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Subject: Econ. Resources on the Internet [16 of 20]
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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 <email@example.com>
Part 16 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
digital, electronic or hard copies of part or all of RFE for personal
or classroom use, Usenet distribution, or mailing lists is granted,
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Permissions may be requested from the American Economic Association,
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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.
11.0 Other Internet Guides
11.1.0 General Internet Resources
11.1.1 EFF's Guide to the Internet
For a comprehensive on-line guide, the Electronic Frontier
Foundation's "EFF's Guide to the Internet" is excellent.
11.1.2 ILC Glossary of Internet Terms
This on-line dictionary of common and not-so-common Internet terms is
sponsored by "Internet Literacy Consultants." It is a good place to
look for terms that new users might find confusing.
11.1.3 Internet Web Index
This index by John December covers just about anything one would want
to know about the Internet -- it ranges from an orientation to the
Internet to guides to searching for information to connecting to
11.1.4 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained
This site offers rebuttals about commonly held views on copyright and
the Internet. Some readers might find copyright law surprising, and
thus useful to know.
11.1.5 Beginner's Guide to URLs
This file offers a nice short introduction to Uniform Resource
Locators (URLs), which are an essential part to using the Internet
with web browsers.
11.1.6 SYSTRAN Translation Software
[translate human languages in web sites]
Also known as "babelfish," this service, run by AltaVista, translates
both text you enter and Internet sites. While the translations are
not perfect, they can often give you a sense of a site if it is
written in a language you don't read.
11.1.7 Internet Cookies
[understand this sometimes controversial technique]
This information bulletin from the U.S. Department of Energy's
Computer Incident Advisory Capability describes this technology in
considerable detail. In short, some people worry far too much about
cookies, but they do bring out some identification issues that might
concern some Internet users.
11.1.8 Argus Clearinghouse
"The Argus Clearinghouse provides a central access point for
value-added topical guides which identify, describe, and evaluate
Internet-based information resources." It developed from a project at
the University of Michigan. If you're looking for information
available on the Internet, this is a good place to look. This guide
is located here.
11.1.9 Net-Direct Index (NDI)
This site is designed for those "who thrive on quick and easy access
to a substantial body of news and practical reference information..."
It does a fine job of just this, and is much easier than looking
through a large index or search engine. Of particular use is their
Reference Desk and Virtual Library.
11.1.10 WWW Virtual Library
This organization provides information on a vast number of topics.
This guide is located there.
11.1.11 Usenet FAQs
FAQs are Frequently Asked Questions (and answers) from the Usenet
discussion system (not how the term has come into the lexicon -- this
is where it started). They cover a very wide variety of topics; a
quick check of recent FAQs found them on the following topics: drum
corps, medical image formats, culture in Canada, European Union
basics, pool and billiards, computer research, linear programming,
hockey, finding craft suppliers, SCSI computer peripherals, reggae
music, locksmithing, DESKview, FoxPro, cats, and electrical wiring.
This document is the FAQ for the newsgroup sci.econ.research. In all,
nearly 1000 different newsgroups have such documents. While some can
be very useful, be sure to remember the adage: "they're worth what
you pay for them." The html links are to various sites that generates
html versions of the FAQ on rtfm, the ultimate site for FAQs.
This a very extensive directory to interesting Internet resources. Of
all the different indices to the net, this one is the most used. It
offers both hierarchical listings and search function of its
database. It is a fine place from which to start to search the
+ 11.1.13 dmoz -- Open Directory Project
+ Like Yahoo, and unlike search engines, the Open Directory Project
+ uses human editors to categorize the Internet. Unlike Yahoo, it uses
+ volunteer editors for its different sections (at last count, there
+ were more than 13,000). Thus, its coverage is much smaller than
+ search engines, but with the benefit of better organization and
+ greater relevance.
+ # http://dmoz.org/
This search engine is generally thought to have the most powerful set
of options for searching its index of web pages. Of some interest is
the ability to search for links to a page -- thus you can check who
links to you. The syntax is "link:URL", where the quotes are not used
and URL is the address in question. In addition, it offers a
translation service -- it will translate a web page to and from
various languages. While the translation is rough, it generally
produces a translation that is sensible. They also provide a useful
index to the Internet. Note that search engines hardly cover all the
Internet, so it often makes sense to search more than one (I saw one
case where a search on different engines turned up nearly orthogonal
+ 11.1.15 Google!
+ This search engine, started in mid-1999, is attracting considerable
+ attention for the accuracy of it search results (a quick test on my
+ part bore this out). It uses fairly sophisticated algorithms to rank
+ the importance of a site based on the links to it. It is said that
+ for each search it solves a very large system of simultaneous
+ equations on multiple computers.
+ # http://google.com/
This search engine has options nearly as powerful as AltaVista, and
it is easier to use. It has recently received some excellent reviews.
Note that search engines hardly cover all the Internet, so it often
makes sense to use more than one.
* 11.1.17 Lycos
This service also indexes the web, and you can access it through a
* sophisticated search engine. In addition, they provide a
* "directory" to the Internet like Yahoo based on the "Open Directory
* Project. Note that search engines hardly cover all the Internet, so
it often makes sense to use more than one.
+ 11.1.18 Northern Light
+ According to a recent study, this search engine has the largest
+ coverage of the Internet (at what might be a surprisingly small 38%
+ of all web sites). It features the "Special Collection" of more than
+ 5,000 "full-text journals, books, magazines, newswires, and reference
+ sources" (these are part of a fee-based service, and include various
+ reports from the business press; it also includes reports from WEFA).
+ It also offers investment research and current news. To help you
+ search, there are "custom folders" for search results -- search
+ results are organized into ten or so categories, so one can more
+ quickly reach the desired information.
+ # http://www.northernlight.com/
[search Usenet newsgroups]
This site specializes in searches of Usenet newsgroups. The current
database is some 180 gigabytes with 138 million articles, and you can
search for information from posts up to a year old. It also offers a
listing of newsgroups.
11.1.20 Dow Jones Business Directory
[nice listing of industry data]
Dow Jones & Company, the publisher of "The Wall Street Journal,"
provides this site for business research. Of most interest to
academic economists is their listings of resources on industries.
This listing is fairly unique.
11.1.21 LISZT: Directory of E-Mail Discussion Groups
[find mailing lists]
This is a very large compilation of mailing lists on the Internet --
at last count, some 90,000 lists.
[search Usenet and mailing lists]
This site offers searchable archives of both Usenet (as does
DejaNews) and apparently unlike any other search engine, some mailing
lists. They list information on some 100,000 mailing lists, and
messages from many can be searched here (but few seem to be in
11.1.23 Yahoo People Search
This site (which used to be Four11) offers what seems to be an
unusually large listing of e-mail addresses. I was able to find a
number of people I know here, which in my experience, is somewhat
unusual with such databases.
This database of e-mail and regular addresses has an extensive
listing of e-mail addresses. It is said to be award-winning, and is
owned by the Lycos search engine company.
11.1.25 internet @ddress.finder
This database of e-mail addresses is said to be particularly strong
for those in universities.
11.2.0 Multiple Subject Sites
[American Economic Association]
This American Economic Association site is intended to be an Internet
portal to information for economists, particularly to Internet
resources provided by the AEA. You'll find links to its journals
and publications (with extensive information on the JEL and its
on-line activities, including e-JEL), the AEA's on-line directory of
members, information about the Association (including how to join),
and this guide.
* 11.2.2 Inomics
[economics search engine]
This site, sponsored by Thorsten Wichmann of Berlecon Inc., is a
search engine of sites of interest to economists. That is, it
retrieves information from the site and puts them in a database that
users can query. The queries can be quite complex, which should help
* focus the search on exactly what is requested. This search engine
* now features downloadable working papers. Besides the search
engine, Inomics also lists job openings for economists and calls for
* conferences free of charge. By entering your e-mail address at
* http://www.inomics.com/query/alert/ you can receive a new list of job
* openings and conference announcements suited to your individual
11.2.3 Internet Resources for Economists
[directory with hundreds of links]
This site is run by John Kane of SUNY-Oswego. It breaks material of
interest to economists into a number of different items, directories,
and subdirectories. In all, hundreds of resources listed.
11.2.4 Scout Report: Business and Economics
[scouts new sites]
The Scout Report is an excellent source of new material on the
Internet. In late 1996, they started a special section devoted to
business and economics -- here, each of these items is listed. One
can also subscribe to the mailing list, which is probably the best
way to experience this resource. The mailing list is described in
that section "Scout Report for Business & Economics (srbusecon)" .
11.2.5 Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG)
[British focused directory]
This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council
(ESRC) and is based at the University of Bristol. It catalogs many
different social science resources on the Internet. Overall, there
are sixteen different categories, including economics. That part
lists some 200 different resources with something of a British
11.2.6 WebEc: World Wide Web Resources in Economics
[directory with hundreds of links (mostly by JEL categories)]
This site is part of the NetEc project, which makes available and
accessible materials on the Internet for economists. This is just one
of its very valuable and useful efforts. This site is a very
comprehensive, if not the most comprehensive, web sites of economic
information. For one looking for web resources in economics, or
economic resources in general, this is a fine place to start. Among
its many unique features is its interactive "Event Calendar" -- you
can enter various economic events on-line so others can learn about
them. The web resources are arranged and searchable according to the
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System. (Lasse Saarinen
is the maintainer of WebEc, and he kindly contributed to this
11.3.0 Single Subject Sites
11.3.1 Adam Smith Page
This page, developed by Edward J. Harpham of the University of Texas
at Dallas, promotes the study of the ideas of Adam Smith. The site
provides a biography on Smith, recent articles on Smith, a
bibliography, collected works, recent books on Smith, and general
information on Smith. The site will be updated bi-monthly.
11.3.2 Agent-Based Computational Economics (ACE)
This new field of study "is roughly characterized as the
computational study of economies modeled as evolving decentralized
systems of autonomous interacting agents. A central concern of ACE
researchers is to understand the apparently spontaneous appearance of
global regularities in economic processes, such as the unplanned
coordination of trade in decentralized market economies that
economists associate with Adam Smith's invisible hand." This site
offers introductory and detailed surveys, a list of readings,
software, links to other ACE sites and resources, conferences, and
11.3.3 Agricultural Economics Virtual Library
This page lists a very large number of sites for agricultural
economists. They are grouped in the following categories: "Mega
Resources" (i.e. each resource covers many areas in the field),
"Academic Departments," "Usenet News," "Mailing Lists," "Journals and
Research," "Markets," "Policy," "Trade," "Associations," "Software,"
"Other 'Index' Pages," "Extension," and "Data on the Web." Since each
category lists a large number of resources, agricultural economists
will find a large amount of useful material here.
# Information: Jason Beddow <email@example.com>
11.3.4 Resources for Agricultural Economists
This site also offers a large number of sites of interest to
agricultural economists. They are categorized in the following
sections: institutes, departments and extension services, GATT and
NAFTA, general agriculture, international institutions and
organizations, internet resources, subdisciplines in the field,
statistical data sites, and U.S. government agencies and departments.
11.3.5 Antitrust Case Summary Browser
This site "provides a collection of U. S. Supreme Court case
summaries dealing with violations of antitrust statutes." The
material is organized in a number of different ways. Links are
provided to other sites in this field as well.
11.3.6 Supreme Court Antitrust Debates
This site examines seventy-two Supreme Court antitrust cases from
1895 to 1993 with extensive excerpts. The cases are organized in
several different ways: economic content; the justice responsible
for authoring the opinion, and chronologically. There are also "case
guides" for many of the cases, which give information about laws,
opinions, questions, and references which are related to the case.
# Info <BowenJ@acad.Ripon.edu>
11.3.7 Antitrust Policy: research, policy and cases
"This web page is designed to solve three problems: the alienation of
antitrust academics from practitioners, the alienation of law,
economics, and public policy from each another, and the difficulty
that everyone has in keeping up with recent developments." Under the
editorship of Prof. Luke Froeb, they offer the following areas:
Merger Simulation, Mergers, Price Fixing, Vertical Restraints, Other
Information, and an area for interactive discussion. Looked at
another way, they offer antitrust case documents (complaints,
opinions, and expert testimony), enforcement guidelines and speeches,
economic bibliographies, and current events.
11.3.8 Asymmetry of Economic Time Series
This very extensive literature review is by Mike Stannett. It covers
this literature from its very early days (1825!) to 1993. It includes
very rare items from the Cambridge University Library.
11.3.9 Banking on the WWW
Material on this site is devoted to banking. It is broken up into the
following categories: Guides and General Information, Banks of the
World, Supervising and Deposit Insurance, Academic Research on
Banking, Banking and Finance in Electronic Media, Law and Banking,
and Miscellaneous. However, perhaps the most useful categories are
the first two, which have a large number of links to banks.
11.3.10 Business Forecasting
This site provides links to other business forecasting sites in an
attempt to share information and tools to enable business researchers
to forecast more accurately. Information on the International
Institute of Forecasters can be found here, as well as forecasting
conferences, print resources, frequently asked forecasting questions,
the IIF discussion list, forecasting research and courses, companies
specializing in forecasting software, time series data sources, and
other related forecasting organizations. M3-Competition,
M2-Competition, and M-Competition Data is also available on this
11.3.11 The Capitalism Site
The purpose of this site "is to promote capitalism as the ideal
social system." Based on Ayn Rand's principle of "objectivism," this
site leads viewers through the popular multimedia visual tour of
capitalism. Also featured on this site are capitalism questions and
answers; the monthly "Capitalism Magazine," which examines current
events and news from a capitalist perspective; a capitalism
discussion group; and other capitalism resources.
+ 11.3.12 Center for Advanced Macroeconomic Policy -- Challenges to
+ Mainstream Economics
+ This site, by Neil Buchanan of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
+ came out of posts of his to several mailing lists. He wrote, "I am
+ starting to assemble a list of articles that bemoan the current state
+ of economics (and/or its recent theoretical and methodological
+ trends). This would include such classics as 'The Poverty of
+ Economics' and 'Let's Take the "Con" out of Econometrics.'" This site
+ is the result of the responses he received. Material is split up into
+ books and book chapters, newspaper articles, popular periodicals, and
+ journals. There is also information on Center, and its mission, which
+ is "committed to transforming the debate about how best to achieve a
+ sustainable and equitable economic system."
+ # http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CAMP/stateofecon.html
11.3.13 Clearing and Settlement System Research
This page, run by Jim Moser, details various issues the in clearing
and settlement of financial instruments. It includes both a
bibliography and research papers.
11.3.14 Communications for a Sustainable Future
This site contains several entries that will be of interest:
"International Political Economy," "Post-Keynesian Thought" (PKT),
"The Economics of Climate Variability and Global Change" (Clim-Econ),
"Debt," "Ecol-Econ" (ecological economics), "Sustainable Economics,"
and "LongWaves" (long waves of economic growth). The last two are
archives of mailing lists of the same name; the last also contains
"International Political Economy" contains a variety of material in
this field, such as material about many different parts of the world,
various treaties, and newsletters. It also has publications from the
German Development Institute. In general, the material is quite
extensive. PKT contains a variety of material from that field, along
with archives of the mailing lists PKT and PEN-L. Clim-Econ and Debt
carry similar material.
11.3.15 Computational Economic Modeling
This site lists places with resources for computational economics.
Categories include announcements, graduate workshops, some working
papers, and a catch-all category of interesting links.
11.3.16 Econometric Links
This site at the Econometric Institute at Erasmus University, has
several categories of interest to econometricians. First is
information on how to find econometricians. Second is pointers to
papers, and next is links to software and newsgroups. Following that
is a very extensive set of links to conferences in the discipline,
books, and journals. Finally, there is information on mailing lists.
It is a fine site for those in this area.
11.3.17 Econometric Resources on the Internet
This site offers a wealth of information on econometric and general
economic available on the net, and it is a supplement to the
forthcoming textbook "Econometrics: An Applied Approach." For "pure"
econometrics, there is information on data and software. There is
additional information on economic associations, economic
institutions and research organizations, a very nice list of economic
journals, working papers, federal and international organizations,
and mailing lists and newsgroups.
+ 11.3.18 Econometrics World
+ This site, run by Gilbert Lui, lists a number of resources for
+ econometricians. These include journals in this field (including
+ those on-line), departments and colleges, publishers, and a very
+ extensive list of software. Perhaps the most unique part is the set
+ of links to econometricians and statisticians.
+ # http://home4u.hongkong.com/education/university/csglui/main.htm
11.3.19 Economic Development Resource Page
This site specializes in "international economic development and
relief." It lists a numerous organizations that deal with these
issues around the world organized by region. Note that ads pop up on
separate windows when you visit this site.
11.3.20 Economic Growth Resources
This site has a number of useful resources for those interested in
this topic. It includes datasets, a list of general developmental
resources, information on the "Journal of Economic Growth," extensive
reading lists (key references, and literature surveys), an area for
the latest research, information on the mailing list
"economic-growth," working papers, information on the World Bank
Economic Growth Project, and other links of interest.
11.3.21 Economic History Services (EH.Net)
"EH.Net operates the Economic History Services fileserver and several
electronic discussion lists to provide resources and promote
communication among scholars in economic history and related fields."
It is closely involved with several organizations, including the
Business History Conference, the Cliometric Society, the Economic
History Association, the European Historical Economic Society, the
International Economic History Association, the History of Economics
Society, and the Economic History Society of Australia and New
Zealand. There is information on the members of several of these
organizations, information on databases in this field, book reviews,
numerous course syllabi, a very extensive list of Internet sites of
interest to economic historians, and "Ask the Professor," where
professors answer questions.
11.3.22 Economy in Latin America
This resource, at the University of Texas, specializes in Latin
American economic issues. It lists research centers, macro data (both
by country and the region), news and magazines, and finally other
11.3.23 European Research Papers Archive (ERPA)
This site provides a hub for the online working papers of the five
members of the European Research Papers Archive (ERPA) Network that
deal with the topic of European Integration. The four founding
members of the Network are the Robert Schuman Centre Academy of
European Law at the European University Institute; the Max Planck
Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne; Harvard Law School;
and ECSA-Austria. The Advanced Research on the Europeanization of
the Nation-State, Oslo, was added in November 1998. Two search forms
are available. The short form allows participants to get a quick
update on recently published papers (within the last six months), as
well author and title searches. The advanced form allows one to do
keyword, full-text, and publication date searches.
11.3.24 Friedrich Hayek Scholar's Page
This site, run by Greg Rransom of Mira Costa College, presents a
great deal of information on Nobel Laureate Friedrich Hayek. The site
provides quotes on Hayek, a link to the bibliographies of works by
and about Hayek, biographical information, and the Hayek Scholar
Bookstore (with information on books by and about Hayek). Also
available on this site: a discussion list with subscription
information, audio and video clips of a series of discussions taped
in 1978, and research resources.
This independent, non-profit web site "provides a non-partisan
platform for exchanging best practice on the macroeconomics, public
policy and business implications of Emu." Instant access to the
latest news, texts, information, commentary and analysis of Europe's
single currency is a key feature of this site. Conference and
seminar information is also available.
11.3.26 Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP)
"The Global Trade Analysis Project provides data, a standard model
and software, and training for multi-country CGE analysis." The
version III model has 37 sectors and 30 regions. Support for this
work is provided by a number of different organizations around the
world. The model, the data, and extensive information on it are
# Information: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
11.3.27 Health Economics - Places to Go
This site, administered by Ansgar Hebborn, offers a very wide
collection of resources on the Internet in health economics. The
topics are divide into several areas: "Health Economics, Evaluation
of Health Care Technologies, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical and
Biomedical Information, Public Health, Managed Care, Medical
Resources, and Jobs, and Miscellaneous." Each area lists a number of
11.3.28 History of Economics Internet References
This site lists references to sites that deal with the history of
economics (not economic history). The subjects include general
references, Marxism, neoclassical economics, Keynesianism, classical
political economy, and specific topics. There is also material on
related organizations, future conferences, and interdisciplinary
11.3.29 History of European Integration Site
This site contains links to other sites that are concerned with the
analyses, documentation, and statistics of European Integration
within an historical dimensions, and is therefore, not concerned with
recent materials. Rates sites on their proportion of historical
content. Categories include historical documents, cold war sites,
EU-institutions, non-EU multilateral organizations, statistical
sources and other links, and book reviews.
11.3.30 The Information Economy
The general theme of this site is the information economy. You'll
find a great amount of material on the economic analysis of computer
networks and broadly related areas such as commerce on the Internet,
the government's role, publishing, etc. In sum, it is a very good
place to visit. Specifically, the subject headings are "Accounting &
Measuring Traffic, Announcements, Background and Reference, Commerce,
Electronic Publishing, Government Resources, Intellectual Property,
International, Intranets, Miscellaneous, Resources, Network
Economics, Policy and Law, Pricing, Security, Privacy and Encryption.
# Suggestions: <email@example.com>
11.3.31 Informational Cascades and Rational Herding: An Annotated
Bibliography and Resource Reference
This page, authored by Sushil Bikhchandani, David Hirshleifer, and
Ivo Welch, deals with the concept of "informational cascades."
Briefly, this literate describes how rational agents can "herd" when
they have incomplete information. More formally, "An informational
cascades is a situation in which every subsequent actor, based on the
observations of others, makes the same choice independent of his/her
private signal." Thus, you can have a number of agents acting in the
same way even when individually they wouldn't act in this manner.
This site describes these models, reviews the literature, examines
applications, and looks at empirical work, descriptions in the press,
and books. It also looks at the idea informally -- it gives one
casual example of when one person looks up in the sky, many others
will likely follow. Readers can interactively add comments and
citations to this document.
11.3.32 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
11.3.33 International Trade & Business WWW Reference Pages
This offering, run by Werner Antweiler the Policy Analysis Division,
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of
British Columbia (and named PACIFIC for Policy Analysis Computing &
and Information Facility in Computing) offers a number of Internet
resources in this area. First are resources they provide: Dictionary
of International Trade and Business (with some 2,000 entries),
extensive exchange rate information (see "PACIFIC Exchange Rate
Service Retrieval Interface" ), the GATT agreement, SITC categories,
SIC categories for international trade, the Vancouver World Tables,
and the Harmonized Commodity Description And Coding System. They also
provide links to a number of other Internet sites dealing with
11.3.34 International Trade Data
This site is designed for those doing work in empirical international
trade. One major focus is a "comprehensive set of industry
concordances." There are also pointers to significant international
datasets. This site is maintained by Jon Haveman of Purdue
11.3.35 Interuniversity Centre for Game Theory and Applications (CITG)
This site includes a number of resources in game theory. They include
the abstracts of the International Journal of Game Theory, past and
current issues of the POOL (the listing service in game theory), past
and current issues of the ISDG (The International Society of Dynamic
Games) Newsletter, information on meetings and seminars, the
newsletter of this centre, a bibliography (in Italian), and a mirror
of the game theory section of the Working Paper Archive.
11.3.36 Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICS)
This organization at the University of London studies the British
Commonwealth. The research covers many disciplines, but does not
include much economics.
11.3.37 Institutional and Behavioral Economics
This site, devoted to institutional economics, has material on
working papers, reviews, and course outlines pertaining to the field.
There is also an area for announcements, such as meetings, and links
to related sites.
11.3.38 Law and Economics
This site has pointers to numerous law and economics resources on the
net. They include associations, on-line working papers,
bibliographies, mailing lists, and a variety of other material in
both these fields. It also includes the indices of the Journal of Law
and Economics and the Journal of Legal Studies.
11.3.39 David Levine's Economic and Game Theory Page
At this site you can read David Levine's working papers (many are
with Drew Fudenberg), as well as general interest and class material.
The papers are in Microsoft Word format, but there is a link to
Microsoft, where you can download a free viewer for such documents.
There is a link here to Drew Fudenberg's page, where you can read the
abstracts of these papers.
11.3.40 Stan Liebowitz on Path Dependence and Network Externalities
Here you can read about Stan Liebowitz and Steve Margolis' work in
this area, which has attracted a considerable amount of recent
interest. Papers are also available.
11.3.41 MacLean's Economic Policy Page: Progressive Canadian Policies
This site, run by Brian K. MacLean, Director of INORD, acts as a
forum for those interested in progressive Canadian economic policy by
providing research and opinions, as well as links to other internet
sources. The Canadian Economic Policy Forum section focuses on
papers on Canadian economic topics, while the International Economic
Policy Forum specializes on global and non-Canadian issues. The
Policy Watchers' Calendar provides three months worth of events and
statistical release dates for those interested in Canadian economic
policy; and for the latest policy developments, there is a link to
the Policy Watcher's Launchpad. There are also links to the Annual
Economic Policy Conference series, research tools, personal finance
advice and data, and people involved in Canadian economic issues.
11.3.42 Macro Economic Models
On this page you will find sections on macroeconometric models, as
described by Gotz Uebe. One sections lists them by country (perhaps
the most useful part), another reviews the literature, and another
contains a glossary. For those interested in this topic, this is a
11.3.43 Marshall Studies Bulletin
This is the on-line version of the University of Florence's annual
publication on Alfred Marshall. It also has material on the the
history of economic thought in Britain in the last two centuries. It
has the current and back issues, some electronic text by Marshall,
and information on newsletters and meetings.
11.3.44 Microcredit Virtual Library
This site offers a number of resources on informal credit,
microcredit, etc. Sections include a bibliography, documents and case
studies in the area, libraries, Internet resources, and mailing
* 11.3.45 Microsoft Legal Battle
This page, by Nick Economides of the Stern School, offers analysis
and news coverage on this legal battle, including proposed remedies.
* An interview with Jeremy Irons on about.com offers updated
* assessments at the beginning of the trial's second part.
11.3.46 Model User Group International (CGE Modeling)
This organization is devoted to computational general equilibrium
modeling. You can read about their most recent conference, job
announcements, course outlines, and links to related modeling sites.
11.3.47 Nobel Memorial Prizes in Economics
This site, from the Nobel Foundation itself, lists information on all
winners of the "Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences." For each year
there is an extensive press release, and some listings include
further detailed information and links.
+ 11.3.48 Online Glossary of Research Economics
+ [research terms explained]
+ This interactive glossary is written by Peter Meyer, a grad student
+ at Northwestern University. As he describes it, "The guiding
+ principle is that any term used in any English-language economics
+ research journal that is neither defined there, nor common vocabulary
+ among the mathematically literate belongs here." Links are given to
+ the relevant citations (which are also available as one file), and
+ all told it contains more than 1,000 entries. Grad students and
+ researchers working in new areas are likely to find it useful.
+ # http://econterms.com/
11.3.49 Principles of Forecasting Project
This project aims to review forecasting techniques in many areas
(management, operations research and the social sciences) to serve as
a base for future research. The project is being run by J. Scott
Armstrong of the Wharton School, and and all 34 papers by 46 authors
have been peer-reviewed. This site provides a current report of
progress with much information and many links on the project. The
material will be published as a companion handbook in 1999 by Kluwer.
11.3.50 Quantitative Macroeconomics and Real Business Cycle Home Page
This site is organized by Christian Zimmermann and is a very nice
example of what one person can do on the web to make information
available to the profession (in addition, it has a clever bit of
humor). In just a short while, it has added an extensive amount of
very useful information to people in this field. I would think that
everyone in this area will find something of interest here. There are
directories and home pages of people in this field; one can even add
your name to the database on-line. There are also lists of centers in
this field, RBC papers on-line, recent books, relevant journals,
data, computer code, and calls for papers. One very useful resource
is a frequently updated bibliography of the field. It is in html, and
has more than 600 entries. This is a nice illustration of how the net
can be used to support research -- it is much more current than any
paper publication can possibly be. There is also a message board for
discussion in the area. Finally, it has a very complete listing of
other single subject sites in economics.
It also has a section on macro jobs. Besides links to JOE, etc., it
also lists positions advertised on the web and has a section for
11.3.51 REESweb : Russian and East European Studies
This section, devoted to "Business, Economics, and Law Resources,"
site contains a substantial variety of material from many disciplines
on Russia, Central, and Eastern Europe. The actual reference given
here is to their listing of economic material in this part of the
world (you can click back to their main page from there, however).
Besides material of interest to academic economists, there is general
business material as well.
11.3.52 RESECON: Land and Resource Economics Network
This server is for those "with an interest in the economics of land
and other natural resources. It is primarily an association serving
the academic and professional economics community..." The primary
method of discourse is the RESECON mailing list (described in the
mailing list section). Past postings are archived, and other material
is available as well, and is expected to grow. Perhaps the most
useful is material on submission policies of different journals in
This service is the web counterpart of RISKNet, a mailing list
devoted to risk and insurance issues. Besides considerable material
on the mailing list, one can search "the Journal of Risk and
Insurance Article Abstracts (1986-present), Journal of Risk and
Uncertainty Article Abstracts (with by permission from Kluwer
Academic Publishers, Inc.), the RMI-WPA (Risk and Insurance Working
Paper Archive, Insurance Fraud Research Register and the RISKNet
biographical information database." There are also links to working
paper and teaching archives, announcements, and a job center, all in
this area. Finally, there are also links to other Internet sites in
11.3.54 Al Roth's Game Theory and Experimental Economics Page
This site contains much more than just the usual pointers to other
related material and a scattering of related information. At this
site, one can learn a fair amount about game theory, experimental
economics, and their intersection.
11.3.55 A Selected Bibliography on Electronic Purses
Created by Leo Van Hove at the Free University of Brussels, this site
lists links, references, and projects focusing on electronic purses
(basically a "smart" debit card) and other related issues. The site
is divided into a recent additions, general information, purses, and
This site serves as a general interest site for all things
statistical. It includes links to jobs, software, publications, and
data mining. There is also information on meetings, consulting,
on-line resources (courses, datasets, textbooks, reports and the
like), institutions, departments, and information about StatServ
11.3.57 Studies using Applied General Equilibrium models (SAGE)
"SAGE is a database of studies using applied general equilibrium
models. It was created to disseminate studies AGE models built
throughout the world and provide students, researchers, professors
and civil servants with a quick and powerful tool for accessing
references to AGEs according to the country studied, the subject of
analysis and the specific approaches used." Currently, the database
has bibliographical information on over 600 studies (both published
and unpublished), and can be searched by the authors' name and
It is run by John Cockburn, Luc Savard, Pierre Couillard and Bernard
Decaluwi, all of Department of Economics, University Laval, Quebec.
11.3.58 Survey of Regional Economics
This site, by James Follain and Vivien Huang of Syracuse University,
surveys much of the field of regional economics. There is extensive
information on data sets, institutions, journals, key questions in
this field, and several literature surveys.
+ 11.3.59 Sustainable Earth Exchange Link Information for Educators
+ This site is a collection of "internet resources for persons studying
+ sustainable systems management." The site covers the following
+ subjects: agriculture, air, cities and communities, development,
+ economics, energy, fish, forests, minerals, population, species,
+ sustainability, technology, transportation, waste, water, wetlands,
+ and wilderness. Each subject provides links to bibliographies, data
+ and maps, education and research institutions, government and related
+ programs, organizations and non-profit groups, and papers and
+ # http://www.class.csupomona.edu/earth.html
11.3.60 Telecom Information Resources on the Internet
This server, run by Jeff MacKie-Mason, "contains references to
information sources relating to the technical, economic, public
policy, and social aspects of telecommunications. All forms of
telecommunication, including voice, data, video, wired, wireless,
cable TV, and satellite, are included." Most of the document is a set
of some 5,000 links that deal with this information in detail. There
is a very substantial amount of information here, and much of it
would be of interest to economists in this area.
+ 11.3.61 Victorian Economics: An Overview
+ This site looks at economics of the Victorian era from many different
+ perspectives. One section has some data and looks at institutional
+ arrangements of the time (such as how the Bank of England operated
+ and the gold standard). Another section is devoted to the classical
+ economists and their opponents. A third looks at literature and the
+ arts, and the last section looks at related topics, such as Chartism,
+ the Corn Laws, and the the role of social classes.
+ # http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/hypertext/landow/victorian/
+ economics/econo v.html
11.3.62 Walrasian General Equilibrium Theory
This site presents an analysis of the limitations and uses of
Walrasian Economic theory in an extensive historical essay by Goncalo
L. Fonseca, a Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University. "A
time-line of Walrasian Thought, definitions, mathematical notes and
models, and discussions of related theories are given." It also
presents modern views of Walras's work.
11.3.63 WWW Pages With EU Information and Pointers Into the Web
This site covers numerous issues of European integration, which of
course includes numerous economic issues. Many of the entries are
relatively "high" level, so a great amount of information can be
reached from here. The key covered areas are papers, institutions,
research institutes, documentation centers, teaching, databases,
discussion lists and newsgroups, sites with EU documents, Eastern
Europe, organizations, Eurosceptic sites, and related sites.