|Link||Type of Information Available|
|The Debt Clock||Check out the amount of the U.S. government debt here.
Details on the U.S. Government's budget.
|Government Cost||See how much government spending will cost you in taxes and what you could have earned instead.|
|Resources for Economists on the Internet||A great reference source for all kinds of information!|
|WebEc||Resources for Economists, provided by Helsinki-based researchers.|
|Inomics||Site for economists with conferences, books, and a good search engine .|
|About Economics||All kinds of information about economics -- including data sources, jobs, journals, and more.|
|Free The World||A comparison of countries with respect to economic freedom.|
|Free Trade Issues||Center for Trade Policy Studies Web|
|Economic Education Links||Great links for current data and definitions.
Sponsored by the National Council on Economic Education.
Interactive tests and information about principles of economics.
|Enterprise Economy||Market Based Perspective and Information for Business Leaders|
|Inflation Conversion Tables||Inflation conversion factors for dollars 1800 to the
Calculate the change in the value of a dollar over time.
Reserve Economic Data
Monthly Consumer Price Index
|Tables showing CPI from 1950s to current month. Data broken down by category of CPI.|
|FED101||This is a good site for information about the Federal
Reserve System: history, structure, monetary policy, and more.
See Also: M.A. Akhtar, Understanding Open Market Operations,
Federal Reserve Bank of NY, 1997.
The real story about the FED:
Reserve Economic Data
(FRED) Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
|Tables showing monthly GDP, from 1959 to present.
BEA access to National Income and Product Accounts, including GDP
|Bureau of Labor Statistics||Easy to use chart format, lists 20 most commonly
requested measurements of economic performance in three major
Real Minimum Wage
Analysis of the Minimum Wage
|History of the minimum wage in the United States, in nominal terms and in real terms. Economic analysis of the minimum wage laws.|
State Excise Tax Information
|Information on federal and state excise taxes on goods
like gasoline, cigarettes, liquor, etc.
Second link also provides information on state income tax rates, etc.
Requested Tables from the Statistical Abstract of the United States
(U.S. Census Bureau )
|Links to the most commonly requested tables of U.S.
population data. Examples include:
|OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)||Statistics from several different countries, including GDP, unemployment, etc.|
|Income, Expenditures and Wealth - White House Economics Statistics Briefing Room||Summaries of U.S. data in 6 areas:
|Currency Exchange Rates - CNN Financial Network Online (CNNfn)||Current exchange rates, organized by continent, in easy-to-read table format.|
|U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services: Current Month (U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Division)||Links to current and historical trade data. Especially
good for students, see graphs and charts of current month's import and
export totals with accompanying explanations.
Foreign Trade Statistics -- all kinds of information regarding foreign trade.
See also the
|Budget Statistics from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)||Projected spending for current year, by category, in
Current Budget Projections
Government deficits and debt from 1956 - present, in table format.
Historical Budget Data
|U.S. Department of Labor||
This site provides information about the U. S. Department of Labor plus links
to its many department agencies
|Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)||Information services at this site include Data, Economy at a Glance, Keyword Search of BLS Web Pages, Surveys & Programs, Publications, Regional Information, and Research Papers. Copies of published and unpublished BLS|
|THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet||This service of the Library of Congress provides access
to the Congressional Record Index, the full text of legislation and the
Congressional Record, "hot legislation", and the summaries and
status of bills. Information regarding the
U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Congressional Commissions and Advisory Boards is also available here.
|Anarcho-Capitalism: An Annotated Bibliography||Great source for readings on anarcho-capitalism: for those students interested in more than just the mainstream stuff.|
Antitrust Case Information.
Important Antitrust Cases (summaries and decisions) -- Click on the "Contents" button for cases organized by economic issue.
The Antitrust Case Browser (summaries of antitrust cases on the web)
|Seniors - looking for a job?||This is a job search engine for college seniors.|
|Career Options for Economics Majors||Thinking about majoring in economics? This site gives some suggestions about what you can do with a degree in economics.|
|Calculators for Personal Finance||All types of financial calculators.|
|Top Franchises||Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 500
Forbes Magazine's Lists (Top 500, Richest, Most Famous, etc.)
Top 100 Ad Campaigns, Slogans, Jingles