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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 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"). 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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. 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. # http://www.eff.org/papers/eegtti/eegttitop.html 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. # http://www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html 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 people. # http://www.december.com/web/text/index.html 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. # http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html 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. # http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/demoweb/url-primer.html 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. # http://babelfish.altavista.com/ 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. # http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/i-034.shtml 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. # http://www.clearinghouse.net/ 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. # http://www.globaldialog.com/~morse/ija/ 11.1.10 WWW Virtual Library This organization provides information on a vast number of topics. This guide is located there. # http://vlib.org/ 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. # http://www.faqs.org/faqs/ # http://www.cs.ruu.nl/cgi-bin/faqwais # http://www.lib.ox.ac.uk/internet/news/ # ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group 11.1.12 Yahoo! 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 Internet. # http://www.yahoo.com/ + 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/ 11.1.14 AltaVista 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 results). # http://www.altavista.com/ + 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/ 11.1.16 HotBot 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. # http://www.hotbot.com/ * 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. # http://www.lycos.com/ + 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/ 11.1.19 DejaNews [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. # http://www.dejanews.com/ 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. # http://bd.dowjones.com/ 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. # http://www.liszt.com/ 11.1.22 Reference.com [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 economics). # http://www.reference.com/ 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. # http://people.yahoo.com/ 11.1.24 WhoWhere? 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. # http://www.whowhere.lycos.com/ 11.1.25 internet @ddress.finder This database of e-mail addresses is said to be particularly strong for those in universities. # http://www.iaf.net/ 11.2.0 Multiple Subject Sites 11.2.1 AEAweb [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. # http://www.aeaweb.org/ * 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 * needs. # http://www.inomics.com 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. # http://www.oswego.edu/~economic/econweb.htm 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)" . # http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/report/bus-econ/current/index.html 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 emphasis. # http://sosig.esrc.bris.ac.uk/ 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 description.) # http://netec.wustl.edu/WebEc/WebEc.html # http://netec.mcc.ac.uk/WebEc/WebEc.html # http://netec.ier.hit-u.ac.jp/WebEc/WebEc.html # http://www.helsinki.fi/WebEc/ 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. # http://www.utdallas.edu/~harpham/adam.htm 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 news notes. # http://www.econ.iastate.edu/tesfatsi/ace.htm 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. # http://www.aeco.ttu.edu/aecovl/index.htm # Information: Jason Beddow <jbeddow@vt.edu> 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. # http://kierkegaard.ifas.ufl.edu/ 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. # http://www.stolaf.edu/people/becker/antitrust/antitrust.html 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. # http://www.ripon.edu/Faculty/bowenj/antitrust/INTRO.htm # 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. # http://www.antitrust.org 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. # http://noisefactory.co.uk/research/sci-econ/Asymmetries.html 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. # http://www.wiso.gwdg.de/ifbg/banking.html 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 site. # http://forecasting.cwru.edu/ 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. # http://www.capitalism.org/ + 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. # http://shoga.wwa.com/~mosers/ 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 related links. "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. # http://csf.colorado.edu/ 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. # http://zia.hss.cmu.edu/econ/index.html 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. # http://www.eur.nl/few/ei/links/ 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. # http://www.oswego.edu/~kane/econometrics/ + 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. # http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Quad/8715/ 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. # http://www.nuff.ox.ac.uk/Economics/Growth/ 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. # http://www.eh.net/ 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 news sources. # http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/region/economy/ 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. # http://olymp.wu-wien.ac.at/erpa/ 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. # http://members.aol.com/gregransom/hayekpage.htm 11.3.25 EmuNet 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. # http://www.euro-emu.co.uk 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 available here. # http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/gtap/index.htm # Information: <conner@agecon.purdue.edu> 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 different resources. # http://www.medecon.de/hec.htm 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 issues. # http://cfec.vub.ac.be/cfec/hope.htm 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. # http://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/history/rtg/res1/index.htm 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. " # http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/resources/infoecon # Suggestions: <infoecon@sims.berkeley.edu> 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. # http://linux.agsm.ucla.edu/cascades/ 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 resources. # http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp/ 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 international trade. # http://pacific.commerce.ubc.ca/trade/ 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 University. # http://intrepid.mgmt.purdue.edu/Trade.html 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. # http://fismat.dima.unige.it/citg/citg.htm 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. # http://www.ihr.sas.ac.uk/ics/ 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. # http://www.msu.edu/user/schmid/instecon.htm 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. # http://www.findlaw.com/lawecon/ 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. # http://levine.sscnet.ucla.edu/ 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. # http://wwwpub.utdallas.edu/~liebowit/ 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. # http://www.geocities.com/WallStreet/8691/ 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 fine resource. # http://www.unibw-hamburg.de/WWEB/math/uebe/zuhause.engl.html 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. # http://www.cce.unifi.it/rivista/welcome.htm 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 lists. # http://www.soc.titech.ac.jp/icm/ * 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. # http://raven.stern.nyu.edu/networks/ms/ 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. # http://watarts.uwaterloo.ca/~mug/index.html 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. # http://www.nobel.se/prize/memorial.html + 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. # http://www-marketing.wharton.upenn.edu/forecast/ 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 listing vitaes. # http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r14160/rbc/ 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. # http://www.pitt.edu/~cjp/rees.html 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 the field. # http://www.interchg.ubc.ca/rmporter/nre/natural_resource_economics. html 11.3.53 RISKWeb 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 this area. # http://www.riskweb.com/ 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. # http://www.pitt.edu/~alroth/alroth.html 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 country sections. # http://cfec.vub.ac.be/cfec/purses.htm 11.3.56 StatServ 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 itself. # http://www.statserv.com/ 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 keywords. It is run by John Cockburn, Luc Savard, Pierre Couillard and Bernard Decaluwi, all of Department of Economics, University Laval, Quebec. # http://www.sage.ecn.ulaval.ca/ 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. # http://www-cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/~jfollain/regional/regional2.htm + 11.3.59 Sustainable Earth Exchange Link Information for Educators + (SEELIFE) + + 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 + reports. + + # 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. # http://china.si.umich.edu/telecom/telecom-info.html + 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. # http://www.econ.jhu.edu/people/fonseca/get/get.htm 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. # http://fgr.wu-wien.ac.at/nentwich/euroint2.htm