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General Economics Links

Link to the Economics textbook by Prof. Colander.

A large number of articles from varoius economics and other journals can be found here.

Link to the economics branch of the WWW Virtual Library, which is a vast academic resource.

This resources for economists on the web is what the site calls itself; it is part of the WWW Virtual Library.

The WebEc chapter of the WWW Virtual LIbrary has a very comprehensive library of resources on various branches of economics.

Economic Data

The Economic Chart Dispenser is an Internet tool that will construct a chart of almost any data series available on the web. Want to see the trend of the CPI over the past twenty years, or the compare the economic growth rates of Germany and Japan

For a quick view of current government statistical releases check out the Economic Statistics Briefing Room. Business Cycle Indicators provides data on the business cycle.

Ever wonder how many telephones are installed in Namibia, or the per capita income of Saudi Arabia? Play 007 and check out the CIA World Factbook It's not just for international spies anymore.

If you are looking for great sources of macroeconomic data check out these three sites: EconData and the National Bureau of Economic Research provide comprehensive macro data on the economy since the 1930s, while the NBER Macroeconomic History Data site is THE source for hard-to-find data on the economy before the Great Depression.

Economic Analysis

Most people are aware of the wealth of data that is available on the web. But it doesn't take much experience to realize that data without analysis can be almost useless. That's where the Dismal Sciences web site comes in. Whenever there is a new release of a data series the Dismal Sciences is on the spot to offer the data and analysis. The Bank of America Weekly Briefing also provides some of the best analysis of current macroeconomic and international issues.

For the latest macroeconomic and international economic research check out the Bureau of Economic Analysis web site. Here you will find cutting-edge research on the macroeconomy.

The Mining Company provides a World Wide Web guide to economics, among other things.

Also check out The Cato Institute. This site offers economic analysis of policy that is interesting and always controversial.

For information on international development and the financial issues surrounding developing economies check out The World Bank web site.

News Sources

http://www.cnnfn.com/ -- breaking news about the market and the economy.

http://finance.yahoo.com/ -- an excellent source for industry and stock research and news updates

http://www.bloomberg.com/welcome.html -- Bloomberg.com is very popular on Wall Street.

http://www.businessweek.com/ -- Business Week online edition: offers free news and interesting articles, free e-mail (http://www.businessweekmail.com/login/businessweek.asp) and premium services for subscribers;

http://www.economist.com/ -- The Economist magazine; some free articles plus subscriber materials;

http://www.bog.frb.fed.us/ -- The Federal Reserve Board of Governors: contains exclusive info on the state of the national and regional economies, as well as updates on monetary policy and explanation of the structure and functions of the Federal Reserve System

Fun Stuff

The Virtual Stock Market Game and the Final Bell Stock Market Simulation allow you to try investing in the stock market without the risk of losing real money. For a good (econ) laugh, check out these sites: JokEc: Jokes About Economists and Economics or One Line Economics.

Federal Reserve Banks

They are a very valuable resource for economic publications, news, data, and analysis.

Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco