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Beige Book
Published by the Federal Reserve Board, this publication analyzes the overall economic prospects of each of the 12 federal reserve districts. (also known as Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District)- This title is released eight times per year, about two weeks prior to scheduled meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policy body of the Federal Reserve System. 

CEPR (Center for Economic and Policy Research) Publications
(CEPR) promotes democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. See also Issues link for topical arrangement of publications.

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) - Contains full text of most papers and documents published by ECLAC including its Statistical Yearbook, Economic Survey of Latin America ad the Caribbean, Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, Social Panorama of Latin America, and the Demographic Bulletin. 

Economic Education and the Federal Reserve – Personal finance information.

Economist - Offers access to many articles of the print magazine. Full access from 1961 to the present is available through Business Source Premier Database, located on the Thrift Library’s Database Page.

Economist - Offers access to many articles of the print magazine. 

Economist.com: Country Briefings - Sixty countries are covered. Each profile includes a Factsheet, Forecasts, Economic Data (downloadable as a spreadsheet) and Political Structure/Force and Economic Structure sections.  Much of the information is embargoed for a month or fee accessed.

Federal Reserve Bulletin
Articles from the Federal Reserve Bulletin. These articles report and analyze economic developments, discuss bank regulatory issues, and present new data. Issues back 1997. Full access from 1969 to the present is available through Business Source Premier Database, located on the Thrift Library’s Database Page.

FRED™ II (Federal Reserve Economic Data)
A database of over 1000 U.S. economic time series. With FRED II you can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series.

NBER (National Bureau of Economics Research) Working Papers
Contains the full-text of working papers from the National Bureau of Economics Research. The NBER covers four areas of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals. Many of its publications, including its working papers, NBER reporter, and NBER digest, are available for download. Commercial site.

RePEc: Research Papers in Economics - Provides access to over 150,000 working papers, 180,000 articles, and 1,000 books and chapters on economics. 

SSRN - The Social Science Research Network is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research – Accounting, Economics, Finance, Health, Management, Marketing, etc. Each of SSRN's networks encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing and soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. We now have hundreds of journals, publishers, and institutions that provide working papers for distribution through SSRN's eLibrary and abstracts for publication in SSRN's electronic journals. 
Wachowicz's Web World: Web Sites for Discerning Finance Students - This site was designed to go along with Wachowicz’s textbook – Fundamentals of Financial Management – and follows the textbook’s chapters. Aside of the many links, it also includes exercises downloadable in Excel, quizzes, and glossaries.

Wall Street Journal.com – The WSJ’s website gives free coverage to newspaper content for the past 90 days, as well as many useful links. You may also pay for a personal account to receive expanded coverage nd analysis. For the Wall Street Journal Database (1984-Present), go to the Thrift Library’s Database page.

Government Agencies
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) – U.S. Department of Commerce - BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy. To do this, BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public. 

Today, BEA prepares national, regional, industry, and international accounts that present essential information on such key issues as economic growth, regional economic development, interindustry relationships, and the Nation's position in the world economy.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – U.S. Department of Labor - This government agency provides statistics on Inflation & Prices, Employment, Unemployment, Pay & Benefits, Spending & Time Use, Productivity, Workplace Injuries, International, and Regional Resources.

Federal Reserve (New York) The largest of 12 Federal Reserve branches. Each publishes numerous reports, statistics, economic analysis, etc. PublicationsEconomic Research and Data. List of Federal Reserve Branches

International
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) - Contains full text of most papers and documents published by ECLAC including its Statistical Yearbook, Economic Survey of Latin America ad the Caribbean, Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean, Social Panorama of Latin America, and the Demographic Bulletin. 

EIU Country Data
An analytical database of worldwide economic indicators and forecasts, covering more than 270 statistical variable in series for each of 115 countries. Data can be manipulated, displayed, graphed, analyzed and downloaded in various formats. Major data categories include economic structure, foreign payments, external debt stock, external debt service, external trade, trends in foreign trade, quarterly indicators.  Commercial site.

Global Development Finance Online
Global Development Finance Online (GDF) provides data on more than 200 external debt and financial flow indicators for the 134 countries that report public and publicly-guaranteed debt to the World Bank Debtor Reporting System. The time series data run from 1970 to 2016, where available.

Global Development Finance (a dataset of the World Bank)
Focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing countries. Includes over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2008, for most reporting countries.

Global Financial Data
Global Financial Data contains historical financial and economic data on 200 countries. Data includes long-term historical indices on stock markets; total teturn data on stocks, bonds, and bills; interest rates; exchange rates; inflation rates; bond indices; commodity indices and prices. 

International Financial Statistics
The IFS database contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas and includes all series appearing on the IFS Country Pages; exchange rate series for all Fund member countries, plus Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles; major Fund accounts series; and most other world, area, and country series from the IFS World Tables. Commercial site. 

OECD iLibrary
The online publications portal of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Includes all OECD books, reports, periodicals and statistical databases. Coverage: 1988 to the present, updated weekly.

World Bank Data and Statistics - By Country, By Topic, Indicators, Data Catalog
The data catalog includes a wide-ranging array of topics available as databases, pre-formatted tables and reports. Where possible, the databases are linked directly to a selection screen to allow users to select the countries, indicators, and years they would like to search. Those search results can be exported in different formats. 

World Economic Outlook Databases – As part of the International Monitory Fund- IMF, the WEO database contains selected macroeconomic data series from the statistical appendix of the World Economic Outlook report, which presents the IMF staff's analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level, in major country groups and in many individual countries.  

Use this database to find data on national accounts, inflation, unemployment rates, balance of payments, fiscal indicators, trade for countries and country groups (aggregates), and commodity prices whose data are reported by the IMF. 
The WEO is released in April and September each year. Data are available from 1980 to the present, and projections are given for the next two years. Additionally, medium-term projections are available for selected indicators. For some countries, data are incomplete or unavailable for certain years.

Professional Associations
American Economic Association (AEA) – This professional association provides links to many publications, such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Good site for information about the profession and professional development. 

Southern Economic Association (SEA) - Seeks to stimulate interest in and disseminate results of recent research in theory and applied economics. Abstracts of the Southern Economic Journal  are available online.

Links 
Best Business Web Sites - Economics (by Reference and User Services Association of American Library Association.)
National Bureau of Economic Research Links to Government Agencies
RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet
Yahoo – Economics
Yahoo – Economics – Statistics and Indicators
WWW Virtual Library: Economics

 

 



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