The web resources collected here are organized for easy browsing, but as information does not always fit neatly into single categories, it may be repeated in several locations. Some excellent Directories of Economics Links are included, which encompass every area of Economics. Several useful Non-Economics resources can be found under "Library, Bibliographic, and Quick Reference Links." Sites designated "UWO only" connect to resources subscribed to by Western Libraries. For off-campus access to subscribed resources, log in to Western Libraries and search the catalogue or select Databases by Title. *Note that doing a traditional "catalogue" search will yield more effective results than using the Library's "Summon" feature.*
Journals: UWO users can download articles from subscribed journals
- Directory of Open Access Journals. Economics: Growing list of freely accessible journals. All journals exercise peer review or editorial quality control.
- Journals Indexed in Econlit: Indicates Econlit’s coverage dates and where full text is available. Links to publisher’s homepage.
- JStor: UWO only. Journals in Economics. Does not contain recent issues. Off-Campus access: Log in and select from 'J' Databases.
- Western Libraries' Economics E-Journals: Selected journals with electronic access. Links to Western Libraries' catalogue records.
- Western Undergraduate Economics Review (WUER): Annual publication featuring papers written by undergraduate students in Economics at Western.
- CEPR (Center for Policy Research) Discussion papers: Members can download full-text. Others may view abstracts and order papers for a fee.
- EBSLG (European Business School Librarian’s Group): Provides access to electronic versions of European Working Papers in Business and Economics produced at major European Business Schools.
- EconPapers: Using the huge RePEc database, EconBase provides information about print and online working papers and articles in Economics. Links users to publisher’s website for download or purchase information.
- Fed in Print: Searchable catalogue of Federal Reserve publications.
- IDEAS (Internet Documents in Economics Access Service): Over 2,900 series, many of which are downloadable as full text. Run by Christian Zimmerman, using the RePEc database.
- NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research): UWO only. Download full-text NBER working papers and technical papers. Off-campus: Log in and search in the catalogue under title "National Bureau of Economic Research."
- NEP (New Papers in Economics): A service notifying subscribers through mailing lists of new research literature. One list announces all new papers, others are subject specific. Uses RePEc database.
- RePEc (Research Papers in Economics): Collaborative initiative dedicated to the free dissemination of research in economics. Huge bibliographic database of papers classified by provider. Most are downloadable; contact information is provided for all series.
- SSRN e-Library: Consists of an Abstracts Database and an Electronic Collection of downloadable full-text documents. Mostly free, but includes access to some fee based research.
- Statistics Canada: Studies, research papers, and technical papers issued by Statistics Canada on a variety of subjects.
- World Bank Documents and Reports: Downloadable working papers and other documents from the World Bank.
- Dissertations & Theses: Full Text: UWO only. Database of almost all American dissertations from 1861 to present, with an increasing number of papers from Canada and abroad. Searchable by subject, title and author. Now includes two additional databases: Dissertations and Theses from UWO, and from the UK and Ireland. Off-Campus: Log in and select from 'D' Databases.
- Theses Canada Portal: Access to full text electronic versions of Canadian theses and dissertations published from the beginning of 1998 to August 31, 2002; Bibliographic records for all theses in the National Library’s collection.
- Archive for the History of Economic Thought: A large number of significant texts representing major thinkers, schools of thought and subfields. Includes interesting links, primarily historical but not exclusively economics.
- Book Collections at IDEAS: Economics e-books from a variety of sources.
- Classic Works in Economics and Political Economy: From SUNY-Oswego.
- Handbooks in Economics: UWO only. Full text of many of the volumes of Elsevier’s authoritative Handbooks series. Select 'Handbooks' tab for a list of titles.
- IMF E-Library. UWO only. Browse or search the International Monetary Fund's vast catalogue of publications. Full text books, reports, periodicals and reports are downloadable as pdfs. Off-Campus: Log in and search the catalogue for 'IMF e-library'.
- The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics: UWO only. Encyclopedic in scope, Palgrave features articles by influential economists in their areas of expertise. The online version of the new 8 volume print edition includes quarterly updates, efficient browse and search features, hyperlinked cross references, and more. The standard reference for economists. Off-Campus: Log in and search catalogue.
- OECD iLibrary: UWO only. OECD’s online library of books, periodicals and statistics. All are downloadable. Search, or browse by theme. Off-Campus: Log in and select from 'O' Databases.
- Online Economic Textbooks: From SUNY-Oswego.
- World Bank E-Library: UWO only. Cross-searchable, fully indexed portal to the World Bank’s collection of full-text books, reports and working papers. New documents are added as they are published. Off-Campus: Log in and select from 'W' Databases.
These databases are subscribed to by the UWO libraries and are accessible to UWO users only.
- ABI/Inform Global Research: Indexes business, economics and politics journals and magazines. Abstracts are often available after 1971, and full-text from 1987. Off-campus: Log in and select from 'A' Databases.
- CBCA Business: Provides access to a broad range of Canadian business periodicals. Off-Campus: Log in and select from 'C' Databases.
- CBCA Current Events: Features Canadian titles focusing on current events. Includes newspapers, newswires, news magazines, and television and radio transcripts. Off-campus: Log in and select from 'C' Databases.
- CPI.Q (Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly): Articles with a Canadian focus from a comprehensive list of Canadian and international journals, newspapers, and magazines. Off-campus: Log in and select from 'C' Databases.
- Current Index to Statistics: Indexes several hundred journals, books, and proceedings in the field of statistics, including some material dating back to 1900. Produced by The American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Off-campus: Log in and search catalogue.
- Econlit (Economic Literature): Produced by the American Economic Association, Econlit is the primary index for economics. Covers over 400 journals, articles in collective volumes, books, book reviews, dissertations and working papers. Provides citations, selected abstracts, and links to UWO’s full-text resources when available. Off-campus: Log in and select from 'E' Databases.
- Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU): A suite of full-text products providing a broad range of authoritative and up-to-date information, data and analysis. Covers economic and political conditions around the world. Off-campus: Log in and select from 'E' Databases.
- E-Stat: An interactive database containing articles from Canadian Social Trends and the latest edition of the Canada Year Book. Also includes Canadian social and economic data from the CANSIM database, as well as current and historical Census data dating back to 1665. Off-campus: Log in and select from 'E' Databases.
- Factiva: Joint venture between Dow Jones and Reuters, Factiva provides business news and information from around the world. Current news, historic articles, company reports and stock quotes. Select "Factiva" from the list. For help, see the Business Library's guide. Requires Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.
- Ingenta: Database allowing browsing or searching of journals covering all disciplines. Download papers from subscribed journals. Off-campus: Log in and select from 'I' Databases.
- LexisNexis Academic: Full text access to newspapers, wire services and broadcast transcripts. Business news, industry, market and company information, SEC filings and reports. Off-campus: Select from 'L' Databases. For help, see the Business Library’s guide.
- Web of Science/Social Sciences Citation Index: Indexes and abstracts a wide range of Social Science journals and proceedings. Includes both citations listed in an article (its bibliography) and citations to the article. This feature allows searches for articles which cite a known author or work. Off-campus: Log in and select from 'W' Databases.
- Bank of Canada Financial Statistics: Data on interest rates, exchange rates, money market yields, inflation and more. Information is updated weekly at Bank of Canada Weekly Financial Statistics.
- Canadian Census Analyzer: Through CHASS at the University of Toronto. Provides access to frequently requested census data.
- Canadian Economic Accounts Quarterly Review: Overview of Canada’s national accounts from Statistics Canada.
- Canadian Industry Statistics: Industry statistics and analysis from Industry Canada.
- CANSIM (Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System): UWO only. Statistics Canada’s computerized database of time series covering a wide variety of social and economic aspects of Canadian life. Updated daily. Through CHASS at the University of Toronto. Off-campus: Log in and select from 'C' Databases.
- E-Stat: UWO only. Data on Canada and its people using current CANSIM multidimensional tables, the most recent census data, and historical data. Off-Campus access.
- Equinox Data Delivery System: Succeeds IDLS, an initiative of the Social Science Computing Lab at Western. Now partnered with Quebec's CREPUQ, it provides bilingual access to data subsets from its extensive data holdings. Canadian and international data.
- Historical Statistics of Canada: Electronic edition from Statistics Canada. Provides a wide range of economic, social and political data for the period from Confederation to the mid-1970s.
- Statistics Canada: Canada’s central statistical agency provides data on the economy, population, resources, and many other key aspects of Canadian life.
- Statistics Canada: How to Cite Statistics Canada Products: Detailed instructions for citing all Statistics Canada products. Applies to other Statistical resources as well.
- Bank Holding Company Data: Provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, quarterly income statements and balance sheets are available as SAS XPORT files. Includes documentation on forming consistent time-series to aid in understanding reporting changes which occurred from 1976-2000.
- Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA): An agency of the Department of Commerce, the BEA’s economic accounts provide information on economic growth, regional economic development, inter-industry relationships, and the U.S. position in the world economy.
- Current Population Survey (CPS): A monthly survey of about 50,000 households, CPS is a primary source of information on the labour force characteristics of the U.S. population.
- DataWeb: Brings together demographic, economic, environmental, health and other databases from a variety of agencies and organizations.
- EconData: A service of Inforum at the University of Maryland comprised of several hundred thousand economic time series produced by various U.S. government agencies. Information on states and regions as well as some international data.
- Economagic.com: Economic Time Series Page: More than 200,000 time series for which data and custom charts can be retrieved. Excel files are available for all series.
- Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU): A suite of full-text products providing a broad range of authoritative and up-to-date information, data and analysis. Covers economic and political conditions around the world. Off-campus access.
- Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED): A database of over 41,000 economic time-series. Lets you download data to Excel or text files and view charts of data series.
- Federal Reserve System National Information Center (NIC): Provides extensive information on banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has regulatory, supervisory or research interest.
- Integrated Public Use Micro-Data Series (IPUMS): A project of the University of Minnesota. U.S. and international census micro data for social and economic research. U.S. census data from 1850.
- National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER): Data files available from NBER or from sources associated with the NBER research program, as well as NBER’s links to other data series.
- National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH): Data released by the Center for Demography and Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from the NSFH. A comprehensive survey of American family life.
- Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID): From the Institute of Social Research, University of Michigan. A longitudinal survey begun in 1968 of a representative sample of US individuals and their family units. The focus is economic and demographic, with detailed income and employment data. PSID data can be used for cross-sectional, longitudinal, and intergenerational analysis, and for studying both individuals and families.
- Regional Economic Conditions (RECON), FDIC: Regional employment, income and housing data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Includes tools for creating maps, tables and charts.
- U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics: Detailed statistical data on employment, wages, CPI, productivity and much more concerning labor in the U.S.
- U.S. Census Bureau: A well organized homepage with links to a wide range of information about the U.S. population.
- CESSDA (Council of European Social Science Data Archives): Promotes the acquisition, archiving and distribution of electronic data for social science research in Europe. Homepage provides easy access to member organizations’ catalogues.
- Eurostat: As the Statistical Office of the European Communities, Eurostat provides statistics at the European level which allow comparisons between countries and regions. Contains catalogue of agency’s publications.
- MIMAS (Manchester Information and Associated Services): U.K. service based at the University of Manchester providing strategic research and teaching datasets, software packages, training and large-scale computing resources.
- Nomis: Web-based database of U.K. labour market statistics run by Durham University on behalf of the Office of National Statistics.
- UK Data Archive (UKDA): Largest collection of digital data in the U.K. Includes computerized historical material.
Other International Data
- Asia Studies Full-Text Online: UWO only. Statistical information and thousands of full-text reports covering 53 countries. Off-Campus access.
- Asian Development Bank: Statistical information on member countries. Economic analysis and publications on a variety of topics.
- China Data Online: UWO only. National, provincial and local statistics, industrial and census data, themed maps and atlases, and much more. Lots of previously hard-to-obtain information. Off campus: Log in and search catalogue.
- China Health and Nutrition Survey: Cross-section data from this longitudinal study which was designed to see how the economic and social transformation of Chinese society is affecting the health and nutritional status of its population.
- Europa World Plus: UWO only. Online version of Europa World Yearbook. Covers economic and political information for over 250 countries and territories. Off-Campus access.
- Global Development Finance (GDI Online): UWO only. From the World Bank Group, financial information from 147 countries. Several options for viewing results. Data can be exported as Excel or ASCII files.
- IMF E-Library: Data: UWO only. Provides access to the wide range of time series data published by the IMF. The core databases -- International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payments Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, and Government Finance Statistics -- contain data on all aspects of foreign and domestic financial and economic activity for most countries of the world. An extremely valuable resource. Off-campus: Log in and search catalogue for 'IMF e-library'.
- Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR): Operated from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. UWO is a member of the consortium.
- LADARK (Latin America Development Archive): Housed at the University of Texas at San Antonio, LADARK contains data sets and other useful information on Latin American development.
- OECD Statistics Portal: Statistics by topic, country or department.
- OffStats Official Statistics on the Web: From the University of Auckland library, up-to-date statistics from official sources around the world. Many time series available. Data often downloadable as text or spreadsheet files.
- Penn World Tables: Provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 168 countries. From the Center for International Comparisons at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Rand Family Life Surveys: Detailed household and community surveys covering Malaysia, Indonesia, Guatemala and Bangladesh conducted by Rand Corp., in collaboration with research institutions from the countries involved.
- Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey: Data from this household-based survey which was designed to measure the effects of Russian reforms on the economic well-being of Russian households and individuals.
- Statistical Sites on the Worldwide Web: The U.S. Department of Labor’s list of links to statistical agencies around the world.
- UNdata: Pools and provides free access to an enormous amount of statistical data collected by the UN over the years. Includes Country Profiles, and covers such topics as Population, Industry, Energy, Trade, and National Accounts.
- World Development Indicators (WDI): UWO only. Statistical data for over 220 countries. User friendly, with several options for viewing results. Data can be exported in standard formats.
- World Fact Book: CIA publication containing a wealth of up-to-date information on all the countries of the world.
Directories of Data Resources on the Web
- Data Sources: Long, well organized and eclectic listing from SUNY Oswego.
- RFE (Resources for Economists): Bill Goffe’s list of data resources.
- Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World (EDRIC): Organized by countries and fields. Includes research centres within universities, finance ministries, statistical offices, central banks and other non-profit institutions where economists work. From Christian Zimmerman at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
- Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in Canada (EDRIC)
- Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the U.S.A. (EDRIC)
Associations and Societies
- AEAweb: Bill Goffe’s list of Societies and Associations.
- American Economics Association: Information about the association, membership directory, publications and resources for economists.
- Canadian Economics Association: Information about the association, directories, links to publications and Canadian resources.
- EDRIC. Associations and Societies: Links to economics associations and societies worldwide, compiled and maintained by Christian Zimmerman, University of Connecticut.
- History of Economics Society: Membership directory, information about the society and its activities.
- Royal Economic Society: Information about the association and its publications. Directory accessible to members only.
- C.D. Howe Institute: Provides analysis of economic and social issues affecting the quality of life of Canadians. Download or order publications from its extensive catalogue.
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA): Home of the Alternative Federal and Provincial Budgets.
- Canadian Policy Research Network (CPRN): Specialized in social and economic policy research. Organized into Family, Work, Health and Public Involvement networks. Sadly, this influential think tank closed in 2010, but its archive remains.
- Conference Board of Canada: Researches and analyses Canadian economic trends and public policy issues. UWO users have access to the vast number of research documents contained in its e-library.
- Fraser Institute: A conservative public policy organization which promotes the free market, lower taxes, and a reduction of government regulation in economic and social affairs.
- Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP): An independent organization which generates research, provides analysis, and initiates debate in an effort to improve both domestic and foreign public policy in Canada. Publisher of Policy Options.
- International Development Research Centre (IDRC): IDRC is a Canadian crown corporation which works in collaboration with researchers from the developing world. Research areas include environmental and natural resource management, information and communication technology for development, and social and economic equity.
- Think Tanks: A directory of Canadian and International Think Tanks from Hillwatch.com.
- APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation): An intergovernmental organization which works to reduce trade barriers across the Asia-Pacific region.
- Brookings Institute: One of Washington’s oldest think tanks. Involved in research, analysis, and public education, with an emphasis on economics, foreign policy, governance, and metropolitan policy.
- Institute for Fiscal Studies (London, England): Independent research organization which aims to promote effective economic and social policies through rigorous analysis of their impact on individuals, families, firms and the public finances. Rich source of UK information.
- International Monetary Fund (IMF): Information about the IMF and its work. Financial data, country information and access to most of its publications.
- NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research): A leading U.S. research organization committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research on a wide range of subjects. Rich source of data. UWO users can download working papers.
- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): Comprised of 30 member countries and associated with 70 others, the OECD’s research covers a broad range of economic, technical and social subjects. Lots of information is downloadable for free. UWO users have additional access to the Organisation’s catalogue through the library’s subscription to SourceOEDC.
- Rand Corporation: Conducts research which addresses social and economic issues facing the US, as well as national security issues and international affairs. Publications are downloadable for free as PDF files.
- United Nations: Information about the UN and its activities. News, maps, data, country information, and publications.
- UNU-MERIT: United Nations University and University of Maastricht recently merged their respective research and training institutes on innovation and technology to form this global centre. Conducts theoretical, empirical and policy relevant research on the economic and social consequences of technological change.
- World Bank: Information about the Bank’s projects and activities, country profiles, data and access to the World Bank Group's vast catalogue of publications.
- World Resources Institute (WRI): Independent think tank which conducts research and makes proposals for policy change that will foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. Data and some publications available for downloading.
- World Trade Organization (WTO): An international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. Information about the WTO, its history and its activities, including official documents. Lots of data, publications and educational resources concerning trade and development.
- Canada: Canada’s official web site. Loads of information, statistics, on-line forms and contacts, including a directory of government departments and employees.
- Canada. Departments and Agencies: Comprehensive directory providing direct links to the primary web sites of government departments, agencies and crown corporations.
- Department of Finance: Budget information, Annual Financial Reports, Fiscal Reference Tables, taxation, tariff and trade information and publications.
- Industry Canada (Strategis): Provides business and consumer information. Strategis for Economists features links to Industry Canada’s economic research publications.
- Ontario. Ministry of Finance: Provincial budget and Ontario’s financial accounts.
- Provinces and Territories: Links to the official government websites of Canada’s provinces and territories.
- FDSys: A service of the Government Printing Office providing a large amount of official information, current and historical, produced by the U.S. government and its agencies. Search or Browse collections.
- USA.gov: The U.S. government’s official web portal. A centralized gateway to a vast range of information, data and resources from local, state and federal departments and agencies.
- Europa: Portal site of the European Union, providing access to all its component institutions and agencies. Information on EU objectives, activities and policies.
- Foreign Governments: From Northwestern University Library’s Government Publications department, links to official websites of national governments around the world.
- AEAweb: Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE): The premiere listing of Economics resources. Comprehensive, extremely well organized, and updated regularly. Edited by Bill Goffe and sponsored by the AEA.
- Canadian Information by Subject - Economics: Developed by Library and Archives Canada, an extensive and expanding list of links to internet resources about Canada. Updated regularly.
- Google’s Directory: Economics: Comprehensive listing categorized by topic.
- Intute: Social Sciences: Excellent source of high quality Internet resources described and catalogued by librarians and subject specialists. Search or browse by subject.
- Research Resources for the Social Sciences: Interesting assortment of sites sponsored by McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
- SUNY’s Internet Resources for Economists: Extensive and well maintained list of economics related sites.
- Western Libraries' Economics Resources: A collection of research resources compiled by Bruce Fyfe highlighting print and electronic resources available at Western Libraries. Includes links to relevant Internet sites, including Bruce's Blog.
General Economics, Economics Education
- Economics Blogs: A list by John Kane of SUNY Oswego.
- Economics Graduate Studies: "A few tips culled from the web" by Christian Zimmerman to help students succeed. Includes job market information.
- Higher Education Academy Economics Network: Provides a range of free resources that support university teachers of Economics.
- The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics: UWO only. Encyclopedic in scope, Palgrave features articles by influential economists in their areas of expertise. The standard reference for economists. Off campus: Log in and search the catalogue.
- Nobelprize.org Economics: Biographical information, interviews, papers.
- Portraits of Well-Known Economists: From the Warren J. Samuels portrait collection at Duke University.
- Schools of Thought: Descriptions of, and links to resources on the various schools of thought in Economics. From the History of Economic Thought webpage.
- Vox: A policy portal set up by CEPR and a consortium of European centres to promote research-based policy analysis. Provides a collection of columns and commentary on a wide range of topical subjects by leading economists.
Business, Commerce, Finance
- Campbell R. Harvey’s Hypertextual Financial Glossary: With over 8,000 entries and 18,000 hyperlinks, claims to be the largest financial glossary on the Internet.
- Canadian Financial Network (CFN): Provides a large collection of quality international resources, with useful descriptions. Browse or search.
- Contingency Analysis: Information on Financial Risk Management, Trading and Financial Engineering. Maintained by Glyn Holton.
- Enterweb: Lists and annotates Internet resources in the areas of enterprise development, small business, finance, international trade and the economy in the age of globalization.
- Financial Data Finder: From Ohio State University, a database of data resources for financial researchers and scholars.
- Investcom: Stock quotes, market news, company information, economic reports, links to Canadian Stock Exchanges. Site is somewhat difficult to navigate but has plenty of market information.
- Mergentonline: UWO only. Provides detailed, comprehensive and authoritative financial and business information on companies based around the world.
- OSU Virtual Finance Library: Award winning site from Ohio State University offers a myriad of financial links, as well as special resources for researchers, students and educators.
- Standard & Poors NetAdvantage: UWO only. Must use Internet Explorer. Access to S & P’s entire suite of products. Formats include text and data, with various options for exporting. Off-Campus access.
Computing and Software
- C++: From Cambridge University, documentation and resources on C++ for beginners and advanced users.
- CISER Online Computing Help: From Cornell’s Institute for Social and Economic Research. Provides information for users of SAS, Stata, GAUSS, MATLAB, FORTRAN, and more.
- December List: CMC Information Sources: A comprehensive collection of information sources about the Internet and computer mediated communication. Popular resource for Internet trainers. Updated regularly.
- Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG): Produces and distributes numerical, data mining components, statistical and visualization software, compilers and application development tools. Fully functional versions of many products are downloadable for a 3 day trial period.
- Netlib: A repository of freely available software, documents and databases of interest to the numerical, scientific, computing, and other communities. Maintained by AT&T Bell Laboratories, the University of Tennessee and Oakridge National Laboratory.
- Resources to Help You Learn and Use Stata: Excellent collection of resources prepared by UCLA's Academic Technology Services. Check Learning Modules and Classes and Seminars, some of which feature 'movies'. Includes a search function for Stata commands.
- Stata Portal: UCLA’s Academic Technology Services' collection of online Stata resources. The page is no longer being maintained, but most of the links are still active.
- Stata: Corporate, product, technical information and support.
- Stata's Resouce Links: Links to outside tutorials and resources compiled and regularly updated by StataCorp.
- Stata Tutorial: Introduction to Stata emphasizing data management and graphics. Complementary discussion of statistical models.
- UNIXhelp for Users: Helpful information for users of the UNIX operating system, developed at the University of Edinburgh.
Demographics and Population
- Metropolis Canada: International forum for research and policy on immigration, diversity and changing cities.
- National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS): A set of surveys designed to gather information at multiple points in time on the labour market activities of several groups of men and women. Resulting data have served as an important tool for researchers for over 3 decades. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Office of Population Research: Princeton’s distinguished demographic research centre. Research activities include health, wellbeing, social demography, and migration and urbanization.
- Population Reference Bureau: Provides up-to-date and objective information on international population trends and their implications. Data and publications on a wide range of topics.
- Population Studies Center: Operated from the University of Michigan since 1961, PSC conducts population research in every region of the world.
- Econometric Resources on the Internet: Created by John Kane of SUNY Oswego.
- Econometric Software: John Kane’s list of links to econometric software vendors and support information.
- Econometriclinks: Extensive list of resources from the Econometrics Journal.
- Earth Trends: Offers a wide range of statistical, graphic and analytical information related to environmental, social and economic trends that shape our world. Data is gathered from leading statistical agencies and made available for free in easily accessible formats.
- SD Gateway: Over 1,200 documents, as well as a calendar of events, job bank, mailing lists and news sites dealing with sustainable development.
Game Theory, Experimental, Evolutionary Economics
- Al Roth’s Game Theory and Experimental Economics Page: Created by Al Roth from Harvard.
- E.S. Andersen’s Web Pages: Andersen’s own materials, plus links, on evolutionary economics and technological change.
- Economic and Game Theory: David Levine’s page includes working papers, bibliographies, commentary and links.
- Game Theory.net: A beautifully designed site offering a wealth of resources directed toward educators and students of game theory. Concentrates on making material approachable.
- ESRC Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution (ELSE): An interdisciplinary research centre concerned with the modeling of human behaviour in the social sciences. Research is pursued within the conceptual framework provided by game theory. Economists also work on game theory and its application to practical economic problems, such as auctions and tenders.
Economic History, History of Economic Thought
- Canadian Economic History Bibliography: Bibliography of books, articles and essays related to Canadian economic history. Searchable, or organized by chronology and topic.
- EH.Net: Offers plenty of resources to economic historians, including directories, calendar of events, book reviews, databases and abstracts.
- European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET): While parts of the site are restricted to members, much of it can be browsed by visitors. Links include an Electronic Texts Archive.
- History of Economic Thought Website: Attractive site created by Gonšalo Fonensca at the New School for Social Research. Features Economists, Schools of Thought, Essays and Surveys on special topics, and an extensive list of links.
- McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought: The late Rod Hay's collection of significant texts in the history of economic thought representing major thinkers, schools of thoughts and economics subfields. Includes of a list of interesting links.
Industry, Industrial Organization
- Agriculture and Agrifood Canada: Economic and Market Information. Information and links from the Department of Agriculture.
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): The FAO helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry, fisheries. Part of its mandate is to provide information. Articles, fact sheets, statistics, and more.
- Economics of Networks: Created by Nicholas Economides. Annoying design, but lots of information relating to the economic issues of networks.
- The Information Economy: The economics of the Internet, information goods, intellectual property and related issues. Compiled by Hal Varian.
- ValuationResources.com: Business valuation publications, industry resources for over 320 industries, economic data, market data and more.
International Economics, Development, Growth
- AccessUN: UWO only. The premier index to the documents and publications of the United Nations. Thousands are available in full text. Off-Campus access.
- Bretton Woods Project: The initiative of a group of British NGOs, the Bretton Woods Project acts as an information provider and watch dog, monitoring the projects, policies and overall management of the World Bank and IMF. Emphasis on environmental and social concerns.
- Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO): UWO only. Comprehensive full-text source for theory and research in international affairs. Includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, conference proceedings, books, journals, policy briefs and case studies. Off-Campus access.
- Economic Growth Resources: Data, links, working papers, and a list of researchers. Maintained by Jonathan Temple at the University of Bristol.
- Eldis Gateway to Development Information: Hosted by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, Eldis provides thousands of full text documents, subject specific research guides and country profiles.
- Institute for International Economics: A private, non-partisan research institute devoted to the study of international economic policy. Emphasizes global macroeconomic topics, international money and finance, trade and related social issues. Working papers, policy briefs, news releases on emerging issues.
- International Economics Network: An annotated collection of key resources for international economics and related disciplines. Includes working papers, news articles and commentary.
- World Bank: Topics in Development: Part of the World Bank site, covering over 200 topics in development. Lots of data, publications, maps.
- William Davidson Institute: A research and education institute located at the University of Michigan. Creates, collects and disseminates information on business and policy issues in transition and emerging market economies.
- Institute for Research on Labor and Employment: An affiliate of the University of California at Berkeley, the IRLE supports multidisciplinary research on all aspects of labour and employment relations. Full text publications and working papers.
- Laborsta: A database of the International Labor Organization’s Bureau of Statistics. View and extract data and metadata for over 200 countries and territories.
- WWW Virtual Library Labor History: Maintained by the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. A collection of resources for the labour historian.
- Fairmodel: Developed by Ray Fair of Yale University, the Fairmodel allows you to work with the U.S. Model or the Multi-country Model to forecast, do policy analysis, and examine historic episodes, then download the data you create. Extensive documentation, memos and all of Fair’s papers included.
- Quantitative Macroeconomics & Real Business Cycle Home Page (QM&RBC): A collection of links, plus original material from Christian Zimmerman.
- World Bank Group: Macroeconomics and Growth: Recent research by World Bank staff working in the broad area of macroeconomics and growth.
- The Internet Mathematics Library: Offers easy access to a wealth of math sites and a variety of search methods.
- Mathematics Archive: Teaching materials, software, and a searchable database of Internet resources organized by mathematical topics.
- MathSciNet: UWO only. Indexes the world’s research literature in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, the Statistical Sciences and Computer Science. Some of the sources indexed cover Econometrics, Operations Research, and Stochastic Finance. Off-Campus access.
- Mathematical Programming Glossary: Explains terms specific to Mathematical Programming and related disciplines, like Economics, Computer Science and Mathematics. Includes additional resources.
- Penn State Math Links: Well organized, comprehensive directory.
Money & Banking
- Bank of Canada: Home page of Canada’s national bank.
- EDIRC: Central Banks, Monetary Authorities: Christian Zimmerman’s worldwide directory.
- Federal Reserve Sites: Links to the District banks’ and the Board of Governors’ home pages. From SUNY-Oswego.
- A History of Money from Ancient Times to the Present: Web site based on information from the book by Glyn Davies, put together by Roy Davies. Well presented, lots of information.
- International Journal of Central Banking: Primary objectives of the ICJB are to disseminate the best policy-relevant and applied research on central banking, and to promote communication among researchers inside and outside of central banks. Free full-text articles.
- Academic Jobs Online: Includes faculty, research, post doc, adjunct, administrative, and senior management positions at colleges, universities, and research institutes around the world.
- Accelerated Economist Trainee Program (AETP): Offered through the Canada Public Service Agency, AETP consists of a series of internships for MA candidates interested in Canadian public policy and governance.
- Bank of Canada Careers: Employment opportunities at the Bank of Canada, hosted by Workopolis.com.
- Canadian Association for Business Economics (CABE): Lists advertisements for Canadian jobs targeted at economists.
- Canadian University Teachers Association (CAUT): Register for free, then check Career Bulletin Ads for up-to-date listings of Canadian and international academic jobs.
- CareerOwl: Geared to recent graduates, some jobs and many resources to assist in the job hunt.
- Chronicles of Higher Education: Search or browse faculty and administration job openings in U.S. colleges and universities.
- Economics Research Network (ERN): A part of SSRN, the ERN posts international job openings chronologically.
- Financial Economics Network (FEN): Job postings from another SSRN network.
- Economics Jobs by INOMICS: For graduate, research and senior economists worldwide. Search job postings or subscribe and receive e-mail notification of new jobs.
- Jobs.ac.uk: Online source for academic jobs primarily in the UK.
- Job Openings for Economists (JOE): Job listings provided by the American Economic Association.
- Community of Science (COS): An up-to-date database of funding information from around the world.
- Economic and Social Research Council: UK’s principal agency for funding research and training in social and economic issues. Has links to other European funding agencies.
- National Science Foundation. Directorate for Social and Economic Sciences: Funding opportunities from this US federal agency.
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC): Includes funding for research in mathematics and operations research.
- Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): Program and funding information from this federal agency which supports university-based research and graduate training.
University of Western Ontario Libraries
- Map and Data Centre: Incorporates the former Data Resources Library, which provided data, document, and information services to the Faculty of Social Science for many years. This invaluable resource is now part of the Western Libraries system.
- Western Libraries: Western’s excellent library system consists of the D.B. Weldon Library and several other more specialized libraries. Its website, as well as providing useful information about the library and its services, is a gateway to a wealth of electronic resources accessible to UWO users from the university or from home.
- C.B. "Bud" Johnston Library: Formerly The Business Library. Books and journals may be signed out by all UWO users. Subscribes to a myriad of specialized Business and Finance databases. Help Guides to Databases, Statistics, Company Information, and much more are also available on their website.
- German National Library for Economics: The world’s largest library for Economic literature.
- Library and Archives Canada
- Library of Congress
- National Libraries Worldwide
- World Bank & IMF Libraries
- WorldCat: UWO only. The world’s largest database of bibliographic information. Allows searches of materials catalogued by libraries across North America and the (English speaking) world. Select 'WorldCat' from 'W' titles.
- Econlit Descriptors: The subject headings used in Econlit. Based on JEL classification, the codes or the descriptor phrases can be used to search Econlit and other Economics repositories.
- JEL Classification Guide: The codes, reference information, and guidelines for this classification system devised by the Journal of Economic Literature.
- Library of Congress Classification: Economics is under H; Mathematics is under QA.
- Global Books in Print: UWO only. Formerly Books in Print. Full bibliographic information for in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books. Contains reviews, tables of contents, and full-text previews. Off-Campus: Log in and select from 'G' Databases.
- Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory: UWO only. Bibliographic database providing detailed, comprehensive and authoritative information on serials (journals) published throughout the world. Off-Campus: Log in and select from 'U' Databases.
Citation, Style, Grammar Guides
- Chicago Manual of Style Online: UWO only. The electronic version of the 15th editon of the manual.
- Style Guides: Western Libraries’ guidelines on how to cite references. Includes citing government publications. Covers styles for all disciplines, not just Economics or Social Science.
- How to Cite Statistics: Useful guide designed for Statistics Canada's products, but applicable to most statistical resources.
- Reference Desk: Grammar and Style: A variety of citation, grammar and writing guides, including proposal writing resources.
- RefWorks: UWO only. Extremely useful web-based tool for storing and organizing reference information. Use the stored information to create instant and correctly formatted citations and bibliographies for you papers.
- Writing Tips for Ph. D. Students: An excellent guide from John Cochrane of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Includes tips for empirical work and advice on seminar presentations.
- Atlas of Canada: An interesting and comprehensive collection of maps, data and information covering a wide range of topics related to the land and people of Canada.
- Oxford English Dictionary Online: UWO only. The online version of the 20 volume behemoth.
- Oxford Reference Online Premium: UWO only. Oxford’s large collection of language and subject reference books. Fully indexed and cross searchable. Off-Campus: Log in and select from 'O' Databases.
- RefDesk.com: Useful source of a wide range of information. Claims to be the single best source for facts on the web.
- Time and date.com: A nifty site with many features. Includes a world clock, calendars, international dialing codes, and much more.
- Universal Currency Converter: Choose the “full” version, which contains every known currency, or the less unwieldy “standard” version.
- WordReference.com: French-, Spanish-, Italian-, and many other languages-English dictionaries, and the reverse. Translates words, terms, idioms. Now includes Asian languages and Arabic.
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