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Resources for Economists on the Internet, Vol. 4, No. 2, September, 1999 Editor: Bill Goffe <Bill.Goffe@usm.edu> Editorial Assistant: Elise Braden <elise@econlit.org> Part 13 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"). 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Permissions may be requested from the American Economic Association, 2014 Broadway, Suite 305, Nashville, TN 37203, or via E-mail: aeainfo@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu. RFE is provided without any express or implied warranty. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. 10.0 Organizations & Associations 10.1.0 Academic Research Organizations and Institutes 10.1.1 Econ. Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World (EDIRC) EDIRC, a very useful resource, lists more than 4,000 sites of interest to economists. Many are of course in this category. # http://ideas.uqam.ca/EDIRC/index.html 10.1.2 Austrian Economics Program at New York Univ. This site offers information on their program: their research interests, their teaching emphasis, summer seminars, colloquium and their publications. There is also information on their faculty and graduate students. # http://www.econ.nyu.edu/dept/austrian/ 10.1.3 Canadian International Labour Network (CILN) This organization is devoted to "effects of labour-market laws and institutions (e.g., labour legislation, unions, unemployment insurance) on labour-market outcomes (e.g., the distribution of wages, the level and structure of unemployment, and the distribution of resources within the family)." It is a joint project of the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, (SSHRC), McMaster University, the Universities of British Columbia and Toronto, and Human Resources Development Canada. One aim is to develop large databases for numerous countries in this area. Besides information on the project, you can read about future conferences. # http://labour.ciln.mcmaster.ca/ 10.1.4 Carolina Population Center This organization studies population issues in a broad context. In fact, a minority of the staff is demographers; thus the work is quite interdisciplinary. Besides reading about the center, information about some of their projects (sometimes even including data) is available, as well as some working papers. # http://www.cpc.unc.edu/ 10.1.5 Center for Economic Policy Analysis (CEPA) This center works in three areas: macroeconomic policy, inequality and poverty, and globalization. Among the available items are their newsletter, working papers, information on projects, data resources, and information on their staff. # http://www.newschool.edu/cepa/ 10.1.6 Center for the Study of Population This Center, affiliated with Florida State University, is wholly dedicated to teaching, research and service in the field of demography. The site contains information on the Center's members and students; the Masters Program and the undergraduate Certificate Program; abstracts and ordering information for working papers; and links to the Southern Demographic Association, other Population Centers, online journals, and working papers. # http://mailer.fsu.edu/~popctr/ * 10.1.7 Center for Research on Economic Fluctuations and Employment (CREFE) The CREFE seeks to "shed new light on the dynamic interaction between the labor market and economic fluctuations." Main research themes * are: labor market dynamics and fluctuations; financial * macroeconomics and labor; labor market structure; economic policies * and practical reforms; and international fluctuations. Material at this site includes information on its objectives, its members, research programs and grants, publications, a newsletter (to be distributed electronically), information on conferences and seminars, and its downloadable working papers. # http://ideas.uqam.ca/CREFE/index.html 10.1.8 Economic Science Laboratory, Univ. of Arizona This site describes the basic idea of experimental economics, working papers in the area, and provides links to other sites of interest. In addition, the software area has several packages that would be useful for both teaching and research in this area. # http://www.econlab.arizona.edu/ 10.1.9 Game Theory Society The Game Theory Society is an international society dedicated to the advancement and application of game theory. This site describes the goals of the society, a list of officers and charter members, an enrollment form, membership dues, and publications information. The Society will sponsor two official journals that will be included in the price of membership: "Games and Economic Behavior" and the "International Journal of Game Theory." # http://center.kub.nl/gts/ 10.1.10 Global Development and Environment Institute (G-DAE) This Institute seeks to provide an improved understanding of the past and future trajectories of economic development and the many contexts of economic systems; and assist both public and private sectors of nations as they attempt to develop policies that promote sustainability. The site provides information on the Institute and its members; and publications, research, and policy work, some of which is available on-line at no cost. # http://www.tufts.edu/gdae/ 10.1.11 Hoover Institution This site describes the many activities of this institution. This includes a broad overview, material from their newsletter, press releases, their catalog of printed material, and extensive material on their different programs. It also includes the "Hoover Digest: Research and Opinion on Public Policy. In addition, they have fairly extensive biographies of their scholars. # http://www-Hoover.Stanford.edu/ 10.1.12 Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) This Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit research center that focuses on the issues surrounding social inequality and poverty in the United States. Current research examines welfare reform and the development of a new poverty measure. The publications of the IRP are available for download here, and information on ordering the print versions is also available. The site also provides information about the Institute, staff and affiliates, and links to poverty-related resources. # http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp/ 10.1.13 Jerome Levy Economics Institute This institute, independently endowed, is affiliated with Bard College. Its purpose is described in its bylaws: "To pursue knowledge of economics that will enable nations to enlarge personal freedom, promote justice, and maintain stable economies with full employment and rising standards of living." You can read about their Forecasting Center (which is in the spirit of Jerome Levy's original work), their research programs, numerous conferences and events, and their publications. You can also read about their mission. # http://www.levy.org/ 10.1.14 Learning and Experimental Economics Projects of Santa Cruz (LEEPS) This organization is located at UC Santa Cruz. It has been working with experimental economics since 1986, and is noted for its emphasis on learning, its use of hundreds of Unix workstations, and its small scale. Here you can read about the people involved with the organization, the projects themselves, and information on their papers. # http://cash.ucsc.edu/ 10.1.15 Ludwig von Mises Institute This organization, founded in 1982, is located at Auburn University. At this site, you can read "The Austrian Economics Newsletter," and back issues of "The Free Market" (their monthly policy newsletter sent to Institute members) and the table of contents of "The Review of Austrian Economics" (a Kluwer journal). You can also read about how to join and support the Institute, about upcoming events, how to order books from the Institute, and information on a fellowship. Finally, you can find introductory material about the Austrian school. # http://www.mises.org 10.1.16 NetEc NetEc is an umbrella organization for a number of projects that are useful to academic economists. BibEc is a database on printed working papers, WoPEc holds data about electronic working papers, CodEc collects code for Economics and Econometrics, WebEc is an extensive JEL-based database of of World Wide Web resources in Economics, HoPEc holds home page papers in Economics and JokEc contains Jokes about economists and economics. Two associated projects of NetEc are this guide, and Christian Zimmermann's EDIRC, a list of Economics Departments, Institutions and Research Centers. All these projects are available on three sites. NetEc is a volunteer effort to make available and accessible materials on the Internet for economists. It performs a number of very valuable and useful efforts. More volunteers are gladly accepted. (Thomas Krichel kindly wrote this entry.) # http://netec.wustl.edu/NetEc.html # http://netec.mcc.ac.uk/NetEc.html # http://netec.ier.hit-u.ac.jp/NetEc.html 10.1.17 West Virginia Regional Research Institute This site provides a variety of material for those interested in regional science. It includes vitaes on the senior researchers in the Institute, overviews of research projects, information on publications, substantial information on "The International Regional Science Review (including abstracts of back and forthcoming issues)," and the same for the "Journal of Appalachian Studies." information on their mailing lists, and connections to related gophers. # http://www.wvu.edu/~regional/index.htm 10.1.18 Universities Water Information Network (UWIN) This site contains a substantial amount of information for those interested in water as a resource. It include the Water Resources Scientific Information Center (WRSIC) of the U.S. Geological Survey, a directory of water resources experts, an extensive calendar of "water" events, and information on the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR), information on other water organizations, water databases and archives, and links to other water organizations. # http://www.uwin.siu.edu/ # gopher://uwin.c-wr.siu.edu:70/1/ 10.1.19 Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution (ELSE) "Rather than modeling man as an ideally rational, optimizing agent in the style of neoclassical economics, the Centre pursues a programme of pure and applied research directed at the manner in which real people adjust their behavior over time as their circumstances change. The overall objective is to promote the study of models of interactive learning with a view to providing a new foundational basis for modeling in economics and related social sciences. We see game theory as a largely unexploited focus for such study." At this site you'll find an introduction to the Centre (including their staff and divisions), working papers, forthcoming events, and information on how to reach them. # http://ada.econ.ucl.ac.uk/ 10.1.20 Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) This organization at the London School of Economics "is inter-disciplinary, with researchers from economics, industrial relations, psychology, sociology and management. The research produced focuses on a wide range of areas, notably labour markets, unemployment, wages, human resources, international trade and the transition economies." More specifically, "The CEP ... primarily aims to examine: firstly, why some firms persistently succeed while others do not; and secondly, at the level of the nation, why some countries' economies work better than others." The director is Richard Layard. Available material includes information on their publications, working papers, schedule of events, information on conferences, lectures and seminars, extensive material on their research programs, and databases. # http://cep.lse.ac.uk/ 10.1.21 Centre for Economic Forecasting This organization at the London Business School operates a forecasting model of the U.K. and other major OECD countries, and also engages more generally in economic research. Besides information on their activities, they also provide information on their recent discussion papers, their quarterly "Economic Outlook," and their forecasts. # http://www.lbs.lon.ac.uk/cef/ 10.1.22 Centre for Policy Modelling This Centre focuses on "decision-making in environments which are too complex to be analyzed by models based on standard economic and related analytical techniques. This has been made possible by the design and implementation of a computer-based modeling language called SDML (Strictly Declarative Modelling Language)." At this site you can find background material on SDML, details on several projects that use it, and their discussion papers. # http://www.cpm.mmu.ac.uk/ 10.1.23 ESRC Macroeconomic Modelling Bureau (U.K.) This organization studies a number of macro models of the U.K. economy. To quote, "The main purpose of the Bureau is to improve the accessibility of macroeconomic models of the UK economy, to promote general understanding of the properties of these models, and to undertake its own comparative and methodological research. The current portfolio comprises six models, two of which are "official" models (those of the Bank of England and HM Treasury); the other four are constructed and maintained by independent groups (London Business School, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, Oxford Economic Forecasting and Strathclyde University). All of these are implemented on the University's mainframe computer. Currently, one can learn about the organization, read recent newsletters, and watch a demonstration of PC-Ready Reckoner, a PC program which summarizes three of their models. It should be quite useful as a teaching aid. # http://www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/Economics/MMB/ # Information: <mbraq@csv.warwick.ac.uk> 10.1.24 National Institute of Economic and Social Research This organization focus on issues of the U.K. and world economy. They produce both NiDEM (a UK Model with both short and long term features with some 400 variables) and NiGEM (a world model with roughly 1,000 variables). They also offer information on their discussion papers, their annual report, and information about their "Economic Review." Finally, there is information on the Institute itself, its programs, and its staff. # http://www.niesr.ac.uk/ 10.1.25 Centre for Economic and Social Studies for the Environment (CESSE) This center, affiliated with the Universiti Libre de Bruxelles, studies such topics as environmental economics and sustainable development. You can read about their various activities and studies, as well as bibliographical material on some of their papers. They also offer material about their staff. Finally, they provide a very extensive set of links to related sites. # http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/english/cesse.html 10.1.26 Centre for Economic Research (CCSO) "CCSO is a research group of economists and econometricians of the Economics Department of the University of Groningen and the University of Twente. The group works on the field of empirical general economics and has developed a number of large-scale macroeconometric models." They offer information about themselves (including their participants), working papers, a list of their articles and books, information on upcoming seminars and workshops, and information about their GUESS package ("for the analysis of large-scale non-linear macroeconomic models;" it runs on PCs). # http://www.eco.rug.nl/ccso/homeccso.html 10.1.27 Center for the Study of Law and Economics This organization, a part of the Universitšt des Saarlandes, offers information about its current activities, the people involved with it, their discussion paper series, and links to related sites. # http://www.uni-sb.de/rewi/fb2/csle/ 10.1.28 Central European Regional Research Organization (CERRO) This organization is a joint project of the University of Economics and Business Administration (Vienna, Austria), the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Bratislava, CSFR), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC). As befitting the changes in that part of the world, it emphasizes interdisciplinary research. Of interest to economists is their data on Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Romania (some of the data is of a summary nature). # gopher://olymp.wu-wien.ac.at:70/11/.cerro.ind 10.1.29 European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) This organization studies migration in Europe. At their searchable site, you can read about their staff, funding, training for researchers, their meetings and conferences, and material about their books. # http://www.ercomer.org/ 10.1.30 Experimental Economics Laboratory, Univ. of Trento, Italy This lab is using the web to communicate its results in "economics, computation and organizational behavior." Currently, it describes their approach to these issues, along with a list of recent publications, information on lab members, and their international collaborators. In the near future, you will be able to play economic games here. # http://black.cs.unitn.it/ 10.1.31 IKE Group (Aalborg Univ., Denmark) This organization, whose title roughly translates into English as "international competitiveness," has been in existence since about 1980. As the title implies, they study economic change in a variety of ways. Currently, they have some 22 members. At their web site, you'll find information on this organization (in terms of their annual reports), and their members' research interests and publications. # http://www.business.auc.dk/ike/ 10.1.32 Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER) This Institute is concerned with the process of integrating Greece into Europe and the effect of such integration on Greek enterprises; promoting Greek business throughout Europe and the Mediterranean; analyzing Greek foreign trade; and establishing interest in Greek exports and foreign investment. This site provides information about the Institute's aims, their board, past dates and titles of conferences and seminars, publications lists, and occasional papers. # http://idec.gr/iier/aims.htm 10.1.33 Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) This research institute was founded by Nobel winner Gunnar Myrdal in 1962 and is affiliated with the Stockholm University, with financial support from the government of Sweden. This site offers information on the Institute's current areas of research: macroeconomic analysis of open economies, foreign trade, and general economic theory and methodology. This site also includes information on the staff and visitors to the Institute; job recruitment; seminars and conferences (recent seminar papers can be downloaded); and the Stockholm University Graduate Studies in Economics program. # http://www.iies.su.se 10.1.34 Groningen Growth and Development Centre "The Groningen Growth and Development Centre is a research group of economists and economic historians based at the Economics Department of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. The international group carries out research on comparative analysis of levels of economic performance and differences in growth rates in the world economy." The site provides information on the Centre and its members, research, online versions of their latest newsletter and working papers, listings of past working papers and researchers publications, and seminar and conference information. The site also includes information about the "International Comparisons of Output and Productivity Project," a research project started in 1983, which carries out industry of origin comparisons of sectoral output and productivity across 30 countries in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and North and South America. # http://www.eco.rug.nl/ggdc/homeggdc.html 10.1.35 Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) This institute, which studies technological change, offers a variety of different services on their web and ftp servers. One can get their working papers (in PostScript), read about their mission, their PhD program (run in conjunction with INTECH) and staff. You can also find out about their upcoming events, and look at aggregate data on trends on science and technology. They also offer a program for time series management, MADMAN (Menhir's Arithmetical Database MANager). # http://meritbbs.rulimburg.nl # ftp://meritbbs.rulimburg.nl 10.1.36 Nijenrode Forum for Economic Research (NYFER) This organization, affiliated with Nijenrode University in the Netherlands, is oriented towards Dutch macro issues that are difficult to deal with using traditional models. As one would expect, there is a heavy policy and forecasting emphasis. The information they offer includes press releases, information on their publications, ordering information for their offerings, and material about themselves. Befitting their emphasis, much of the material is in Dutch. # http://www.nyfer.nl/ 10.1.37 Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) This group, located at the University of Kent at Canterbury, works on health topics. Specifically, "The core of the research is the examination of equity and efficiency: how resources can be made to produce the best outcomes, and how needs can be assessed and met." As you might expect, much of the research involves health-economics. At this site you can find information on the staff, material on their books, monographs, journal article, book chapters, and discussion papers (more than 1,000 of the latter; only available in hardcopy), their Bulletin, details on their current projects, and upcoming events and seminars. # http://snipe.ukc.ac.uk/PSSRU/ 10.1.38 Center for Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory This interdisciplinary research center (at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) focuses, as one would expect, on rational decision making. An area of particular interest is game theory. Besides the obvious connections to economics, it has "an important impact on such diverse areas as evolutionary biology, political science, computer science, social psychology, law, statistics, philosophy and the foundations of mathematics." This site offers information about itself (such as projects, members, visitors, and staff). There is additional information on its summer school, publications and events. # http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/~ranb/ 10.1.39 Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), Univ. of NSW, Sydney This organization studies a "wide range of social issues" in Australia. There is some focus on "identifying those individuals and groups whose needs are especially great." To carry this out, they undertake a wide range of activities, including publications, reports, and seminars. At this site they offer information on themselves, their projects and research agendas, newsletters, some reports, publications, and title of publications. # http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au 10.1.40 Theoretical Research Institute (Australia) Exchange Rate Target Zone Database This site offers an extensive searchable bibliography (with abstracts) on the literature dealing with exchange rate target zones. It also has supplementary information on the research output of Australian economics departments. # http://www.tri.org.au/ 10.1.41 New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation This institute, located at Victoria University of Wellington, conducts research on competition and regulatory issues in New Zealand, ranging from a "cross-country study of telecommunications market performance to investigating the economic efficiency of the privatization of Tranzrail." This site offers information on the organizations which fund the Institute, people involved in research projects, research papers, and current and future research topics. # http://www.iscr.org.nz/