Economics (Web Resources)

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Economics Web Resources

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  • Bureau of Economic Analysis / U.S. Dept. of Commerce
    "BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy. To do this, BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public."
  • Survey of Professional Forecasters / Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
    "The economists of the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia conduct research in a number of areas. They disseminate their research through a variety of publications that cover topics on banking and financial markets, forecasting, and the regional economy."
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
    "The National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community."
  • Federal Reserve Bulletin
    "The Federal Reserve Bulletin, introduced in 1914 has been viewed as a journal of record, serving to provide data generated by the Board back to the public. Authors from the Federal Reserve Boards' Research and Statistics, Monetary Affairs, International Finance, Banking Supervision and Regulation, Consumer and Community Affairs, Reserve Bank Operations, and Legal divisions contribute to the content published in each issue. The Bulletin includes topical research articles, legal developments, and other general information."
  • U.S. Economics and Statistics Administration
    Homepage for the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs who serves as the principal adviser to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary on economic issues, and oversees the activities of the US Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
  • Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
    The Library of Economics and Liberty which is funded by Liberty Fund, Inc., publishes this searchable online encyclopedia of economics.
  • Institute for International Economics
    "The Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the Institute has provided timely and objective analysis of, and concrete solutions to, a wide range of international economic problems. It is one of the very few economics think tanks that are widely regarded as "nonpartisan" by the press and "neutral" by the US Congress, and it is cited by the quality media more than any other such institution."
  • Resources for Economists on the Internet
    "This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all resources are also described. In selecting resources for RFE, I exercise some editorial judgment and select items that either offer a substantial amount of information, or are specialized to a given area."
  • EconStories
    These YouTube videos provide a creative way to learn about economic thought.
  • Economic Census
    The economic census profiles U.S. national and local economies every 5 years.


The Economics Research Guide is maintained by John Schlipp. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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