RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet

ISSN 1081-4248
Vol. 17, No. 2
May 10, 2016

Editor: Bill Goffe
Dept. of Economics, Penn State University
Editorial Assistant: Adrienne Jouver

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. Almost all resources are also described. In selecting resources for RFE, I exercise some editorial judgment and select items that either offer a substantial amount of information, or are specialized to a given area.

Those searching the Internet for economic information might also wish to try the Economics Search Engine (ESE). It indexes 23,000 economics web sites from around the world. Searches with it only return their contents.

The Complete Table of Contents is for those who want a list of all resources in this guide. From there you can go to a resource quickly -- simply click on its name. A link to an extended description here in RFE is denoted by "details..." As the Complete Table of Contents is quite large, there is also an Abridged Table of Contents that just lists RFE's sections and sub-sections. One can also search all parts of this guide.

You can also navigate this guide by starting with the main sections listed above on this title page. There, you can (i) move directly to the resource (again, by clicking on the title), (ii) read a short description of many resources in that section, (iii) click to an extended description by following the [details] links, or (iv) click to a "deeper" sub-section and where these same navigation conventions apply).

I would like to thank several people in particular for constant help with this guide. The first is Bob Parks of Washington University in St. Louis. He ran the most widely used web site for RFE and over the years he helped in many, many other ways. Second I would like to thank Marcello Prattico for his programming behind this site. Third and and most recently Jordan Steinberg updated the code for the site. His firm is highly recommended for PHP and MySQL coding.


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