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 7/31/2015 but red links need repair

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Fall 2015 courses - click on course to see PRELIMINARY syllabus or syllabus from last time course was offered by me.

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

Money and Banking   220:301:081  M Th noon-1:20pm  RC-1 Livingston Campus

Byrne Seminar Economics in the News: An Apparatus of the Mind 190:101:083 T 9:50-11:10am NJ-105 College Avenue

 

Summer reading list here

 

ODE  The International Economics Honor Society 

CQE The Certificate in Quantitative Economics

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