Economic Information on the Web
Electronic Teaching Resources
- Books, Textbooks and Online Courses - This listing is supported by the American Economics Association.
- CyberEconomics - A complete, online textbook for introductory economics prepared by Robert E. Schenck, Professor of Economics at St. Joseph's College, Renesselaer, IN. It provides basic information on micro and macro economics.
Large Sites and General Guides
- Bureau of Labor Statistics - This site has pointers to all the major economic indicators for the U.S economy and the states and regions.
- EconData Online - This site keeps you informed on today's most crucial economics data. Steve Hackett and Bud Culbertson (Humboldt State University) provide commentary, analysis, and current and historical data. Some of the topics covered include Economic Fundamentals, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, World Economy, how to calculate the CPI, GDP, etc.
- Economagic.com: Economic Time Series Page - This site has over 400,000 datafiles with charts and excel spreadsheets for each. It is possible to search by topic or by source.
- Economic History Services - EH.Net provides resources and promotes communication among scholars in economic history and related fields. It is organized into four broad categories: Services, Lists, Organizations, and Calendar. Additionally, there is a feature in the Services section called "Ask the Professor", where faculty answer questions asked about some aspect of economic history. An archive of the questions and answers is maintained. Useful for those seeking information about economic history.
- Economic Indicators - This site is produced by the Economic Policy Institute and provides analyses of the labor market, GDP, income & poverty, and health insurance coverage.
- Economic Policy Institute - The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute (think tank) engaged in research, analysis, and advocacy. Its mission statement is “to provide high quality research and education in order to promote a prosperous, fair, and sustainable economy”. It has five main areas of research – living standards and labor market; government and the economy; trade and globalization; education; and sustainable economics. Statistical data as well as position papers written by the institute are also available. Frequently labeled “liberal” or “progressive” when quoted in the news media, EOI is especially well known for its research on issues related to working people and labor markets.
- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - This site has information about the 12th federal reserve district, which covers nine western states--Alaska, Arizona, California,Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington--and American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. It includes information about the fed, news and events in the district, economic research and data, publications, educational resources, community development, consumer information, banking information, and services for financial institutions.
- National Bureau of Economic Research - The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is a private, nonprofit research organization devoted "to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works." Primarily through research conducted for NBER by hundreds of university professors. Some of this research is freely available online, including the database of NBER Working Papers abstracts, but access to the full text of the Working Papers, which are the most important and widely known NBER publications, requires a subscription. This site is a valuable resrouce for data related to business cycles. There are also links to other sources, including government and individual scholars' sites.
- Resources for Economists on the Internet - This site is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all resources are also described.
- U.S. Census - This site contains demographic, economic and, social statistical data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- WebEc - This site lists and describes material that could be of interest to mainly academic economists and is at least in part freely available on the Internet. Together with Resources for Economist on the Internet, they are the WWW Virtual Library on Economics.
- White House: Jobs & The Economy - This White House site provides easy access to current Federal economic indicators, including: Employment, Income, International, Money Output, Prices, Production, and Transportation. Site provides links to information produced by a number of Federal agencies.
- Economic Commission For Latin America and the Caribbean - This is the web site for the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). It is the public record of its work, including press releases, interviews, speeches, op-ed pieces, and statements of the Secretary-General, as well as PDF versions of nearly all its publications in both English and Spanish. Some of the publications available at this site include the Statistical Yearbook, Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, Foreign Investment in Latin America, and the Caribbean, Social Panorama of Latin America.
- International Economics Network - A directory of resources devoted to international economics and its related disciplines. It does not include original content but links to economics sites organized by topic area. Main topical sections include International Economics, International Politics, News & Commentary, International ICT (Information and Communications Development), and Research Papers. Each section includes a directory of links with annotations.
- International Monetary Fund - This site contains significant amounts of information about the organization, international monetary cooperation, and member countries. There are links to IMF research and statistics, sections on how the IMF gets and lends its money, as well as monthly and quarterly statistics on IMF financial transactions.
- California Department of Finance - This site has the California state budget, monthly finance bulletins, financial and economic data, fiscal information for state agencies, demographic information for the state.
- California State Homepage - Additional information about the state's business can be found here.
- Long-Term Socio-Economic Forecasts by County - This site is produced by the California Department of Transportation and contains biennial socio-economic forecasts, with history and long-term projections, for all counties in California. Includes statistics on wage and salary job creation, population growth, migration, industrial production, and other factors. Forecasts available back to 2000 for some counties; 2002 for others.
- Humboldt Economic Index - This site contains both current and historic data on various indicators of economic activity in Humboldt, e.g., median home prices, unemployment rate, etc.
- Prosperity - The North Coast Strategy - This site has been adopted by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors as Humboldt County's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The resulting document is the result of contributions made by local residents and business who attended planning meetings, Industry Cluster meetings, and/or wrote letters and concept papers on economic and community development in Humboldt County. In addition to viewing this document on the web, a print copy will be available for review in the Humboldt Room.