ECONOMICS

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Economic Statistical Data
  • Economy at a glance (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    A fast run down of key indicators at the national (U.S.) level, with links to more detailed numbers, and with a link to a page that gives indicators for Regional, State and Metropolitan levels.
    http://stats.bls.gov/eag/eag.us.htm
  • BEA's Overview of the Economy (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
    This page has quick statistics to many indicators of the U.S. Economy for the previous year. However, it does not have links to more complete datasets relating to the same indicators.
    http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/glance.htm
  • UnionStats.com
    This database pulls data from the federal Current Population Survey to provide statistics on union membership and coverage.
    http://www.unionstats.com
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Federal Reserve Bank and FDIC Links
  • PageOne Economics (Federal Reserve of St. Louis)
    This site provides a single point of access to the economic information that the Federal Reserve System, government agencies, and data providers have to offer.
    http://research.stlouisfed.org/pageone-economics/
  • Beige Book Archive (Federal Reserve of Minneapolis)
    The biege book is the Federal Reserves report on regional economic activities each quarter. This archive allows you access to full text beige book entries back to 1970.
    http://minneapolisfed.org/bb/
  • Federal Reserve Board of Governors
    The site for the central board of governors. It has the current several years of the beige book, as well as many other links and data.
    http://www.federalreserve.gov/
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
    Economic information and data, focusing on the region of the Upper Midwest.
    http://www.minneapolisfed.org/
  • Other Regional FRBs (Economic-indicators.com)
    A collection of links to the homepages of various regional Federal Reserve Banks presented by Mark Rogers at economic-indicators.com.
    http://www.economic-indicators.com/CentralBanks.html
  • Research on Banking Trends (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
    The FDIC collects data on the various institutions that it insures. One can get quick statistical tables or use the query engine to build your own tables. Banking assets, deposits, and foreclosures.
    http://www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/

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General Economics
  • Resources for Economists (University of Southern Mississippi)
    Bill Goffe's RFE is a comprehensive list that covers links to economics departments, job listings, electronic discussion groups, as well as research and economic data.
    http://rfe.org/
  • Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World
    JSTOR has a large collection of full image journal articles from many journals, including a number of economics journals, for many years. JSTOR tends to have a "moving wall" of coverage, so that you can only search older articles up to five years ago. So right now, for example, you can search the Journal of Political Economy from 1892 to 1994.
    http://ideas.uqam.ca/EDIRC/index.html
  • AmosWeb (Oklahoma State University)
    For quick "Econ for Dummies" type information on economic data (and other) concepts, one of the best places to start is AmosWeb, a somewhat irreverent source of information provided by Orley Amos, a professor of Economics at Oklahoma State University. Links at this site include: GLOSS*arama (a glossary of economic data (and other) terms that provides quick difinitions of terms along with data sources, and ACRO*phobia (a guide to acronyms).
    http://www.amosweb.com/

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Economic Data Guides
  • Comprehensive Economics (University of Michigan)
    Comprehensive list of Economic Links with annotations.
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/government-documents-center/explore/browse/statistics+economics/929/search/

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Major Sites
  • The Dismal Scientist
    Economic news and statistical information. Dismal has depth, as well as many options for how you can have data presented. This commercial site has a lot of series that the Federal Government does not collect, from sources such as the Semiconductor Manufacturer's Association.
    http://www.economy.com/dismal/
  • U.S. Census Economic Data (Census Bureau)
    The Census Bureau collects a great deal of statistical data on the U.S. economy, including current economic figures down to the county level, and the Economic Census data from U.S. businesses in 1992 and 1997.
    http://www.census.gov/econ/www/
  • Economagic (Ted Bos, University of Alabama, Birmingham)
    Provides data and interactive charts on thousands of US and Canadian economic variables. Features data from the Bank of Canada, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau, and the Federal Reserve. Ted even has Self-updating Excel files.
    http://www.economagic.com/
  • FINWeb
    http://www.finweb.com

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Methodology
  • GLOSS*arama (AmosWeb, Oklahoma State University)
    For quick "Econ for Dummies" type information on economic data (and other) concepts, GLOSS*arama provides quick definitions of terms along with data sources. AmosWeb also has ACRO*phobia (a guide to acronyms).
    http://www.amosweb.com/gls/
  • BEA's Methodlogy Page (Bureau of Economic Analysis, US)
    This site is a good place to start for methodology of economic statistics (US statistics mostly). Here can be found methodology papers explaining the National Income and Product Accounts, wealth estimates, gross product by industry, Input-output accounts, personal income, gross state product, balance of payments accounts, and direct investment.
    http://www.bea.gov/bea/mp.htm
  • BLS Handbook of Methods (Bureau of Labor Statistics, US)
    The handbook that explains the many statistics compiled by the BLS, such as the unemployment rate and the consumer price index.
    http://stats.bls.gov/opub/hom/homtoc.htm
  • More Technical Links (economic-indicators.com)
    The official title of this site is: Technical Articles and Papers of Interest on Economic Indicator Methodologies Since the Second Edition of The Handbook of Key Economic Indicators. It has links to articles and Sites on the Web that cover technical and methodological issues, from Mark Rogers.
    http://www.economic-indicators.com/Technical.html

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