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Subject: Econ. Resources on the Internet [9 of 20]
This article was archived around: 10 Nov 1999 23:31:47 -0000
Posted-By: auto-faq 3.3 (Perl 5.005)
Version: vol. 4 no. 2
Resources for Economists on the Internet, Vol. 4, No. 2, September, 1999
Editor: Bill Goffe <Bill.Goffe@usm.edu>
Editorial Assistant: Elise Braden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Part 9 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,
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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:
email@example.com. 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.
6.0 Jobs, Grants, & Academic Advice
6.1 Academe This Week (Chronicle of Higher Education) Job Listings
[worth a look]
This section of the electronic version of The Chronicle of Higher
Education lists job openings.
6.2 E-JOE (European Job Openings for Economists)
This site, a joint project of the Technical University of Berlin and
the European Economic Association (EEA), lists job openings for
economists in Europe. It has a particularly nice search interface. In
addition, those looking for jobs can subscribe to an e-mail
# Information: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
6.3 JOE (Job Openings for Economists from the AEA)
This electronic version of JOE, run the by American Economic
Association, offers all the material in the printed version. In
addition, this electronic version makes it much easier to search for
specific information, but if one wishes, one can also browse the
entire document in its usual form.
Before you use it, be sure to read the directions dealing with the
details of searching for information, and the classification codes
for the job listings.
6.4 UK-JOE (Royal Economic Society)
This site, run by the Royal Economic Society, lists job openings in
the U.K. Job ads can be posted on-line.
6.5 Economics Ph.D. Job Candidates
This site lists the "other side" of this market -- those looking for
jobs. It is arranged by school.
6.6 New Ph.D.s in Economics (NBER)
The NBER offers this listing of departments with PhD students in the
job market. It is arranged by school.
6.7 Survey of the Labor Market For New Ph.D.s in Economics
This report describes the outcome of the labor market. It contains a
great variety of data (salaries, summer support, number of hires,
6.8 American Association of State Colleges and Universities: Office of
[searchable grant database]
This organization is composed of more than 430 public colleges and
universities. Their interests are quite wide-ranging, but one
includes listing grant opportunities for member institutions. This
database, "GrantSearch" is obviously searchable, and seems to be
fairly broad -- a search for "economic" yielded almost 90 "hits."
Further, most seemed "reasonable" -- that is, it is easy to imagine a
few economists interested in most of the offerings. To access this
database, it appears that your institution must be a member of this
+ 6.9 GrantSelect
+ [searchable grant database]
+ This database is compiled by Oryx Press, and is said to have some
+ 10,000 funding opportunities by some 3,400 entities. A search for
+ "economic" yielded 300 hits (even though it was not one of their
+ listed programs), and a quick search showed that most seemed
+ "reasonable." It is a fee-based service, with rates from $350 to
+ $1,500 for an institution. They offer a 30-day free trial.
+ # http://www.higheredconnect.com/grantselect/
6.10 Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS)
[searchable grant database]
This service is operated by the library of the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign. It maintains a database of close to 8,000
funding opportunities, and is updated daily. A search for "economic"
yielded some 900 "hits," but not all of them seemed to be of interest
to academic economists. Your institution must be a subscriber to use
this database. There are more than 200 institutional members, and a
link to the list is in on the main page.
6.11 Department of Justice
This section of the Justice Department deals with grants that
researchers can apply for. This site details the different offices
that sponsor grants and lists the various opportunities for funding.
6.12 Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Research and Development
This section of the EPA deals with grants that researchers can apply
for. It includes announcements of opportunities, background material
for those who wish to apply for grants, and information on the
findings of grants.
6.13 National Science Foundation: Economics Program
This section of the NSF, under the newly formed Division of Social
and Economic Sciences (SES), offers extensive information about
itself here. This includes a listing of the program directors and
their assistants, and their contact information. There is a wealth of
information on applying for NSF grants: guides, checklists, and
forms, as well as information on regular proposals and special
funding opportunities. You can also read about grants awarded and
grants that are currently funded. For those who currently have an NSF
grant, there is information on extensions and the NSF's data
6.14 Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation
This foundation points out a survey of high school students showed
that "Only 30 percent know that low income results from the lack of
marketable skills," and "48 percent think that high wages are a
result of minimum wage laws, government actions or socially
responsible business leaders." Not surprisingly, they promote
economic education in many different ways. Besides information on how
to apply for grants, there is also background information on the
foundation, its very specific goals, and its mission statement.
+ 6.15 Manhattan Institute
+ The Manhattan Institute, "a market-oriented think tank," is offering
+ a $10,000 grant to graduate students and academics in a variety of
+ policy areas. Details on the application procedure and areas of
+ interest can be found at this site.
+ # http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/fellowship_program.htm
6.16 How to Publish in Top Journals
[views of an editor]
This set of more than 100 suggestions, written by Kwan Choi, the
Editor of the "Review of International Economics," is a very useful
set of suggestions from a unique viewpoint. Many should find it
6.17 Magnificent Publications, Inc.
This firm specializes in writing assistance, such as writing "plain
english," and related services including visual display of
quantitative information. Some members of this firm have a background
in economics, so they should be able to assist the economics
6.18 Resources for New Faculty and Their Mentors
[hints for new faculty]
This site provides a resource for new faculty members who are
adjusting to the academic lifestyle. It describes the obligations of
teaching and the expectations of the academic community. Annotated
listing of resources to assist new faculty in this adjustment are
available. Topics covered include general mentoring issues; journals;
getting a job; perspectives on being a faculty member; teaching
effectiveness; research, scholarship and publications; professional
vs. personal; tenure; adjunct and part-time service; and networking