Economics Websites

Boston College Research Guides: Economics
This site describes major economic data sets, both U.S. and International, covering topics from crop reporting to macroeconomics and information economics. Resources include both print and electronic formats and include links to documentation when possible.

Business & Industry
Economic statistics from the U.S.Census Bureau.

Cato Institute
"The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace."

CIA Fact Book
From the Central Intelligence Agency, this site has information on the economies of countries around the world.

Deardorff's Glossary of International Economics
"This glossary will eventually attempt to cover all of the terms and concepts from international economics, including both international trade and international finance, at least at the introductory level.

Provides access to RePEc, the Research Papers in Economics archive. Comprised of working papers, lecture notes, book chapters, and software components about all types of economic issues, most available as full text documents for free and indexed by author and title.

FAOSTAT Statistics Database
"FAOSTAT is an on-line and multilingual database currently containing over 1 million time-series records covering international statistics in the following areas: production, trade, food balance sheets, food aid shipments, fertilizer and pesticides, land use and irrigation, forest products, fishery products, population, and agricultural machinery."

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Discover how the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation carries out its mission to maintain the stability of the nation's banking system.

Foundation for Economic Education
"The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), one of the oldest free-market organizations in the United States, was founded in 1946 by Leonard E. Read to study and advance the freedom philosophy. FEE’s mission is to offer the most consistent case for the “first principles” of freedom: the sanctity of private property, individual liberty, the rule of law, the free market, and the moral superiority of individual choice and responsibility over coercion."

HBS Working Knowledge
"The site brings together timely business information and research from the intellectual capital of Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School Publishing and other highly regarded sources. Visitors to the site can browse more than a dozen management topics featuring timely articles and essays on diverse management topics.

Implications of Costly Information
A useful site defining the basic problems with asymmetric information between producers and consumers. It also offers some of the possible solutions on how the problems should be handled. This site is an archive of articles by various economists, with many of them by Morgan Rose covering asymmetry in different businesses.

Institutional Economics
Stephen Kirchner, an economist currently finishing his PhD in monetary economics at the University of New South Wales, provides news and commentary on international economics. Magazine Articles on Business
A searchable, browsable directory of magazine articles related to business topics that are available online. Topics covered include: Briefs; Consultants; Diversity; Financing & Incubators; Future Trends; Industries; International Business; Job Search & Career; Marketing; Office Products & Services; Recruiting & Personnel; Regional; and Small Business.
A biweekly e-zine that provides financial information to individuals on three specific areas: financial planning, career development and investments. Some parts of the site are updated frequently, but the newsletter is biweekly.

NASDAQ Glossary of Stock Market Terms
The NASDAQ Glossary of Stock Market Terms offers clear and concise definitions for common financial terms.

Small Business Trends
Two Ohio entrepreneurs maintain this blog covering news suggesting trends that are influencing the global small business market.

The Economics of Networks
This site is a collection of information on economic issues of networks, such as the telephone and fax communications networks, the Internet, financial exchange and credit card networks, as well as on "virtual networks," such as the virtual network of all Windows or all Mac computers. Ranked as one of the top 5 economics sites worldwide.

The Inflation Calculator
At this site, you can enter any dollar amount and compare its value during any two years between 1913 and 2015. For example, you can compare the worth of $100 in 1913 to its worth in 1950.

The International Economics Network
"The International Economics Network is an annotated, selective portal for international economics and related disciplines, which includes daily updated links to research papers, news and commentaries in the field."

The International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that was established to contribute to the growth of the world economy. It contains many original resources including statistics and research papers.

United Nations
The site for the United Nations with information and links on history, members, visits, employment and other details.

United States Department of the Treasury
This site is the main site for the U.S. Department of Treasury. The U.S. Treasury is the government agency responsible for the economic prosperity and security in the U.S. This site describes and links to the functions and structure of the U.S. Treasury.