Links to Macroeconomics Resources on the Web
 
 

The following is a list of on-line sites that will help you find current and historical economic data:


EXHAUSTIVE LISTS OF LINKS TO ECONOMICS SITES

Dr. T's Econlinks - a complete list of economic internet sites
Resources for Economists on the Internet -another complete list of sites
Inomics- another search engine with a job page
Internet Public Library - reference library on all aspects of economics
New York Times Business sites - links to business and economics sites used by the NYT
 
 
 

CURRENT ECONOMIC INFORMATION

The Dismal Scientist - great site for current perspectives on the economy
Economics Mining Co. -many interesting current event articles
The Economist Magazine -the standard in economic information
Paul Krugman's Current Events Web Site -the foremost macroeconomic commentator going
Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economic Network - web cite by prof. economist with lots of current economic and financial data
CPI Calculation Machine - interactive cite calculates changes in prices and discussed how the CPI is calculated
 
 

HISTORICAL AND GOVERNMENT DATA

Economic Graph Maker- great place for charts and graphs
Gvt. Information Sharing Project- nice place to begin when searching for gvt. data
Federal statistics- another nice place to begin when searching for gvt. data
Bureau of Economic Analysis - issues survey of current business (dept. of commerence)
White House briefing room -current press releases
US Census Bureau - census data and lots of it
Bureau of Labor Statistics -specializing in macro data
U.S. Department of Labor - information about labor laws, trends, and labor data
Social Security Administration -social security data
CIA Publications - big providers of international data
Energy Information Administration - energy information
 
 
 

FEDERAL RESERVE AND MONETARY DATA

Board of Govenors of the Federal Reserve - links to all 12 Fed banks
New York Federal Reserve - principle Federal reserve banks
Federal Reserve Board (FRED) Database - excellent source for historical monetary data
Current Conditions in the 12 Federal Reserve Districts (Beige Book) - current economic information on regions in the U.S.
Central Banks of the World - Web cite for referencing information on all the central banks of the world
 
 

FISCAL POLICY AND FEDERAL BUDGET
 

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - budget think-tank
Public Debt - data on U.S. debt
Tax Wire - forum on tax related issues
U.S. Treasury - gvt. internet site
 
 
 
FINANCIAL DATA

Citibank Site - some of this site is pay-per-use
CNN Financial Network - lots of free financial information
Quicken Financial Network- much of this is pay-per-use
 
 

INTERNATIONAL DATA

Penn World Data Tables - great site for getting international macro data
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - data and information on economic development
International Trade Administration - U.S. international trade data
Institute for International Economics - research institute devoted to economic policy
Global Financial Crisis Homepage - excellent site to get data on current economic crises, especially the Asian financial crisis
International Monetary Fund - current information regarding the IMF
World Trade Organization - WTO facilitates international trade among its members
European Union - a look at the EU and EU-US relations
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - UNCTAD homepage
Sustainable Development Organization - think tank for sustainable development
World Policy Institute - organization that focuses on core international policy issues
 
 

BUSINESS CYCLE DATA


Economic Cycle Research Institute - business cycle forecasting institute
Economic Trends - extensive current data published by FRB of Cleveland 
 
 
INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY DATA

Survey of U.S. Families - cross-sectional survey data
General Social Survey - social and economic data
Insitute for Research on Poverty - data on income distribution and poverty
 
 
 VARIOUS DATABASES OF INTEREST

Data Surfing - links to various social science databases
Dr. B's WWW Data - data by various topic
Econometrics Databases - exhaustive list of databases at UC Berkley
Statistical Resources on Web - list of databases at U of Michigan
 
 
 ECONOMIC ORGANIZATIONS

Job Openings for Economists - place to begin to look for a job in economics
National Bureau of Economic Research Home Page - premier economics research organization
 
 
 
CURRENT ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Economics Working Paper Archive - on-line site to download free research
Econbase- Economic Journals Search - search Elsevier publishing's journals
Economics Journals on the Web - another site to look for current working papers
Social Science Research Network - current research across all of the social sciences
 
 
 
 ECONOMIC EDUCATION

Amos World- economic education web site
Fairmodel- a site that contains a large-scale macro model for analysis
MBA Lectures in Macro - Roubini and Backus lectures at NYU