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DATABASE

http://www.lirn.net

Business Economics and Theory Collection


SEARCH ENGINES

http://ese.rfe.org/
Economics Search Engine
“ESE uses a beta version of Google Custom Search Engine to search over 23,000 economics websites and utilizes yolink to mine results and retrieve actionable, keyword-rich content. Results can saved to Google Docs, bookmarked or shared via major social networks. Each site is certified by RFE, which is run by economists from RePec Author Services and EDIRC.”


http://tinyurl.com/google-undergrad
Undergraduate Research Search Engine
A customized Google Search engine to search and retrieve authoritative results appropriate for two-year college students.


Google.com
Search economic terms by domain – example: debt ceiling site:.edu or debt ceiling site:.gov to retrieve authoritative results.


Scholar.google.com
Retrieves research published in articles, theses, books, university web sites, professional and scholarly publications.


Yahoo.com
Search economic terms by domain – example: debt ceiling site:.edu or debt ceiling site:.gov to retrieve authoritative results.


FEDERAL RESERVE BANK PUBLICATIONS

http://www.federalreserve.gov/FOMC/BeigeBook/2010/
The Beige Book
An FRB report published eight times a year. Reports on current economic conditions for
each FRB District and provides a regional "picture" of the economy.
International Monetary Fund
Economic Research and Data of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.
Provides full-text of FRB publications, including statistics and historical data, surveys, reports,
working papers, and the Federal Reserve Bulletin.


https://www.stlouisfed.org/

“Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Research Department librarians designed this site with university and government document librarians, students, and the general public in mind. Economic information can, at times, be difficult for the non-economist to find and understand. We hope this site will provide a single point of access to the economic information that the Federal Reserve System, other government agencies, and data providers have to offer. We specifically selected non-technical sources that would be simpler to use and easier to understand.”


https://www.phil.frb.org/ 
Survey of Professional Forecasters
“The quarterly survey of macroeconomic forecasts in the United States. Includes short and long term inflation forecasts; historical data from 1968 forward; and current quarterly forecasts.”

 

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & DEPARTMENTS

http://www.bea.gov/
Bureau of Economic Analysis
“This is a Department of Commerce website that provides information on economic growth,
regional development, and U.S. status in the world economy. The site includes articles and data
from the BEA's international, national, and regional programs. The available data includes
national income and products accounts, personal income, international transaction accounts,
regional economic accounts, and more. The BEA's monthly Survey of Current Business is
available in full-text beginning in 1994.”


http://www.gpoaccess.gov/usbudget/index.html
Budget of the United States
Browse or search the annual U.S. Budget from 1996 through 2011. Links to the Economic
Reports of the President from 1947.


https://www.census.gov/library/publications/time-series/statistical_abstracts.html

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Provides links to current PDF sections of the Statistical Abstract. Includes earlier editions.


http://www.bls.gov
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Provides links to government data on the U.S. labor Force, unemployment, salaries, and wages.
Includes full-text working papers, surveys, and other publications.


https://www.census.gov/economic-indicators/

U.S. Census Bureau – Economic Indicators  

“Current and historic indicator data and graphics covering manufacturing, construction,
housing, trade, retail industry, etc.”


http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.cfm?sk=22576.0 
International Monetary Fund
“The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators.”


http://www.cbo.gov
World Economic Outlook – “economic developments at a global level.”


https://www.whitehouse.gov/cea/

U.S. Economic Indicators
“Published monthly by the Council of Economic Advisors. Includes data for gross domestic
product, income, corporate profits, employment and unemployment, bank and consumer credit,
producer and consumer prices, etc.”


http://www.ustreas.gov/
United States Department of the Treasury
The Treasury site provides current budget documents, including the Treasury's request and an
analysis of the President's budget. Includes federal borrowing estimates; interest rate statistics;
economic updates from the Office of Economic Policy, speeches, testimony, and much more.

 


DIRECTORIES & WEB SITES

http://www.aeaweb.org/RFE/
American Economic Association’s Resources for Economists on the Internet
“Sponsored by the American Economic Association, this site lists Internet resources of interest to academic and practicing economists.”


https://www.brookings.edu/program/economic-studies/

Brookings Institute
“The Brookings Economic Studies program analyzes current and emerging economic policy issues facing the United States. The research aims to increase understanding of how the economy works and what can be done to make it work better.”


http://econlinks.com/
Dr. T’s Econlinks
“A trusted academic site. This general guide to economic resources on the Internet is divided into some 30 sections. They include listings of departments, economists, associations, data, software, student resources, publishers, etc. Some of the links are local to this directory, but lead directly to other sites. This site is run by "Dr. T," an economist who would rather that his identity not be known at this time.”

 

http://www.phil.frb.org/research-and-data/real-time-center/livingston-survey/
“The Livingston Survey was started in 1946 by the late columnist Joseph Livingston. It is the oldest continuous survey of economists' expectations. It summarizes the forecasts of economists from industry, government, banking, and academia.”


http://www.mcwdn.org/ECONOMICS/EconMain.html
Monroe County Women's Disability Network: Welcome to the Economics Website.
“This site is an introduction to basic concepts on economics and contains information, quizzes, activities and links to various online resources to learn more about our global economy.”

http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/econinfo.cfm
Kim Sosin, the Noddle Professor of Economics and Chair of Department of Economics at
University of Nebraska at Omaha compiles and edits this directory of web resources for economic information.


http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Economics/index.htm
MIT Open Courseware: Economics –Lecture notes and projects

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