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Economics Library Guide: WEB RESOURCES


American Economic Association: Purposes: (1) Encouragement of economic research, especially historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life; (2) The issue of publications on economic subjects; (3) Encouragement of perfect freedom of economic discussion.

AmosWEB Econ*world: A searchable database of economics and related websites.

AmosWEB GLOSS*arama: A searchable database of 2000 economic terms and concepts.

EconData.Net: Helps practitioners, researchers, students, and other data users gain access to relevant state and substate socioeconomic data. Economic Time Series Page: Economic time series data, in particular economic forecasting.

Economic Policy Institute: Nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy. Mission is to inform people and empower them to seek solutions that will ensure broadly shared prosperity and opportunity.

Economist: Analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular industry, business and country special reports.

EconPapers: Uses RePEc bibliographic and author data, providing access to Economics working papers and journal articles.

EDIRC: Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World: Index of Economics institutions on the Web. Economic History Services: Provides resources and promotes communication among scholars in economic history and related fields.

A Glossary of Political Economy Terms: Dr. Paul M. Johnson of Auburn University.

IDEAS: Research Papers in Economics (RePEc): Bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet.

Index Mundi: Detailed country statistics, charts & maps compiled from multiple sources.

Inflation Conversion Factors for Dollars 1774 to Estimated 2028: Robert Sahr, Oregon State University.

National Association for Business Economics: Association of professionals who have an interest in business economics and want to use the latest economic data and trends to enhance their ability to make sound business decisions.

National Bureau of Economic Research: Private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.

Peterson Institute for International Economics: Private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. Provides timely and objective analysis of, and concrete solutions to, a wide range of international economic problems.

The RePEc Project: RePEc: Research Papers in Economics is a volunteer-driven initiative to create a public-access database that promotes scholarly communication in economics and related disciplines.

Trading Economics: Information for 196 countries including historical data for more than 300,000 economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and commodity prices. Data is based on official sources, not third party data providers.

The U.S. Misery Index: Initiated by economist Arthur Okun, an adviser to President Lyndon Johnson. It is simply the unemployment rate added to the inflation rate. It is assumed that both a higher rate of unemployment and a worsening of inflation both create economic and social costs for a country. A combination of rising inflation and more people out of work implies a deterioration in economic performance and a rise in the misery index.

U.S. National Debt Clock

Worldometer: World statistics updated in real time.

WWW Virtual Library: Business & Economics