Economic Theory HOME - Subjects

Brookings Institution: The scholars of this Institute offer full-text reseach in PDF format for the following diciplines: business, defense, global economics, U.S. economics, education, environment and energy, globabl politics, U.S. politics, science and technology, and social policy.


Business Reference Services: This site, created by the Library of Congress, is a subject guide to Business Reference Services.


CNN Money: Up to date stock information as well as information on current jobs, personal finance, real estate and small business.


Dewey Research Advisor: The Dewey Research Advisor is a new online database developed by Dewey Library that provides starting points for specific research questions in the fields of business & management and economics.


Economicae: "An illustrated encyclopedia of economics."


Economist- Country Briefings: "This website includes information on 60 countries in seven segments whose content is excerpted from Country Viewswire and other Economist Intelligence Unit publications."


Economic Statistics and Indicators Database: Provided by Economy Watch, Figures calculated include Gross Domestic Product, employment, inflation, interest rates, currency, exchange rates, trade figures, money, supply and pricing for everything from houses to uranium. Use this data by finding country, economic indicator or year of interest and then browse the data.


EH.Net Encyclopedia: "Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History is designed to provide students with high quality reference articles. Articles for the Online Encyclopedia are written by experts, screened by a group of authorities, and carefully edited. A distinguished Advisory Board recommends entry topics, assists in the selection of authors, and defines the project's scope."


Financial Crisis News Center: Developed and maintained by CCH Publications, a major publisher of tax, leagal and business information, this site provides news updates and links to information on the current financial crisis.


Fraser: "The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research is a project by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to expand on its mission to provide economic information and data to researchers interested in the U.S. economy. On this web site you will find links to scanned images (in Adobe® Acrobat® PDF format) of historical economic statistical publications, releases, and documents."


Fred: "FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data) , is a database of over 13,000 U.S. economic time series. With FRED® you can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series."


IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research: "This site is part of RePEc, a large volunteer effort to enhance the free dissemination of research in Economics and offers over 500'000 items of research that can be browsed or searched, and over 375'000 that can be downloaded in full text."


Inflation Central: Use this site to track inflation in the United States and across the world and put it all in perspective with analysis and commentary.


International Energy Agency: This site provides information on the IEA, "An intergovernmental body committed to advancing security of energy supply, economic growth and environmental sustainability through energy policy co-operation".


Liber8: "Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis librarians designed this site with university and government document librarians, students, and the general public in mind."


OECD iLibrary: The OECD iLibrary is the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. The Factbook published by the organization for economic cooperation worldwide and development includes sections on Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics. While OECD iLibrary is a subscription-based service and requires proper access to some full-text titles, many content areas are freely available to any site visitor, such as the OECD Factbook, Working Papers, OECD Key Tables, and more.


Rand California: Comprehensive Statistics: For full text reports use this subscription database link. Covers nearly 100 statistical sites including recent full-text economic reports.


RFE: "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."


Sice Foreign Trade Information System: "SICE - the Organization of American State's Foreign Trade Information System - centralizes information on trade policy in the Americas. On the SICE Website, you will find the full texts of trade agreements in force for OAS Member States, new and ongoing trade policy developments, information on national trade-related legislation, links to international, regional and national sources of trade policy information and more! SICE, with more than ten years online, strives to provide OAS member states and other users up-to-date and relevant information."


WebEc: WebEc provides web resources in economics as an effort to categorize free information in economics on the Internet. This site lists and describes material that could be of interest to mainly academic economists and is at least in part freely available on the Internet.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: "The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics." Their site contains selected topics on inflation wages, earnings, productivity, employment, and business costs. Quick reference tables are available in the Economy at a Glance section.


Compare50: "A Next 10 project, was created to display how California's economy performs when compared to other states. Much of the research for was performed by Dr. David Neumark and Ph.D candidate Jennifer Muz at the University of California at Irvine in producing How Does California’s Economic Performance Compare to the Other States?, which was commissioned by Next 10."


Encyclopedia of Economics: "Definitions and explanations of economics terms and ideas via the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. The website is provided by the Library of Economics and The Liberty Fund, Inc., a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals."


Eurostat: "Eurostat is the Statistical Office of the European Communities situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions."


Financial Web: Financial Web provides educational and practical resources which will encourage people to be proactive concerning their financial situation, whatever it may be; to show them how to begin to take control of both their short- and long-term financial circumstances for the benefit of themselves and their families.


Forbes: Use this site for current full-text economic reports.


Foresight 2020: Economic, industry and corporate trends: "Foresight 2020, a new research report written by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Cisco Systems, assesses likely changes to the global economy, to eight major industries and to corporate structures over the next 15 years. The report also showcases the Economist Intelligence Unit's new long-term growth forecasts." The full report is available for free download.


Foundation for Economic Education: The oldest research organization dedicated to the preservation of individual freedom and the private property order.


Happy Planet Index: The Happy Planet Index reveals the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered; combining environmental impact with human well-being to measure the environmental efficiency with which, country by country, people live long and happy lives.


International Journal of Central Banking: "The International Journal of Central Banking (IJCB) is an initiative of the central banking community. Published quarterly, the journal features articles on central bank theory and practice, with a special emphasis on research relating to monetary and financial stability."


Local Socioeconomic Data: "Local Labs is making difficult to navigate socioeconomic data practically accessible and easily navigable." Statistical data by state from 2009 to 2012 in the following economic sectors: Income, Work, Education, Housing, Race, Language and Population.


Monthly Labor Review: Full text articles in PDF format are available from 1981 to Oct. 2006.


NABE: The "NABE® is an association of professionals who have an interest in business economics and who want to use the latest economic data and trends to enhance their ability to make sound business decisions. There are approximately 2,500 members representing more than 1,500 businesses and other organizations from around the world." The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is the centerpiece of President Obama’s commitment to transparency and accountability during the current economic crisis. This site will feature information on how the Act is working, tools to help hold the government accountable, and up-to-date data on the expenditure of funds.


State of the Nation: "The Federal Government's best resource for monitoring the U.S. economy." This site includes links to general economic indicators, foreign exchange rates, and economic policy.


Understanding the World Today: This comprehensive site, developed by Gene Shakman (PhD, sociology), offers sociological, political and economic data about change worldwide using data sets from US governmental and other organizational bodies. The site's stated goal is to "Bring together knowledge of our social, political and economic world...A solid understanding of the world is the first step for improving living conditions of all people throughout the world."


U.S. Economy at a Glance: The U.S Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides detailed statistical information on Unemployment Rates, Consumer Price Index, and Productivity.


Virtual Economy: The Biz/ed Institute for fiscal studies has prepared a vitual guide to economic policies and theories. Explore this virtual library to gain a better understanding of general economic terms.


Wall Street Journal Online: "The Annual Reports Service is a FREE Service provided by PrecisionIR for the readers of The Wall Street Journal Online. The service provides quick access to annual reports, quarterly earnings, and other information on select companies."


World Bank: Established in 1944, The World Bank is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Not a bank in the common senseit is made up of two unique development institutions owned by 187 member countries.