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Subject: Econ. Resources on the Internet [8 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 <elise@econlit.org> Part 8 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, provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or direct commercial advantage and that whole copies show the following notice: "Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE), Copyright 1999 American Economic Association" Otherwise the AEA owns the exclusive right to print, publish, distribute, reproduce, sell, prepare derivative works, transmit, download, or otherwise transfer copies of RFE. Copyrights of components of this work owned by others than the AEA must be honored and attributed to the rightful owner. Abstracting and short quotes are permitted. To copy otherwise or to republish otherwise, including on web pages, in whole or in part requires prior specific permission. 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. 5.0 General Interest 5.1 The Dismal Scientist [macro and regional data with analysis plus general commentary] This site, part of "Regional Financial Associates," a consulting firm, bills itself as "The Best Free Lunch on the Web." On the macro side, they offer not only current releases of many macro series, but also analysis of each release, and analyses of the economy in general on a monthly basis. They do the same for regional data. They offer nearly 130 series on the states, and 60 on 257 metropolitan areas. In a nice twist, you can sort states and metropolitan areas by these series (surprisingly interesting). They also offer analyses in the "Thoughts" section; current sections include the Asian crisis, financial markets, industry analysis, regional, and the U.S. economy. There are also macro and regional forecasts, and finally, there is a useful dictionary and calendar of data releases. # http://www.dismal.com/ * 5.2 About.com [topical focus (nice on new econ material on the Internet)] This economics guide, run by John Irons, is part of the About.com web * site (formerly the Mining Company), which provides "expert guides to help you find/learn/share" information on the Internet (there are several hundred guides, typically in areas of general interest). This particular guide addresses two "markets:" very topical subjects, and general interest (of course, much of this is of interest to professional economists). It is updated several times a month, and does a good job of covering new economic events on the Internet. For instance, there is a section dealing with economics articles in on-line magazines ("Econ in Online Mags"), and newly added economic resources on the Internet ("Net Finds"). There are also short essays and reviews on topical areas. Finally, there are sections dealing with less topical areas as well: "Books, Economics Community, Data, Government, News, Newsletter, Archives, Organizations, Resources, and Special Topics." # http://www.economics.about.com 5.3 Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economics Network [macro and international charts and analysis] Ed Yardeni is chief economist of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell (North America). His site offers a wealth of analysis and data (much of the later in a very convenient form). It includes "Weekly Economic Analyses" ("explore the latest economic and financial controversies") and "Weekly Economic Briefings" ("focus on a key issue each week"). The most recent versions are restricted to customers of his firm. He also offers "Topical Studies," which cover most any economic topic. Other material of interest includes macro forecasts of Deutsch Morgan Grenfell, stock market valuation information, many "Chart Rooms" with data from markets, the U.S., and the global economy (they are remarkably insightful and well chosen). Other areas of interest include "Slide Shows" (of financial and economic charts), a section on monetary and fiscal policy, and demography and marketing. In the "Center for CyberEconomics," the interplay between economics and computing is examined. The current focus is the Year 2000 computer problem, which Yardeni thinks has a better than even chance of causing a recession in 2000. Finally, there is a area of links to useful Internet tools and sites. Almost all the data and analysis is in PDF format. # http://www.yardeni.com/