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

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

                            Part 16 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
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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.

11.0 Other Internet Guides

11.1.0 General Internet Resources

11.1.1 EFF's Guide to the Internet

   For a comprehensive on-line guide, the Electronic Frontier
   Foundation's "EFF's Guide to the Internet" is excellent.


11.1.2 ILC Glossary of Internet Terms

   This on-line dictionary of common and not-so-common Internet terms is
   sponsored by "Internet Literacy Consultants." It is a good place to
   look for terms that new users might find confusing.


11.1.3 Internet Web Index

   This index by John December covers just about anything one would want
   to know about the Internet -- it ranges from an orientation to the
   Internet to guides to searching for information to connecting to


11.1.4 10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained

   This site offers rebuttals about commonly held views on copyright and
   the Internet. Some readers might find copyright law surprising, and
   thus useful to know.


11.1.5 Beginner's Guide to URLs

   This file offers a nice short introduction to Uniform Resource
   Locators (URLs), which are an essential part to using the Internet
   with web browsers.


11.1.6 SYSTRAN Translation Software

   [translate human languages in web sites]

   Also known as "babelfish," this service, run by AltaVista, translates
   both text you enter and Internet sites. While the translations are
   not perfect, they can often give you a sense of a site if it is
   written in a language you don't read.


11.1.7 Internet Cookies

   [understand this sometimes controversial technique]

   This information bulletin from the U.S. Department of Energy's
   Computer Incident Advisory Capability describes this technology in
   considerable detail. In short, some people worry far too much about
   cookies, but they do bring out some identification issues that might
   concern some Internet users.


11.1.8 Argus Clearinghouse

   "The Argus Clearinghouse provides a central access point for
   value-added topical guides which identify, describe, and evaluate
   Internet-based information resources." It developed from a project at
   the University of Michigan. If you're looking for information
   available on the Internet, this is a good place to look. This guide
   is located here.


11.1.9 Net-Direct Index (NDI)

   This site is designed for those "who thrive on quick and easy access
   to a substantial body of news and practical reference information..."
   It does a fine job of just this, and is much easier than looking
   through a large index or search engine. Of particular use is their
   Reference Desk and Virtual Library.


11.1.10 WWW Virtual Library

   This organization provides information on a vast number of topics.
   This guide is located there.


11.1.11 Usenet FAQs

   FAQs are Frequently Asked Questions (and answers) from the Usenet
   discussion system (not how the term has come into the lexicon -- this
   is where it started). They cover a very wide variety of topics; a
   quick check of recent FAQs found them on the following topics: drum
   corps, medical image formats, culture in Canada, European Union
   basics, pool and billiards, computer research, linear programming,
   hockey, finding craft suppliers, SCSI computer peripherals, reggae
   music, locksmithing, DESKview, FoxPro, cats, and electrical wiring.
   This document is the FAQ for the newsgroup sci.econ.research. In all,
   nearly 1000 different newsgroups have such documents. While some can
   be very useful, be sure to remember the adage: "they're worth what
   you pay for them." The html links are to various sites that generates
   html versions of the FAQ on rtfm, the ultimate site for FAQs.


11.1.12 Yahoo!

   This a very extensive directory to interesting Internet resources. Of
   all the different indices to the net, this one is the most used. It
   offers both hierarchical listings and search function of its
   database. It is a fine place from which to start to search the


+  11.1.13 dmoz -- Open Directory Project
+  Like Yahoo, and unlike search engines, the Open Directory Project
+  uses human editors to categorize the Internet. Unlike Yahoo, it uses
+  volunteer editors for its different sections (at last count, there
+  were more than 13,000). Thus, its coverage is much smaller than
+  search engines, but with the benefit of better organization and
+  greater relevance.
+  #

11.1.14 AltaVista

   This search engine is generally thought to have the most powerful set
   of options for searching its index of web pages. Of some interest is
   the ability to search for links to a page -- thus you can check who
   links to you. The syntax is "link:URL", where the quotes are not used
   and URL is the address in question. In addition, it offers a
   translation service -- it will translate a web page to and from
   various languages. While the translation is rough, it generally
   produces a translation that is sensible. They also provide a useful
   index to the Internet. Note that search engines hardly cover all the
   Internet, so it often makes sense to search more than one (I saw one
   case where a search on different engines turned up nearly orthogonal


+  11.1.15 Google!
+  This search engine, started in mid-1999, is attracting considerable
+  attention for the accuracy of it search results (a quick test on my
+  part bore this out). It uses fairly sophisticated algorithms to rank
+  the importance of a site based on the links to it. It is said that
+  for each search it solves a very large system of simultaneous
+  equations on multiple computers.
+  #

11.1.16 HotBot

   This search engine has options nearly as powerful as AltaVista, and
   it is easier to use. It has recently received some excellent reviews.
   Note that search engines hardly cover all the Internet, so it often
   makes sense to use more than one.


*  11.1.17 Lycos

   This service also indexes the web, and you can access it through a
*  sophisticated search engine. In addition, they provide a
*  "directory" to the Internet like Yahoo based on the "Open Directory
*  Project. Note that search engines hardly cover all the Internet, so
   it often makes sense to use more than one.


+  11.1.18 Northern Light
+  According to a recent study, this search engine has the largest
+  coverage of the Internet (at what might be a surprisingly small 38%
+  of all web sites). It features the "Special Collection" of more than
+  5,000 "full-text journals, books, magazines, newswires, and reference
+  sources" (these are part of a fee-based service, and include various
+  reports from the business press; it also includes reports from WEFA).
+  It also offers investment research and current news. To help you
+  search, there are "custom folders" for search results -- search
+  results are organized into ten or so categories, so one can more
+  quickly reach the desired information.
+  #

11.1.19 DejaNews

   [search Usenet newsgroups]

   This site specializes in searches of Usenet newsgroups. The current
   database is some 180 gigabytes with 138 million articles, and you can
   search for information from posts up to a year old. It also offers a
   listing of newsgroups.


11.1.20 Dow Jones Business Directory

   [nice listing of industry data]

   Dow Jones & Company, the publisher of "The Wall Street Journal,"
   provides this site for business research. Of most interest to
   academic economists is their listings of resources on industries.
   This listing is fairly unique.


11.1.21 LISZT: Directory of E-Mail Discussion Groups

   [find mailing lists]

   This is a very large compilation of mailing lists on the Internet --
   at last count, some 90,000 lists.



   [search Usenet and mailing lists]

   This site offers searchable archives of both Usenet (as does
   DejaNews) and apparently unlike any other search engine, some mailing
   lists. They list information on some 100,000 mailing lists, and
   messages from many can be searched here (but few seem to be in


11.1.23 Yahoo People Search

   This site (which used to be Four11) offers what seems to be an
   unusually large listing of e-mail addresses. I was able to find a
   number of people I know here, which in my experience, is somewhat
   unusual with such databases.


11.1.24 WhoWhere?

   This database of e-mail and regular addresses has an extensive
   listing of e-mail addresses. It is said to be award-winning, and is
   owned by the Lycos search engine company.


11.1.25 internet @ddress.finder

   This database of e-mail addresses is said to be particularly strong
   for those in universities.


11.2.0 Multiple Subject Sites

11.2.1 AEAweb

   [American Economic Association]

   This American Economic Association site is intended to be an Internet
   portal  to information for economists, particularly to Internet
   resources provided by the AEA. You'll find links to its journals
   and publications (with extensive information on the JEL and its
   on-line activities, including e-JEL), the AEA's on-line directory of
   members, information about the Association (including how to join),
   and this guide.


*  11.2.2 Inomics

   [economics search engine]

   This site, sponsored by Thorsten Wichmann of Berlecon Inc., is a
   search engine of sites of interest to economists. That is, it
   retrieves information from the site and puts them in a database that
   users can query. The queries can be quite complex, which should help
*  focus the search on exactly what is requested. This search engine
*  now features downloadable working papers. Besides the search
   engine, Inomics also lists job openings for economists and calls for
*  conferences free of charge. By entering your e-mail address at
* you can receive a new list of job
*  openings and conference announcements suited to your individual
*  needs.


11.2.3 Internet Resources for Economists

   [directory with hundreds of links]

   This site is run by John Kane of SUNY-Oswego. It breaks material of
   interest to economists into a number of different items, directories,
   and subdirectories. In all, hundreds of resources listed.


11.2.4 Scout Report: Business and Economics

   [scouts new sites]

   The Scout Report is an excellent source of new material on the
   Internet. In late 1996, they started a special section devoted to
   business and economics -- here, each of these items is listed. One
   can also subscribe to the mailing list, which is probably the best
   way to experience this resource. The mailing list is described in
   that section "Scout Report for Business & Economics (srbusecon)" .


11.2.5 Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG)

   [British focused directory]

   This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council
   (ESRC) and is based at the University of Bristol. It catalogs many
   different social science resources on the Internet. Overall, there
   are sixteen different categories, including economics. That part
   lists some 200 different resources with something of a British


11.2.6 WebEc: World Wide Web Resources in Economics

   [directory with hundreds of links (mostly by JEL categories)]

   This site is part of the NetEc project, which makes available and
   accessible materials on the Internet for economists. This is just one
   of its very valuable and useful efforts. This site is a very
   comprehensive, if not the most comprehensive, web sites of economic
   information. For one looking for web resources in economics, or
   economic resources in general, this is a fine place to start. Among
   its many unique features is its interactive "Event Calendar" -- you
   can enter various economic events on-line so others can learn about
   them. The web resources are arranged and searchable according to the
   Journal of Economic Literature Classification System. (Lasse Saarinen
   is the maintainer of WebEc, and he kindly contributed to this


11.3.0 Single Subject Sites

11.3.1 Adam Smith Page

   This page, developed by Edward J. Harpham of the University of Texas
   at Dallas, promotes the study of the ideas of Adam Smith. The site
   provides a biography on Smith, recent articles on Smith, a
   bibliography, collected works, recent books on Smith, and general
   information on Smith. The site will be updated bi-monthly.


11.3.2 Agent-Based Computational Economics (ACE)

   This new field of study "is roughly characterized as the
   computational study of economies modeled as evolving decentralized
   systems of autonomous interacting agents. A central concern of ACE
   researchers is to understand the apparently spontaneous appearance of
   global regularities in economic processes, such as the unplanned
   coordination of trade in decentralized market economies that
   economists associate with Adam Smith's invisible hand." This site
   offers introductory and detailed surveys, a list of readings,
   software, links to other ACE sites and resources, conferences, and
   news notes.


11.3.3 Agricultural Economics Virtual Library

   This page lists a very large number of sites for agricultural
   economists. They are grouped in the following categories: "Mega
   Resources" (i.e. each resource covers many areas in the field),
   "Academic Departments," "Usenet News," "Mailing Lists," "Journals and
   Research," "Markets," "Policy," "Trade," "Associations," "Software,"
   "Other 'Index' Pages," "Extension," and "Data on the Web." Since each
   category lists a large number of resources, agricultural economists
   will find a large amount of useful material here.

   # Information: Jason Beddow <>

11.3.4 Resources for Agricultural Economists

   This site also offers a large number of sites of interest to
   agricultural economists. They are categorized in the following
   sections: institutes, departments and extension services, GATT and
   NAFTA, general agriculture, international institutions and
   organizations, internet resources, subdisciplines in the field,
   statistical data sites, and U.S. government agencies and departments.


11.3.5 Antitrust Case Summary Browser

   This site "provides a collection of U. S. Supreme Court case
   summaries dealing with violations of antitrust statutes." The
   material is organized in a number of different ways. Links are
   provided to other sites in this field as well.


11.3.6 Supreme Court Antitrust Debates

   This site examines seventy-two Supreme Court antitrust cases from
   1895 to 1993 with extensive excerpts. The cases are organized in
   several different ways:  economic content; the justice responsible
   for authoring the opinion, and chronologically. There are also "case
   guides" for many of the cases, which give information about laws,
   opinions, questions, and references which are related to the case.

   # Info <>

11.3.7 Antitrust Policy: research, policy and cases

   "This web page is designed to solve three problems: the alienation of
   antitrust academics from practitioners, the alienation of law,
   economics, and public policy from each another, and the difficulty
   that everyone has in keeping up with recent developments." Under the
   editorship of Prof. Luke Froeb, they offer the following areas:
   Merger Simulation, Mergers, Price Fixing, Vertical Restraints, Other
   Information, and an area for interactive discussion. Looked at
   another way, they offer antitrust case documents (complaints,
   opinions, and expert testimony), enforcement guidelines and speeches,
   economic bibliographies, and current events.


11.3.8 Asymmetry of Economic Time Series

   This very extensive literature review is by Mike Stannett. It covers
   this literature from its very early days (1825!) to 1993. It includes
   very rare items from the Cambridge University Library.


11.3.9 Banking on the WWW

   Material on this site is devoted to banking. It is broken up into the
   following categories: Guides and General Information, Banks of the
   World, Supervising and Deposit Insurance, Academic Research on
   Banking, Banking and Finance in Electronic Media, Law and Banking,
   and Miscellaneous. However, perhaps the most useful categories are
   the first two, which have a large number of links to banks.


11.3.10 Business Forecasting

   This site provides links to other business forecasting sites in an
   attempt to share information and tools to enable business researchers
   to forecast more accurately. Information on the International
   Institute of Forecasters can be found here, as well as forecasting
   conferences, print resources, frequently asked forecasting questions,
   the IIF discussion list, forecasting research and courses, companies
   specializing in forecasting software, time series data sources, and
   other related forecasting organizations. M3-Competition,
   M2-Competition, and M-Competition Data is also available on this


11.3.11 The Capitalism Site

   The purpose of this site "is to promote capitalism as the ideal
   social system."  Based on Ayn Rand's principle of "objectivism," this
   site leads viewers through the popular multimedia visual tour of
   capitalism. Also featured on this site are capitalism questions and
   answers; the monthly "Capitalism Magazine," which examines current
   events and news from a capitalist perspective; a capitalism
   discussion group; and other capitalism resources.


+  11.3.12 Center for Advanced Macroeconomic Policy -- Challenges to
+       Mainstream Economics
+  This site, by Neil Buchanan of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
+  came out of posts of his to several mailing lists. He wrote, "I am
+  starting to assemble a list of articles that bemoan the current state
+  of economics (and/or its recent theoretical and methodological
+  trends). This would include such classics as 'The Poverty of
+  Economics' and 'Let's Take the "Con" out of Econometrics.'" This site
+  is the result of the responses he received. Material is split up into
+  books and book chapters, newspaper articles, popular periodicals, and
+  journals. There is also information on Center, and its mission, which
+  is "committed to transforming the debate about how best to achieve a
+  sustainable and equitable economic system."
+  #

11.3.13 Clearing and Settlement System Research

   This page, run by Jim Moser, details various issues the in clearing
   and settlement of financial instruments. It includes both a
   bibliography and research papers.


11.3.14 Communications for a Sustainable Future

   This site contains several entries that will be of interest:
   "International Political Economy," "Post-Keynesian Thought" (PKT),
   "The Economics of Climate Variability and Global Change" (Clim-Econ),
   "Debt," "Ecol-Econ" (ecological economics), "Sustainable Economics,"
   and "LongWaves" (long waves of economic growth). The last two are
   archives of mailing lists of the same name; the last also contains
   related links.
   "International Political Economy" contains a variety of material in
   this field, such as material about many different parts of the world,
   various treaties, and newsletters. It also has publications from the
   German Development Institute. In general, the material is quite
   extensive. PKT contains a variety of material from that field, along
   with archives of the mailing lists PKT and PEN-L. Clim-Econ and Debt
   carry similar material.


11.3.15 Computational Economic Modeling

   This site lists places with resources for computational economics.
   Categories include announcements, graduate workshops, some working
   papers, and a catch-all category of interesting links.


11.3.16 Econometric Links

   This site at the Econometric Institute at Erasmus University, has
   several categories of interest to econometricians. First is
   information on how to find econometricians. Second is pointers to
   papers, and next is links to software and newsgroups. Following that
   is a very extensive set of links to conferences in the discipline,
   books, and journals. Finally, there is information on mailing lists.
   It is a fine site for those in this area.


11.3.17 Econometric Resources on the Internet

   This site offers a wealth of information on econometric and general
   economic available on the net, and it is a supplement to the
   forthcoming textbook "Econometrics: An Applied Approach." For "pure"
   econometrics, there is information on data and software. There is
   additional information on economic associations, economic
   institutions and research organizations, a very nice list of economic
   journals, working papers, federal and international organizations,
   and mailing lists and newsgroups.


+  11.3.18 Econometrics World
+  This site, run by Gilbert Lui, lists a number of resources for
+  econometricians. These include journals in this field (including
+  those on-line), departments and colleges, publishers, and a very
+  extensive list of software. Perhaps the most unique part is the set
+  of links to econometricians and statisticians.
+  #

11.3.19 Economic Development Resource Page

   This site specializes in "international economic development and
   relief." It lists a numerous organizations that deal with these
   issues around the world organized by region. Note that ads pop up on
   separate windows when you visit this site.


11.3.20 Economic Growth Resources

   This site has a number of useful resources for those interested in
   this topic. It includes datasets, a list of general developmental
   resources, information on the "Journal of Economic Growth," extensive
   reading lists (key references, and literature surveys), an area for
   the latest research, information on the mailing list
   "economic-growth," working papers, information on the World Bank
   Economic Growth Project, and other links of interest.


11.3.21 Economic History Services (EH.Net)

   "EH.Net operates the Economic History Services fileserver and several
   electronic discussion lists to provide resources and promote
   communication among scholars in economic history and related fields."
   It is closely involved with several organizations, including the
   Business History Conference, the Cliometric Society, the Economic
   History Association, the European Historical Economic Society, the
   International Economic History Association, the History of Economics
   Society, and the Economic History Society of Australia and New
   Zealand. There is information on the members of several of these
   organizations, information on databases in this field, book reviews,
   numerous course syllabi, a very extensive list of Internet sites of
   interest to economic historians, and "Ask the Professor," where
   professors answer questions.


11.3.22 Economy in Latin America

   This resource, at the University of Texas, specializes in Latin
   American economic issues. It lists research centers, macro data (both
   by country and the region), news and magazines, and finally other
   news sources.


11.3.23 European Research Papers Archive (ERPA)

   This site provides a hub for the online working papers of the five
   members of the European Research Papers Archive (ERPA) Network that
   deal with the topic of European Integration. The four founding
   members of the Network are the Robert Schuman Centre Academy of
   European Law at the European University Institute; the Max Planck
   Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne; Harvard Law School;
   and ECSA-Austria. The Advanced Research on the Europeanization of
   the Nation-State, Oslo, was added in November 1998. Two search forms
   are available. The short form allows participants to get a quick
   update on recently published papers (within the last six months), as
   well author and title searches. The advanced form allows one to do
   keyword, full-text, and publication date searches.


11.3.24 Friedrich Hayek Scholar's Page

   This site, run by Greg Rransom of Mira Costa College, presents a
   great deal of information on Nobel Laureate Friedrich Hayek. The site
   provides quotes on Hayek, a link to the bibliographies of works by
   and about Hayek, biographical information, and the Hayek Scholar
   Bookstore (with information on books by and about Hayek). Also
   available on this site:  a discussion list with subscription
   information, audio and video clips of a series of discussions taped
   in 1978, and research resources.


11.3.25 EmuNet

   This independent, non-profit web site "provides a non-partisan
   platform for exchanging best practice on the macroeconomics, public
   policy and business implications of Emu."  Instant access to the
   latest news, texts, information, commentary and analysis of Europe's
   single currency is a key feature of this site. Conference and
   seminar information is also available.


11.3.26 Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP)

   "The Global Trade Analysis Project provides data, a standard model
   and software, and training for multi-country CGE analysis." The
   version III model has 37 sectors and 30 regions. Support for this
   work is provided by a number of different organizations around the
   world. The model, the data, and extensive information on it are
   available here.

   # Information: <>

11.3.27 Health Economics - Places to Go

   This site, administered by Ansgar Hebborn, offers a very wide
   collection of resources on the Internet in health economics. The
   topics are divide into several areas: "Health Economics, Evaluation
   of Health Care Technologies, Health Policy, Pharmaceutical and
   Biomedical Information, Public Health, Managed Care, Medical
   Resources, and Jobs, and Miscellaneous."  Each area lists a number of
   different resources.


11.3.28 History of Economics Internet References

   This site lists references to sites that deal with the history of
   economics (not economic history). The subjects include general
   references, Marxism, neoclassical economics, Keynesianism, classical
   political economy, and specific topics. There is also material on
   related organizations, future conferences, and interdisciplinary


11.3.29 History of European Integration Site

   This site contains links to other sites that are concerned with the
   analyses, documentation, and statistics of European Integration
   within an historical dimensions, and is therefore, not concerned with
   recent materials. Rates sites on their proportion of historical
   content. Categories include historical documents, cold war sites,
   EU-institutions, non-EU multilateral organizations, statistical
   sources and other links, and book reviews.


11.3.30 The Information Economy

   The general theme of this site is the information economy. You'll
   find a great amount of material on the economic analysis of computer
   networks and broadly related areas such as commerce on the Internet,
   the government's role, publishing, etc. In sum, it is a very good
   place to visit. Specifically, the subject headings are "Accounting &
   Measuring Traffic, Announcements, Background and Reference, Commerce,
   Electronic Publishing, Government Resources, Intellectual Property,
   International, Intranets, Miscellaneous, Resources, Network
   Economics, Policy and Law, Pricing, Security, Privacy and Encryption.

   # Suggestions: <>

11.3.31 Informational Cascades and Rational Herding: An Annotated
        Bibliography and Resource Reference

   This page, authored by Sushil Bikhchandani, David Hirshleifer, and
   Ivo Welch, deals with the concept of "informational cascades."
   Briefly, this literate describes how rational agents can "herd" when
   they have incomplete information. More formally, "An informational
   cascades is a situation in which every subsequent actor, based on the
   observations of others, makes the same choice independent of his/her
   private signal." Thus, you can have a number of agents acting in the
   same way even when individually they wouldn't act in this manner.
   This site describes these models, reviews the literature, examines
   applications, and looks at empirical work, descriptions in the press,
   and books. It also looks at the idea informally -- it gives one
   casual example of when one person looks up in the sky, many others
   will likely follow. Readers can interactively add comments and
   citations to this document.


11.3.32 Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)

   This Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit research center that
   focuses on the issues surrounding social inequality and poverty in
   the United States. Current research examines welfare reform and the
   development of a new poverty measure. The publications of the IRP are
   available for download here, and information on ordering the print
   versions is also available. The site also provides information about
   the Institute, staff and affiliates, and links to poverty-related


11.3.33 International Trade & Business WWW Reference Pages

   This offering, run by Werner Antweiler the Policy Analysis Division,
   Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of
   British Columbia (and named PACIFIC for Policy Analysis Computing &
   and Information Facility in Computing) offers a number of Internet
   resources in this area. First are resources they provide: Dictionary
   of International Trade and Business (with some 2,000 entries),
   extensive exchange rate information (see "PACIFIC Exchange Rate
   Service Retrieval Interface" ), the GATT agreement, SITC categories,
   SIC categories for international trade, the Vancouver World Tables,
   and the Harmonized Commodity Description And Coding System. They also
   provide links to a number of other Internet sites dealing with
   international trade.


11.3.34 International Trade Data

   This site is designed for those doing work in empirical international
   trade. One major focus is a "comprehensive set of industry
   concordances." There are also pointers to significant international
   datasets. This site is maintained by Jon Haveman of Purdue


11.3.35 Interuniversity Centre for Game Theory and Applications (CITG)

   This site includes a number of resources in game theory. They include
   the abstracts of the International Journal of Game Theory, past and
   current issues of the POOL (the listing service in game theory), past
   and current issues of the ISDG (The International Society of Dynamic
   Games) Newsletter, information on meetings and seminars, the
   newsletter of this centre, a bibliography (in Italian), and a mirror
   of the game theory section of the Working Paper Archive.


11.3.36 Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICS)

   This organization at the University of London studies the British
   Commonwealth. The research covers many disciplines, but does not
   include much economics.


11.3.37 Institutional and Behavioral Economics

   This site, devoted to institutional economics, has material on
   working papers, reviews, and course outlines pertaining to the field.
   There is also an area for announcements, such as meetings, and links
   to related sites.


11.3.38 Law and Economics

   This site has pointers to numerous law and economics resources on the
   net. They include associations, on-line working papers,
   bibliographies, mailing lists, and a variety of other material in
   both these fields. It also includes the indices of the Journal of Law
   and Economics and the Journal of Legal Studies.


11.3.39 David Levine's Economic and Game Theory Page

   At this site you can read David Levine's working papers (many are
   with Drew Fudenberg), as well as general interest and class material.
   The papers are in Microsoft Word format, but there is a link to
   Microsoft, where you can download a free viewer for such documents.
   There is a link here to Drew Fudenberg's page, where you can read the
   abstracts of these papers.


11.3.40 Stan Liebowitz on Path Dependence and Network Externalities

   Here you can read about Stan Liebowitz and Steve Margolis' work in
   this area, which has attracted a considerable amount of recent
   interest. Papers are also available.


11.3.41 MacLean's Economic Policy Page: Progressive Canadian Policies

   This site, run by Brian K. MacLean, Director of INORD, acts as a
   forum for those interested in progressive Canadian economic policy by
   providing research and opinions, as well as links to other internet
   sources. The Canadian Economic Policy Forum section focuses on
   papers on Canadian economic topics, while the International Economic
   Policy Forum specializes on global and non-Canadian issues. The
   Policy Watchers' Calendar provides three months worth of events and
   statistical release dates for those interested in Canadian economic
   policy; and for the latest policy developments, there is a link to
   the Policy Watcher's Launchpad. There are also links to the Annual
   Economic Policy Conference series, research tools, personal finance
   advice and data, and people involved in Canadian economic issues.


11.3.42 Macro Economic Models

   On this page you will find sections on macroeconometric models, as
   described by Gotz Uebe. One sections lists them by country (perhaps
   the most useful part), another reviews the literature, and another
   contains a glossary. For those interested in this topic, this is a
   fine resource.


11.3.43 Marshall Studies Bulletin

   This is the on-line version of the University of Florence's annual
   publication on Alfred Marshall. It also has material on the the
   history of economic thought in Britain in the last two centuries. It
   has the current and back issues, some electronic text by Marshall,
   and information on newsletters and meetings.


11.3.44 Microcredit Virtual Library

   This site offers a number of resources on informal credit,
   microcredit, etc. Sections include a bibliography, documents and case
   studies in the area, libraries, Internet resources, and mailing


*  11.3.45 Microsoft Legal Battle

   This page, by Nick Economides of the Stern School, offers analysis
   and news coverage on this legal battle, including proposed remedies.
*  An interview with Jeremy Irons on offers updated
*  assessments at the beginning of the trial's second part.


11.3.46 Model User Group International (CGE Modeling)

   This organization is devoted to computational general equilibrium
   modeling. You can read about their most recent conference, job
   announcements, course outlines, and links to related modeling sites.


11.3.47 Nobel Memorial Prizes in Economics

   This site, from the Nobel Foundation itself, lists information on all
   winners of the "Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences." For each year
   there is an extensive press release, and some listings include
   further detailed information and links.


+  11.3.48 Online Glossary of Research Economics
+  [research terms explained]
+  This interactive glossary is written by Peter Meyer, a grad student
+  at Northwestern University. As he describes it, "The guiding
+  principle is that any term used in any English-language economics
+  research journal that is neither defined there, nor common vocabulary
+  among the mathematically literate belongs here." Links are given to
+  the relevant citations (which are also available as one file), and
+  all told it contains more than 1,000 entries. Grad students and
+  researchers working in new areas are likely to find it useful.
+  #

11.3.49 Principles of Forecasting Project

   This project aims to review forecasting techniques in many areas
   (management, operations research and the social sciences) to serve as
   a base for future research. The project is being run by J. Scott
   Armstrong of the Wharton School, and and all 34 papers by 46 authors
   have been peer-reviewed. This site provides a current report of
   progress with much information and many links on the project. The
   material will be published as a companion handbook in 1999 by Kluwer.


11.3.50 Quantitative Macroeconomics and Real Business Cycle Home Page

   This site is organized by Christian Zimmermann and is a very nice
   example of what one person can do on the web to make information
   available to the profession (in addition, it has a clever bit of
   humor). In just a short while, it has added an extensive amount of
   very useful information to people in this field. I would think that
   everyone in this area will find something of interest here. There are
   directories and home pages of people in this field; one can even add
   your name to the database on-line. There are also lists of centers in
   this field, RBC papers on-line, recent books, relevant journals,
   data, computer code, and calls for papers. One very useful resource
   is a frequently updated bibliography of the field. It is in html, and
   has more than 600 entries. This is a nice illustration of how the net
   can be used to support research -- it is much more current than any
   paper publication can possibly be. There is also a message board for
   discussion in the area. Finally, it has a very complete listing of
   other single subject sites in economics.
   It also has a section on macro jobs. Besides links to JOE, etc., it
   also lists positions advertised on the web and has a section for
   listing vitaes.


11.3.51 REESweb : Russian and East European Studies

   This section, devoted to "Business, Economics, and Law Resources,"
   site contains a substantial variety of material from many disciplines
   on Russia, Central, and Eastern Europe. The actual reference given
   here is to their listing of economic material in this part of the
   world (you can click back to their main page from there, however).
   Besides material of interest to academic economists, there is general
   business material as well.


11.3.52 RESECON: Land and Resource Economics Network

   This server is for those "with an interest in the economics of land
   and other natural resources. It is primarily an association serving
   the academic and professional economics community..." The primary
   method of discourse is the RESECON mailing list (described in the
   mailing list section). Past postings are archived, and other material
   is available as well, and is expected to grow. Perhaps the most
   useful is material on submission policies of different journals in
   the field.


11.3.53 RISKWeb

   This service is the web counterpart of RISKNet, a mailing list
   devoted to risk and insurance issues. Besides considerable material
   on the mailing list, one can search "the Journal of Risk and
   Insurance Article Abstracts (1986-present), Journal of Risk and
   Uncertainty Article Abstracts (with by permission from Kluwer
   Academic Publishers, Inc.), the RMI-WPA (Risk and Insurance Working
   Paper Archive, Insurance Fraud Research Register and the RISKNet
   biographical information database." There are also links to working
   paper and teaching archives, announcements, and a job center, all in
   this area. Finally, there are also links to other Internet sites in
   this area.


11.3.54 Al Roth's Game Theory and Experimental Economics Page

   This site contains much more than just the usual pointers to other
   related material and a scattering of related information. At this
   site, one can learn a fair amount about game theory, experimental
   economics, and their intersection.


11.3.55 A Selected Bibliography on Electronic Purses

   Created by Leo Van Hove at the Free University of Brussels, this site
   lists links, references, and projects focusing on electronic purses
   (basically a "smart" debit card) and other related issues. The site
   is divided into a recent additions, general information, purses, and
   country sections.


11.3.56 StatServ

   This site serves as a general interest site for all things
   statistical. It includes links to jobs, software, publications, and
   data mining. There is also information on meetings, consulting,
   on-line resources (courses, datasets, textbooks, reports and the
   like), institutions, departments, and information about StatServ


11.3.57 Studies using Applied General Equilibrium models (SAGE)

   "SAGE is a database of studies using applied general equilibrium
   models. It was created to disseminate studies AGE models built
   throughout the world and provide students, researchers, professors
   and civil servants with a quick and powerful tool for accessing
   references to AGEs according to the country studied, the subject of
   analysis and the specific approaches used." Currently, the database
   has bibliographical information on over 600 studies (both published
   and unpublished), and can be searched by the authors' name and
   It is run by John Cockburn, Luc Savard, Pierre Couillard and Bernard
   Decaluwi, all of Department of Economics, University Laval, Quebec.


11.3.58 Survey of Regional Economics

   This site, by James Follain and Vivien Huang of Syracuse University,
   surveys much of the field of regional economics. There is extensive
   information on data sets, institutions, journals, key questions in
   this field, and several literature surveys.


+  11.3.59 Sustainable Earth Exchange Link Information for Educators
+       (SEELIFE)
+  This site is a collection of "internet resources for persons studying
+  sustainable systems management."  The site covers the following
+  subjects:  agriculture, air, cities and communities, development,
+  economics, energy, fish, forests, minerals, population, species,
+  sustainability, technology, transportation, waste, water, wetlands,
+  and wilderness. Each subject provides links to bibliographies, data
+  and maps, education and research institutions, government and related
+  programs, organizations and non-profit groups, and papers and
+  reports.
+  #

11.3.60 Telecom Information Resources on the Internet

   This server, run by Jeff MacKie-Mason, "contains references to
   information sources relating to the technical, economic, public
   policy, and social aspects of telecommunications. All forms of
   telecommunication, including voice, data, video, wired, wireless,
   cable TV, and satellite, are included." Most of the document is a set
   of some 5,000 links that deal with this information in detail. There
   is a very substantial amount of information here, and much of it
   would be of interest to economists in this area.


+  11.3.61 Victorian Economics: An Overview
+  This site looks at economics of the Victorian era from many different
+  perspectives. One section has some data and looks at institutional
+  arrangements of the time (such as how the Bank of England operated
+  and the gold standard). Another section is devoted to the classical
+  economists and their opponents. A third looks at literature and the
+  arts, and the last section looks at related topics, such as Chartism,
+  the Corn Laws, and the the role of social classes.
+  #
+    economics/econo v.html

11.3.62 Walrasian General Equilibrium Theory

   This site presents an analysis of the limitations and uses of
   Walrasian Economic theory in an extensive historical essay by Goncalo
   L. Fonseca, a Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University. "A
   time-line of Walrasian Thought, definitions, mathematical notes and
   models, and discussions of related theories are given."  It also
   presents modern views of Walras's work.


11.3.63 WWW Pages With EU Information and Pointers Into the Web

   This site covers numerous issues of European integration, which of
   course includes numerous economic issues. Many of the entries are
   relatively "high" level, so a great amount of information can be
   reached from here. The key covered areas are papers, institutions,
   research institutes, documentation centers, teaching, databases,
   discussion lists and newsgroups, sites with EU documents, Eastern
   Europe, organizations, Eurosceptic sites, and related sites.


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