Economics - Useful Websites

A range of high-quality resources for Economics are available on the web. Start exploring them here:

  • American Economic Association: Was organized in 1885. It encourages economic research, especially the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life.
  • Bank of England: Is the central bank of the United Kingdom. The Bank has some 200 economists trained to Masters and PhD level. Research produced is published in the Working Paper Series, in internationally-refereed journals and presented at academic conferences. The Bank hosts regular conferences and workshops with other central banks, public organisations and academics, and runs seminar programmes in which academics and policymakers regularly present their research.
  • Ideas - The largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Based on the REPEC database.
  • Institute of Fiscal Studies: Britain's leading independent microeconomic research institute which promotes effective economic and social policies by understanding better their impact on individuals, families, businesses and the government's finances.
  • The Peterson Institute for International Economics: A private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research: An American, private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.
  • Royal Economic Society: A learned society founded in 1890 to promote the study of economic science. It publishes The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal; engages with the media and with the policy communities; and supports education, training and career development of economists and holds the RES Annual Conference, a major international gathering of academic economists.

Be careful, though, when using the internet for research, that the sites you find are reliable and up to date. Check when the page was last updated and think about who is providing the information and why. Sites like Wikipedia are not suitable for academic work. The Internet Detective tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of web sites.