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   Resources for Economists on the Internet, Vol. 4, No. 2, September, 1999

             Editor: Bill Goffe <>
             Editorial Assistant: Elise Braden <>

                            Part 12 of 20

   This guide, sponsored by the American Economic Association, lists
   more than 1,000 resources on the Internet of interest to academic and
   practicing economists, and those interested in economics. Almost all
   resources are also described.

   Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE) is a copyrighted work
   of the American Economic Association (the "AEA"). Permission to make
   digital, electronic or hard copies of part or all of RFE for personal
   or classroom use, Usenet distribution, or mailing lists is granted,
   provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or direct
   commercial advantage and that whole copies show the following notice:

   "Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE), Copyright 1999
   American Economic Association"

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   Permissions may be requested from the American Economic Association,
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   For distribution via Usenet, this FAQ is split into 20 parts as large
   files don't travel well on Usenet. For other locations of this guide,
   see the section titled "1.5 Where to Obtain This Guide" in part 2.

9.0 News Media

9.1 Academe This Week (Chronicle of Higher Education)

   This electronic version of the Chronicle of Higher Education offers a
   subset of the print version (the full print version is available
   on-line to paid subscribers). One of the most useful parts might be
   the job ads, which are available to non-subscribers.


9.2 Times Higher Education Supplement Internet Service

   This is the electronic version of the British publication The Times
   Higher Education Supplement. It includes extensive summary
   information from the print version (this appears on the Friday before
   publication) as well as all job advertisements (they appear on the
   Tuesday before publication). Old advertisements are kept on hand as


9.3 Barron's Online

   This on-line version of Barron's offers "every article, every special
   report, every column" of the print version. It is available to
   readers of the on-line version of the Wall Street Journal. As with
   the print version, much of the information is specific to companies
   and investing. For instance, they have extensive dossiers on some
   20,000 companies. They also have an extensive search capability for
   past articles, and information as current as 20 minute delayed stock


*  9.4 The Economist

   This site offers the entire table of contents of this magazine, as
   well as some complete articles for free. The subscription price to
*  the on-line version (with all articles) is $48 per year. With this
*  subscription there is free, unlimited retrieval of past articles.
   One interesting feature is that you can arrange to receive "Politics
   This Week" and "Business This Week" summaries via e-mail. There are
   also links to other members of the Economist Group.


9.5 The Financial Times

   This site offers a version of The Financial Times; currently, while
   you have to register, there is no subscription fee. It appears that
   much of the newspaper is available on-line. Of particular interest is
   the "Economics" section under "Themes and Topics." They have both a
   large number of articles and economic data.


9.6 New York Times

   This site offers almost the entire New York Times (a few items in
   this on-line version are not offered in the print version, and
   vice-versa). Currently, for U.S. users, it is free; for non-U.S.
   subscribers, it costs $35/month. Their guide to sites on the
   Internet is particularly nice. The crossword puzzle requires software
   that they supply.


9.7 Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition

   Besides the entire contents of the print Wall Street Journal, this
   site offers the Personal Journal (where you select items of interest,
   such as companies, topics, columns, and features for what is, in
   effect, your own issue), company briefing books (on more than 9,000
   companies), stock, mutual fund, and bond quotes (it can even track a
   personal portfolio), a database of the past two week's articles, and
   even an expanded sports section. This is now a fee-based service;
   for subscribers of the paper edition, the cost is $29/year, and for
   those who don't subscribe to the print edition, it costs $49/year.
   For faculty and students who subscribe through their educational
   subscription program, there is no additional fee.
   The "Economy" section, besides current economic news, has two very
   useful sections: the "Economic Indicators Archive" (where economic
   stories of the past month or so are kept, many of which have links to
   their sources) and "Economic Calendars," which list upcoming releases
   of economic information. An additional service is their "Publications
   Library," which has some 65 million documents from 3,700 newspapers
   and magazines (including well-known business publications). This
   includes the Wall Street Journal from as many as 13 years ago, which
   goes back much further than their regular search engine. Currently,
   this is a fee-based service, but the first 10 articles retrieved are


9.8 Bloomberg Online

   This is a publically available version of the well-known financial
   news service (they claim to track some 3.2 million instruments
   world-wide). They offer information in the following categories:
   "Markets" (just about all equities, debt, and foreign exchange
   markets) "News," (generally business oriented) "Sports," "Analysis,"
   (various on-line calculators and lists of Internet resources)
   "Products," (of Bloomberg products) and "Lifestyles" (topics such as
   weather, real estate, and horoscopes). The above are freely
   available; additional features, such as stock and portfolio tracking,
   are available on a subscription basis.


+  9.9
+  This site is run by Dow Jones, the publisher of the "Wall Street
+  Journal." It includes headlines from the "Wall Street Journal," but
+  its most useful features for economists are likely to be the industry
+  section and the macro news section. The former covers 29 industries
+  in a number of ways. It includes both headlines and detailed news,
+  links companies, industry associations, research reports on the
+  industry, and rules and regulation. There are also stories on notable
+  people in the industry, and industry calendars. The "Economy" section
+  typically contains as many as 20 macro stories from the "Wall Street
+  Journal." There are also links to the related sites. Finally, they
+  offer a search engine for business publications.
+  #

9.10 CNN

   At this site you can basically read CNN's Headline News. With its
   extensive sound and MPEG (motion picture) files, it illustrates the
   increasing convergence of different media. Perhaps its most
   interesting feature is its links to the Lexis-Nexis system of related
   articles in the popular press.


9.11 CNN-FN

   This section of CNN offers very topical news of financial markets.
   Under " on FN" you can check a number financial
   statistics, such prices on stocks, bonds, mutual funds (as well as
   background information on them with the "Lipper Mutual Fund Report"),
   and other financial instrument.


+  9.12 Reuters Moneynet
+  This site, run by Reuters, focuses on current events in financial
+  markets. This includes activity in the stock and currency markets.
+  There is also analysis and commentary on these markets, and one can
+  track a portfolio and get stock quotes.
+  #

9.13 World News Connection (WNC)

   This service, an outgrowth of the Foreign Broadcast Information
   Service, is offered by the Department of Commerce's National
   Technical Information Service (NTIS). It has articles from "thousands
   of non-U.S. media sources" in English. They offer a very
   sophisticated search engine that allows one to easily search for
   information. This is a fee-based service, with several different
   levels of service. Subscription prices begin at $65.00 per month.


9.14 Slate

   This electronic magazine, or e-zine, supported by Microsoft and
   edited by Michael Kinsley, carries a significant economics component.
   This includes columns by Herbert Stein (Committee of Correspondence),
   Paul Krugman (The Dismal Scientist) and Steven E. Landsburg (Everyday
   Economics). In a discussion system called the Frey, Slate readers
   lively debate articles. In a bow to "Internet reality," this magazine
   is now freely available.


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