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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

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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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5.0 General Interest

5.1 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/


* 5.2 About.com

[topical focus (nice on new econ material on the Internet)]

This economics guide, run by John Irons, is part of the About.com web
* site (formerly the Mining Company), which provides "expert guides
to help you find/learn/share" information on the Internet (there are
several hundred guides, typically in areas of general interest). This
particular guide addresses two "markets:" very topical subjects, and
general interest (of course, much of this is of interest to
professional economists). It is updated several times a month, and
does a good job of covering new economic events on the Internet. For
instance, there is a section dealing with economics articles in
on-line magazines ("Econ in Online Mags"), and newly added economic
resources on the Internet ("Net Finds"). There are also short essays
and reviews on topical areas. Finally, there are sections dealing
with less topical areas as well: "Books, Economics Community, Data,
Government, News, Newsletter, Archives, Organizations, Resources, and
Special Topics."

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


5.3 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/

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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).

# http://econom10.cc.sophia.ac.jp/needs/index.htm


2.3.29 Kokumin Keizai Research Institute

"Kokumin Keizai Research Institute (KKRI) is an independent,
nonprofit organization which conducts economic and policy research."
Founded in 1945, it has more than 700 members. It generates forecasts
for the Japanese economy (available here), and studies of industries,
regions, Asia, and various public policy issues. A simplified version
of their macro model can be obtained here (it requires either Eviews
or the FAIRMODEL).

# http://www.kkri.org/index_eng.htm


+ 2.3.30 National Statistical Office of Korea

+
+ This site provides information on the National Statistical Office of
+ Korea, its statistical database (KOSIS), statistical reports, graphs,
+ publications, and surveys. Recent graphical data on land and
+ population; agriculture; mining and manufacturing; energy;
+ construction; wholesale, retail trade and services; transportation
+ and communication; labor and wages; prices and household economy;
+ money and banking; finance; national accounts; balance of payments
+ and economic cooperation; education, science and health; society
+ tourism and environment; and international statistics is provided on
+ the site. However, the statistical report section provides an
+ economic and financial data link to the Bank of Korea, where one can
+ find statistics dating back to 1970.
+
+ # http://www.nso.go.kr/


2.3.31 Canadian Industry Statistics

This site provides details of various aspects of Canadian economic
activity, emphasizing economics, employment, international trade,
investment, public equity financing, growth indices, and other
business-related information. The Canadian Industry Statistics site
is comprised of 5 main components: The CIS Classic, Public Equity
Financing, Growth Trends, Industry Overview, and other World Wide
Links. The CIS Classic offers data on 230 Canadian manufacturing
industries, focusing on variables such as wages and salaries, number
of employees, operational costs, manufacturing shipments, imports,
exports, and performance by establishment size. It is also possible
to make comparisons across Canadian national averages in various
statistics for each manufacturing industry. This information is
available for downloading in WordPerfect format. The Industry
Overview serves as a complementary function to CIS Classic by
providing an analysis of Canadian industry trends in production,
investment, research and development, employment, and trade. The
section also provides comparative analyses of Canadian and U.S.
industries.

# http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_ecnmy/sio/homepage.html


2.3.32 Statistics Canada

Currently, Statistics Canada, the Canadian national statistical
agency, provides information from their daily report, the "Daily," on
this site. It contains substantial summary macro information for the
last few quarters. Previous issues of the "Daily" are available as
well. It also contains information on Canadian statistics, census
data, ordering their publications, lists of offices, their
classification systems, subscription information on their listserv,
and ordering information on their database, CANSIM (which has more
than 650,000 time series on Canada).

Another entry of this guide deals with "Statistics Canada CANSIM" , a
fee-based collection of Canadian statistical data.

# http://www.statcan.ca/
# Information: Michael Thoen <tho...@statcan.ca>


2.3.33 Statistics Canada CANSIM

This extremely extensive database (it has more than 650,000 time
series) covers a very wide variety of social and economic data in
Canada. Unfortunately, the data is not freely available, although
customers can retrieve the data over the Internet through an
agreement with the University of Toronto, or you can purchase
individual data on-line. For academic users, the database costs $995,
though discounts are possible in some situations.

# http://www.statcan.ca/english/Pgdb/
# Information: Bill Graham, Statistics Canada <gra...@statcan.ca>
# Information: Chris Leowski, University of Toronto <chris@chass.
utoronto.ca>
# Information: Bill Graham, Statistics Canada <gra...@statcan.ca>
# Information: Chris Leowski, University of Toronto <chris@epas.
utoronto.ca>


2.3.34 Austrian and Eastern European Economic Data (WIFO)

This site is run by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research, and
it offers two datasets. The first is a comprehensive dataset of the
Austrian economy with more than 20,000 time series (there is an
emphasis on long time series). The second dataset has some 5,000 time
series of "Central Europe and the former Soviet Republics: Bulgaria,
Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Russia and Ukraine" starting with 1989. Data must be
purchased, but it is available on-line.

# http://www.wsr.ac.at


+ 2.3.35 Hungarian Central Statistical Office

+
+ This statistical office focuses on "designing and conducting surveys,
+ recording, processing and storing data, data analyses, and
+ dissemination, protection of individual data." This site provides
+ links to the professional and scientific institutes of the Hungarian
+ Central Statistical Office; publications, periodicals, and major
+ surveys conducted by the Hungarian Central Statistical Office; press
+ releases; a glossary of statistical terms; current statistical
+ figures, including geography, road, population, employment, incomes,
+ consumption, dwellings, education, GDP, tourism, and financial;
+ recent Office reports; annual figures; and subscription information
+ for the data of HCSO STADAT.
+
+ # http://www.ksh.hu/


2.3.36 Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA)

This private organization offers information on their forecasting
activities (they produce a number of publications) and general
economic studies. They also offer a substantial amount of data,
including international data and thousands of time series on the
Finnish economy, but one must register to use it.

# http://www.etla.fi


+ 2.3.37 Statistics Finland
+

+ This site provides information on Finland's main center for
+ statistical information, recent statistical news, the Library of
+ Statistics, statistical databases and other electronic products, and
+ statistical data. The economic statistics section focuses on GDP,
+ employment and unemployment, and industrial production dating back to
+ 1991, and consumer price inflation since 1996; recent information on
+ population, families, education, employment, income, and electoral
+ participation; and main economic indicators from Europe and the
+ Pacific Region. Online databases include FINREGION--a regional
+ database that provides about 6000 short time series for every region
+ included; FINSERIES--a long time series database which covers the
+ production, consumption, trends, employment and other economic
+ information for the whole country; and the Bulletin of Statistics,
+ which is a diskette produced monthly containing both monthly and
+ quarterly updated economic statistics. Information on obtaining the
+ online products is provided.
+
+ # http://www.stat.fi/


+ 2.3.38 National Institute of Statistical and Economic Studies

+
+ This site contains information on the National Institute of
+ Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), its products and services,
+ and key figures for the French economy. Tables provide numeric
+ information on twenty-five key figures, with all but seven dating
+ back to 1970. This data includes information on important economic
+ statistics such as income, labor, employment, consumer prices,
+ businesses, GDP, production, and financial markets.
+
+ # http://www.insee.fr/


2.3.39 Bundesbank

The central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany offers extensive
information about itself at this site. Other items of interest are
their press releases and speeches. Of greater interest is their
"Monthly Report," which includes extensive macroeconomic and
financial data on Germany (though for recent years). They even offer
daily updates for some of the data (mostly financial data). You can
also find a list of their publications.

# http://www.bundesbank.de/index_e.html


2.3.40 German Federal Statistical Office

This site offers information about itself (including helplines),
extensive press releases, short term economic indicators (GDP and the
like for recent years), basic statistical figures, time series (only
in German at the moment), and book and media store (including on-line
data).

# http://www.statistik-bund.de/e_home.htm


2.3.41 Statistik Regional (German Regional Stats)

This site provides extracts from the "Statistik regional" dataset
published by the federal and regional statistics offices of Germany.
It covers population, health, education, employment, agriculture and
forestry, industry, construction, tourism, transport, social
services, financial statistics and taxes, national accounting,
environmental data and election results. It has the complete coverage
of themes of the full version but the level of disaggregation is not
as deep. (As I do not read German, Thomas Krichel kindly wrote this
for me.)

# http://www.brandenburg.de/statreg/


+ 2.3.42 Statec
+
+ This site provides information on the Central Service for Statistics
+ and Economic Studies in Luxembourg (Statec), its role as the national
+ statistical institution of Luxembourg, and its products and services.
+ The statistical information presented on this site consists of
+ economic data, including tables dating back to the early 1980s for
+ employment, population, national accounts, and the budget; and dating
+ back to the early 1990s for producer price index, activity indices
+ for industry, and consumer price index.
+
+ # http://statec.gouvernement.lu/


2.3.43 Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB)

The CPB is a research center for the Netherlands which provides macro
analyses and forecasts. It is also the budgetary and economic policy
accounting center for the Netherlands. This site provides general
information about the CPB; member information; press releases (mostly
in Dutch); job openings and seminar listings; publications, with both
Dutch and English reports of the outlook for the Dutch economy;
information on the current research agenda, highlighting the most
important projects of the year; and downloadable economic data in the
form of spreadsheet files (mostly in Dutch).

# http://www.cpb.nl/eng/


2.3.44 Netherlands Central Bank

At this site, this central banks offers information on itself, its
banknotes, news releases, details of its supervisory duties, and
monetary and financial statistics (relatively long time series are
available). Information on the research department is available, and
there is extensive information on their research papers. In addition,
they offer some software, "Fysioen," which illustrates macro
principles, which are derived from "MORKMON," their macro econometric
model of the Dutch economy.

# http://www.dnb.nl/english/index.htm


2.3.45 Statistics Netherlands

This site contains current information on the Dutch economy. There is
also summary demographic and social information on the Netherlands,
information on the institution, and press releases. There appear to
be no long term time series. This site also provides access to
StatLine, which is the statistical database on the Netherlands.

# http://www.cbs.nl/


+ 2.3.46 Statistics Sweden
+
+ This site provides information on Statistics Sweden, its products and
+ services, databases, press releases, statistical fields, recent news,
+ and statistics. The statistics section consists of economic
+ statistics; population; research and development; information
+ technology; construction; housing and settlement; and education. For
+ economic statistics, there are graphics for economic indicators such
+ as inflation rate, trade, employment, GDP, and others, dating on
+ average to the early 1990s. Also provides consumer price index data
+ dating back to 1949 and net price index data dating to 1959.
+
+ # http://www.scb.se/


2.3.47 Bank of England

Founded in 1694, this central banks offers on-line information about
itself and its various functions. Of specific interest are its
extensive set of publications; many of them are on-line, including
the "Monetary Policy Committee Minutes" (which supersedes the
"Minutes of Monthly Chancellor/Governor Meetings"), the "Inflation
Report," and reports on the gilt market (debt securities issued by HM
Treasury) and on the Euro. Other reports, "Fact Sheets," and speeches
are available, as is information on British banknotes and its "Centre
for Central Banking Studies."

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


2.3.48 BizEd Net: CSO Data (U.K.)

BizEd (Business Education) Net is designed for students and faculty
members, and others interested in obtaining data. They currently
offer the Penn World Tables, and perhaps more importantly, some data
from the Office for National Statistics of the U.K., which is a
substantial resource with economic datasets and labor market data.
Also offered are MIDAS (Manchester Information Datasets Associated
Services), summary demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau,
Extel Data (Which has substantial financial data for 500 well-known
companies), Company Report Browser, and Company Report Profiler.

# http://bizednet.bris.ac.uk:8080/home.htm


2.3.49 ESRC Data Archive

This UK archive, funded by the University of Essex, the Economic and
Social Research Council, and the Joint Education Systems Committee,
is the largest social sciences and humanities archive in the United
Kingdom. It holds nearly 7,000 social science computer datasets, both
historical and contemporary, that are in some way related to the U.K.
(about the U.K., conducted by U.K. investigators, or of interest to
U.K. users). For economists, datasets of particular interest include
the CSO Macroeconomic Databank, the Family Expenditure Survey, and
the Labour Force Survey. In addition, some of datasets contain
multi-country surveys, so other countries are frequently included.
Thus, this archive is of interest even to non-U.K. economists. Since
the datasets are held under agreement with the depositors, one must
contact the archive for information on how to obtain the data, some
of which is available on-line (other formats include CD-ROMs and
tapes, diskette, and DAT).

# http://dasun2.essex.ac.uk/


2.3.50 HM Treasury

This site contains extensive information on the U.K. budget (both
proposed and past ones). Other information includes the "National
Assets Register," the "Debt Management Report" from recent years,
fiscal policy papers, forecasts for the U.K. economy (both
independent and from the "The Financial Statement and Budget Report
(FSBR)" (also known as the "Red Book"), and information on the Euro.
There are also press releases, statements by the Chancellor (and
speeches by him and others), a list of print publications, and
extensive information on the Treasury.

Two mailing lists (one on press releases, the other on new Internet
offerings by the H.M. Treasury) are described in the mailing list
section titled "E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics" .

# http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/
# ftp://ftp.hm-treasury.gov.uk
# Information: <n...@hm-treasury.gov.uk>
# Suggestions: <edi...@hm-treasury.gov.uk>


2.3.51 Manchester Information Datasets and Associated Services (MIDAS)

This site offers a variety of services for U.K. users. In particular,
it offers the National Dataset Service that has, or will soon have,
many datasets of interest to economists. Datasets for registered
users include the IMF's International Finance Statistics (with 24,000
time series from 196 countries), Balance of Payments Statistics
(35,000 time series from 160 countries), Direction of Trade
Statistics (61,000 time series from 184 countries), and Government
Finance Statistics Yearbook (19,000 time series from 145 countries);
the 1991 U.K. Census in various forms; the General Household Survey;
the National Labour Force Survey; the Family Expenditure Survey; the
British Household Panel Study; Office of National Statistics
Macro-econ Databank (with 3000 U.K. time series); the OECD's Main
Economic Indicators (with more than 2500 time series).

Some of this data is from the ESRC Data Archive at the University of
Essex.

# http://midas.ac.uk/


+ 2.3.52 Office of National Statistics

+
+ This site provides information on the U.K. Office of National
+ Statistics, press releases, statistics, products and services, and
+ the Census. The statistical data includes economic and financial
+ trends, the purchasing power of the pound, employment, output of
+ industries, and national accounts. Also available on this site is
+ information about both the DataBank Subscription Service (which
+ provides monthly, quarterly and annual macroeconomic time series
+ data) and StatBase (which is the official on-line government database
+ of key statistics).
+
+ # http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons_f.htm


2.3.53 Scottish Economic History Database, 1550 - 1780

This database has data on crop yields, demographic data, price
series, wage series, and weather statistics for the time period
1550-1780. Detailed information on this dataset is on-line here, and
is also in AJS Gibson and TC Smout, "Scottish food, wages and prices,
1550 - 1780," Cambridge University Press, 1994. They ask that any
users report use of this database to further the financial support
for it, and that users cite its use.

# http://www.ex.ac.uk/~ajgibson/scotdata/scot_database_home.html


2.3.54 Israel Central Bureau of Statistics

Besides a listing of the CBS' publications, dates of press releases,
and information about itself, this site offers a substantial amount
of on-line information. This includes data from the "Monthly Bulletin
of Statistics" (available in several formats) which has 18 different
categories from climate to public order (most of the categories are
economic, such as national accounts, balance of payments, foreign
trade, finance, prices, labor and wages, industry, etc.). In
addition, there is a very useful search engine.

# http://www.cbs.gov.il/engindex.htm


2.3.55 Praedicta: Israeli Economic Data

This company specializes in a wide range of data on Israeli and world
economy; in all, more than 50,000 series are available. Of interest
to economists is their economic data, which includes demographic
information, national accounts, balance of payments, foreign trade,
finance and taxes, price indices and exchange rates, the labor
market, and many other areas. It is a fee-based service.

# http://www.praedicta.com/


2.3.56 Central Bank of Turkey

This site offers a wealth of economic information on Turkey with 43
different data groups. Data includes Outstanding External Debt, Daily
Exchange Rates, Interest Rates on Deposits, Treasury Wholesale
Prices, Treasury Istanbul Wage Earners Index, SIS Wholesale Prices
Index, SIS Consumer price Index, Consolidated Budget, Balance of
payments, Weekly Monetary Aggregates, GNP at Fixed Prices, and SIS
Monthly Industrial Production. This site also offers information on
the bank history and functions, as well as information on
publications.

# http://www.tcmb.gov.tr


2.3.57 Australian Bureau of Statistics

This site provides information on the ABS; media releases; products
and services, including its catalog of publications; and statistical
data. Data includes key national indicators (national accounts,
international accounts, consumption and investment production,
prices, labor, income, and financial markets) and Census information.

# http://www.statistics.gov.au


2.3.58 New Zealand Treasury

Currently, this site offers material on recent budgets, and a
substantial amount of information on general fiscal issues and New
Zealand, such as their annual report, an overview of the country's
financial and economic framework, some regulatory issues, etc. It
also contains working papers and educational resources.

# http://www.treasury.govt.nz/


2.3.59 Reserve Bank of New Zealand

This central bank offers information about itself, its most recent
"Monetary Policy Statement," its forecasts, a summary of recent New
Zealand economic policy, some of its "Information Pamphlets," and
recent press releases and speeches. The "Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Bulletin" is offered online at no charge. Finally, they offer
information on bank regulation.

# http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/


2.3.1.0 World Bank

2.3.1.1 World Bank

[wealth of development info with summary country data]

Besides a considerable amount of information on itself and on topical
issues (including news releases, speeches, and summaries of new
projects), the World Bank offers a wealth of information on
development and growth topics. Their "Country Data" <http://www.
worldbank.org/data/countrydata/countrydata.html> (part of the "Data"
area) offers "Country Briefs" (several thousand word descriptions of
economic policies and events) and "Country-at-a-Glance" (summary
statistical information, with many cross-country comparisons). They
also offer "World Development Sources (WDS)" <http://www-wds.
worldbank.org/> which has some 6,000 searchable World Bank reports
(the search engine is quite sophisticated).

In "Development Topics," there are many items of interest for
economists. They include "Economics & Trade:"

# AIDS Economics
# Central Capital Markets
# Economic Growth Research
# Economic Management and Policy Courses
# Environmental Economics and Indicators
# International Financial Architecture
# IFC Loan Syndications
# Prospects for Development

"Finance & Private Sector Development" offers

# Investment Information (IPAnet) and Privatization Opportunities
(PrivatizationLink)
# Microfinance - Sustainable Banking with the Poor
# Private Sector Development
# Resource Mobilization and Cofinancing

The "Research" <http://www.worldbank.org/research/> area includes

# Abstracts of Current Studies
# Policy Research Working Papers
# Topic-Specific Research Sites
# Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE)
# Evaluations of Research
# Frequently Asked Questions
# Speeches of the Chief Economist

Also available are various well-known publications (some portions or
even all of some of them are on-line, and some back issues are
available as well):

# The World Development Report
# Assessing Aid
# Confronting Aids
# Global Economic Prospects
# World Development Indicators
# World Bank Journals
# Development Economics Newsletters
# World Bank Policy and Research Bulletin
# Various "Policy Research Reports"

Other parts of the web site include "Partnerships," which lists those
who do similar work (by regions and by subject areas), "Regional
Focus," with resources by geographical region, and the "Development
Forum" which uses electronic methods (mailing lists and such) to
discuss development issues. It is described as "Where the development
community meets to share knowledge and experiences." Finally, their
"InfoShop" brings their on-line bookstore and public information
center (PIC) together.

# http://www.worldbank.org/


2.3.1.2 Economic Growth Research

This project, sponsored by the Macroeconomics and Growth Division of
the Policy Research Department of the World Bank, and the
International Center for Economic Growth (San Francisco) examines
"the relationship between national policies and economic growth." It
offers two basic resources: abstracts and especially data from
articles, and abstracts and data on World Bank working papers on this
subject. It also offers links to a newsletters registry and weekly
seminar information.

# http://www.worldbank.org/html/prdmg/grthweb/growth_t.htm


2.3.1.3 Finance & Development

This quarterly magazine is published by the IMF. The publication
ended a co-publisher arrangement with the World Bank on June 1998.
Publication covers a wide range of important issues for both the
international monetary system and the global economy. Currently, the
online issues begin with the March, 1996 issue.

# http://www.imf.org/fandd


2.3.1.4 Living Standards Measurement (LSMS)

This section of the World Banks studies poverty in developing
countries. The information here includes an overview of LSMS survey
and datasets, specific information from several surveys, (including
some data), reports that use the data, and information for managers
of new surveys.

# http://www.worldbank.org/html/prdph/lsms/lsmshome.html


2.4.0 Finance and Financial Markets

2.4.1 Bond Market Association

[material on this important market]

While much of this site is devoted to material of interest to this
industry trade group, they do offer interesting annual data on this
market, which of course has an important macro impact. For instance,
in their "Research Desk" you can find find the percent of U.S.
Treasury securities held outside the U.S.

# http://www.psa.com/


2.4.2 Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP)

[key security price data set]

This very well-known data set tracks security prices from the New
York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and the NASDAQ Stock
Markets from 1926. Here you can read about how to buy this data, as
well as obtain support.

# http://www.crsp.com/


2.4.3 CRSP Data Access and Analysis

[suggestions on using CRSP]

This site doesn't offer CRSP data, but it does offer a number of
guides and links to using it. The sponsor of this site, Don Cram, has
also written a paper on accessing this dataset.

# http://www.stanford.edu/~doncram/crsp.html


2.4.4 Financial Data Finder at Ohio State

[lists numerous financial data sets]

This site provides a number of pointers to financial datasets and
other financial information both on and off the Internet. In
addition, it lists information about on-line business libraries.

# http://www.cob.ohio-state.edu/dept/fin/osudata.htm


2.4.5 Finance Area (Top Services International)

[lists some 6,000 finance sites]

This site, with something of a European emphasis, is said to list
some 6,000 sites in finance. Major headings include companies,
markets, the EU Market, stocks, valuables, vademecum (for travelers),
offshore, equity, analysis, and miscellaneous.

# http://www.tsi.it/finanza/index.html


2.4.6 FINWeb

[lists finance sites]

"The primary objective of FINWeb is to list Internet resources
providing substantive information concerning economics and
finance-related topics." To this end, resources are broken up into
the following categories: electronic publishing (both journals and
working papers), databases, other servers in finance and economics,
miscellaneous topics, and highly recommended general resources. It is
another good place to look for financial market information.

# http://www.finweb.com/


2.4.7 Global Financial Data

[historical finance data]

To quote from Brian Taylor, who is the President of this service: "We
offer extensive historical financial data. On our site we provide
free over 700 years of inflation data, and 200 years of data on
exchange rates, interest rates and the stock market. We also provide
long-term data on stock market returns and inflation rates for almost
40 countries. Our database includes data on over 50 countries and
includes monthly data back to the 1690s."

To quote from their offerings:

The Long-term Monthly Database includes over 500 series of monthly
data on stock markets back to 1693, exchange rates back to 1624 and
inflation rates back to 1748. Over 50 countries are included in the
database.

The United States Interest Rate Database includes 70 series of weekly
interest rate data. Data begin in 1835 on a monthly basis and in 1872
on a weekly basis.

The Foreign Interest Rate Database includes over 400 series of
monthly foreign interest rate data from 50 countries. Monthly data
begin in 1700 and go back to the 1800s for most major economies.
Discount rates, interbank rates, money market rates, government bond
yields and treasury bond yields are included.

The United States Daily Stock Market Indices Database includes 75
series of daily stock market data. All major United States stock
market indices are complete back to their beginning. Daily data begin
in 1885.

The Foreign Daily Stock Market Indices Database includes over 200
series of daily stock market data from 45 world stock markets. Daily
data begin in 1930.

The United States Stock Market Sector Database includes over 350
series of weekly sector data back to 1918. Monthly data go back to
1871.

The Foreign Stock Market Sector Database includes over 1300 series of
monthly sector data for 25 countries. Data begin in the 1920s or
earlier for the world's major stock markets.

Some of these series, and summary information on the rest, is offered
for free, and the rest can be purchased. As appropriate, there are
frequent updates.

# http://www.globalfindata.com/


2.4.8 Investment FAQ

[Usenet FAQ on finance]

This document is the FAQ for the newsgroup misc.invest. As such, it
covers a wide variety of material for individual investors, such as
mutual funds, the tax code, financial planning, trading, technical
analysis, and much more.

# http://www.invest-faq.com/
# ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/investment-faq/general


2.4.9 OSU Virtual Finance Library

[nice listing of finance sites for academics]

This listing of finance resources on the Internet is quite
wide-ranging. It breaks finance sites up into the following set of
categories:

# New Links
# Popular Sites
# Banks
# Exchanges
# World Market
# Insurers
# Investment Banks
# Current Quotes
# Market News
# For Investors
# For Researchers
# For Students
# For Executives
# For Educators

The "For Researchers" area is particularly extensive (though densely
packed with information).

# http://www.cob.ohio-state.edu/~fin/overview.htm


2.4.10 Public Domain Financial Data

[various freely-available data sets]

This site allows those with financial data they would like to share
to place it at a common site. Thus, some caution might be advised
since the data may not be "official." Details about this site can be
found in the "README" file.

# ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/archives/misc.invest


2.4.11 SEC EDGAR

[electronic filings with the SEC]

This database opened in January of 1994. It covers public filings by
U.S. public companies made to the SEC from that data, this includes
such things as 10K, 10Q, annual, quarterly reports, and many other
items.

Previously, this database was available only through Mead Data in
either inconvenient locations or at very considerable expense. In an
experiment, it was available at no cost over the Internet. The
experiment was deemed a success, and now the SEC itself makes the
data available.

This database only covers filings made from 1994 on, for public
consumption, and when made electronically by the filing company.
Thus, it does not cover earlier years, current paper fillings, or
non-public ones.

There are a number of utilities that make using this large database
easier. Some help you easily search for material, and another formats
EDGAR fillings into WordPerfect format.

# http://www.sec.gov/edgarhp.htm
# ftp://ftp.sec.gov/edgar


2.4.12 Wall Street Directory

[listing of finance sites]

This directory claims to list nearly 10,000 separate web pages
organized separate ways for different uses.

# http://www.wsdinc.com/


2.5.0 Journal Data and Program Archives

2.5.1 Economic Journal Datasets Online

Datasets from articles from the "Economic Journal" can be found here.
Data is from papers from 1995 to the present, where not restricted by
copyright or technical issues.

# http://www.res.org.uk/datasets/


2.5.2 Journal of Applied Econometrics

Authors of papers accepted after 1994 are required to put the data
from their paper here unless there is a very good reason (such as
excessive size or confidentiality considerations). There is some data
from earlier papers.

# http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/jae/
# ftp://qed.econ.queensu.ca/jae
# Information: James MacKinnon <j...@qed.con.queensu.ca>


2.5.3 Journal of Business and Economic Statistics

Programs and data from publications in this journal can found here.
Current authors are expected to place their data and program here.

# ftp://www.amstat.org/jbes/View/


2.5.4 Journal of Money, Credit and Banking

This journal, which may have well started economists' interest in
data archiving, now offers data and programs from empirical articles
since the start of 1996. The only exception is proprietary data and
exceptional circumstances.

# http://economics.sbs.ohio-state.edu/jmcb/volumes.html

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

Part 7 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


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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.


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/

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6.0 Jobs, Grants, & Academic Advice

6.1 Academe This Week (Chronicle of Higher Education) Job Listings

[worth a look]

This section of the electronic version of The Chronicle of Higher
Education lists job openings.

# http://chronicle.merit.edu/jobs/


6.2 E-JOE (European Job Openings for Economists)

[European emphasis]

This site, a joint project of the Technical University of Berlin and
the European Economic Association (EEA), lists job openings for
economists in Europe. It has a particularly nice search interface. In
addition, those looking for jobs can subscribe to an e-mail
notification service.

# http://maynard.ww.tu-berlin.de/e-joe/
# Information: <e-...@maynard.ww.tu-berlin.de>


6.3 JOE (Job Openings for Economists from the AEA)

[standard reference]

This electronic version of JOE, run the by American Economic
Association, offers all the material in the printed version. In
addition, this electronic version makes it much easier to search for
specific information, but if one wishes, one can also browse the
entire document in its usual form.

Before you use it, be sure to read the directions dealing with the
details of searching for information, and the classification codes
for the job listings.

# http://www.eco.utexas.edu/joe/


6.4 UK-JOE (Royal Economic Society)

[U.K. emphasis]

This site, run by the Royal Economic Society, lists job openings in
the U.K. Job ads can be posted on-line.

# http://newdomino.lbs.ac.uk/econ.nsf/UKJoe/Home


6.5 Economics Ph.D. Job Candidates

This site lists the "other side" of this market -- those looking for
jobs. It is arranged by school.

# http://www.hss.caltech.edu/~jwpatty/jobcand/index.html


6.6 New Ph.D.s in Economics (NBER)

The NBER offers this listing of departments with PhD students in the
job market. It is arranged by school.

# http://www.nber.org/candidates/


6.7 Survey of the Labor Market For New Ph.D.s in Economics

This report describes the outcome of the labor market. It contains a
great variety of data (salaries, summer support, number of hires,
etc.).

# http://www.uark.edu/depts/cberinfo/aea/index.html


6.8 American Association of State Colleges and Universities: Office of
Federal Programs

[searchable grant database]

This organization is composed of more than 430 public colleges and
universities. Their interests are quite wide-ranging, but one
includes listing grant opportunities for member institutions. This
database, "GrantSearch" is obviously searchable, and seems to be
fairly broad -- a search for "economic" yielded almost 90 "hits."
Further, most seemed "reasonable" -- that is, it is easy to imagine a
few economists interested in most of the offerings. To access this
database, it appears that your institution must be a member of this
organization.

# http://www.aascu.org/grc/


+ 6.9 GrantSelect
+
+ [searchable grant database]
+
+ This database is compiled by Oryx Press, and is said to have some
+ 10,000 funding opportunities by some 3,400 entities. A search for
+ "economic" yielded 300 hits (even though it was not one of their
+ listed programs), and a quick search showed that most seemed
+ "reasonable." It is a fee-based service, with rates from $350 to
+ $1,500 for an institution. They offer a 30-day free trial.
+
+ # http://www.higheredconnect.com/grantselect/


6.10 Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS)

[searchable grant database]

This service is operated by the library of the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign. It maintains a database of close to 8,000
funding opportunities, and is updated daily. A search for "economic"
yielded some 900 "hits," but not all of them seemed to be of interest
to academic economists. Your institution must be a subscriber to use
this database. There are more than 200 institutional members, and a
link to the list is in on the main page.

# http://www.library.uiuc.edu/iris/


6.11 Department of Justice

This section of the Justice Department deals with grants that
researchers can apply for. This site details the different offices
that sponsor grants and lists the various opportunities for funding.

# http://www.ncjrs.org/fedgrant.htm


6.12 Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Research and Development

This section of the EPA deals with grants that researchers can apply
for. It includes announcements of opportunities, background material
for those who wish to apply for grants, and information on the
findings of grants.

# http://es.epa.gov/ncerqa/


6.13 National Science Foundation: Economics Program

This section of the NSF, under the newly formed Division of Social
and Economic Sciences (SES), offers extensive information about
itself here. This includes a listing of the program directors and
their assistants, and their contact information. There is a wealth of
information on applying for NSF grants: guides, checklists, and
forms, as well as information on regular proposals and special
funding opportunities. You can also read about grants awarded and
grants that are currently funded. For those who currently have an NSF
grant, there is information on extensions and the NSF's data
archiving policy.

# http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/sber/econ/start.htm


6.14 Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

This foundation points out a survey of high school students showed
that "Only 30 percent know that low income results from the lack of
marketable skills," and "48 percent think that high wages are a
result of minimum wage laws, government actions or socially
responsible business leaders." Not surprisingly, they promote
economic education in many different ways. Besides information on how
to apply for grants, there is also background information on the
foundation, its very specific goals, and its mission statement.

# http://www.kazanjian.org/


+ 6.15 Manhattan Institute
+
+ The Manhattan Institute, "a market-oriented think tank," is offering
+ a $10,000 grant to graduate students and academics in a variety of
+ policy areas. Details on the application procedure and areas of
+ interest can be found at this site.
+
+ # http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/fellowship_program.htm


6.16 How to Publish in Top Journals

[views of an editor]

This set of more than 100 suggestions, written by Kwan Choi, the
Editor of the "Review of International Economics," is a very useful
set of suggestions from a unique viewpoint. Many should find it
useful.

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


6.17 Magnificent Publications, Inc.

[writing assistance]

This firm specializes in writing assistance, such as writing "plain
english," and related services including visual display of
quantitative information. Some members of this firm have a background
in economics, so they should be able to assist the economics
profession.

# http://www.magpub.com/


6.18 Resources for New Faculty and Their Mentors

[hints for new faculty]

This site provides a resource for new faculty members who are
adjusting to the academic lifestyle. It describes the obligations of
teaching and the expectations of the academic community. Annotated
listing of resources to assist new faculty in this adjustment are
available. Topics covered include general mentoring issues; journals;
getting a job; perspectives on being a faculty member; teaching
effectiveness; research, scholarship and publications; professional
vs. personal; tenure; adjunct and part-time service; and networking
and networks.

# http://www.umr.edu/~lindam/mentoring/mentor.htm

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resources are also described.

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7.0 Mailing Lists & Usenet

7.1.0 Mailing Lists

7.1.1 Introduction

Mailing lists work as follows. Software on a computer run by the
organizer (or moderator) of the list sends mail to all members of the
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it is moderated or not, to send mail to all members, you need only
write to one address: the list address. However, to subscribe or
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# Use a meaningful subject line. A subject of "help", particularly
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# If you're responding to a previous post, quote accordingly, but
judiciously. This helps put your comments in context, yet avoids
messages that are too long.

# Enclose a short note (or "signature") at the bottom with at least
your e-mail address. Some mailing systems mangle the information in
the header with your address.

# If you have a response, consider responding directly via e-mail if
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# Watch your temper. E-mail sometimes makes tempers flare. If you
think you should wait or tone down your note, you most likely
should.

# Don't type in all capital letters (IT IS CALLED SHOUTING).

# Finally, employ common courtesy. If someone helps you out, a thank
you will be appreciated.

While not part of netiquette, the value of mailing lists should be
approached like other many other sources of information, such as a
newspaper or a journal. Much of the material may not be of interest,
but occasionally something very useful may cross your path. Note that
digests (described below) help you manage lists more effectively.

Note that in ALL cases, you subscribe and unsubscribe from a list NOT
by sending e-mail to the list itself (which means it goes to ALL the
members of the list), but to some special address that deals with
subscriptions. Sending mail to the list itself marks you as a novice
who hasn't taken time to carefully read directions. It also irritates
list members (numbering into the hundreds) who receive useless mail.
One hint: when subscribing to a list, you'll receive information on
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The next sections contain the list of mailing lists. They are
organized them around JEL classifications (some of the
classifications may be a bit arbitrary, so be sure to look around
some). Each list has its own directions and information. These
include the name of the list, the commands to subscribe and
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e-mail unless otherwise noted, and (ii) when it says <Your First and
Last Name>, type your name without the angle bars). The directions
also include the address of the list itself: e-mail sent there will
be forwarded to other list members (as above, this is different than
joining or subscribing to a list, which is handled by software when
you send commands to the program running the list. There are also
directions on how to receive the list in digest form (i.e. rather
than receiving each piece of e-mail individually, they come grouped
together as one piece of e-mail; this helps you organize your
e-mail), and the location of the archive of past messages.


7.1.1.0 A - General Economics and Teaching

7.1.1.1 Cato Online Update (cato-list)

Summary: The Update is your guide to what's happening on the Cato
Institute Web site. Each issue contains information on the
latest Cato studies, testimony, articles, and upcoming major
events. The Cato Online Update is released approximately
every 2-3 weeks.
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7.1.1.2 CTI Centre for Computing in Economics (cti-econ)

Summary: List for Academic Economists
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7.1.1.3 Chinese Economic Association Discussion List (econ-cea-uk)

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7.1.1.4 Discussion of the ideas of Friedrich A. Hayek (hayek-l)

Summary: "The basic purpose of the Hayek-L list is to serve as a
forum for scholarly discussions and as a clearing house the
distribution of information on academic conferences,
publication opportunities, fellowship information, academic
grants, and job openings of interest to Hayek scholars."
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7.1.1.5 Economic Issues and Policies (EIP)

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7.1.1.6 Economic-Research (econometric-research)

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7.1.1.7 Economics &amp; Business Educators List
(econ-business-educators)

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7.1.1.8 Economics and Management of Education (educ-econ)

Summary: "This list provides a network for all those with an interest
in the economics and management of education. It will allow
members to: communicate early results of their research for
discussion; discuss recently published work; share
information about forthcoming conferences and events."
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7.1.1.9 Elsevier/North-Holland &quot;Contents Alert Economics&quot;
(econbase-e)

Summary: This mailing list describes articles (about 2,000) in all 33
of their economic and finance journals. It includes titles,
authors, abstracts and estimated dates of future
publication. It comes out at approximately weekly intervals.
See the section titled "PUBLISHERS" for more information on
North-Holland's Internet offerings.
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7.1.1.10 Innovation in Instruction of Economics (I3econ)

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7.1.1.11 International Economics and Business Education
(int-econ-biz-educators)

Summary: "A discussion list for those interested in teaching,
learning and curriculum issues involved in international
economics and business education."
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7.1.1.12 Parkin Professor Discussion Group (ParkinPr)

Summary: "Teachers who are using the third edition texts (and others)
of the book "Parkin Economics" can share teaching tips;
concerns about the principles course; ideas for using the
book, supplements, and Economics in Action interactive
software; and other topics of mutual interest."
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7.1.1.13 Parkin Student Discussion Group (ParkinSt)

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of the book "Parkin Economics" can chat with other students
about the course, the book, projects, economics, and other
relevant topics."
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7.1.1.14 Research in Economic Education (econed-l)

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7.1.1.15 Scout Report for Business &amp; Economics (srbusecon)

Summary: The target audience of the new Scout Report for Business &
Economics is faculty, students, staff, and librarians in the
business and economics. Each biweekly issue offers a
selective collection of Internet resources covering topics
in the field that have been chosen by librarians and content
specialists in the given area of study.
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7.1.1.16 Talk-Econ: List for Principles Students (tlk-econ)

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students.
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7.1.1.17 Teaching of Economics (tch-econ)

Summary: Discussion of the teaching of economics, not research in
economic education.
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7.1.1.18 Young Economists' Discussion List (yedl)

Summary: "The Young Economists' Discussion List originated from
discussion among young economists and the need to facilitate
communication among them. Too many young economists want to
exchange questions and ideas but have too little contact to
others working in the same or a related field. YEDL is
intended to overcome this lack of communication. It provides
an easy mean to get into contact with young economists
(typically those doing a PhD or having recently finished a
PhD)."
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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)

Summary: This list is for scholars and others interested in the
history of economics or the history of economic thought. HES
features thought-provoking monthly guest editorials, lively
discussions about economists, schools of thought, and themes
in history of economic thought, discussions of sources and
historical methods, calls for papers, announcements of
conferences and workshops, announcements of funding
opportunities, suggestions for useful Web-sites, requests
for information, and questions regarding the teaching of the
history of economic thought. HES is the designated mailing
list for the History of Economics Society, but is open to
all who wish to participate in its discussions with an
attitude of mutual respect.
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7.1.3.0 C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods

7.1.3.1 Census Bureau List on U.S. Statistical Abstracts (compendia)

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7.1.3.2 Census Bureau Press Release (press-release)

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7.1.3.3 Census Bureau Product Announcements (product-announce)

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7.1.3.4 Center for Economic Studies (ces)

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7.1.3.5 Complexity Theory (timeseries)

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7.1.3.6 Corryfee (corryfee)

Summary: Corryfee is a list for scientific issues in economics and
econometrics. New BibEc entries are posted here.
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7.1.3.7 Csemlist (csemlist)

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7.1.3.8 Econometria Espanola (Econometria)

Summary: This list is designed for those in econometrics, economic
statistics, or mathematical economics who speak Spanish.
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7.1.3.9 Gaussians (gaussians)

Summary: Gaussians was created primarily for discussion of anything
related to the GAUSS software package.
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7.1.3.10 GAMS user list (Gams-L)

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7.1.3.11 International Journal of Game Theory Abstracts (Ijgt-Abstracts)

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7.1.3.12 LIMDEP List (LIMDEP-L)

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7.1.3.13 Minitab Discussion List (minitab)

Summary: For discussion of the use of Minitab statistical software in
teaching and research in any discipline.
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7.1.3.14 Model User's Group (MUG-L)

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7.1.3.15 Numerical Analysis Network (NA-NET)

Summary: This organization, devoted to numerical methods (it seems to
have a number of to professional numerical analysts), offers
more than just a mailing list. They also offer a
"whitepages" database of members of the list, an e-mail
forwarding system between these members, and a searchable
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moderated, and sent out as a digest approximately weekly.
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7.1.3.16 RATS (rats-l)

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7.1.3.17 SAS Discussion (SAS-L)

Summary: A high volume list that would appear to be quite useful to
SAS users. It is "mirrored" to the Usenet newsgroup: comp.
soft-sys.sas.
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7.1.3.18 SAS Public Access Consortium (SASpac-L)

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7.1.3.19 Statistics Canada's General Discussion List (Statcan)

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7.1.3.20 Statistics Canada's Daily (Daily)

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7.1.3.21 Statistique Canada Quotidien (Quotidien)

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7.1.3.22 Strictly Declarative Modelling Language (SDML)

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7.1.3.23 Time Series (timeseries)

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7.1.4.0 D - Microeconomics

7.1.4.1 Experimental Economics (economics-experimental)

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7.1.4.2 Information Economics List (information-economics)

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7.1.5.0 E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

7.1.5.1 Central Bank Bulletin (central-banks)

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7.1.6.0 F - International Economics

7.1.6.1 International Political Economy (Ipe)

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