Data Sources

 

GOOD PLACES TO START

Resources for Economists on the Internet

This site offers links to a wide variety of economics-related websites, including data sources, media outlets for economics and business news, and employment opportunities for economists.

Fed Stats

This site provides links to the websites of more than 70 federal agencies.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

The Statistical Abstract is a good source of general, "all purpose" data on a wide variety of topics, including demographics, health, education, state and local governments, and the labor market.

 

LABOR MARKET DATA

U.S. Department of Labor

Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau

Panel Study of Income Dynamics

 

MACROECONOMICS DATA

Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Survey of Current Business

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT

Jokes About Economists and Economics

Economists DO have a sense of humor! (At least some of the time, anyway.)

Prisoners' Dilemma

Play a Prisoners' Dilemma game online.

 

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