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Subject: Econ. Resources on the Internet [12 of 20]
This article was archived around: 10 Nov 1999 23:31:59 -0000
Posted-By: auto-faq 3.3 (Perl 5.005)
Version: vol. 4 no. 2
Resources for Economists on the Internet, Vol. 4, No. 2, September, 1999
Editor: Bill Goffe <Bill.Goffe@usm.edu>
Editorial Assistant: Elise Braden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Part 12 of 20
This guide, sponsored by the American Economic Association, lists
more than 1,000 resources on the Internet of interest to academic and
practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all
resources are also described.
Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE) is a copyrighted work
of the American Economic Association (the "AEA"). Permission to make
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For distribution via Usenet, this FAQ is split into 20 parts as large
files don't travel well on Usenet. For other locations of this guide,
see the section titled "1.5 Where to Obtain This Guide" in part 2.
9.0 News Media
9.1 Academe This Week (Chronicle of Higher Education)
This electronic version of the Chronicle of Higher Education offers a
subset of the print version (the full print version is available
on-line to paid subscribers). One of the most useful parts might be
the job ads, which are available to non-subscribers.
9.2 Times Higher Education Supplement Internet Service
This is the electronic version of the British publication The Times
Higher Education Supplement. It includes extensive summary
information from the print version (this appears on the Friday before
publication) as well as all job advertisements (they appear on the
Tuesday before publication). Old advertisements are kept on hand as
9.3 Barron's Online
This on-line version of Barron's offers "every article, every special
report, every column" of the print version. It is available to
readers of the on-line version of the Wall Street Journal. As with
the print version, much of the information is specific to companies
and investing. For instance, they have extensive dossiers on some
20,000 companies. They also have an extensive search capability for
past articles, and information as current as 20 minute delayed stock
* 9.4 The Economist
This site offers the entire table of contents of this magazine, as
well as some complete articles for free. The subscription price to
* the on-line version (with all articles) is $48 per year. With this
* subscription there is free, unlimited retrieval of past articles.
One interesting feature is that you can arrange to receive "Politics
This Week" and "Business This Week" summaries via e-mail. There are
also links to other members of the Economist Group.
9.5 The Financial Times
This site offers a version of The Financial Times; currently, while
you have to register, there is no subscription fee. It appears that
much of the newspaper is available on-line. Of particular interest is
the "Economics" section under "Themes and Topics." They have both a
large number of articles and economic data.
9.6 New York Times
This site offers almost the entire New York Times (a few items in
this on-line version are not offered in the print version, and
vice-versa). Currently, for U.S. users, it is free; for non-U.S.
subscribers, it costs $35/month. Their guide to sites on the
Internet is particularly nice. The crossword puzzle requires software
that they supply.
9.7 Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
Besides the entire contents of the print Wall Street Journal, this
site offers the Personal Journal (where you select items of interest,
such as companies, topics, columns, and features for what is, in
effect, your own issue), company briefing books (on more than 9,000
companies), stock, mutual fund, and bond quotes (it can even track a
personal portfolio), a database of the past two week's articles, and
even an expanded sports section. This is now a fee-based service;
for subscribers of the paper edition, the cost is $29/year, and for
those who don't subscribe to the print edition, it costs $49/year.
For faculty and students who subscribe through their educational
subscription program, there is no additional fee.
The "Economy" section, besides current economic news, has two very
useful sections: the "Economic Indicators Archive" (where economic
stories of the past month or so are kept, many of which have links to
their sources) and "Economic Calendars," which list upcoming releases
of economic information. An additional service is their "Publications
Library," which has some 65 million documents from 3,700 newspapers
and magazines (including well-known business publications). This
includes the Wall Street Journal from as many as 13 years ago, which
goes back much further than their regular search engine. Currently,
this is a fee-based service, but the first 10 articles retrieved are
9.8 Bloomberg Online
This is a publically available version of the well-known financial
news service (they claim to track some 3.2 million instruments
world-wide). They offer information in the following categories:
"Markets" (just about all equities, debt, and foreign exchange
markets) "News," (generally business oriented) "Sports," "Analysis,"
(various on-line calculators and lists of Internet resources)
"Products," (of Bloomberg products) and "Lifestyles" (topics such as
weather, real estate, and horoscopes). The above are freely
available; additional features, such as stock and portfolio tracking,
are available on a subscription basis.
+ 9.9 dowjones.com
+ This site is run by Dow Jones, the publisher of the "Wall Street
+ Journal." It includes headlines from the "Wall Street Journal," but
+ its most useful features for economists are likely to be the industry
+ section and the macro news section. The former covers 29 industries
+ in a number of ways. It includes both headlines and detailed news,
+ links companies, industry associations, research reports on the
+ industry, and rules and regulation. There are also stories on notable
+ people in the industry, and industry calendars. The "Economy" section
+ typically contains as many as 20 macro stories from the "Wall Street
+ Journal." There are also links to the related sites. Finally, they
+ offer a search engine for business publications.
+ # http://dowjones.com
At this site you can basically read CNN's Headline News. With its
extensive sound and MPEG (motion picture) files, it illustrates the
increasing convergence of different media. Perhaps its most
interesting feature is its links to the Lexis-Nexis system of related
articles in the popular press.
This section of CNN offers very topical news of financial markets.
Under "Quicken.com on FN" you can check a number financial
statistics, such prices on stocks, bonds, mutual funds (as well as
background information on them with the "Lipper Mutual Fund Report"),
and other financial instrument.
+ 9.12 Reuters Moneynet
+ This site, run by Reuters, focuses on current events in financial
+ markets. This includes activity in the stock and currency markets.
+ There is also analysis and commentary on these markets, and one can
+ track a portfolio and get stock quotes.
+ # http://www.moneynet.com/
9.13 World News Connection (WNC)
This service, an outgrowth of the Foreign Broadcast Information
Service, is offered by the Department of Commerce's National
Technical Information Service (NTIS). It has articles from "thousands
of non-U.S. media sources" in English. They offer a very
sophisticated search engine that allows one to easily search for
information. This is a fee-based service, with several different
levels of service. Subscription prices begin at $65.00 per month.
This electronic magazine, or e-zine, supported by Microsoft and
edited by Michael Kinsley, carries a significant economics component.
This includes columns by Herbert Stein (Committee of Correspondence),
Paul Krugman (The Dismal Scientist) and Steven E. Landsburg (Everyday
Economics). In a discussion system called the Frey, Slate readers
lively debate articles. In a bow to "Internet reality," this magazine
is now freely available.