Neil Sheflin

Department of Economics

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

403 New Jersey Hall

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1248

(732) 993-7869 e-mail (sheflin@rutgers.edu )

 

updated  5/2016  but red links need repair

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Fall 2016 courses click on course name to see syllabus

Introduction to Macroeconomics 220:103:01  M Th 10:20-11:40 Beck Auditorium Livingston

Money and Banking   220:301:07  M Th 12-1:20 Rutgers Cinema 1 Livingston

 

Office Hours Tuesday 2-3:30pm, 403 New Jersey Hall CAC (during the semester). Other times by appointment. Note, if you are in any of my classes or RECONS, you can use the SIGNUP tool in Sakai to reserve an appointment time between 2 and 3pm.  

 

Summer 2016 Reading List here

 

RECONS  The Rutgers Economics Society 

ODE  The International Economics Honor Society 

CQE The Certificate in Quantitative Economics

 

 

The Jeff Rubin Retirement Revelry

Hiroki Tsurumi Gala

Monroe Berkowitz Memorial

Dorothy Rinaldi Extravaganza

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Useful Links (favored links in bold) Please email me with any suggested additions, or broken links sheflin@rci.rutgers.edu

 

UNDERGRADUATE ECONOMICS INFORMATION             

The Economics Department Undergraduate Information; Rutgers Student Employment; ODE - the Economics Honor Society; LIBOR - Business School Organization (open to all); SIRS - course ratings; Economics Jokes

 

STUDENT CAREER RESOURCES                                

Wall Street Journal How to Guide - Careers; Sample Resume (download and use as a template); Sample Cover Letter; Past Student Resume 2; Past Student Resume 3 (names and other info changed to protect the innocent); What Economists Do - BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook; Why Major in Economics  - Life in LaLaLandMore LaLaLand; MBAs in LaLaLand; Boston Legal; Student Activities at Rutgers; Quant Finance Article from NY Times; Quant Finance Article from Science; Economics Major by Collander

 

JOB SEARCH SITES                                  

Rutgers CareerKnight (requires login); IndeedBoston College

 

SOME ECON BLOGS AND ONLINE JOURNALS                  

Krugman / CUNY; Bernanke’s Blog; Project Syndicate - analysis on major economics (and other) issues; Mankiw/Harvard; NYFed Liberty StreetEconomix; DeLong/Berkely; Calculated Risk - finance and economics; Aplia; 20th  Century Paradigms; The Economist's; Voice - short, policy oriented articles (may require Rutgers access); Berkeley Electronic Press - an assortment of excellent peer reviewed economics and other  journals (will require Rutgers access); Economics - an on-line refereed journal  



 

FED LINKS                                                                               

Board of Governors; Federal Reserve Beige Book; Federal Reserve Monetary Policy; St. Louis Fed; Cleveland Fed; New York Fed; San Francisco Fed; Chicago Fed; Dallas Fed; Philadelphia Fed; Boston Fed; Kansas City Fed; Atlanta Fed; Richmond Fed; Minneapolis Fed; For data, FRED II - Federal Reserve Economic Data; FEDPOINTS excellent, generally timely explanations of aspects of money, banking, policy; Economic Synopses short essays on current topics from St. Louis Fed; Economic Letter short articles on current topics from SF Fed; Current Issues NY Fed;

 

ECONOMIC DATA SOURCES                                                 

FRED - macro and financial data and graphing from federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Statistical Abstract of the U.S. - everything; Economic Report of the President U.S. Budget, etc.; Political Calculations - lots of calculators; Measuring Worth  very interesting U.S. macro data source, with plots and growth rate calculations; US Department of Agriculture ERS Macro International data; Bureau of Labor Statistics; the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis and Census Bureau; the Agriculture Department's Economic Research Service 

OTHER ECONOMICS INFORMATION 

Wikipedia everything, and remarkably reliable; Scarlett-History of Econ Thought; Conference Board Total Economy Database - great; Economist Glossary - just that; Economicae - Another Glossaary/Encyclopedia; AmosWeb Economics Glossary; InfoPlease online Almanac; Federal Trade Commission; Economics Internet Library an impressive collection of links to online economics books, notes, data, organizations, etc.; Background Information on Public Issues  

OTHER ECONOMIC SOURCES 

Concise Encyclopedia of Economics excellent; Econlit - Indexing of all economics articles (Rutgers use only); JSTOR (Rutgers only) - full-text journal articles; American Economic Association; Journals; Resources for Economics on the Internet; Gene Shackman's site on Social, Economic, and Political Change; Social Science Research Network; National Association of Business Economists; Worldwide Economics Resources; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Nobel Laureates, 1969 - Present; Office of Population Research; Economic History; Economic Policies and RegulationEconomics Reports and Commentary; Fairmodel; Omicron Delta Epsilon Headquarters; Online Glossary of Economics Terms

STOCK GAME

How the Market Works; MarketWatch 

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION SOURCES 

Investment FAQ; Financial Definitions; Yahoo Stock Quotes      

NEWSPAPERS, JOURNALS, PERIODICALS 

New York Times; New Jersey Online; The Economists Voice (may require Rutgers login); eJournal - Policy Oriented Online Macro Journal

GLOSSARIES

International Economics Glossary

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENTS ETC.

Rutgers; U.S.; EDIRC (Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centres in the World)

GENERAL REFERENCE, LITERATURE, GRAMMAR, HISTORY  

History of Math Topics; Bartelby Online - books, dictionaries, etc.; Lynch’s Grammar; hotlist