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 ( )


updated 7/31/2015 but red links need repair



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


RECONS  The Rutgers Economics Society 

ODE  The International Economics Honor Society 

CQE The Certificate in Quantitative Economics

Hiroki Tsurumi Gala

Monroe Berkowitz Memorial

Dorothy Rinaldi Extravaganza


Useful Links (favored links in bold) Please email me with any suggested additions, or broken links



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



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 


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  


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


How the Market Works; MarketWatch 



Investment FAQ; Financial Definitions; Yahoo Stock Quotes      


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


International Economics Glossary


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


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