Economics, inter alia, on the Internet
Rutgers University Libraries' Economics Research Guide (maintained by Ryan Womack, Business Information Services Librarian; cited all over the Internet because of its comprehensiveness)
- For nuts-and-bolts
information on where and how to do economics research on
campus (be it in New Jersey Hall, in Alexander Library,
or out on the net, check An Economics Scrapbook (compiled by former economics
bibliographer Miles Yoshimura and economics professor Ira
- Invest on the Iowa electronic markets, real-money futures markets in
which contract payoffs depend on economic and political
events such as elections.
- Three brief Java-applet-based reviews
of elasticity and consumer theory are available from UCLA.
- The game theory
page from Dr. Moon Joong Tcha's International Trade course at
the University of Western Australia uses several examples to explain
dominant strategies, dominant strategy equilibria, and Nash
- Get a better feel for the
trade-offs citizens and policy makers need to make to
balance the budget with the
National Budget Simulation.
- Try your hand at FAIRMODEL
, a macroeconometric model of the U.S.
economy developed by Prof. Ray Fair at Yale, to forecast
the economy, do policy analysis, and examine historical
episodes. For example, you can change government policy
variables and examine the estimated effects of the
changes on the economy.
- Economics of the Internet,
Information Goods, Intellectual Property and Related
maintained by Hal Varian, Dean of the School of
Information Management and Systems at Berkeley
- Economic Report of the President
- WebEc, a wide-ranging collection of economics
- Resources for Economists on the
Goffe's regularly updated survey on what's out there
- Jokes about Economics and Economists, mostly fairly lame (as you'd
expect?), but a number of gems are scattered through this
- Things to do in a boring lecture, for use, of course, in your other