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Economics & Statistics Websites

Domestic Economics Texts
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Domestic

Bureau of Economic Analysis
www.bea.gov

BEA produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics that influence the decisions made by government officials, business people, households, and individuals. BEA's economic statistics, which provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy, are key ingredients in critical decisions affecting monetary policy, tax and budget projections, and business investment plans.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
www.bls.gov

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor. 

Economic Report of the President
www.gpoaccess.gov/eop

The Economic Report of the President overviews the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices. The Economic Report of the President is transmitted to Congress no later than ten days after the submission of the Budget of the United States Government.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
research.stlouisfed.org/fred

This site offers a wealth of economic data and information to promote economic education and enhance economic research. The widely used database FRED is updated regularly and allows 24/7 access to regional and national financial and economic data.

FedStats
www.fedstats.gov

FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government through convenient searching and linking capabilities to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Report
www.fcic.gov/report

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission was created to "examine the causes, domestic and global, of the current financial and economic crisis in the United States."

United States Census Bureau
www.census.gov

See the section on Business and Industry for business data, economic statistics, the Economic Census and more.  You can also use the County Quick Facts to find demographic information. 

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Economics Texts

Library of Economics and Liberty
www.econlib.org/library/classics.html
                                                                                                               The Library of Economics and Liberty is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought.

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Gateway Websites

Economagic.com: Economic Time Series Page
www.economagic.com

This is a comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting. There are more than 100,000 time series for which data and custom charts can be retrieved.

FreeLunch.com (from Economy.com)
www.economy.com/freelunch/default.asp

Freelunch.com is a free service provided by Moody's Economy.com that allows users to quickly and easily chart and download economic data. 

Missouri Economic Research Information Center
www.missourieconomy.org

This website, which is part of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, has current economic and demographic data related to Missouri and the United States as a whole. The catagories of information include Economic Indicators, Industry Studies, Occupation Studies , Regional Information, and Community Issues. 

Resources for Economists on the Internet
www.rfe.org

This guide is sponsored by the American Economic Association. It lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections, available on the Internet, of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics.

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International

European Comission
ec.europa.eu

European Comission, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, gathers and analyzes figures from the different European statistics offices providing comparable and harmonized data to the European Institutions. Data covers the European Union, its Member States and its partners, and are published under a variety of Themes and Collections. 

InfoNation (United Nations)
www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/infonation/e_infonation.htm

This site allows the user to view and compare country data regarding socio-economic, intergovernmental and geographical statistics. Up to six countries may be compared at one time.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
www.imf.org

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reviews national, regional, and global economic and financial developments. It provides advice to its 184 member countries, encouraging them to adopt policies that foster economic stability, reduce vulnerability to economic and financial crises, and raise living standards.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
www.oecd.org

Best known for its publications and its statistics, the OECD covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, development and social innovation.

World Bank Group Data
www.worldbank.org/data

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance for developing countries around the world. It aids governments of developing countries in reducing poverty by providing them with money and technical expertise needed for a wide range of projects-such as education, health, infrastructure, communications, government reforms and many other purposes.

World Resources Institute
www.wri.org/wri/index.html

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives.

World Trade Organization
www.wto.org

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct  business.

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