 to
1995. Several methods of searching can be used and detailed search
instructions are provided.

# www.chrr.ohio-state.edu/nls-bib/


2.2.17 Panel Study on Income Dynamics (PSID)

[well-known longitudinal survey of U.S. residents]

The data available here is best described by their own documentation.
To quote: "The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) is a
longitudinal survey of a representative sample of U.S. individuals
(men, women, and children) and the families in which they reside. It
has been ongoing since 1968. Data are collected annually, and the
data files contain the full span of information collected over the
course of the study. PSID data can be used for cross-sectional,
longitudinal and intergenerational analyses, and for studying both
individuals and families.

"The general design and core content of the study have remained
largely unchanged, and considerable effort has been expended cleaning
the data. These two features greatly enhance the PSID's potential for
longitudinal analysis. Preparation and distribution of comprehensive
documentation and a User Guide also facilitate use of the PSID data."

"The study has been conducted at the Survey Research Center,
University of Michigan since its beginning in 1968, with the
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
data archive handling the public distribution of the data files,
documentation, and User Guide. PSID data files have been disseminated
widely throughout the United States and to numerous foreign
countries."

The site has very extensive documentation, extensive introductory
material, a newsletter, and lists of the very large number of working
papers and publications that use the data (some of this material is
in RTF (Rich Text Format), which can be read by Microsoft Word or
WordPerfect). Some material is even available in languages other than
English.

The entry "PSID Files" contains the main PSID files. There are
individual "family files" from 1968 to 1996, as well as a "24 year
individual file." When uncompressed, they become ASCII files, and SAS
and SPSS programs are available that will bring the data into those
packages. Additional datasets include (i) Active Saving Files, (ii)
Estimating Risk Tolerance, (iii)Health Care Burden File, (iv)
Marriage and Birth History Supplements, (v) Parent Health Supplement,
(vi) Relationship File, (vii) Telephone Health Questionnaire
Supplement, and (viii) Self Administered Questionnaire Supplement.
The "What's New" section shows availability of newest datasets and is
updated frequently.

# http://www.isr.umich.edu/src/psid/


2.2.18 Study of American Families, 1994

[extends GSS]

This study extends the General Social Survey (GSS) with information
on "the role of families in the transmission and maintenance of
socioeconomic inequality." To this end, they collected data on GSS
respondents' first occupation, mother's occupations when respondents
were young, and GSS respondents' first spouses (if married more than
once). GSS respondents' first spouses (if married more than once)."
Another extension to the GSS was a short test of cognitive ability.
Finally, additional information was obtained on the respondents'
siblings.

The data is available on-line, and the staff will archive datasets
onto CD-ROMs for users on or off campus (the University of
Wisconsin).

The data is available on-line.

# http://DPLS.DACC.WISC.EDU/SAF/


2.2.19 Department of the Treasury

[many areas; includes financing the federal debt, international
finance, and federal spending]

One item of particular interest is the "Treasury Bulletin," which has
three sections. The first is "Financial Operations" (with details on
federal fiscal operations, the accounts of the Treasury, the Federal
Debt, and Public Debt Operations, which deals with Treasury
financing). This section also covers the ownership of federal
securities. The second section is "International Statistics," which
covers capital movements, the stabilization fund, and the like. The
third section is "Special Reports." In all these reports, there is
great detail, as one would expect. Some of the data is in spreadsheet
format.

A second item of likely interest is the "The Monthly Treasury
Statement of Receipts and Outlays of the United States Government"
(MTS), which details Treasury operations, and thus of the Federal
Government.

There are links to agencies that report to or are part of the
Treasury: the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift
Supervision (OTS), the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the U.S.
Customs Service, and the IRS.

There is also considerable material of "consumer" interest, such as
on Treasury securities, savings bonds, IRS forms (they can be
downloaded here), and information from the Mint. Finally, there is
information on the Treasury itself, which includes speeches and press
releases.

# http://www.ustreas.gov/


2.2.20 Energy Information Administration (EIA)

This agency, part of the U.S. Department of Energy, offers a wide
variety of information in this area, broadly defined. Indeed, it is a
veritable treasure trove of useful information on nuclear, oil,
natural gas, coal, and other forms of energy. If you are looking for
information in any way related to energy, this is a fine place to
look.

# http://www.eia.doe.gov/


2.2.21 Energy Resources Board

The ERB, part of the Department of Energy, is separate from the
Energy Information Administration. "Its purpose is to provide a
consolidated and integrated home page for the member offices: Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Information Administration,
Energy Research, Fossil Energy, Nuclear Energy, and Policy." In
short, it contains a variety of useful information for economists
interested in information in this sphere of the economy.

# http://www.eia.doe.gov/energy/


2.2.22 Datazone: EPI's Labor Market Data

The Economic Policy Institute makes a considerable amount of summary
labor market data available here. It includes national, regional, and
state data on employment, unemployment, wages, wage distribution,
median hourly wages, the college -- high school wage premium, a
historical minimum wage series, etc. Much of the data starts in 1979.

# http://epinet.org/datazone/dzlocal.html


2.2.23 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

This site contains extensive statistical information on the banking
system in the U.S. of interest to economists and bankers, as well as
more general information on the FDIC and the banking system, some of
which will be of interest to the general public. There are also press
releases and speeches, as well as background information on the FDIC.

The "Data Bank" includes the "FDIC Institution Directory System,"
which "provides the latest comprehensive financial profile for every
FDIC-insured institution." The FDIC/OTS "Summary of Deposits"
provides "detailed information on over 82,000 branches of
FDIC-insured institutions. Individual office data can be obtained for
each institution or for each state and county. Aggregate data are
available at the state and county level and for metropolitan areas."
Other data sets include "FDIC Institutions," "Statistics on Banking,"
"Historical Statistics on Banking," and the "Survey of Real Estate
Trends."

# http://www.fdic.gov/


2.2.24 Government Information Sharing Project

[repacked data (regional, econ. and agric. census, exports/imports,
and federal spending by cities and counties)]

This project, run by Oregon State University, offers a number of very
useful regional demographic and economic databases. They include "USA
Counties 1996" (with data from the Census), the "1990 Census of
Population and Housing" (again with easily obtained, well-organized,
and detailed data), and "Population Estimates by Age, Sex, and Race:
1990-1997." Other databases include the "Equal Employment Opportunity
File: 1990" (which has "occupation distribution and educational
attainment data by sex, race, and Hispanic origin," the "Regional
Economic Information System: 1969-1996" from the BEA, the "1992
Economic Census" disks 1J (Census of Mineral Industries, Census of
Construction Industries, and Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses),
disk 2B (ZIP Code Statistics) and disk 4 (Nonemployer Statistics).
Finally, other databases include "US Imports/Exports (1993-1997),"
the "Consolidated Federal Funds Report 1987-1996" (which shows
federal spending and obligations on a county and city basis), "School
District Data Book Profiles: 1989-1990," the "Census of Agriculture:
1982, 1987, and 1992," and "Earnings by Occupation and Education:
1990."

# http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/


2.2.25 U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC)

[large number of trade-related resources (includes many links)]

This site is very useful for the academic and practicing trade
economist. It includes: weekly petitions and complaints filed with
the agency; a monthly calendar of hearings, deadline dates, and
status of investigations; five-year (Sunset) reviews; news releases;
notices from the Federal Register dealing with the USITC; numerous
reports and publications; the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the
United States; USITC Tariff Database; International Harmonization of
Customs Rules of Origin; and a bibliography of trade-related law
articles. They also have an extensive list of Internet resources by
country, industry, and region that many will find useful.

# http://www.usitc.gov/


2.2.26 Joint Economic Committee: House of Representatives

[policy papers of the majority party in Congress]

This committee is one of only four joint committees in the U.S.
Congress. While it could be argued that the material does carry some
biases of the majority party, it does provide a valuable viewpoint.
There are a large number of press releases and a smaller number of
policy papers. Some topics covered are: Federal Reserve policy and
inflation, economic growth, fiscal policy, the welfare state and the
size of government, the middle class, and tort reform.

# http://www.house.gov/jec/welcome.htm


2.2.27 Joint Economic Committee: U.S. Senate

The material supplied by this committee (one of four joint committees
in the U.S. Congress) presents valuable opinions, though it may carry
the biases of the majority party. This site provides the JEC reports,
hearings, press releases and other events. Reports are from the last
four Congresses and focus on foreign affairs, taxes, economic growth,
employment, and other items of topical interest.

# http://www.senate.gov/~jec


2.2.28 National Trade Data Bank

While probably not of much interest to academic economists, this site
pulls together a very wide range of information (more than a
gigabyte) from more than 25 U.S. government agencies that will be of
interest to firms wishing to export from the U.S. Much of the
information is fee-based. Obviously, it contains a substantial amount
of material that may be of interest to those interested in non-U.S.
countries. One can even search the entire database with "natural
language requests" (that is, you can query the database as you might
a person).

# http://www.stat-usa.gov/tradtest.nsf


2.2.29 National Transportation Statistics

This organization, part of the Department of Transportation,
generates a variety of statistics on the U.S.'s transportation
system. Besides "Transportation Statistics Annual Report " (found in
the "Transportation Studies" section), this site includes other
extensive data (in spreadsheet format) from the "National
Transportation Data Archive." This includes the "FAA Statistical
Handbook of Aviation" and the "Commodity Flow Survey," a joint
project of the DOT and Census which tracks shipments in the U.S.
There are also data sets from the FAA, the Coast Guard, the Federal
Highway Administration, and the Army Corps of Engineers. It also
contains information on the "Journal of Transportation and
Statistics," sponsored jointly be the Bureau of Transportation
Statistics and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

# http://www.bts.gov


2.2.30 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

This site provides a great deal of information on trade issues.
Besides information on itself, this includes press releases, reports,
speeches, and testimony. Perhaps even more useful are the NAFTA and
GATT trade agreements.

# http://www.ustr.gov/


2.2.31 Social Security Administration (SSA)

[extensive data on trust funds, beneficiaries, and studies]

By its nature, this site offers a variety of material for employers,
employees, and beneficiaries. However, there is substantial
statistical information from the "Office of Research, Evaluation and
Statistics (ORES)" and the "Office of the Chief Actuary." The former
includes the "Current Operating Statistics Tables" (with everything
from the trust funds, to current benefits to black lung benefits),
income maintenance programs, economic indicators, beneficiaries by
county, and studies on disability programs. The latter includes data
on the financial aspects of the Trust Fund, and beneficiary data, as
well as other material.

# http://www.ssa.gov/
# Information: Bruce Carter <bwca...@ssa.gov>


2.2.32 Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC)

This page, run by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA), offers two ways to find 4-digit SIC
codes: by searching for a specific codes by keywords and by browsing
the actual classifications. Note that SIC codes have been superseded
by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) on
January 1, 1997 (information on it can be found at the Census web
site).

# http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/sicser.html


2.2.33 USDA Agriculture Economic Research Service

This service is distinct from the USDA Economics and Statistics
System at Cornell University. Besides reading about the mission and
organization of the service (including e-mail addresses), you can
also read many of their publications. You can also retrieve their
data (much of it from the Cornell site). They also offer a "Special
Topics Briefing Room," where they address a variety of topical
issues. Finally, they offer an extensive catalog of their products.

# http://www.econ.ag.gov/


2.2.34 USDA Economics and Statistics System (Cornell Univ.)

This project is jointly sponsored by the Mann Library at Cornell
University, the USDA's Economic Research Service, the National
Agricultural Statistics Service, and World Agricultural Outlook
Board. It contains more than 300 reports and data sets from the
economic agencies of the USDA. By subject area, they are

# Agricultural Baseline Projections
# Farm Sector Economics
# Field Crops
# Food
# Inputs, Technology, and Weather
# International Agriculture
# Land, Water, and Conservation
# Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry
# Miscellaneous
# Rural Affairs
# Specialty Agriculture
# Trade Issues

These data sets cover a very wide range of agricultural topics, and
even include international and climate data. The are categorized in a
number of different ways. They are frequently quite detailed, and can
be viewed using a spreadsheets and occasionally with dBase.

# http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu

Bill Goffe

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Editor: Bill Goffe <Bill....@usm.edu>
Editorial Assistant: Elise Braden <el...@econlit.org>

Part 2 of 20

This guide, sponsored by the American Economic Association, lists
more than 1,000 resources on the Internet of interest to academic and
practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all
resources are also described.

Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE) is a copyrighted work


of the American Economic Association (the "AEA"). Permission to make
digital, electronic or hard copies of part or all of RFE for personal
or classroom use, Usenet distribution, or mailing lists is granted,
provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or direct
commercial advantage and that whole copies show the following notice:

"Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE), Copyright 1999
American Economic Association"

Otherwise the AEA owns the exclusive right to print, publish,
distribute, reproduce, sell, prepare derivative works, transmit,
download, or otherwise transfer copies of RFE. Copyrights of
components of this work owned by others than the AEA must be honored
and attributed to the rightful owner. Abstracting and short quotes
are permitted. To copy otherwise or to republish otherwise, including
on web pages, in whole or in part requires prior specific permission.
Permissions may be requested from the American Economic Association,
2014 Broadway, Suite 305, Nashville, TN 37203, or via E-mail:
aea...@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu. RFE is provided without any express
or implied warranty.

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For distribution via Usenet, this FAQ is split into 20 parts as large
files don't travel well on Usenet. For other locations of this guide,


see the section titled "1.5 Where to Obtain This Guide" in part 2.


1.0 Introduction

1.1 Copyright

Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE) is a copyrighted work
of the American Economic Association (the "AEA"). Permission to make
digital, electronic or hard copies of part or all of RFE for personal
or classroom use, Usenet distribution, or mailing lists is granted,
provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or direct
commercial advantage and that whole copies show the following notice:

"Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE), Copyright 1999
American Economic Association"

Otherwise the AEA owns the exclusive right to print, publish,
distribute, reproduce, sell, prepare derivative works, transmit,
download, or otherwise transfer copies of RFE. Copyrights of
components of this work owned by others than the AEA must be honored
and attributed to the rightful owner. Abstracting and short quotes
are permitted. To copy otherwise or to republish otherwise, including
on web pages, in whole or in part requires prior specific permission.
Permissions may be requested from the American Economic Association,
2014 Broadway, Suite 305, Nashville, TN 37203, or via E-mail:
aea...@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu. RFE is provided without any express
or implied warranty.

1.2 Format and Display Conventions

In general, the name of a resource links you directly to that
resource. The exceptions are mailing lists (the links go to the
descriptions here in RFE) and sections of this guide (which links you
to "index pages").

"Index pages" are the organizing theme of this format. Each lists a
number of similar resources. See "U.S. Macro and Regional Data" for
an example. In it, you will find the name of a resource (clicking on
it takes you directly to that resource), optional short descriptions
to the right of each name, links to extended descriptions on their
own pages marked with "[more]," and optional sub-groupings of
resources in RFE are in italics.

Entirely new resources are marked with a "new" icon, and
significantly updated resources are marked with an "updated" icon.

The table of contents page is a summary of index pages, but there are
no short descriptions. Again, each each name links you to the
resource, and "[more]" leads you to an extend description here in
RFE. Note that it a fairly large file.

A navigation panel is at the top left of every index page and
extended description. It show your current location in the guide,
links to the title page, the table of contents, and the higher-level
groupings of resources. If you are in an extended description, there
are links for the previous and next extended descriptions, as well as
the current index page.

Each extend description is a detailed description of that resource.
At the bottom of each you will find a link or links to the resource,
and some have e-mail contacts.


1.3 Suggestions Solicited

If you see a missing item, an item not correctly reported, or would
like to suggest an item, please contact us.

# Suggestions: <Bill....@usm.edu>


1.4 Internet Talks and Demos

Bob Parks <bpa...@wuecona.wustl.edu> and Bill Goffe <Bill.Goffe@usm.
edu> are available for visits and talks on the Internet. Please
contact either of us if you are interested.


1.5 Where to Obtain This Guide

This guide can be found in a number of places. They include:

On the World Wide Web:

# rfe.org (Missouri -- main site) <http://rfe.org>
# Missouri (rfe.org is a shortcut for this) <http://rfe.wustl.edu/
EconFAQ/EconFAQ.html>
# Texas <http://coba.shsu.edu/EconFAQ/EconFAQ.html>
# California <http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/resources/infoecon/
EconFAQ/EconFAQ.html>
# New York <http://www.econ.nyu.edu/EconFAQ/EconFAQ.html>
# Maryland <http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/Economics/EconData/
Econdata.html>

# U.K. <http://netec.mcc.ac.uk/EconFAQ.html>
# Netherlands <http://www.elsevier.nl/inca/homepage/sae/related/
EconFAQ/EconFAQ.html>
# Italy <http://www.scpol.unina.it/economia/EconFAQ/EconFAQ.html>
# Singapore <http://nbs1.ntu.edu.sg/econfaq/EconFAQ.html>
# Australia <http://www.ucs.uwa.edu.au/EconFAQ/EconFAQ.html>
# Russia (Siberia) <http://www.ieie.nsc.ru/rfe/EconFAQ/EconFAQ.html>

MAILING LISTS: There are two lists for the distribution of the ASCII
form: rfe-all, and rfe-summary. The first distributes the entire
ASCII guide, but the second list just contains the table of contents,
instructions on how to obtain the guide, and a few notes on major new
resources.

These two lists will only be used to distribute "Resources for
Economists," so there is very little traffic on the list.

To subscribe to rfe-all, send e-mail to Majo...@wuecon.wustl.edu,
and in the body (not subject line) of your e-mail message, write
"subscribe rfe-all"

To subscribe to rfe-summary, send e-mail to Majo...@wuecon.wustl.
edu, and in the body (not subject line) of your e-mail message, write
"subscribe rfe-summary"

To unsubscribe from either, send e-mail to Majo...@wuecon.wustl.
edu, and in the body of the message, write "unsubscribe rfe-summary"
or "unsubscribe rfe-all"

E-MAIL REQUEST: Finally, we would be happy to send it out via e-mail
to all who request it. WE also encourage folks to obtain a copy from
one of the economics sites mentioned above. You'll find a huge amount
of other material of interest there.


1.6 Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge many who have commented and made
suggestions on this and previous issues of this guide. Without their
help, there would be fewer resources listed and the existing
descriptions would be more difficult to read. In particular, we would
like to thank Forrest Smith for suggesting this project, Hal Varian
for suggesting the web version, and Drucilla Ekwurzel, Thomas
Krichel, George D. Greenwade, Lauri Saarinen, Bob Parks, and
Christian Zimmerman for constant suggestions. Debbie Sharp provided
valuable research assistance during the 1994-95 academic year, while
Luis Hernando Herrera provided valuable research assistance during
the 1995-96 academic year. Paul Robbins provided valuable technical
assistance for the 1996-97 academic year, Chris Rasmussen provided
valuable research support for 1996-97 and 1997-98 academic years,
while Charlie Ring did the same for the 1998-99 academic year. Liz
Braunstein wrote code that supports RFE, and Colin Kuskie wrote the
Perl scripts that generate the HTML and ASCII formats from a custom
input format that we developed. I owe him a great debt. He is
available for contract Perl programming at <cku...@teleport.com>.
Finally, Bob Parks provided excellent support for RFE at its main
website and helped in many other valuable ways.

More generally, we have received assistance from Peter Abad, Darrin
Abernathy, Lakshman Achuthan, Leon Adelman, Thomas P. Aebersold, Erik
Van Aert, Arvind Agarwalla, Gaj Alessandro, Ken Alexander, Neil
Alper, Morris Altman, Hans Amman, Mona Andersen, David Anderson, Jim
Anderson, Keith Antonyshyn, Werner Antweiler, Rafael de Arce, Andrew
Arch, George Argyrous, Scott Armstrong, Paul Arvis, Rick Ashley, Kyle
Atkinson, Azeem Azhar, Alberto Baccini, Christian Bacon, Brenda
Bailey, Al Ballinger, Laurenz Baltzer, Cedric Banker, Alex Bannister,
Jim Barbour, Owen Barder, Wijnand Baretta, Dave Barrett, Newt
Barrett, Deb Barry, Laure Barthel, Dick Bash, Kit Baum, Spencer Baum,
Cary Bean, Andrew Beath, Hanno Beck, Anthony D. Becker, Bill Becker,
Brian Becker, Kai Becker, Matt Becker, Tony Becker, Robert Bednarzik,
Steve Benson, Howard M. Benz, Joyce Berg, Simon Bergeron, Mark
Bernkopf, Jared Bernstein, Kurt Beron, Hakan Berument, Ted Bilek,
Beth A. Billy, Chris Birchenhall, Douglas Bittinger, Roy Bixler,
Wolfgang Blaas, Stanley Black, Dean Blobaum, Glenn Blomquist, David
Blond, Larry Blume, Peter J. Boettke, Michael D. Boldin, Lech
Borkowski, Ted Bos, Jean Bourdon, John Bowen, Tricia Bowman, Jesse
Brackenbury, Julii Brainard, Eric Branckaert, Harold Brashears,
Harker Brautighan, James Breece, Anne E. Bresnock, Bob Bressan,
Adrienne Bronfeld, Byron Brown, Rob Brox, Francis Buckley, Kristeen
Bullwinkle, Robert Bunge, Christian Burks, Brent Burmester, Alexander
Byron, Sergio Cagol, Ian Cahill, Paul Calvert, Nauro Campos, David
Carrier, George Carter, Robin Carter, Susan Casement, Hubert
Castelain, Arie ten Cate, Catrina F. Catus, Valerie Chereskin, David
Chester, Edward Cheung, Jack Chizmar, E. Kwan Choi, Keith Church, T.
Matthew Ciolek, Dave Clark, Robert Clark, Victoria Clarke, Geoffrey
E. Cleave, Michael Clemens, Carl Close, Don Coffin, Fred Collopy,
Chris Cooper, Chris Cornell, Kevin Cotter, Allin Cottrell, Arnold R.
Cowan, Don Cram, Clay Cravens, David W. Crawford, Carmel Cregg, Dean
Croushore, Jose-Manuel Barrueco Cruz, Clint Cummins, Melinda Da
Cunha, Rosemary Thomas Cunningham, Carlo Dade, Sylvester Damus, Joe
Daniel, Jill Davidson, Gareth Davis, Al DeCook, Alex Deacon, Laura
Debski, David Delquadro, Emmanuel Deschamps, Mark Dickie, Markus
Diehl, Cynthia P. Dietzmann, Robert Dixon, Toker Doganoglu, Pat
Donahoe, Laurie Dougherty, Stratford Douglas, Thomas Dowling, Roger
A. Downey, Kevin Doyle, Mauricio Drelichman, Darrell Duane, Sean
Dunne, Carol Dvoracek, Judy Eargle, Bill Easterly, Lisa Eaton, Nick
Economides, Dirk Eddelbuettel, Mary C. Edwards, Chris Elbers, John
Elder, Stuart Eldred, Brenda Ellis, Mike Emslie, Mathew Englander,
Mike Ensley, Menong Enverga, Jared Enzler, Guido Erreygers, Michel
Euriat, Mark Evans, Karen Ewens, Terry Fahy, Ray C. Fair, Mary
Fanslau, Nitai Farmer, Ned Farrington, Daniel Feenberg, Nicky
Ferguson, Peter Ferguson, Gary Ferrier, Luis Fierro, Matthew D.
Fletcher, Matthew Flynn, Bob Forsythe, Peter Foti, Dave Fournier,
John Frain, Stephen D. Franklin, Ralph Frasca, Robert O. Frasca,
James H. Freeman, David Friedman, Joe Friedman, Dan Friel, Luke
Froeb, Yukio Froehlich, Drew Fudenberg, Larry Fuller, Mike Fuller,
Manfred Gaertner, Mauro Gallegati, Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu, Maurice
Garneau, James R. Garven, David E.R. Gay, Rusty Gaynes, Hans Geeroms,
Jonah Gelbach, Alexis Gendron, Paul Getman, Tom Getzen, Frans van de
Gevel, Paul Gilbert, David Giles, Tom Giovanetti, Ben Gladstone, Paul
Gleason, Eric Glynn, David Golumbia, Jean Gomm, Gerhard Gonter,
Ximena Gonzalez, Jeff Gordon, Thomas Gramstad, Jenny Gray, Jim Gray,
Robin Greeley, Seth Greenblatt, Bill Greene, Stuart Greenfield, Steve
Greenlaw, R.T. Griffiths, Seth Grimes, Molly Gowen Groome, John
Gross, Rob Grunewald, Bill Gunther, Bruce Guthrie, Laura Guy,
Hansjoerg Haas, Leslie M. Haas, Ezra Hadar, Chris Ernest Hall, Jamie
M. Hall, Bob Hammond, Carol Hammond, David M. Hammond, Robin D.
Hanson, Suzanne Harris, Sergiu Hart, Dave Hartland, Markus
Hatterscheid, Anita Hattiangadi, Jon Haveman, Frank Heemskerk,
Christian Helmenstein, Sharon Heminger, Rick Henning, Tulkens Henry,
Doug Henwood, Sigi Herzog, James Higgo, John A. Hill, Joe Hirschburg,
Scott Hoenig, Charlie Hofacker, George Hofsink, Cynthia Holliday,
Bill Holmes, Leo Van Hove, T.A.Z. Howard, David Howell, Michael
Howell-Moroney, Paul C. Y. Huang, Friedrich Huebler, Jeanette Hull,
Jeffrey Humin, Brad Humphreys, Ashraf Nazir Hussain, John Van Huyck,
Prue Hyman, Mansor Ibrahim, Mark E. Ingles, Gordon Irlam, John S.
Irons, Todd Irwin, Alan G. Isaac, Masumi Ishikawa, Christian Isnardi,
Moldovan Istvan, James A. Jacobs, Joe Jadlow, Vickram Jain, Warren
Jensen, John Jiller, Peter M. Joftis, Dean Jolliffe, Ed Junod, John
Kane, Mary Patricia Kane, Pat Kane, Helen Kantarelis, Nicholas
Karatjas, Grace Katagiri, Arnie Katz, Barry P. Keating, Angelina
Keil, Bill Kelly, Jon David Kendall, Kristiaan Kerstens, Ray Kiddy,
Buddy Kilpatrick, Hal Kirkwood, David Kissner, C. P. Kitsos, Jacob
Klerman, Mark Klinedinst, Lorrie A. Knight, Karl Kollmann, Ruud H.
Koning, Lukasz Konopielko, Appa Rao Korukonda, Michael Kosz, Remco
Kouwenhoven, Marc Krawatsky, Claire Kreider, Anne Krill, Hans Wim
Kroodsma, Tony Ku, Pasi Kuoppamakki, Kevin Lacobie, Nicole Ladewig,
Bruce Laforest, Skip Laitner, Dave Lambert, Julian Lamont, Gary F.
Langer, Alessandro Lanza, Daniel Larkins, Louise Laurence, Anna Lee,
In Ho Lee, S. L. Lee, Michael Lehmann, Matthias Leisi, Kenneth Leong,
Mary Lesser, Michael Levi, Rachel Levine, Denise Lievesley, Kuan-Pin
Lin, Tom Lindley, Ron Linssen, Peter Ljungman, David Lloyd-Jones,
Walter Loffler, Montague Lord, Wendy P. Lougee, John Lozowsky, Mark
Lundin, Colin MacArthur, Ian MacArthur, Stephen MacDonald, Barry
MacKichan, Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason, James G. MacKinnon, Brian K.
MacLean, Richard MacMinn, Charlotte Mack, Craig Mackenzie, Hugh
Madden, Farhat Mahmood, Richard Leigh Mains, Obayashi Mamoru, Dr.
Linda M. Manning, Ken Markus, Wayne Marr, Thomas Martinovsky, Clive
Massey, David G. Mathiasen, Lucy Matthew, Peter McCawley, Dennis
McConnell, Justin McCoy, Warwick McKibbin, Matt McLaughlin, Paul
McMahan, John McMillan, Bill Meade, Douglas S. Meade, Thomas Meeks,
Sherry Melecki, Margaret Menchen, Frieda Mendelsohn, Peter B. Meyer,
Jorg Meyer-Stamer, Fethy Mili, Ken Miller, Thad Mirer, Ty B.
Mitchell, Peter Mitter, Frank Mixon, Bruce Mizrach, Mathias Moersch,
Keith Morgan, Julian Morris, Bob Morse, Scott Moss, Janusz Mrozek,
Jesse Mullis, Michael Curtis Munger, Raleigh Muns, Paul Murray,
Robert Myers, Sterling Nakano, Jeroen Nas, Karim Nauphal, Phil Neal,
Eric Neumayer, Therese Ng, Trien Nguyen, Neuheimer Nicholas, Peter
Nolan, Dennis O'Conner, Inge O'Connor, Mamoru Obayashi, Henry
Ohlsson, Robert L. Ohsfeldt, Henry Olsen, Ray Olszewski, Akiko Onari,
Yuji Onuki, Marius Ooms, Tim Opler, Annika Ostergren, Nick Oulton,
Ron Overman, Lisa Pargas, Tim Parker, Tom Parris, Rocco Pasquale,
Fioravante Patrone, André Patry, Joelle Patten, Sanjay Paul, Valery
P. Pavlov, Cem Payaslioglu, Sally Pearson, Carlos Pelay, Mark Perry,
Huáscar Fialho Pessali, Torsten Peters, Keith L. Peterson, Chris
Pflaum, Lucio Picci, Rick Platt, Richard Porter, Manoj Potapohn,
Vesna Prasnikar, Margaret Prendergast, Edward S. Prescott, Ed Price,
John Qualls, Karl B. Radov, Rob Raisch, Jaishankar Raman, Shyamala
Raman, Laura Randall, Greg Ransom, Eric Rasmusen, Sam Rea, David P.
Reilly, Peter Reinecke, Robert Reinsel, Rolf Reiss, Charles Renfro,
James Renfro, Terry Rephann, Keith Reutter, Karen Rich, Paul Riches,
Alan R. Riley, Geoff Riley, Fernando Rizzo, Phil Roan, Ken Robb,
Michel Roche, Dave Rockove, Richard C. Rockwell, Wolfgang Roeckelein,
Christiane Roehler, Ken Rogers, R. Mark Rogers, Kenneth Rogoff, Hugh
Ronalds, Vernon Oley Roningen, Colin Rose, Larry Rosenburg, Joyce
Ellen Rosendah, Joyce Rosendahl, Joachim Rosenmuller, David R. Ross,
Rebecca Ross-Bown, Al Roth, Philippe Roussiere, Teague Ruder,
Randolph R. Russell, John Rust, Robert Rycroft, Lauri Saarinen,
Sanjeev Sabhlok, Gerard Salou, Vittorio Santaniello, Luc Savard,
Fernando Savasini, William Savino, Charlie Sawyer, Barry Schachter,
Paige Schaefer, Edwin Schalk, Sally Scheiderer, Robert Schenk, Oren
Schlieman, Gerald E. Schluter, Carl Schmertmann, A. Allan Schmid,
David Schmidt, Rachel Schmidt, Frank Scholtens, Terry Schroepfer,
Kurt Schuler, Craig T. Schulman, Michael Schulman, Bill Schwert, Dave
Scocca, Carole Scott, Glen Segell, Sarah Seidl, Pam Selthun,
Esther-Mirjam Sent, Ray Seyfarth, Jérôme Sgard, Jean Shackelford,
Gene Shackman, Milt Shapiro, Ajay Shaw, John A. Shaw, Ross Shaw, Yuko
Shimamoto, Ann Shriver, Jack Siler, Leah Silver, Scott P. Simkins,
Stuart Simmons, Aloysius Siow, Angela Skeete, George Slotsve, Timothy
Smeeding, Simon Smelt, Jay Smith, Una Smith, Sarah Snider, Mohammed
Sohail, Catherine Sokil, Jennifer Soller, Andrew Solnick, B. Solomon,
Kim Sosin, Bruce Speyer, Hari Srinivas, Erich Staib, Timothy Stanley,
Mike Stannett, Graham Stark, Dick Startz, Marten Stavenga, J.
Steenwinkel, Gianluca Stefani, Michael Sterling, Jean-Philippe
Stijns, Melissa Stockton, Johannes Strasser, Roland Strausz, Wolfram
Struewe, Herman Styler, Victor Suchar, Glenn Sueyoshi, Richard
Suzman, Lars Svensson, Marian Swainston, Mark Sylva, Kuniaki
Takahashi, Hirata Takako, Sailesh Tanna, I. Menguc Tanriseven, George
Tauchen, Bryan Taylor, Sandy Teeters, Jonathan Temple, Leigh
Tesfatsion, David J. Theroux, Russ Thibeault, Dawn Thilmany, Mark
Thissen, Michael Thoen, Henry Thompson, Emer Thornton, Russell Tokle,
Harald Trabold, Vasily Trenev, Sunay Tripathi, Charalambos
Tsardanidi, Jeff Tucker, Mark Turner, Goetz Uebe, Jens Ulrich, A.
Sinan Unur, Frank Urbanowski, Lori Urbanski, Amaury de la Vaissiere,
Patrick VanHoudt, Hylke Vandenbussche, Patrick Vanhoudt, Lilian van
der Vardt, Chris Varvares, Michelangelo Vasta, Bart Verspagen,
Vittorio Viaggi, Edward Vielmetti, Rob Vienneau, Bill Vilberg, Larry
W. Virden, Zoltan Vorosbarany, Bert Vos, Andreas Waldkirch, Peiling
Wang, David Ward, Jennifer Ward-Batts, Aurelie Von Wartensleben,
Yasutora Watanabe, Kent Weber, Lisa Weekes, Henry Weigel, Daniel
Weinberg, Larry Weiser, Ivo Welch, Mark Weller, Ted H Westerfield,
Georg Westermann, Eric Wexler, Will Wheeler, Ken White, Lori White,
John Whitehead, Thorsten Wichmann, Pete Wilcoxen, David Wildasin,
Leslie Williams, Sam Williamson, Wendy Williamson, Michael Wilson,
Joachim Winter, Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, Enrique Wintergerst, Walt
Woerheide, Melville Wolfson, Art Woolf, Karen Wright, Robert Wright,
Edith Wu, Nancy Wulwick, Rich Wyrwa, Michael Yaffey, Yasuyuki
Yakushiji, Ed Yardeni, Andrew Yee, Dolores Yent, Stephen Yeo, Michael
J. Yoder, Grace York, Richard Young, Jim Zajkowski, Jan Zauha,
Gennaro Zezza, Joachim Zietz, and Stan Zin.

Bill Goffe

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see the section titled "1.5 Where to Obtain This Guide" in part 2.


2.0 Data

2.1.0 U.S. Macro and Regional Data

2.1.1 Economic Indicators 104th Congress

[most major releases; no graphs]

This data is prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the
President's Council of Economic Advisors. This site offers news
releases on the current and recent past performance of the U.S.
economy. While material can be searched for, the "Catalog or Table of
Contents Listing," which offers monthly reports, is probably the
easiest way to view the material. This site is run by the University
of California for the Government Printing Office and is updated
monthly.

# http://www.gpo.ucop.edu/info/econind.html


+ 2.1.2 Economic-Indicators.com
+
+ [links to data and current numbers]
+
+ This site is by R. Mark Rogers and is the on-line companion to his
+ book "The Handbook of Key Economic Indicators" (he is also at the
+ Atlanta Fed). He lists links to macro data, with some emphasis on
+ recent releases and commentary on the current state of the economy.
+ Overall, it offers very extensive coverage.
+
+ The category "Economic Indicators, Summary Data Tables" contains the
+ latest U.S. macro data. The data is updated weekly.
+
+ The category "Economic News and News Releases" contains (besides the
+ above):
+
+ # Financial or Economic News Updates
+ # Current Economic Analysis
+ # Economic Calendars
+ # Economic News Releases from Agencies
+
+ In addition, there are the following categories for data:
+
+ # Monetary and Fiscal Policy Links
+ # Interest Rates and Currency Exchange Rates
+ # U.S. Statistical or Economic Policy Departments and Agencies
+ # Federal Reserve System and Non-U.S. Central Banks
+ # International Statistical or Economic Policy Agencies
+ # Sites for Downloading Data, Actual and Forecast Series
+
+ Finally, technical papers on "indicator methodologies" as well as
+ information about Mark Rogers and the book are available here.
+
+ # http://www.Economic-Indicators.Com/


2.1.3 Economic Statistics Briefing Room (ESBR)

[handful of most important data series with graphs (White House
site)]

This part of the White House web site offers summary data and graphs
of macroeconomic series. While the series are relatively short, it is
convenient to have summary information in one place with links to the
originator. Data is organized in the following categories: output;
income; employment, unemployment, and earnings; production and
business activity; prices; money, credit, and securities markets;
transportation; and international statistics.

# http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/esbr.html


2.1.4 Econ Data & Links

[current values and links to sites that generate them]

This site, run by John A. Shaw, offers current economic data and
links for a number of different variables. Most of the data is from
the U.S., but there is also data from Australia; California; and
Fresno, California; as well as links to other countries. To quote
from the author, "Over the years I have found that I cannot always
remember the current value of a particular economic statistic. This
page was created to provide quick access to a variety of up-to-date
statistics... In addition, when it was feasible the links in the
table were chosen so the user has access to time series or data for
other areas and to related data. Often you will have to follow the
links or peruse a document or table to get to the particular
statistic ..."

# http://www.csufresno.edu/Economics/econ_EDL.htm
# John Shaw <joh...@csufresno.edu>


2.1.5 Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

[National Income and Produce Accounts (GDP, etc.), international and
regional data]

Perhaps the most important data on the U.S. economy is found here:
the National Income and Products Account (NIPA): GDP and its
components, personal income, and corporate profits. There is both
current and historical NIPA data -- quarterly from 1946, and annual
from 1929. They also offer extensive international data (Balance of
Payments, Exports and Imports, Investment Position, U.S Direct
Investment Abroad, and Foreign Direct Investment in the United
States) from recent years in a variety of formats.

On the regional side, it offers Gross State Product (GSP), State
Personal Income (some annual data from as far back as 1929, with more
recent quarterly data), Local Area Personal and Per Capita Personal
Income, and Employment and Income Projections. Finally, it offers
gross product by Industry and Tangible Wealth.

In terms of reports, it offers the BEA monthly journal, "Survey of
Current Business," which frequently explains recent data, changes in
survey methods, and the like. This journal is offered online, free of
charge. Finally, it offers extensive documentation on the
methodologies of the Bureau of Economic Analysis and guides to their
data, as well as information about themselves.

# http://www.bea.doc.gov/


2.1.6 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

[more than 250,000 long series; unemp. and price series most
prominent]

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is perhaps best known for
reporting the unemployment rate and CPI, but they generate a very
extensive amount of other data as well. Their LABSTAT database is
very extensive and detailed -- in all, it contains hundreds of
thousands of time series.

Their data consists of:

# Average Price Data
# Collective Bargaining-State and Local Government
# Collective Bargaining-Private Sector
# Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers
# Consumer Price Index-Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
# Consumer Expenditure Survey
# Employee Benefits Survey
# Employment Cost Index
# Employment, Hours, and Earnings-National
# International Price Index
# Employment Projections by Industry
# Geographic Profile
# Occupational Injury and Illness Rates
# International Labor Statistics
# Local Area Unemployment Statistics
# Department Store Inventory Price Index
# Major Sector Multifactor Productivity Index
# Producer Price Index
# Major Sector Productivity and Costs Index
# State and Area Employment, Hours, and Earnings
# Occupational Injury and Illness Rates
# Work Stoppage Data

For detailed access to their hundreds of thousands of series, their
"Selective Access" section is quite useful. Experienced users can
also directly retrieve a series with the BLS series id. The majority
of users will be satisfied with their "Most Requested Series"
section.

Besides current and historical data, they have press releases on
recent data releases (quite useful for tracking the economy), current
summary data in "The Economy at a Glance" section, the Monthly Labor
Review and details on their various programs and the BLS itself.

# http://stats.bls.gov/
# gopher://stats.bls.gov:70/1/
# ftp://stats.bls.gov
# Information (Internet access): <labstat....@bls.gov>


2.1.7 Conference Board

["Leading Economic Indicators" and non-govt. data]

This organization "is the world's leading business research and
membership organization with 2,800 companies and other enterprises in
63 counties." For data, of particular note are their "Leading,
Coincident, and Lagging Indicators," which are composite indexes of
macro variables that lead the business cycle, coincide with it, or
lag behind it. The most recent release is available here, as are
their values from 1959. There is also information on how the series
are put together.

They also offer the "Business Cycle Indicators" database, which has
some 250 macro variables "that have proven to be most useful in
determining current conditions and predicting the future direction of
the economy." About half the sources are private. Data is updated
several times a month, and is in both spreadsheet and ASCII formats.
It costs $250 a year for individuals, and site licenses and
educational discounts are available.

# http://www.tcb-indicators.org


2.1.8 Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

[current federal spending and revenue; macro forecasts]

This agency was created by Congress in 1974. Its "mission is to
provide the Congress with objective, timely, nonpartisan analyses
needed for economic and budget decisions and with the information and
estimates required for the Congressional budget process." It is best
known for its estimates of federal spending, revenue, and the
resulting deficit, but it also generates numerous reports, studies,
papers, and memorandums (the different names reflect different levels
of review and how the document was requested). Every new one is
available here, as well as Congressional testimony and cost
estimates, and they cover the complete range of federal spending and
taxing (both at the aggregate level and down to specific programs).

Besides these reports, they offer considerable data. Their "Current
Budget Projections" is their well-known twice-annual budget
projections, which contain many details besides the basic federal
revenues, expenses, and deficit. "Current Economic Projections" offer
both short-range (18-24 month) and long-range macro forecasts (the
latter do not include cyclical fluctuations). Their "Historical
Budget Data" contains extensive information on not just budgetary
data, but actual and potential GDP and the NAIRU (the
"non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment," or the rate of
unemployment consistent with stable inflation). "Current Status of
Discretionary Appropriations" details this category of spending.
Finally, their "Monthly Budget Review" summaries federal spending,
revenue, and the deficit month-by-month.

# http://www.cbo.gov/


2.1.9 Federal Budget for the Fiscal Year 2000

[summary and very detailed federal budget info]

This site offers a wealth of information on the U.S. federal budget.
Students and others with a limited background should find "A
Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget" to be very useful. Besides the
budget itself (which is in considerable detail), one can also find a
wealth of historical and some forecasted information (some of the
data starts in 1901). Data is available in spreadsheet format.

# http://www.access.gpo.gov/omb/


2.1.10 Survey of Consumers from the Univ. of Michigan

[well-known survey of consumer attitudes]

Information about this famous survey on consumer beliefs and
expectations (including the Index of Consumer Expectations) and the
data itself can be found here. As one might expect, the Index has
many components, each of which is reported here. Data, charts and
various reports are available.

# http://athena.sca.isr.umich.edu


2.1.11 Council of Economic Advisors (CEA)

["White Papers" on policy]

Besides some information on the Council and its members, this site
offers four things: the current "Economic Report of the President,"
"Changing America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being by
Race and Hispanic Origin," its white papers on policy matters, and
"Monthly Economic Indicators." However, the latter is somewhat
difficult to use as the only interface to it is via a search engine
-- you must have some idea of what terms occur in the material if you
want to read it.

# http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/CEA/html/CEA.html


2.1.12 Economic Report of the President: 1999

[President's policies and a fair number of time series]

This site offers the 1999 Economic Report of the President. Besides
the text (in ASCII and PDF), it also includes the statistical tables
from the appendices in various formats. Text is in plain format
(there appear to be no charts). Data is offered in spreadsheet, text,
and PDF formats.

# http://www.gpo.ucop.edu/catalog/erp99.html


2.1.13 Economic Reports of the President: 1996-1999

[old reports]

You can search some old versions of this publication here, as well as
read the 1999 report in PDF format. The full documents and data are
said to be available, but they do not seem to be available.

# http://www.access.gpo.gov/eop/


2.1.14 Economic Reports of the President: 1992-94

[old reports]

Old versions of some issues of this publication are available here.
Some have data and graphs, and some do not.

# gopher://gopher.umsl.edu:70/11/library/govdocs/erps/


2.1.15 EconData

[very extensive data, but requires a downloadable program]

This database is collected from a variety of U.S. government agencies
by INFORUM, a project building an inter-industry model of the U.S.
economy. It contains a wide variety of macro data, regional, and
international data and places it in a common format. A slightly
abridged list of categories includes

# Annual U.S. Data:
# Annual National Income and Product Accounts
# Annual Jobs, Hours, and Output
# Gross Output and Product by Industry
# SIC Shipments by Manufacturing Products
# International Sales and Purchases of Private Services
# County Business Patterns
# Value of Construction Put in Place
# Annual Survey of Manufactures
# Annual Retail Trade
# Service Annual Survey
# Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers

# Quarterly U.S. Data:
# Quarterly National Income and Product Accounts
# SIC Export & Import
# Monthly National Employment, Hours, & Earnings
# Consumer Price Indexes
# U.S. Import Price Indexes Locality of Origin
# BEA End Use Export and Import Indexes
# Harmonized System Export & Import
# SITC Export & Import Price Indices
# Industrial Production
# Kilowatt Hours
# Capacity and Capacity Utilization

# State & Local Data:
# Gross State Product (regions and states)
# State Personal Income
# Hours and Earnings
# Employment by State

# International Data:
# Foreign Trade by Country and Area
# Exports and Imports by 2-digit SIC
# U.S. Intl. Transactions & US Trade in Goods
# Average Exchange Rates

The data is accessed by programs (only for PCs) provided by this
project and it can easily be output to ASCII or into a spreadsheet
format. The data is also compressed with pkzip, and they provide this
and similar programs as well.

# http://inforumWeb.umd.edu/Econdata.html


2.1.16 Economic Information Systems

[key long time series]

This firm sells value-added software and consulting services, and as
a sidelight offers a substantial amount of historical (from the
beginning of the series) and current data in a useful format. This
includes formatted National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA, which
includes such variables as GDP); Flow of Funds Accounts, reserves,
credit, interest rates, and monetary data from the Federal Reserve;
gross state product and personal income data from the Bureau of
Economic Analysis, and state and metro area employment by industry
from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Such formatting makes the data
particularly useful as it is easy to import into statistical and
spreadsheet programs. The site also lists 4 digit SIC codes, and
there is a concordance between SIC codes and NAICS (North American
Industrial Classification System) codes.

They also offer "Economic Insight," which provides economic analysis
and of the U.S. economy, the states, and for metro and counties.

# http://www.econ-line.com/


2.1.17 Economagic

[excellent source of macro time series (some 100,000 series
available)]

According to Ted Bos, this site is a major overhaul, and indeed
replaces his "Economics Time Series Page." Thus, it is a
one-stop-shop for a variety of time series data: "This page is meant
to be a comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time
series data useful for economic research, in particular economic
forecasting." In all, over 100,000 time series are available. Users
can build charts of the series on-line without the need to download
the data and using their own charting software. Data comes from a
variety of sources: the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' FRED
database, other Federal Reserve Banks, Business Cycle Indicators
(some 250 time series that behave consistently over the business
cycle, but which has not been updated in several years), the BLS's
employment and unemployment data, the BEA's national accounts data,
and retail sales and building permits data from Census. There is even
tax collection data from the IRS. Downloading is particularly easy
with some 8,000 series -- you can click on a file and Excel will
automatically start with the data (this assumes you you are running
MS Excel and your browser is configured to call it when you click on
an .xls file).

In addition to the data offered by the "Economic Time Series Page,"
EconoMagic adds the BLS Labor Force data. For features, it offers
mechanical forecasts of the data for subscribers. The user can input
their own data, or use the data from the site. Various variables can
be used to aid the forecast, and this includes the public forecasts
of key macro variables.

# http://www.Economagic.com


2.1.18 FRB of St. Louis

[very convenient macro data source with key (500) macro series]

The major resource of this site is FRED, their macro database. In
all, more than 500 different macro, monetary, and financial time
series are available from a variety of different sources. Information
in this source is current, relatively extensive, easily available,
and easily downloaded.

Data comes in the following categories:

# Daily/Weekly U.S. Financial Data
# Monthly Monetary Data
# Monthly Interest Rates
# Monthly Reserves Data
# Monthly Commercial Banking Data
# Business/Fiscal Data
# Quarterly Gross Domestic Product and Components
# Monthly Consumer Price Indexes
# Monthly Producer Price Indexes
# Monthly Employment and Population Data
# Exchange Rate Data and Balance of Payments Data
# Monthly Regional Data (for the 8th District)

Each category consists of a large number of series (forty is not at
all uncommon). Each series is available in an ASCII file, suitable
for very easy downloading. Each group can also be downloaded as a
compressed or zipped file. Most series are available for long or very
long periods, and the most recent values are quite current. In
addition, compressed files are available with all series in each
category. To help users find data, information on all files is
available in one summary file. You can also arrange for new data to
be e-mailed to you.

This site also offers information on the St. Louis Fed and the
Federal Reserve System, banking information, community affairs,
economic research, and educational opportunities. Articles, data, and
programs from the St. Louis Fed "Review" since 1993 are available
here. Copies of the "Regional Economist", "Annual Report," and the
"Beige Book" are also available. Data publications include "Monetary
Trends," "National Economic Trends," International Economic Trends,"
and "U.S. Financial Data." Newsletters include "Bridges," "Inside
the Vault," "Central Banker," and "Payments Quarterly."

# http://www.stls.frb.org


2.1.19 Haver Analytics

[emphasis on rapid delivery, quality checks, and very wide coverage
(fee-based)]

This firm provides "the most accurate and timely economic data
available. By using time tested computer programs we are able to
provide most of the time sensitive data within 10-25 minutes of
release. In addition, we do extensive quality assurance checks on
every series before it is made available to clients." In all, they
have 60 databases with data from 100 sources. Besides the usual U.S.
macro data, they also offer daily and weekly data, forecasts, data
from Canada, Germany, Japan, Europe, the OECD, emerging markets, and
energy statistics.

# http://www.haver.com/


2.1.20 STAT-USA

[broad and current coverage]

This site, run by the Department of Commerce, specializes in timely
reporting of federal government statistics. Thus, rather than going
to Census, BLS, the Fed, and the BEA for different series and
reports, you can go to this single site. Retrieving most of the data
requires payment -- subscriptions (both for individuals and site
licenses) are available, and single reports can also be purchased.
While most (nearly all?) of the data can be found elsewhere on the
Internet, some users might prefer the ability to go to a single
well-organized site. For those interested in the most recent
statistics, a particularly useful section is the "Newsstand" -- it
has recent data, and it is where individual reports can be purchased.

The "State of the Nation" contains the data. Besides daily and "hot"
releases, its major headings are:

# General Economic Indicators
# Housing and Construction
# Employment
# Manufacturing and Industry
# Monetary Statistics
# Economic Policy

# http://www.stat-usa.gov


2.1.21 National Income and Product Accounts (Univ. of Virginia)

[graph NIPA data on-line and get data]

This site at the University of Virginia allows one to graph data from
the National Income and Product Accounts (GDP and such); Personal
Income and Outlays; Government Receipts and Expenditures; Foreign
Transactions; Saving and Investment; Income, Employment, and Product
by Industry; Quantity and Price Indexes; and Supplementary Tables.
With each, you can pick a series and plot the data.

# http://www.lib.virginia.edu/socsci/nipa/


2.1.22 NBER's Macro-Historical Database

[pre-WW II data from the U.S., U.K., France, and Germany]

This database comes from the National Bureau of Economic Research's
early history. To quote from its introduction: "During the first
several decades of its existence, the National Bureau of Economic
Research (NBER) assembled an extensive data set that covers all
aspects of the pre-WWI and interwar economies, including production,
construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions,
foreign trade, and government activity. Many series are highly
disaggregated, and many exist at the monthly or quarterly frequency.
The data set has some coverage of the United Kingdom, France and
Germany, although it predominantly covers the United States." In all,
more than 3,500 series are available. More details can be found in
"Improving the Accessibility of the NBER's Historical Data, Daniel
Feenberg and Jeff Miron, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics,
vol. 15 num. 3, July 1997, pp. 293-299 (also NBER Working Paper no.
5186). More detailed paper documentation is available from the NBER,
and an on-line "analytical index" is available as well.

Data is arranged in 16 chapters; they are

# Production of Commodities
# Construction
# Transportation and Public Utilities
# Prices
# Stocks of Commodities
# Distribution of Commodities
# Foreign Trade
# Income and Employment
# Financial Status of Business
# Savings and Investment
# Security Markets
# Volume of Transactions
# Interest Rates
# Money and Banking
# Government and Finance
# Leading Indicators

Data are offered in Micro-TSP.db format (which is pure ASCII) and is
supported directly by RATS, TSP, EViews, and other packages.

# http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/index.html


2.1.23 USinfostore.com

[buy 60,000 macro series]

This firm resells some 60,000 different macro time series; they offer
convenience by gathering series from many sources and making them
available in one place. They focus on:

# Flow of Funds
# National Income and Product Accounts
# Output and Productivity
# Employment
# Prices
# Money, Interest Rates, and Foreign Exchange

They offer a search service for their data, an on-line charting
capability, and the ability to download the data into Excel
spreadsheets. They have two subscription levels: the less expensive
one is $39 a month for some 10,000 series, and the complete service
is $99 a month. Finally, their "Top 150+" service is free -- all you
need to do is register.

# http://www.usinfostore.com/


2.1.24 County and City Databooks

[useful extraction engine]

This service takes data from the BLS's 1988 and 1994 County and City
Databooks, and converts the data to a particularly easy to use
format. The data available is extensive and varied; there are more
than 200 variables, and they can be output in a variety of formats.

# http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/ccdb/


2.1.25 EconData

[very extensive data, but requires a downloadable program]

This database is collected from a variety of U.S. government agencies
by INFORUM, a project building an inter-industry model of the U.S.
economy. It contains a wide variety of macro data, regional, and
international data and places it in a common format. A slightly
abridged list of categories includes

# Annual U.S. Data:
# Annual National Income and Product Accounts
# Annual Jobs, Hours, and Output
# Gross Output and Product by Industry
# SIC Shipments by Manufacturing Products
# International Sales and Purchases of Private Services
# County Business Patterns
# Value of Construction Put in Place
# Annual Survey of Manufactures
# Annual Retail Trade
# Service Annual Survey
# Annual Sales of Merchant Wholesalers

# Quarterly U.S. Data:
# Quarterly National Income and Product Accounts
# SIC Export & Import
# Monthly National Employment, Hours, & Earnings
# Consumer Price Indexes
# U.S. Import Price Indexes Locality of Origin
# BEA End Use Export and Import Indexes
# Harmonized System Export & Import
# SITC Export & Import Price Indices
# Industrial Production
# Kilowatt Hours
# Capacity and Capacity Utilization

# State & Local Data:
# Gross State Product (regions and states)
# State Personal Income
# Hours and Earnings
# Employment by State

# International Data:
# Foreign Trade by Country and Area
# Exports and Imports by 2-digit SIC
# U.S. Intl. Transactions & US Trade in Goods
# Average Exchange Rates

The data is accessed by programs (only for PCs) provided by this
project and it can easily be output to ASCII or into a spreadsheet
format. The data is also compressed with pkzip, and they provide this
and similar programs as well.

# http://inforumWeb.umd.edu/Econdata.html


2.1.26 Regional Economic Information System

[nice extraction engine for employment and earnings data]

This system, sponsored by the University of Virginia's Geospatial and
Statistical Data Center, has a very extensive collection of
employment and earnings variables collected by the U.S. Bureau of
Economic Analysis (BEA) from 1969 to 1995 for (i) U.S. regions, (ii)
U.S. states and counties, (iii) U.S. MSAs, and (iv) BEA Economic
areas. Large extractions from this database can even be placed on an
ftp site for ease of use.

# http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/reis/


+ 2.1.27 Dismal.com Economic Calendar

+
+ [find release dates and forecasts for data]
+
+ This section of "The Dismal Scientist" offers a very useful calendar
+ of macroeconomic data releases. It often includes the consensus
+ forecast (from Thomson Global Markets), as well as the value for the
+ last period. It also covers some data from outside the U.S.
+
+ # http://www.Dismal.com/economy/releases/calendar.asp


2.1.1.0 Federal Reserve

2.1.1.1 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

[broad and detailed financial and monetary data]

This site offers extensive material about the Federal Reserve
(including a listing of its regulations from A to Z), a very
extensive list of their books, pamphlets, staff studies, periodic
releases, press releases, and miscellaneous publications (with
ordering information). There is a section devoted to the Federal Open
Market Committee (FOMC), which includes meeting dates, the Beige
Book, minutes, transcripts, and press releases. There are also press
releases, speeches and testimony (including Humphrey-Hawkins),
consumer information, regulatory information, and numerous reports to
Congress. This "background" information is quite extensive.

They also offer various "Surveys and Reports." This includes the
triennial "Survey of Consumer Finances," "National Survey of Small
Business Finances," "Senior Financial Officer Survey," "Senior Loan
Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices," and "Survey of
Corporate Medium Term Notes."

Very extensive data is also in the "Statistics: Releases and
Historical Data" section. This includes the following releases:

# Commercial Paper
# H.15 Selected Interest Rates
# H.3 Aggregate Reserves of Depository Institutions and the Monetary
Base
# H.4.1 Factors Affecting Reserve Balances
# H.6 Money Stock, Liquid Assets, and Debt Measures
# H.8 Assets and Liabilities of Commercial Banks in the United States
# H.10 Foreign Exchange Rates
# H.15 Selected Interest Rates
# G.5 Foreign Exchange Rates
# G.13 Selected Interest Rates
# G.17 Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization
# G.19 Consumer Credit
# G.20 Finance Companies
# E.2 Survey of Terms of Bank Lending to Business
# E.16 Country Exposure Lending Survey
# Z.1 Flow of Funds Accounts of the United States
# Corporate Medium-Term Notes
# G.5A Foreign Exchange Rates

Many of these releases include long historical time series. Some are
of high frequency, and many series begin years ago. The frequency of
new data varies: some are daily, some weekly, some monthly, some
quarterly, and some annual. The breadth of many of these releases is
quite surprising.

There is also extensive information on bank and financial market
regulation and supervision (including supervision manuals), and
information for consumers. Some articles from the "Federal Reserve
Bulletin" are available, as are many working papers from the staff.
Finally, the offer a link to "Fed in Print," a database of Federal
Reserve publications.

# http://www.bog.frb.fed.us


2.1.1.2 FRB of Atlanta

Besides information about the bank and the Federal Reserve (including
educational information and some Treasury information), you can also
find regional economic information for this, the 6th Federal Reserve
District, links to other regional data, and their publication
"Regional Update." Among publications, you'll find their "Economic
Review," "Economics Update" and "Financial Update." Finally, they
offer their videos, press releases, speeches, information on their
publications, and research working papers.

# http://www.frbatlanta.org/


2.1.1.3 FRB of Boston

This Federal Reserve Bank offers information about itself, material
for education and public service (including frequently asked
questions of their research library), and information on financial
services for consumers (including Treasury Direct). For regional
data, for this, the 1st Federal Reserve District, they offer
extensive links to information on their region's states, as well as a
link to the "New England Electronic Economic Data Center" (NEEEDc)),
which is run by Jim Breece of the University of Maine. The data is
published in the "New England Economic Indicators" and the "New
England Banking Trends." It has some 90 variables from 1969 for all
states and some metropolitan areas and GSP data for the New England
area from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Finally, you can read
their publications "New England Economic Review," "New England
Economic Indicators," "Regional Review," "Fiscal Facts," "New England
Banking Trends," "Bank Notes," "FedFlash," and "Fedtalk." Conference
proceedings, research reports, press releases, and working papers
from the bank's staff are on-line as well.

# http://www.bos.frb.org/


2.1.1.4 FRB of Chicago

This site includes a number of guides to the Chicago Fed (the 7th
Federal Reserve District), the Fed in general, and financial markets
(including extensive information on Treasury securities). Some of
this will be of interest to economic educators (they also have a
large section with education specific material). Many of their
publications are available as well; these include "Agricultural
Letter," "Chicago Fed Letter," "Economic Perspectives," "FedWire,"
"Detroit FedPoints," "Economic Development News & Views,"Profitwise,"
"Midwest Economic Report," and "On Reserve." This material will be of
interest to economists, the general public, consumers, and educators
who have an interest in the many activities of the Fed. There is also
some regional economic information, as well as various reports,
working papers, working papers by their staff, and speeches.

# http://www.frbchi.org/


2.1.1.5 FRB of Cleveland

[particularly nice macro publications]

This site first offers extensive information about this Federal
Reserve Bank, which covers the 4th Federal Reserve District. In
addition, they have various public announcements, but likely to be of
the most interest are their publications. Under the heading of
Economic Research there is "Economic Commentary," which analyzes
recent events (it would be an excellent classroom supplement), and
"Economic Trends" (which examines and plots recent economic
statistics), and the "Economic Review" (which offers detailed
analysis of economic issues). They also offer working papers from
their Financial Services Research Group. Under the banking category
they offer the "Community Reinvestment Forum," "Fourth District
Focus: News for Depository Institutions," and "Fourth District
Dialogue," "FedWord," and "Fourth District Operating Circulars."

In addition, there are entries for functional areas of the bank:
Banking Supervision and Regulation (BS&R), Corporate Communications
(CC), Community Reinvestment (CR), Data Services, Economic Research,
Electronic Payments, Marketing, and Securities. Finally, they list
employment opportunities with the bank, and other resources on the
Internet.

# http://www.clev.frb.org/


2.1.1.6 FRB of Dallas

This federal reserve bank offers information about itself and the
Federal Reserve System. In addition, they offer many of their
publications: "Southwest Economy," "Financial Industry Issues,"
"Financial Industry Trends," "Houston Business," "Financial Industry
Studies," "Banking and Community Perspectives," "Vista," and
"Economic Insights" (which offers "commentary from Dallas Fed
president, Robert D. McTeer and noted public policymakers and
analysts on a variety of economic topics of current interest"), and
their quarterly research journal "Economic Review". They also offer
summary regional economic data for this, the 11th Federal Reserve
District, numerous links to macro data (including the Conference
Board's Leading, Lagging, and Coincident Indices). They also offer
their exchange rate measure, (the Trade Weighted Value of the Dollar
(TWVD)), and two regional indicators: Texas Industrial Production
Index (TIPI), and Texas Index of Leading Indicators (TILI). Finally,
they have information on bank supervision, and their Center For Latin
American Economics.

# http://www.dallasfed.org/


2.1.1.7 FRB of Kansas City

This federal reserve bank offers information about itself and the
Federal Reserve System. Additional information is offered by
functional areas: Economic Research, Bank Supervision, Community
Affairs, Financial Services, Public Affairs, and Consumer Affairs.
Economic Research offers a wide range of interesting material: their
"Economic Review," "Regional Economic Digest," "Economic Forces
Shaping the Heartland," "Financing Rural America," and their
symposia. For the financial sector, they offer "Financial Industry
Perspectives," "Financial Industry Trends," and "Fed Letter." For
regional data (this is the 10th Federal Reserve District), they offer
their "Manufacturing Survey," and offer extensive regional data from
their "Regional Economic Update," which includes information in the
following areas: employment, income and taxes, business activity,
construction, energy, agriculture, and banking. Finally, they offer
abstracts of their working papers.

# http://www.kc.frb.org/


2.1.1.8 FRB of Minneapolis

Besides information on the Fed and itself, they offer fairly
extensive regional (Ninth District) data: agriculture, banking,
business, construction and real estate, exports, labor markets,
natural resources, population, and travel and tourism. There are also
links to macro data. They also offer their publications: "Quarterly
Review," "Fedgazette," "The Region," their "Annual Report," and
"Community Dividend." Papers from their economists (staff reports,
working papers, and discussion papers) are available too. Of special
interest is the "Economic War Between the States" section, which
deals with development incentives that states offer on a competitive
basis. They also offer extensive banking information. Finally, they
provide nice educational information.

# http://woodrow.mpls.frb.fed.us/


2.1.1.9 FRB of New York

[more than the usual amount of material; includes current exchange
rates]

Besides offering extensive information on themselves (they cover the
2nd Federal Reserve District) and the Federal Reserve in general,
this site has extensive information on banking (including regulatory
issues), various news items (including news in various financial
markets and from speeches), and same day exchange rate and interest
rate information (see the "Statistics" section). Regarding
publications, they offer their "Annual Report," "Current Issues in
Economics and Finance" (which focuses on "specific public policy
issues"), "Economic Policy Review," ("a policy-oriented research
journal on macroeconomics, banking, and financial market topics"),
"Research Update" (which summarizes recent research), "Staff
Reports," and "Research Papers." There is also extensive educational
information (some of the publications can be ordered on-line).

For statistics, they offer considerable interest rate data (some from
the early part of this century). This includes the Federal Funds
rate, the Discount Rate, the Prime Rate and some CD data. Finally,
there is considerable information for consumers on savings bonds and
the Treasury Direct Program.

# http://www.ny.frb.org/


2.1.1.10 FRB of Philadelphia

[well known for surveys of macro forecasts]

Besides the usual information on itself and the Fed in general
(including press releases), they offer two surveys of macro
forecasts: the "Livingston Survey" and the "Survey of Professional
Forecasters." They also offer extensive regional information (they
cover the 3rd Federal Reserve District), banking information,
consumer information, working papers from their research department,
and their "Business Review."

# http://www.phil.frb.org/


2.1.1.11 FRB of Richmond

Besides offering general information (including news releases and
material for educators), this federal reserve bank (for the 5th
Federal Reserve District), also has extensive material on banking for
its member banks, information for consumers, and community affairs.
There is also extensive regional information. Finally, it also
includes the research department's working paper series, "Annual
Report," and its "Economic Quarterly."

# http://www.rich.frb.org/


2.1.1.12 FRB of San Francisco

[offers "Fed in Print" database]

This site offers information about itself and the Federal Reserve
System as a whole (this includes extensive educational material,
including downloadable simulators for monetary and fiscal policy). Of
particular interest are their publications: "Economic Letters"
(formerly the "Weekly Letter"), "Economic Review," and "Western
Economic Developments." Of topical interest is "FedViews," which
analyses economic events on a very frequent basis. This Federal
Reserve Bank is home to "Fed in Print," a database of many types of
Federal Reserve publications, including working papers.

There is also extensive information for banking and financial
services, community affairs, and consumer information.

# http://www.frbsf.org/


2.1.1.13 FRB of St. Louis

[very convenient macro data source with key (500) macro series]

The major resource of this site is FRED, their macro database. In
all, more than 500 different macro, monetary, and financial time
series are available from a variety of different sources. Information
in this source is current, relatively extensive, easily available,
and easily downloaded.

Data comes in the following categories:

# Daily/Weekly U.S. Financial Data
# Monthly Monetary Data
# Monthly Interest Rates
# Monthly Reserves Data
# Monthly Commercial Banking Data
# Business/Fiscal Data
# Quarterly Gross Domestic Product and Components
# Monthly Consumer Price Indexes
# Monthly Producer Price Indexes
# Monthly Employment and Population Data
# Exchange Rate Data and Balance of Payments Data
# Monthly Regional Data (for the 8th District)

Each category consists of a large number of series (forty is not at
all uncommon). Each series is available in an ASCII file, suitable
for very easy downloading. Each group can also be downloaded as a
compressed or zipped file. Most series are available for long or very
long periods, and the most recent values are quite current. In
addition, compressed files are available with all series in each
category. To help users find data, information on all files is
available in one summary file. You can also arrange for new data to
be e-mailed to you.

This site also offers information on the St. Louis Fed and the
Federal Reserve System, banking information, community affairs,
economic research, and educational opportunities. Articles, data, and
programs from the St. Louis Fed "Review" since 1993 are available
here. Copies of the "Regional Economist", "Annual Report," and the
"Beige Book" are also available. Data publications include "Monetary
Trends," "National Economic Trends," International Economic Trends,"
and "U.S. Financial Data." Newsletters include "Bridges," "Inside
the Vault," "Central Banker," and "Payments Quarterly."

# http://www.stls.frb.org

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3.0 Economists, Departments, & Universities

3.1 Braintrack University Index

This site lists some 4,600 universities around the world.

# http://www.braintrack.com/


3.2 College and University Home Pages

This site contains a somewhat dated list of some 3,000 colleges and
universities home pages around the world. It is arranged both
alphabetically and geographically, and is organized by Christina
DeMello.

# http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/univ.html


3.3 American Universities Home Pages

This site maintains a very current list of some 1,200 U.S. university
home pages. It is organized by Mike Conlon.

# http://www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universities.html


3.4 Marr and Kirkwood Official Guide to Business School Webs

Wayne Marr and Hal Kirkwood have put together this very useful guide
to business school sites on the web. They also rank the quality of
the web sites.

# http://www.bschool.com/


3.5 Yahoo Directory of Business Schools

This portion of Yahoo lists numerous business schools.

# http://www.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_Schools/


3.6 Econ. Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World
(EDIRC)

[lists more than 4,000 departments, organizations, etc.]

This list has more than 4,000 economic institutions: departments,
institutes, and research institutes. The list is arranged by country;
the U.S. section lists more than 1,000.

# http://ideas.uqam.ca/EDIRC/index.html


3.7 Economics Departments Outside the U.S.

Lief Bluck and David Giles of the Department of Economics, University
of Victoria, British Columbia, lists "home pages" (that is, web
sites) of different departments and colleges of economics outside the
U.S.

# http://web.uvic.ca/econ/depts.html


3.8 Economics Departments in the U.S.

Ed Price, of the Department of Economics & Legal Studies in Business,
Oklahoma State University, lists home pages of economics and
agricultural economics departments in the U.S.

# http://price.bus.okstate.edu/econdept.html


3.9 Association for Univ. Business and Economic Research (AUBER)

This site, part of the Raymond M. Haas Center for Business Research
and Economic Development at the University of West Florida, lists
members of this association.

# http://www.cbred.uwf.edu/auber.htm


3.10 Economics Departments with PhD Programs

This site, run by Thad Mirer of the University of Albany, is is based
on one from "Peterson's Guide to Graduate Programs in the Humanities,
Arts, & Social Sciences, 1997." It lists programs in the U.S. and
Canada.

# http://www.albany.edu/econ/eco_phds.html


3.11 American Economics Association (AEA) Directory of Members

This electronic version of the directory is offered by the AEA and
the Economics Department at the University of Texas in Austin. It
contains addresses, phone numbers, research fields, biographical
data, and e-mail addresses. Data is from the 1998 Membership List,
(which has e-mail addresses) and 1993 Survey of Members.

Note that updates should NOT be sent here, but to the AEA. The
directory has a fairly sophisticated search capability, but only the
first 256 matches will be returned. However, one must be a bit
thoughtful in using it. For instance, if I wanted to find all
economists in Mississippi, I might search for MS. However, this will
not match Miss. or Mississippi, and it will match Adams and those
with MS degrees. Thus, searches are not restricted to one particular
field and are not case sensitive.

# http://www.eco.utexas.edu/AEA/
# Information: <a...@eco.utexas.edu>


3.12 International Directory of Finance and Economics Professionals

This site, run at UCLA, is a directory of both finance and economics
researchers. Currently, most of the database consists of finance
professionals, but it intends to expand to economists. One can easily
add or subtract a listing.

# http://next.agsm.ucla.edu/dir/


3.13 Directory of Canadian Economists and Economics Departments

This site, part of the Canadian Economics Association, lists CAE
members. The database can be searched in many different ways (even by
city).

# http://www.economics.ca/directory.html


3.14 Directory of International Economists

This directory lists the e-mail addresses of economists with an
international focus. There is also a short listing of organizations
with the same focus.

# http://www.ag.iastate.edu/journals/rie/dir.htm


3.15 Economists on the World Wide Web

This site, run by Kuan-Pin Lin, lists the home pages of a number of
economists. If you wish to add yours, you can e-mail him or use a
form on the page. There is some overlap with the previous listing.

# http://eclab.ch.pdx.edu/ecwww/
# Information: Kuan-Pin Lin <kuan...@ch2.ch.pdx.edu>


3.16 Economists with Web Pages

This site, run by John Irons, lists the home pages of a number of
economists. If you wish to add yours, you can e-mail John or use a
form on the page. There is some overlap with the next listing.

# http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/irons/ecgeek.html
# Information: John Irons <ir...@mit.edu>

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practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all
resources are also described.

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4.0 Forecasting & Consulting

4.1 Conference Board

["Leading Economic Indicators" and non-govt. data]

This organization "is the world's leading business research and
membership organization with 2,800 companies and other enterprises in
63 counties." For data, of particular note are their "Leading,
Coincident, and Lagging Indicators," which are composite indexes of
macro variables that lead the business cycle, coincide with it, or
lag behind it. The most recent release is available here, as are
their values from 1959. There is also information on how the series
are put together.

They also offer the "Business Cycle Indicators" database, which has
some 250 macro variables "that have proven to be most useful in
determining current conditions and predicting the future direction of
the economy." About half the sources are private. Data is updated
several times a month, and is in both spreadsheet and ASCII formats.
It costs $250 a year for individuals, and site licenses and
educational discounts are available.

# http://www.tcb-indicators.org


4.2 First Union's Economic Information

[large bank's economic commentaries]

This bank, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is the sixth largest bank
holding company in the U.S. Their economics department offers
extensive commentary on most features of the regional, U.S., and
international economy. This includes an analysis of that week's
economic releases, weekly commentaries of the national and
international economy, and forecasts for the next few quarters.

# http://firstunion.com/econews/


4.3 Bank of America Economics and Financial Reports

[large bank's economic commentaries]

This department of Bank of America offers "Weekly U.S. Economic
Briefing" (which focuses on the latest statistical releases with some
emphasis on the likely impact on the bond market), a monthly survey
of Wall Street Economists (which offers summaries of their
publication "Economics Illustrated"), and various reports on topical
macro issues. They offer similar information on the global economy.

# http://www.bankamerica.com/econ_indicator/econ_indicator.html


4.4 Cents Financial Journal

[commentary from many Wall Street economists]

This electronic journal features commentary from some of the finest
analysts of the financial industry. Most of the commentary focuses on
various economic issues, and most is written by economists. The
breadth is surprising and is updated daily. While many will find it
useful, it is designed for students.

# http://www.lp-llc.com/cents/


4.5 Congressional Budget Office

[short and long-term forecasts]

This agency's primary mission is to provide economic and budget
analyses to Congress. Part of this mission is their "Current Economic
Projections," which offers both short-range (18-24 month) and
long-range macro forecasts. Note that the latter do not include
cyclical fluctuations. More information on this office can be found
in the entry "Congressional Budget Office (CBO)" on them.

# http://www.cbo.gov/


4.6 The Dismal Scientist

[macro and regional data with analysis plus general commentary]

This site, part of "Regional Financial Associates," a consulting
firm, bills itself as "The Best Free Lunch on the Web." On the macro
side, they offer not only current releases of many macro series, but
also analysis of each release, and analyses of the economy in general
on a monthly basis. They do the same for regional data. They offer
nearly 130 series on the states, and 60 on 257 metropolitan areas. In
a nice twist, you can sort states and metropolitan areas by these
series (surprisingly interesting). They also offer analyses in the
"Thoughts" section; current sections include the Asian crisis,
financial markets, industry analysis, regional, and the U.S. economy.
There are also macro and regional forecasts, and finally, there is a
useful dictionary and calendar of data releases.

# http://www.dismal.com/


4.7 DRI/McGraw-Hill

[leading firm]

This very well-known consulting and forecasting firm offers a number
of services on-line. For economic information, they offer a weekly
summary of the U.S. economy, the international economy, and financial
markets; they also offer news releases with economic analyses, and an
economic statistics release calendar. You can also read about their
consulting services, their numerous and extensive databases, and
their economic "services" (based upon their U.S., regional, and
sectoral models). Many of their client services are located on-line.

# http://www.dri.mcgraw-hill.com/


4.8 Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI)

[headed by Geoffrey Moore]

This organization is headed by Geoffrey Moore, who of course has
devoted his career to business cycle analysis (for instance, he was
one of the developers of the Leading Economic Indices). Analysis and
development continues here with new methods and techniques, and
forecasting continues (notably, his group forecasted the 1990-91
recession, and the 1998 Japanese downturn, which many missed).

This firm offers two publications to its customers: "U.S. Cyclical
Outlook" and "International Cyclical Outlook" (which covers 14
countries, including the G-7). Back issues are freely available here
for non-customers. They also offer business cycle turning points for
the U.S. and all other countries covered by ECRI, as well as
historical data for the ECRI Weekly Leading Index (published in
"Business Week"). The firm also offers training to governments and
the development of private indicators.

# http://www.businesscycle.com/


4.9 FAIRMODEL

[well-known domestic and international model]

This well-known macroeconometric model is now available on the
Internet. Virtually all the features of the stand-alone package are
now accessible to any user free of charge. This includes the ability
to "forecast, do policy analysis, and examine historical episodes."
Data and forecasts can be both graphed and put into tables (which can
be downloaded). It appears the model itself can be downloaded, and
thus adapted for your own use. Both Fortran and EViews versions are
available.

The U.S. version of the model is rather complex (131 equations in
all; 101 identities and 30 stochastic equations), it is highly
recommended that users read the manual before using it. Extensive
documentation (in fact, much material similar to "Testing
Macroeconometric Models," Ray Fair, Harvard University Press, 1994)
is available. One can also read about the latest forecasts of the
model. To use FAIRMODEL, you must have a browser that supports Java
and frames.

In addition, the multicountry (MC) model is available as well. It
covers the U.S. and 32 other countries. In all, there are some 4,000
variables, not counting the trade share variables (which can be
downloaded). It is thought to be "one of the largest computational
problems that has so far been offered on the Internet."

# http://fairmodel.econ.yale.edu/


4.10 The Financial Forecast Center

[focus on financial data]

This site uses neural networks to generate forecasts of financial and
economic data. Besides many stock market indices, they also forecast
various interest rate series (the Prime Rate, Fed Funds Rate, 90 Day
T-Bills, 10 Year T-Bonds, and 30 Year Mortgage Rates). They also
offer a CPI forecast. Short-term forecasts are freely available,
while access to long-term forecasts require a subscription.

# http://www.neatideas.com/economics/


4.11 Foster Associates

[macro, regional, and electrical forecasts (much freely available)]

This 40-year-old economic consulting firm provides information and
analyses for the the U.S. economy, states, metro areas, and the
natural gas and electricity industries. These reports are freely
available. The "Economic Insight/Macro edition" "offers insight into
current macroeconomic conditions, business cycle developments, and
long term economic trends and issues. It surveys both real and
financial sectors of the U.S. economy and provides a quarterly GDP
forecast with detailed explanations of forecast assumptions and
risks." This material is updated weekly, monthly, and quarterly. They
also offer detailed analyses of the current economy. "The State and
Metro area editions of the Foster Forecast provide economic analysis
and performance measures for all 50 states and over 350 metro areas
in the U.S., including relative income and wage levels, employment
growth and volatility, and employment, income, and location quotients
by major industry." The state and metro area information is updated
annually. Detailed analyses, population, income, and employment
forecasts are available for a fee for all states, counties and metro
areas. Currently only examples from some areas are available. Other
areas will be added in the future. (David Carrier kindly looked over
this entry.)

# http://www.foster-fa.com/


4.12 Forecasting Center of the Jerome Levy Economics Institute

[background on their fee-based services]

The Levy Institute Forecasting Center focuses on current trends and
future forecasts of the U.S. economy. The site offers information on
the Forecasting Center and the Levy Institute of Bard College; an
explanation of the profit perspective; and information on staff,
internships, and fellowships. Subscriptions to the "Levy Institute
Forecast" are available for $295 (one year) or $565 (2 years) and
some special academic rates do apply. Information on subscribing is
provided. Some recent press releases are available free-of-charge.

# http://www.forecast.levy.org/


4.13 Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC

[well regarded firm]

Macroeconomic Advisers was founded in 1982 as Laurence H. Meyer &
Associates, Ltd. by Laurence Meyer, Joel Prakken and Chris Varvares.
Laurence Meyer left the firm in June of 1996 to assume a seat on the
Federal Reserve's Board of Governors. Macroeconomic Advisers (MA) is
a privately owned corporation that specializes in macroeconomic
forecasting and policy analysis. MA built, maintains and supports the
Washington University Macroeconometric model of the United States
Economy (WUMM), the first sophisticated macro model available on
personal computers, and now available in our new WUMMSIM for Windows
software.

At this site they offer a fairly detailed description of their model
(including graphs of its response to shocks). They also describe
their services, list their press releases and coming events, a
"Reading Room" with their studies and offer a special area to their
subscribers. This includes a weekly economic commentary, "Fast Facts"
(analyses of recent events), and material for updating and using
their model. Finally, there is a discussion area.

# http://www.macroadvisers.com/


+ 4.14 McKibbin Software Group

+
+ [advanced algorithms]
+
+ This organization, with offices in Texas and Australia, "was formed
+ in 1993 with the goal of making available the latest developments in
+ numerical algorithms for research and policy analysis." These include
+ "DYNGAME" for dynamic rational expectation, Fair-Taylor for nonlinear
+ rational expectations, and CELLVISION a "full-featured spreadsheet
+ editing and graphics for GAUSS." The models include MSG2, a dynamic
+ optimizing CGE model, co-authored with Jeff Sachs; G-CUBED for "the
+ current policy debate on environmental policy and international trade
+ with a focus on global warming policies" (but useful for other topics
+ too); and G-Cubed, ASIA PACIFIC which specializes on that region.
+ They can be ordered on-line.
+
+ The site also contains the many papers that use these tools. Finally,
+ there is information on training and support for these products.
+
+ # http://www.msgpl.com.au/msgpl/msghome.htm


4.15 Morgan Stanley Global Economic Forum

[daily commentary]

This is a regular service to Morgan Stanley customers. It also offers
a daily view on economic affairs and events around the world to
general readers. On each business day, a number of issues are
discussed. Back issues are available as well in the "Archives."

# http://www.ms.com/GEFaccess/index.html


4.16 Regional Economic Models (REMI)

[extensive regional models]

This organization specializes in regional models. They are said to
have special expertise in this area. This site details their
expertise, gives examples of their work, and lists upcoming seminars.

# http://www.remi.com/


4.17 Regional Financial Associates

[full integration of regional model into macro model]

This rapidly growing firm, founded in 1990, analyzes both the U.S.
macroeconomy and regional economies. Like others, they use large
macroeconometric models, but theirs is said to be unique as it fully
integrates local and regional data into the model (causation runs
both from and to the regional sector). The implications for regional
analysis are obvious. They offer a number of services to their
clients, including analysis at the regional and national levels, and
forecasts. All this can be delivered over the net. Some information
is available to non-subscribers.

# http://www.rfa.com/


4.18 Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economics Network

[macro and international charts and analysis]

Ed Yardeni is chief economist of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell (North
America). His site offers a wealth of analysis and data (much of the
later in a very convenient form). It includes "Weekly Economic
Analyses" ("explore the latest economic and financial controversies")
and "Weekly Economic Briefings" ("focus on a key issue each week").
The most recent versions are restricted to customers of his firm. He
also offers "Topical Studies," which cover most any economic topic.
Other material of interest includes macro forecasts of Deutsch Morgan
Grenfell, stock market valuation information, many "Chart Rooms" with
data from markets, the U.S., and the global economy (they are
remarkably insightful and well chosen). Other areas of interest
include "Slide Shows" (of financial and economic charts), a section
on monetary and fiscal policy, and demography and marketing. In the
"Center for CyberEconomics," the interplay between economics and
computing is examined. The current focus is the Year 2000 computer
problem, which Yardeni thinks has a better than even chance of
causing a recession in 2000. Finally, there is a area of links to
useful Internet tools and sites. Almost all the data and analysis is
in PDF format.

# http://www.yardeni.com/


4.19 WEFA Group

[leading forecasting and consulting firm]

This company has a staff of more than 200 economists,
econometricians, researchers, database specialists and support staff
who maintain databases, prepare forecasts for more than 90 countries
and conduct specialized client studies. They offer four general types
of services: (i) forecasts with a focus from an industry to the
globe, (ii) data -- more than two million time series are available
to their customers, (iii) software for managing these time series in
many different ways, and (iv) consulting for clients. As one would
expect, they have a considerable effort devoted to the U.S. economy,
and one can sample their work here.

Their site offers a great variety of information on themselves and
their products. This includes details on their U.S. macro products,
their services for various industries, Latin America, foreign
exchange, decision support and data software, and corporate
information on themselves. In short, they offer a wealth of services
for anyone interested in economic issues and decision support
services.

WEFA is an outgrowth of Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates,
which was founded in 1963 by Lawrence R. Klein. It merged with Chase
Econometrics in 1987, and in 1994 it was acquired by Bain Capital,
and in 1997 by Primark, a global economic and financial information
company. (Pat Rocco kindly contributed to this summary.)

# http://www.wefa.com/


+ 4.20 Wells Fargo Economic Reports

+
+ [financial market and foreign exchange focus]
+
+ This bank's economic department offers two wide-ranging reports:
+ "Financial Market Strategies" and "Foreign Exchange Report." The
+ former examines factors that might influence the bond, currency, and
+ equities markets; it is surprisingly wide-ranging. The latter clearly
+ has an international focus.
+
+ # http://wellsfargo.com/econ/


4.21 DIA Agency Inc.

[general equilibrium models]

This firms specializes in general equilibrium models. They offer two
versions of a U.S. GEModel that can be downloaded from their site
(further, the model is not U.S. specific). They also offer a number
of support and educational materials, a list of fees, and information
about their consulting services.

# http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/DiaAgency/diaagenc.htm


4.22 Bank of Hawaii Economic Research Center

[Pacific conditions]

This site offers a number of analyses and reports of both Hawaii and
a number of other Pacific islands. There is substantial data as well,
and you can even tailor data requests.

# http://www.boh.com/econ/


4.23 The Brattle Group

[world-wide consulting]

This consulting group provides services to world-wide corporations
and law firms. The firm specializes in the areas of environmental
compliance and liabilities, financial and regulatory economics,
litigation, and utility companies. This site provides information on
these areas of expertise and practice; staff members; job
opportunities; and publications, including newsletters that can be
downloaded.

# http://www.brattle.com


4.24 Charles River Associates Auction Consulting

[assistance with auctions]

Charles River Associates (CRA), a consulting firm, has partnered with
Market Design Inc. (MDI), and they specialize in providing auction
design and implementation to government and business clients
participating in auctions in telecommunications, electricity, mineral
rights, and other industries. The company also offers bidder support
and strategies, auction software, and training for both auctioneers
and bidders. This site provides information on the CRA auction team,
projects of the firm, and selected auction publications.

# http://www.crai.com/auction.htm


4.25 Green Interest Rate Swap Management

[help with interest rate swaps]

This company advises on interest rate swaps. To quote, "We do an
in-depth analysis of your debt portfolio and advise as to alternative
transactions. We also facilitate closings and administer
documentation." Thus, while quite specialized, they do offer a very
useful service.

# http://home.earthlink.net/~green/


4.26 Market Design Inc. (MDI)

[assistance with auctions]

"Market Design Inc. offers consulting services in the design of
auction markets. Our principals are academic experts in economic
theory and game theory, and have advised governments and firms
worldwide on setting up electronic markets for telecommunications,
electricity, mineral rights, and 'stranded assets.'" This site lists
members of the firm, and provides downloadable technical papers and
reports. MDI is also involved in designing auction rules tailored to
particular auction sales. Along with Charles River Associates, they
create software which enables clients to implement their designs.
Some projects include spectrum auctions in Australia, Mexico, Canada,
and for the FCC; California Power Exchange; Standard Offer Service
Auction Design and Implementation; Universal Service Auctions; and
designs for New Zealand. They are also involved in giving strategic
advice to bidders in spectrum auctions; and in spectrum license
valuations. However, they do not advise bidders and sellers in the
same auction.

# http://www.market-design.com/


4.27 Regional Economic Research, Inc. (RER)

[energy consulting]

This research and consulting firm provides services to utility
companies and corporate clients and government agencies interested in
energy. The forecasting section of this site focuses on energy and
business forecasting, while the market information area provides
market research and energy studies, as well as several energy
analysis software packages. Customized software and business
solutions are also available. Utility restructuring services,
workshop sessions, and user group information is available on this
site. Finally, eight software packages for the energy industry are
highlighted.

# http://www.rer.com


4.28 STA Research

[futures and options analysis]

This company, as part of its futures and options trading for clients,
makes available a variety of current data and short term forecasts
(when available) for many economic and agricultural variables. It is
organized by economic and agricultural data that will be released in
the U.S. and other countries in both the coming week and month. One
portion, the "Weekly Economic Report Outlook," is available via a
mailing list. It is described in the mailing list section.

# http://stafutures.com/
# Information: <stare...@syncentral.com>


4.29 Damage Valuation Associates

This firm "brings you the latest information on valuation of
environmental damages from the courts, from government agencies, from
the academic literature, and from unpublished studies." Besides
on-line information, they have an electronic newsletter that
publishes this information. Their consulting business "specializes in
evaluating the economic and financial impacts of environmental
hazards and real estate development projects."

# http://www.damagevaluation.com/


4.30 Econ One

This site explains this firm's litigation goals, their expertise in
regulation, and their consulting arrangements with both corporate and
government clients. Speeches, papers, and articles can be ordered
on-line. Information on clients, staff, job opportunities, and news
about the firm is available on this site.

# http://www.econone.com


4.31 Economists Incorporated

This firm, based in both Washington and London, "has participated in
path breaking and high profile antitrust, commercial litigation, and
regulatory matters." They have a staff of more than 30 economists who
have extensive experience in almost all areas of commerce. They also
employ nearly 20 research associates.

# http://www.ei.com/


4.32 Fishkind & Associates

This firm, based in Orlando, Florida, provides litigation support and
a model of the Florida economy.

# http://www.fishkind.com/


+ 4.33 Micronomics, Inc.
+
+ This consulting firm, based in both Los Angeles and Washington, D. C.
+ , claims expertise in intellectual property valuation, mergers and
+ acquisitions, antitrust law, health care, database management, and
+ market research. The firm is "a leading provider of litigation
+ support services, economic analysis and expert testimony" to many of
+ the country's top law firms. They also specialize in intellectual
+ property, forecasting, financial analysis, and risk management and
+ are available to provide this knowledge to the business consulting
+ community. Publications and employment opportunities can be found at
+ this site.
+
+ # http://www.micronomics.com


4.34 Spectrumeconomics

This firm "specializes in litigation support and economic analysis of
business enterprises." Here you can read about their work, personnel,
papers, sample reports, and speeches.

# http://www.spectrumeconomics.com/


4.35 Triangle Economics Research

This consulting firm specializes in environmental economics. They
have a particular focus on damage assessment and health valuation.
You can read about their staff and organization, their work, and read
their working papers.

# http://www.ter.com/


4.36 Alphametrics

[financial trading and economics consulting]

This firm specializes in consulting for firms that have needs in
financial trading and economics (such as risk management with their
FXAT system). Economic consulting includes "the development of
policy, compilation of large-scale reports, quantitative analysis,
data processing, modeling, packaged econometrics software (MODLER),
and the development of bespoke economic information systems." They
have offices around the world, and do a considerable amount of
business in Europe.

# http://www.Alphametrics.co.uk


4.37 Atlantica Associates

[specializes in currency risk]

This economic and financial organization provides personal and
customized research support for its worldwide clients. Their
expertise on currency risk is used in different ways, subject to
clients' different internal business objectives. This site provides
information on currency risk for twenty different countries, current
research topics, and publications.

# http://www.aainternational.org


4.38 BCS Consulting Enterprise

[Canadian firm with many areas]

This Canadian firm has a number of areas of expertise. They include
"defence economics, economic and business forecasting, economic
modeling and quantitative analysis (Including national and community
level Input-Output models), program evaluation and management,
peacekeeping and U.N. issues, regional and sectoral economics and
socio-economic data analysis and management." They also assist small
and home offices with information technology, including Intranet and
Internet work. You can read about their various products here (such
as impact analysis at national and local levels, and decision
management algorithms) as well as read a list of their papers.

# http://www.infomatch.com/~bsolomon/bcs1/bcs.htm


4.39 Cambridge International Forecasts

[free and fee-based country studies]

This organization of academics, statisticians and country experts
prepares country studies that are updated monthly. One can purchase a
all studies, a single study, or even part of one study (each is
broken into 17 sections. In addition, there is a substantial amount
of sample information.

# http://www.camforecast.com/


4.40 Centre for International Economics (CIE)

[Australian firm]

This private company, with offices in Canberra and Sydney, Australia,
offers a wide variety of services to it customers, who are around the
world. Their services range from trade policy analysis to economic
model building to conferences to analysis of commodities and markets.
Besides information on itself, they also have their publication
on-line.

# http://www.intecon.com.au


4.41 Conference Board of Canada

[largest non-profit research group in Canada]

This organization is said to be the largest non-profit economic
research group in Canada. They offer many services: the "Consumer
Confidence Index," the "Business Attitudes Index," and forecasts
(including construction and housing and the provinces). They also
offer various reports on the Canadian economy and both U.S. and
Canadian data (the latter is CANSISIM). Some of the material is
available to all, while material is available only to subscribers.

# http://www2.conferenceboard.ca/weblinx/


+ 4.42 Infometrics
+
+ [New Zealand focus]
+
+ This privately-owned, commercial-oriented, and business-focused New
+ Zealand consulting firm provides economic forecasts of both New
+ Zealand and overseas economies affecting New Zealand. They use a
+ variety of economic models. The company also presents up-to-date,
+ multi-media presentations for clients at conferences and seminars, as
+ well as customized publications and regular data updating services.
+ The online index includes the following areas: overseas economies,
+ New Zealand macro topics, business issues, New Zealand industries,
+ New Zealand regions, financial markets, consulting, on-line seminars,
+ weekly overview, economic terminology, customized data, portfolio
+ investments, and publications. An on-line subscription can cost
+ anywhere from $NZ 1,000 for individual areas to $NZ 15,000 for full
+ access to all of the website. The "Free Lunch" area has relevant
+ articles, debates, media releases, market rates, and column archives.
+
+ # http://www.infometrics.co.nz/


4.43 London Economics

[large U.K. firm]

This firm, "the largest and most successful independent economics
consultancy in the UK," details itself here. They have a full-time
staff of 70, and more than 40% of their business is from outside the
U.K. (they also have offices in Melbourne and Boston). An area of
special skills is "industries where regulatory or fiscal structure
have a strong impact on performance." However, they are also quite
wide-ranging: their services range includes litigation support,
strategy, energy, water, and infrastructure. Finally, they publish an
on-line newsletter, "Economics in Action"

# http://www.londecon.co.uk/


4.44 Lombard Street Research Ltd.

[said to forecast well]

This U.K. firm is said to have an excellent forecasting track record.
It was founded in 1989 by Tim Congdon, who has long experience in
forecasting the U.K. and other economies. Prof. Congdon heads up the
U.K. service, while Brian Reading leads the international sector. A
variety of service levels are available; this includes slightly dated
material that is freely available (though one must register). Their
customers include a number of firms in the City and beyond.

# http://www.lombard-st.co.uk


+ 4.45 McKibbin Software Group

+
+ [advanced algorithms]
+
+ This organization, with offices in Texas and Australia, "was formed
+ in 1993 with the goal of making available the latest developments in
+ numerical algorithms for research and policy analysis." These include
+ "DYNGAME" for dynamic rational expectation, Fair-Taylor for nonlinear
+ rational expectations, and CELLVISION a "full-featured spreadsheet
+ editing and graphics for GAUSS." The models include MSG2, a dynamic
+ optimizing CGE model, co-authored with Jeff Sachs; G-CUBED for "the
+ current policy debate on environmental policy and international trade
+ with a focus on global warming policies" (but useful for other topics
+ too); and G-Cubed, ASIA PACIFIC which specializes on that region.
+ They can be ordered on-line.
+
+ The site also contains the many papers that use these tools. Finally,
+ there is information on training and support for these products.
+
+ # http://www.msgpl.com.au/msgpl/msghome.htm


4.46 Olsen & Associates

[financial market research and consulting]

"(O&A) is a world leader in high-quality economic research in the
field of financial markets. In particular, O&A specializes in the
forecasting and historical analysis of foreign exchange rates, but
soon also interest rates and market indices. We also provide trading
models which give explicit recommendations for a number of currencies
and specific trading profiles. O&A's innovation and research has led
to cutting-edge forecasting and trading model technology and risk
management products.

"Over the past eight years with over 120 man-years of effort, O&A has
developed and operated a real-time foreign exchange decision support
system covering 84 currencies, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This
is the O&A Information System (OIS). The fully supported system
offers price and volatility forecasts, historical analysis, and
specific trading recommendations with user-friendly graphical
interfaces."

Some of their forecasts and analyses are available without paying a
fee (though you must register). In addition, you can find just about
any foreign exchange rate for a given day since January 1, 1990
(including, it seems, rates on the previous day). Obviously, this
feature is very useful.

But, perhaps of greater interest to researchers is the high frequency
exchange rate data they sell for a quite reasonable fee. The dataset,
called HFDF93, was originally made available for their "High
Frequency Data in Finance" conference, held March, 1995.
Specifically, it has data from "1. Exchange rate quotes for USD-DEM,
USD-JPY and DEM-JPY; 2. Three month maturity interbank deposit rate
quotes for USD, JPY and DEM; and 3. Money Market Headline News
(text)." The data spans the year from Oct. 1, 1992 to Sept. 30, 1993,
is 112 megabytes in size, and they charge $200 for this dataset
(which allows them to cover some of their costs). Data is available
on tapes (DAT or 8mm Exabyte) or via ftp. They can be contacted at
the address given below. When requesting the data, one should include
a short abstract of the proposed work.

In addition, they have other data, and internal and published papers,
that are publicly available.

# http://www.olsen.ch/
# Information: <in...@olsen.ch>


4.47 Oxford Economic Consulting

[U.K. forecasting and consulting]

This firm was formed "in 1981 by a group of academics and
professional forecasters." It has partners in the U.S., China, and
Europe. Its reach is large; its products include "PC-based models,
regular reports, conferences, specialist reports and analysis of the
international economy, and consultancy." As one would expect, they
also prepare forecasts and large econometric models (demonstration
software for their World model is available here). Currently, they
offer their "World Economic Prospects Monthly Review" and the "Oxford
Weekly UK Indicator" on-line.

# http://www.oef.co.uk


4.48 Boye-Lord International

This small firm carries "out research in international economic
development, with strong links to trade and investment, private
sector development, macroeconomics, agriculture, industry,
econometrics and other quantitative methods in Latin America,
Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe."
Information on their services and projects can be found here.

# http://www.boyelord.com/


4.49 Economic Consulting Services Inc. (ECS)

This firm deals with consulting on international trade issues. Their
specific areas of expertise are (i) "International transfer pricing
for tangible and intangible property," (ii) "Antidumping,
countervailing duty, and other trade remedy actions," (iii) Trade
representation and information services, customs rules and
regulations, and international trade policy," and (iv) "Foreign and
domestic market research and analysis."

# http://www.economic-consulting.com/


4.50 Klonic Morocco Consultants

This consulting firm, based in Morocco, covers the gamut of economic
and business consulting. They have a considerable amount of
experience with a number of different firms and agencies from around
the world.

# http://www.acdim.co.ma/klonic/

Bill Goffe

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Part 5 of 20

This guide, sponsored by the American Economic Association, lists
more than 1,000 resources on the Internet of interest to academic and
practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all
resources are also described.

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2.3.0 World and Non-U.S. Data

2.3.1 Alta Plana International Economics Gateway

[various international and non-U.S. entities]

This site, run by Seth Grimes, has a number of links to sites with
non-U.S. data. Specifically, he lists "Resource Pages and Data
Archives" (for general economic resources), "International
Organization Pages," "National Government Pages," and "Corporate
Servers" (of many varied types that economists are likely to find
useful).

# http://altaplana.com/gate.html


2.3.2 Central Bank Resource Center

[both central banks and ministries of finance]

This site, run by Mark Bernkopf, deals with all aspects of central
banking. This includes an extensive list of central banks and
ministries of finance. There are numerous other items of interest,
including currency boards, conferences in the area, multilateral
financial institutions, monetary research institutes and
consultancies, central bank research departments, and other
resources.

# http://patriot.net/~bernkopf/


2.3.3 Econ. Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World
(EDIRC): Statistical Offices

[very many listings]

This section of this very useful resource contains a section on
"Statistical Offices." In all, EDIRC lists more than 4,000 sites.

# http://ideas.uqam.ca/EDIRC/statoff.html


2.3.4 Econ. Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World
(EDIRC): Central Banks and Monetary Authorities

[very many listings]

This section of this very useful resource contains a section on
"Central Banks and Monetary Authorities." In all, EDIRC lists more
than 4,000 sites.

# http://ideas.uqam.ca/EDIRC/central.html


2.3.5 Statistical Data Locators

[directory of international stat sites]

This site, part of the library at Nanyang Technological University in
Singapore, offers a very extensive list of international data sites
on the Internet (as one might expect, its first listing is
Singapore). It is organized by region: "Asia, Oceania, North America,
Europe, Africa, International, Latin America, and Others."

# http://www.ntu.edu.sg/library/statdata.htm


2.3.6 CIA World Factbook 1998

[well-known summary data and analysis]

This well-known reference has wide-ranging summary data on 263
countries and other similar entities from around the world. While the
economic information is of the snapshot variety, it includes a
written overview and some 20 current observations of key economic
values. There is also extensive information on geographical,
demographic, government, communications, transportation, military,
and "transnational issues" for each country.

# http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/


+ 2.3.7 EIU CountryData
+

+ [271 mostly quarterly series from 116 countries]
+
+ This dataset comes from the "Economist Intelligence Unit," which of
+ course is affiliated with "The Economist" magazine. EIU CountryData
+ results from a partnership between the EIU and Bureau van Dijk: the
+ data is collected by the EIU and the software is developed by Bureau
+ van Dijk. The data comes from a variety of sources, and it covers
+ 116 countries from 1980 with some 271 variables (for most countries,
+ the data is quarterly). Forecasts are available to five years in the
+ future. The data is updated monthly, although data on each country
+ is updated four times each year. The discounted annual cost for a
+ standard, single academic user is $7,800 (with higher group rates).
+ Data can also be purchased by geographic region. For non-academic
+ pricing and regional rates, call 1-888-797-7120.
+
+ A key feature of this dataset is the very feature-laden interface. It
+ could well eliminate the need for pre-processing with a spreadsheet
+ or other programs. They also provide extensive support, and one can
+ communicate with those responsible for collating the data. Trial
+ subscriptions can also be arranged.
+
+ # http://www.bvdny.com/products/eiu/overview.htm


+ 2.3.8 GlobalMetrix
+
+ [very extensive international and trade data]
+
+ This firm sells a great variety of data from a number of
+ international organizations and packages them in easy-to-use formats.
+ Specifically, data is available from 72 countries (which can be
+ purchased by country, region, or the world), and some 64 industries,
+ including 80 internationally traded commodity groups with an initial
+ date of 1980, and forecasts to 2017. Quoting from their material
+ (with some editing for brevity) they offer:
+
+ # Global Consumer Spending - 16 spending categories
+ # Gross Fixed Investments - 64 industry and service sector
+ expenditures
+ # Global Government Expenditures - 10 categories
+ # Global Industry and Services Output - 64 industry and service
+ sector gross-outputs
+ # Global Employment and Occupation - number of employees in 64
+ industry and service sectors
+ # Global Wage and Salary - annual wage and salary per employee in 64
+ industry categories
+ # Global Pollution - estimates of toxic waste release by 64
+ industries for 300 noxious substances
+ # Global Commodity Trade - covers 80 commodities, produced by 50
+ industries, showing bilateral trade between 65 countries and
+ regions worldwide (4,225 trade routes)
+ # AirFlow - covers air freight volume between 65 countries and
+ regions worldwide (4,225 trade routes)
+ # SeaFlow - covers ocean freight volume between 65 countries and
+ regions worldwide (4,225 trade routes)
+ # PaxFlow - includes passenger traffic for 50 major route corridors
+ worldwide.
+
+ The data can be purchased in many different increments -- it can be
+ purchased by county, region, or country. As one would guess, the cost
+ per observation decreases as they size of the purchase increases.
+
+ In addition, "Intelligence Reports" "of a particular country,
+ economic sector or trading relationship" are also available for
+ purchase. They are updated every six months. Finally, "Customized
+ Models" can be created at a customer's request.
+
+ # http://GlobalMetrix.com


2.3.9 Luxembourg Income Study (LIS)

[households survey from 25 countries and macro data from OECD
countries]

This project brings together household surveys from 25 countries
(surveys from four other countries are under negotiation) into a
common database to make studies of international economic comparisons
easier. For instance, it includes Current Population Surveys from the
U.S., French Surveys of Income, and a Hungarian Income Study. To
maintain confidentiality and restrictions on use, the data remains on
the host computer in Luxembourg and researchers run jobs remotely on
that system through electronic mail. Users must first register to use
the database.

They also have a database (Institutional Database, IDB) of annual
macro indicators on all OECD countries. This database also contains
rules on taxes and transfers in each country to make international
comparisons possible. This dataset is available on floppy disks.

This site also includes the Comparative Welfare State Database, which
focuses on a wide range of indicators of welfare state development,
its causes, and its outcomes on an annual basis for the period
1960-89.

The purpose of the LES project "is to construct a databank containing
Labour Force Surveys from the early nineties from countries with
quite different labour market structures. These surveys provide
detailed information on areas like job search, employment
characteristics, comparable occupations, investment in education,
migration, etc." The micro data from the labour force surveys has
been standardized to facilitate comparative research.

The datasets are well documented, and workshops and newsletters help
the researcher to use this complex database. They also offer working
papers.

# http://lissy.ceps.lu/index.htm
# Tim Smeeding, Overall Project Director: <tmsme...@maxwell.syr.
edu>
# Kati Foley, Administrative Assistant (U.S.): <li...@maxwell.syr.
edu>
# Caroline de Tombeur, Administrative Assistant (Europe):
<Caro...@lissy.ceps.lu>
# Koen Vleminckx, Technical Questions <ko...@lissy.ceps.lu>
# Tim Smeeding, Overall Project Director: <tmsme...@maxwell.syr.
edu>
# Inge O'Connor, Administrative Assistant (U.S.): <li...@maxwell.syr.
edu>
# Caroline de Tombeur, Administrative Assistant (Europe):
<caro...@post.ceps.lu>


2.3.10 OANDA

[current and historical exchange rates]

This organization is owned by "Olsen & Associates" which is said to
be a leader in financial and especially foreign exchange studies and
forecasts. Here they make their foreign exchange data available. Both
current and historical rates can be found for some 164 countries.
Daily historical data is available from 1990, and a single table can
have as many as 2,000 observations. Forecasts are also available, as
are various specialized features.

# http://www.oanda.com


2.3.11 PACIFIC Exchange Rate Service Retrieval Interface

[current and historical exchange rates]

This offering, run by Werner Antweiler of the Policy Analysis
Division, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University
of British Columbia (and named PACIFIC for Policy Analysis Computing
& and Information Faculty in Computing) offers two types of exchange
rate data: current and historical. In both cases daily data is
available, and from many countries (65 countries are updated daily,
and about 200 are updated at least weekly; not all countries have
historical data). It also provides a list of all currencies of the
world and each country's exchange-rate arrangements, as well as
analysis and trend projections of the Canadian Dollar. The data comes
from Xenon Laboratories.

# http://pacific.commerce.ubc.ca/xr/


2.3.12 Penn World Tables (Univ. of Toronto)

[valid cross-country comparisons (data ends in 1992, however)]

This organization, which for a fee also makes available the Canadian
CANSIM database, demonstrates how the web can make it very easy to
retrieve economic data across the Internet. With your browser, you
can very easily select and retrieve individual or multiple series
from this database (in formats for most any statistical program), or
plot them interactively. It sets the standard for data retrieval on
the Internet.

This dataset covers 152 countries with 29 time series. They are
carefully adjusted to make comparisons meaningful.

# http://arcadia.chass.utoronto.ca/pwt/


2.3.13 PRS Online Country Data

[purchase current and historical data from 144 countries]

This firm takes data from the World Bank, IMF, OECD, the CIA and
others and resells it here on-line. They offer data from 144
countries, and for each country they have some 50 annual series from
the last 10 years. Coverage includes domestic economic conditions,
international transactions, geographical and political data, and
various social indicators. They also offer risk ratings and macro
forecasts.

While being a subscriber is more efficient for bulk purchases, it is
possible to purchase one series or a group of series. A single series
is $5, and and all data for a country is $50.

# http://www.countrydata.com/


2.3.14 Resource Centre for Access to Data on Europe (r·cade)

[data from Eurostat can be purchased here]

This organization currently sells access to datasets from three
different organizations: Eurostat, ILO (International Labor
Organization), and UNESCO. They are an official host of Eurostat, and
the data includes all of the "New Cronos" database, which is a fairly
comprehensive dataset; it has detailed agricultural, energy,
economic, industrial, and demographic information (some of the data
is available down to the NUTS 3 level). The ILO data contains
information on labor conditions from around the world (such as
injuries, unemployment, wages, hours, strikes, etc.). Perhaps the
most interesting part of UNESCO data is the educational material.
This organization has a variety of pricing models, including reduced
rates for academics. Bills can be paid by credit card.

# http://www-rcade.dur.ac.uk/


2.3.15 Asian Development Bank

This site describes all aspects of this bank's work. This not only
included information about themselves, but also includes business
opportunities, news releases, extensive information on their
projects, and their work with law and development. There is also
extensive material on their publications.

For many countries in the region, they offer fairly lengthy time
series data on national accounts, the financial system, trade, and
other indicators. Data is also available in spreadsheet format.

# http://www.adb.org/


2.3.16 Eurostat

This organization, which covers economic activity for the European
Union, currently offers press releases, information about itself,
information on products and EU-specific CD-ROMs and databases,
on-line indicators, on-line catalogs, and statistical news.

# http://europa.eu.int/eurostat.html


2.3.17 Inter-American Development Bank

This sites describes many aspects of the bank's work. It also has
extensive information on their projects, press releases,
publications, some information on business opportunities, information
on their private sector projects, and information on the
Inter-American Investment Corporation, Multilateral Investment Fund,
and Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology.

They also have fairly extensive summary statistical data on their
member countries.

# http://www.iadb.org/


2.3.18 International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC)

This organization, jointly operated by the UN and WTO, deals with
international trade (particularly with developing and transitional
countries). Besides detailed information on their mission and
programs, they offer considerable data on-line (and even more is
available on their CD-ROM products). Their COMTRADE database contains
detailed import and export statistics from 1962 for more than 100
countries. This data is available on a CD-ROM product. In addition, a
subset of this data is available on-line. It identifies the largest
and most dynamic import and export countries and highlights the most
important import/export products (3 digits level) of the Standard
International Trade Classification Revision 3.

# http://www.intracen.org/


2.3.19 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

You can read extensive information on the the OECD's activities,
publications, and their data products here. The "Statistics" section
offer a variety of socio-economic indicators. Of particular interest
are "Economic Statistics," which offers some recent summary data for
OECD countries. "Latest short-term indicators" and "Frequently
requested statistics" provide much of the most useful data (the
former is basically the last quarter's data, while the latter
includes GDP, GDP per capita, unemployment, and the like). However,
there are no publically available long length time series. There is
also some analysis of current economic conditions. News releases and
newsletters can be found in the "News and Events" area.

# http://www.oecd.org


2.3.20 International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The IMF has responded to recent complaints about their operations by
becoming more transparent itself. At this site, you can read a great
deal about the IMF (including its annual report and extensive
material on its structure), their fact sheets on a number of topics,
press releases, news briefs, speeches from the managing director, and
details from their publications catalog. Among data, they offer
currency exchange rates. Among publications, they offer the "IMF
Survey" (which "provides topical coverage of the IMF's activities,
policies, and research in the context of global economic and
financial developments") and the full text of IMF Working Papers,
Staff Country Reports, and Papers on Policy Analysis and Assessment.
They also offer "Letters of Intent, Economic Programs, Memoranda of
Economic and Financial Policies and Policy Framework Papers" for the
various countries that they deal with. Finally, their "Dissemination
Standards Bulletin Board" is available here. The Special Standard and
its associated bulletin board provide access to international capital
markets and their economic and financial data with equal and ready
access for all users. For many countries, it lists where most any
sort of macro data can be obtained (including on the Internet) from
countries that participate in this program. For just the U.S., this
is a very useful resource as it says who generates various series and
how they are collected.

# http://www.imf.org


2.3.21 U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

This part of the U.N. has the major responsibilities for trade and
development. Here, they offer extensive information on the
organization (including its "basic documents"), its many varied
projects, its upcoming meetings and events, and press releases. There
are links to its "Debt Management and Financial Analysis System,"
newsletters on the "Generalized System of Preferences" and "Trade
Facilitation and Multimodal Transport," and summary information on
their publications, including "Trade and Development Report," "World
Investment Report," "Least Developed Countries Report," "Handbook of
International Trade and Development Statistics," and "Review of
Maritime Transport."

# http://www.unctad.org/


2.3.22 U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

This organization's mission is well described by its title. Perhaps
most useful to economists is their extensive collection of
agricultural, fisheries, forestry, economics, and nutrition data from
around the world. This site provides information on WAICENT, the
World Agricultural Information Center. It also offers FAOSTAT, an
online and multilingual database which currently contains 1 million
time-series records on international statistics. Besides data, there
are a number of items of additional interest and links to other
sites.

# http://www.fao.org/


2.3.23 U.N. Statistics Division/DESIPA

This section of the U.N. collects various statistical information.
Perhaps of greatest interest is data from the "Monthly Bulletin of
Statistics," which is now available on-line for a fee (currently $295
for academic users, and $525 for the "for profit" sector). Data
includes national accounts, labour force, prices, forestry, industry,
mining, energy, manufacturing, construction, finance, international
economic relations, transport, and population. There is also snapshot
cross country data for many socio-economic indicators.

# http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd/index.html


2.3.24 World Trade Organization (WTO)

This organization oversees international trade. Their web site has
three main sections: general information about WTO, trade topics, and
international trade resources. You can register for e-mail
notification of "new developments, updates, publications, reports
etc." They offer information on goods, services, intellectual
property, environment, development, policy reviews, dispute
settlements, government procurements, legal texts, and international
trade. They also offer working papers and information on the economic
research and analysis division (ERAD). Their "Document Dissemination
Facility" (DDF) that offers "selected documents" (such as those that
established the WTO). Finally, they have news releases (including an
area of restricted access for the news media).

# http://www.wto.org


2.3.25 India 1997-98 Budget

This site has information on the 1998 budget of India, with many
details. Also presents information on past budgets, Exim Policy,
Credit Policy, analyses and opinions, and EcoSurvey 98.

# http://budget.allindia.com/


+ 2.3.26 Statistics Indonesia
+
+ This site provides information about this Indonesian governmental
+ agency, as well as listing information on the country's statistics by
+ both subject and region; summaries of new statistics; macroeconomic
+ statistics; census summaries; abstracts, papers, and research;
+ publications, and a statistical glossary. The macroeconomic
+ statistics are reported monthly and can be downloaded with Adobe
+ Acrobat Reader. Information includes charts on inflation, consumer
+ price index, wholesale price index, exports and imports, and tourism.
+ Where statistics are organized by subjects, one can find explanations
+ and definitions of each subject, the methods used to gather
+ statistical information, publications, and statistical tables.
+
+ The subjects featured are population, employment, social welfare,
+ wages, agriculture, manufacturing, mining, energy, construction,
+ tourism, foreign trade, transportation, communication, public
+ finance, consumer price index, wholesale price index, consumption and
+ expenditure, and national and regional accounts. If tables are not
+ available on the site, they can be requested through Data
+ Dissemination Services.
+
+ # http://www.bps.go.id/


2.3.27 Bank of Japan

Besides information about the bank, they offer extensive information
on their publications (including CD-ROMs), a list of dates for press
releases as well as press releases and speeches, current exchange
rates, reports (including the "Monthly Report of Recent Economic and
Financial Developments," "Quarterly Economic Outlook," the "Annual
Review of Monetary and Economic Developments," the "Monthly Economic
Review," and the "Flow of Funds." Data (including long time series)
includes the money stock, TANKAN Outline ("Short-Term Economic Survey
of Enterprises in Japan"), various price indices and interest rates,
foreign exchange rates, and data from financial institutions.

# http://www.boj.or.jp/en/index.htm


2.3.28 Japanese Macro Data

This site contains some 20,000 macro series from Nikkei Needs. It has
been reformatted into the ASCII format used by the BCI Data Manager.
When you first use this site, be sure to read the warnings concerning
some oddities in the data and details on how to search for it (the
data is located in this database with a WAIS search).

#