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

             Editor: Bill Goffe <Bill.Goffe@usm.edu>
             Editorial Assistant: Elise Braden <elise@econlit.org>

                            Part 19 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
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14.0 Teaching Resources

14.1 AmosWorld

   [student guide with a glossary and on-line tests]

   This site, run by Orley Amos at Oklahoma State, lists a large number
   of economically oriented web sites with a focus on educational
   materials for undergrads. One useful feature is the AmosWorld
   Encyclopedia Glossary -- you can search this site for economic terms
   and definitions with keywords of your choice. In addition, the site
   tries to be jargon-free, so students should find it friendly. New
   features include the AmosWorld Testing System (a stress-free way for
   students to test their economic knowledge) and the AmosWorld Reading
   Room, which is a short-cut to free on-line economic instructional
   books available in AmosWorld.

   # http://amos.bus.okstate.edu/


14.2 ECONlinks

   [general guide for students]

   This site, run by Scott Simkins, is a very useful place for
   undergraduate students to look for data and other material for their
   finance and economics classes. With more and more information on the
   Internet for those interested in these areas, this site is a useful
   subset of those resources for teaching.

   # http://www.ncat.edu/~simkinss/econlinks.html


+  14.3 Economic-Indicators.com
+
+  [links to data and current numbers]
+
+  This site is by R. Mark Rogers and  is the on-line companion to his
+  book "The Handbook of Key Economic Indicators" (he is also at the
+  Atlanta Fed). He lists links to macro data, with some emphasis on
+  recent releases and commentary on the current state of the economy.
+  Overall, it offers very extensive coverage.
+
+  The category "Economic Indicators, Summary Data Tables" contains the
+  latest U.S. macro data. The data is updated weekly.
+
+  The category "Economic News and News Releases" contains (besides the
+  above):
+
+  # Financial or Economic News Updates
+  # Current Economic Analysis
+  # Economic Calendars
+  # Economic News Releases from Agencies
+
+  In addition, there are the following categories for data:
+
+  # Monetary and Fiscal Policy Links
+  # Interest Rates and Currency Exchange Rates
+  # U.S. Statistical or Economic Policy Departments and Agencies
+  # Federal Reserve System and Non-U.S. Central Banks
+  # International Statistical or Economic Policy Agencies
+  # Sites for Downloading Data, Actual and Forecast Series
+
+  Finally, technical papers on "indicator methodologies" as well as
+  information about Mark Rogers and the book are available here.
+
+  # http://www.Economic-Indicators.Com/


+  14.4 Economicsearch.com
+
+  [many links (including textbook sites)]
+
+  This site, designed for both economists and economics students,
+  provides an array of educational-oriented services. The research
+  section consists of a search engine and links to the following
+  categories:  education and academics, data and statistics, analysis,
+  news, banking and finance, government, organizations, meetings and
+  papers, and other resources. Each of these is quite extensive, and
+  the total number of links must be in the hundreds. Perhaps its most
+  unique resources is its list of textbook sites and their associated
+  study aids. There are also links to instructor's pages for the
+  different textbooks.
+
+  # http://www.economicsearch.com/


+  14.5 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.
+
+  # http://econterms.com/


14.6 CTI Centre for Economics

   [U.K. organization]

   This U.K. organization is devoted to those doing work in using
   computers in the teaching of economics. For instance, it has an
   extensive catalog of economics software, information on workshops and
   seminars, and details on various electronic forums for those
   interested in this subject. In addition, there is an almost complete
   Windows package for principles courses. This group also publishes a
   "paper" journal "Computers in Higher Education Economics Review."
   This journal is also available on Internet. A catalog of on-line
   teaching material for economics is now available, with links to
   actual teaching material, not just course syllabi or lecture notes.
   Most of this information is freely available. This catalog would be
   of interest to those creating multimedia courseware or interactive
   web sites, lecturers, or anyone learning or revising introductory
   economics. The catalog is divided into three main sections, covering
   macroeconomics, microeconomics, and statistics, as well as other
   miscellaneous topics, online tests, glossaries, pointers to other
   examples.

   # http://www.sosig.ac.uk/cticce/
   # http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/ctiecon/siteplan.htm


14.7 EcEd Web

   [leading site for college and K-12]

   Besides a large amount of instructional material at all levels (i.e.
   both K-12 and college), this organization offers a directory to the
   Internet for instructors and students. One entry of particular note
   is the Virtual Economics Companion, which is based on a CD-ROM
   developed by the National Council on Economic Education for K-12 use.
   It has a number of resources for all ages in the K-12 area. In
   addition, there are many links to what economists are doing with the
   Internet in the classroom. There is also information on economic
   education in Nebraska and the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center
   for Economic Education.

   # http://ecedweb.unomaha.edu/


14.8 Economic Education Station

   [active learning and tutorials]

   This site provides a number of teaching resources. The tutorials
   sections provides links to many useful economic models, questions,
   practice exams, and interactive sites, covering a variety of
   economics-related topics. This section also provides reviews of some
   tutorial sites as well as purchasing information. The site also has
   an "active learning" area, with links to sites designed to produce
   lasting knowledge by allowing students to become part of the learning
   process. Games are outlined for a number of economic topics. Also
   available on this site are downloadable visual aids, links to
   economic data available online, people in economics (past and
   present), reading material, material on scarcity topics, fun stuff,
   and inspiration for success in economic education.

   # http://web.centre.edu/~econed/


14.9 Economics and Business Education Association (EBEA)

   [U.K. organization]

   This U.K. organization is "the professional subject association for
   teachers and lecturers of economics and business studies." This web
   site contains information on their events, conferences
   (international, annual and branch), workshops, and projects. Regular
   updates on the association's activities can be found here.

   # http://www.bized.ac.uk/ebea/


+  14.10 Foundation for Teaching Economics
+
+  ["K-12 emphasis"]
+
+  This non-profit foundation was founded in 1975 with a mission to
+  "promote excellence in economic education by helping economics
+  teachers become more effective educators" and "to introduce young
+  individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic
+  way of thinking about national and international issues."  The site
+  provides over fifty lesson plans; profiles of workshops, internships
+  and training sessions; annual awards given by the Foundation for
+  Teaching Economics; and a resource area for both students and
+  teachers, including national standards on economic education,
+  teaching economics on the internet, an alumni bulletin board,
+  consumer price indexes, and current issues in economics.
+
+  # http://www.fte.org/


+  14.11 Journal of Economic Education
+
+  [leading journal in this area; article on-line]
+
+  This journal "offers original articles on innovations in and
+  evaluations of teaching techniques, materials, and programs in
+  economics."  Abstracts are available as far back as 1984 and articles
+  are freely available since Winter, 1998. An online-only section
+  attempts "to identify exemplary material for teaching and learning
+  economics that is interactive or otherwise not conducive to
+  traditional printed-page format." This section provides submission
+  guidelines and links to recently published, archived, and forthcoming
+  web sites.
+
+  # http://www.indiana.edu/~econed/


14.12 National Center for Research in Economic Education

   [research; large database on econ-ed articles]

   This center, located at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and
   headed by Bill Walstad, works in many facets of economic education.
   This includes developing tests used to judge economic knowledge and
   understanding for the K-12 population (in conjunction with the
   National Council on Economic Education), research in economic
   education, contributions to a series of books on economic education,
   reviews of software for economic education, and the Research in
   Economic Education Database (REED). The software reviews, titled
   "Economic Software Reviews," cover many different pieces of
   educational software. REED contains detailed information (including
   the purpose and conclusions) on more than 1,000 different economic
   education articles.

   # http://www.cba.unl.edu/additional/econed/ncree.html


14.13 National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)

   [K-12 emphasis]

   This organization is "the premier source of teacher training and
   materials used to instill an understanding of economic principles for
   grades kindergarten through twelve." Their work is supported by
   university-based centers across the U.S. Here, they offer information
   about their curriculum standards, their catalog of publications,
   their annual meeting, their work with emerging market economies, and
   some on-line sample economics lessons.

   # http://www.nationalcouncil.org/


14.14 Resources for University Teachers of Economics

   [Australian emphasis]

   As part of its mission, the economics department at the University of
   Melbourne offers various resources for teaching. They include a small
   input-output model of the Australian economy and data from Barro's
   1991 QJE article on economic growth. In addition, there are many
   pointers to other resources on the teaching of economics.

   # http://www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/ecowww/uniteachers.html


14.15 Iowa Electronic Markets

   [well-known for political markets]

   This service is run by the College of Business Administration Faculty
   of the University of Iowa. Since 1988, it has been used in more than
   100 classes around the world to teach about markets. IEM has approval
   from the CFTC to operate this market that uses "real" money. At last
   count, there are more than 5,000 investors. There are two general
   types of markets: those based on financial or business markets, and
   those based on political markets. Currently, in the former, there
   are markets for the computer industry, Microsoft, and movie box
   office receipts, while in the latter there were markets on the U.S.
   1998 Congressional elections and membership in the EMU (doubtless
   there will be more political markets in the future). Anyone can trade
   in the political markets; in the other markets, you must be have an
   academic affiliation.
 
   The liquidation value of all contracts is determined by the value of
   the underlying fundamental on a set date, and trading takes place
   interactively through a Telnet connection.
 
   While the purpose is education and research, trades require actual
   money (from $5 to $500 may be invested). The developers feel that by
   using real money for trades, there is an increased motivation to
   learn about the underlying fundamentals. There are no commissions or
   fees and trading is continuous. Trading takes place in English,
   German, Austrian, Norwegian, and Swedish.
 
   The web site contains complete information on the IEM. Trading itself
   takes place via a telnet session, and here are four telnet
   interfaces: iem for for most terminal types, iem2 and iem3 for vt100
   and ANSI terminal types, and iemi for Irwin/McGraw-Hill traders.

   # http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/iem/
   # telnet://iem.biz.uiowa.edu
   # telnet://iem2.biz.uiowa.edu
   # telnet://iem3.biz.uiowa.edu
   # telnet://iemi.biz.uiowa.edu
   # Trader's Manual (automatically sent): <iem@scout-po.biz.uiowa.edu>


14.16 Univ. of British Columbia Election Stock Market (UBC-ESM)

   [markets for Canadian elections (currently closed)]

   Like the Iowa Electronic Markets, this market, used for education, is
   based on an elections. Currently, owing to the lack of Canadian
   elections, the market is closed. An election forecasting section has
   been added for the 2001/02 elections. This site is operated by the
   Policy Analysis Division of the Faculty of Commerce and Business
   Administration at the University of British Columbia.

   # http://esm.ubc.ca/


14.17 Classroom Expernomics

   This is a newsletter detailing classroom experiments in college
   economics classes. The newsletter comes out twice a year, and each
   issue contains several well described classroom experiments to
   illustrate economic principles. The current and back issues can be
   found here.

   # http://www.marietta.edu/~delemeeg/expernom.html


14.18 "Experiments with Economic Principles" (Bergstrom and Miller)

   This site provides information on this book by Ted Bergstrom and John
   Miller. This book is designed for teaching principles via classroom
   experiments. This site offers information on the book, such as how to
   obtain sample copies, a free sample chapter, getting a customized
   version, use of the text in different situations, on-line article
   newspaper articles that connect to various chapters, data, and the
   like.

   # http://zia.hss.cmu.edu/miller/eep/eep.html


14.19 Academic Assistance Access

   [on-line tutoring]

   Academic Assistance Access offers free tutoring services through a
   mailing list environment which is divided by subject matter. The
   site provides a list of available subjects for the secondary and
   post-secondary level, a list of tutors, subscription information, and
   information on becoming a tutor.

   # http://www.tutoraid.org/


14.20 Click & Learn Regression

   [intuitive approach to regression]

   This software is designed to teach regression analysis to "lay"
   persons. With its visual interface, the intuition behind regression
   analysis is easily learned. Besides individual copies, site licenses
   are available as well.

   # http://nsns.com/click/


14.21 Coin Flipping Page

   [flip coins for stat classes on-line]

   This page, by Ken White, let's you demonstrate a coin flip or flips
   in class, if you don't have one handy. You can also find records of
   past flips by others. You can even watch them flip, rather than just
   seeing the results.

   # http://shazam.econ.ubc.ca/flip/


14.22 ComLabGames

   [on-line strategic and extensive form games]

   This site provides software and directions for running strategic and
   extensive form games over the Internet. One PC acts as the moderator
   that sets the rules of the games, and others can then simultaneously
   play. When the game is done, the results can be analyzed. Thus, it is
   an excellent teaching device for game theory. Both the software and
   extensive directions can be found here.

   # http://www.cmu.edu/comlabgames


14.23 Edward Flaherty's Page on Economic Myths

   [debunks common economic myths]

   This site, run by Edward Flaherty at the College of Charleston,
   serves to recognize and debunk often-repeated questions or myths
   about economics. Along with the debunking of economic myths,
   Flaherty addresses the national debt hysteria, Federal Reserve
   conspiracy myths, and FAQ's on the Fed and money. Current working
   papers and links to other economic data are also available at this
   site.

   # http://www.cofc.edu/~flaherty/index.html


14.24 Election Calculator

   [examine the impact of the economy on presidential elections]

   This site, run by John Irons, uses some well-known econometric work
   by Ray Fair and others to predict presidential election outcomes
   based upon macroeconomic data. One can enter data for this election
   or you can study past elections.

   # http://www.mit.edu/people/irons/myjava/ecalc.html


14.25 eur macro tutor

   [European macro tutorial]

   This site, which supports "A Primer in European Macroeconomics,"
   supports an interactive macroeconomic tutor called "eur macro tutor."
   With it, you can manipulate the typical parts of the standard macro
   model with a significant international aspect. Some parts are even
   animated. There are links to key definitions and key graphs.

   # http://www.fgn.unisg.ch/eumacro/


14.26 FAIRMODEL

   [well-known domestic and international model]

   This well-known macroeconometric model is now available on the
   Internet. Virtually all the features of the stand-alone package are
   now accessible to any user free of charge. This includes the ability
   to "forecast, do policy analysis, and examine historical episodes."
   Data and forecasts can be both graphed and put into tables (which can
   be downloaded). It appears the model itself can be downloaded, and
   thus adapted for your own use. Both Fortran and EViews versions are
   available.
 
   The U.S. version of the model is rather complex (131 equations in
   all; 101 identities and 30 stochastic equations), it is highly
   recommended that users read the manual before using it. Extensive
   documentation (in fact, much material similar to "Testing
   Macroeconometric Models," Ray Fair, Harvard University Press, 1994)
   is available. One can also read about the latest forecasts of the
   model. To use FAIRMODEL, you must have a browser that supports Java
   and frames.
 
   In addition, the multicountry (MC) model is available as well. It
   covers the U.S. and 32 other countries. In all, there are some 4,000
   variables, not counting the trade share variables (which can be
   downloaded). It is thought to be "one of the largest computational
   problems that has so far been offered on the Internet."

   # http://fairmodel.econ.yale.edu/


14.27 Learning Skills on the Internet

   [for new college students]

   This site, for students making the transition to college, has
   pointers to a number of sites with material which may help one
   improve learning skills. Some are quite broad (they cover topics
   such as dealing with procrastination, writing skills, and test taking
   skills), some are economic specific, while others are math and
   statistics specific. Finally, there is a section for international
   students.

   # http://www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/ecowww/study.html


14.28 National Budget Simulator

   [play with the 1995 budget]

   With this on-line simulation, from 1995, you can examine the
   tradeoffs in current fiscal policy (but, it does seem a bit dated
   given the current fiscal environment; maybe it should cover what to
   do with a surplus?). The simulation can be run in both an overview
   and detail modes, and has a graphical output.

   # http://garnet.berkeley.edu:3333/budget/budget.html


14.29 Problems in Microeconomics

   [Excel-based tools for students]

   This site, by Byron Brown of Michigan State, uses Excel 5.0 or higher
   as a teaching device for micro courses (generally for principles
   students). The 25 exercises come in two modes: "practice" and "test"
   (in the latter, each student faces a different set of numbers in the
   problems). Each set of exercises comes with instructions, and the
   code for the spreadsheets is encrypted.

   # http://www.bus.msu.edu/econ/brown/pim


+  14.30 Tutor2u
+
+  [U.K. emphasis]
+
+  Billed as "a tutor at your fingertips," this U.K.-based economics
+  site provides an economics news ticker, the latest U.K. economic
+  data, and current economic analysis. The Common Room provides the
+  latest case studies added to the site, as well as a discussion group
+  and study plan. The Study Room "is the home for the study notes
+  within the Tutor2u web site" for A-level economic students. The
+  Revision Room stresses "preparation, planning, and performance."  The
+  Data Room "provides supplementary information on key U.K. economic
+  trends" in both HTML and Excel forms. It also contains U.K. economic
+  press releases, case studies, links to the economics departments of
+  many U.K. universities and links for teachers.
+
+  # http://www.tutor2u.com


14.31 Virtual Economy (U.K.)

   [U.K. emphasis]

   This site brings together HM Treasury's macroeconomic model and a
   version of the Institute for Fiscal Studies Tax and Benefit model for
   student simulation of the U.K. economy. A number of policy parameters
   can be adjusted, and the effects on different groups in the economy
   can be analyzed. There are also case studies, and a library for
   background information.

   # http://ve.ifs.org.uk


14.32 Walras Law and Macroeconomics

   This site covers Walras Law and its application in macro. The
   emphasis is on material of interest to students. The author of this
   site points out that this subject is little covered in principles or
   intermediate texts, so this site makes a fine supplement.

   # http://www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/ecowww/rdixon/wlaw.html


14.33 Web Pages that Perform Statistical Calculations!

   [links to 300 sites]

   This resource points to more than 300 sites that perform interactive
   statistical calculations. Besides the obvious of plotting and
   calculating cumulative values of distributions, it also provides
   links that offer advice and support on virtually the entire gamut of
   statistics: choosing the appropriate test, descriptive statistics,
   random numbers, and innumerable types of tests. It can be used for
   both teaching and research.

   # http://members.aol.com/johnp71/javastat.html


14.34 Economics Textbook Information

   This site, by Al DeCook, offers help for those with the unenviable
   task of selecting a text for economics courses. The links are
   organized several different ways: by publisher, by type of course
   (principles, intermediate macro and micro, money and banking, and
   econometrics). Of course, this is also useful for linking to a
   text's web site.

   # http://www.bus.miami.edu/~fdecook/textbook.html


14.35 Online Economics Textbooks

   This site, by John Kane of SUNY-Oswego, lists on-line economic
   textbooks. Currently, they are organized into five different areas:
   introductory economics, introductory macroeconomics, intermediate
   macroeconomics, intermediate microeconomics, and game theory.

   # http://www.oswego.edu/~economic/newbooks.htm


14.36 Publishers of Economic Textbooks

   This site, by John Kane of SUNY-Oswego, lists publishers of economic
   textbooks from A to Z.

   # http://www.oswego.edu/~economic/publishers.htm


14.37 EconWeb

   [micro and macro text or supplement]

   This organization offers both micro and macro on-line principles
   texts (they can be used as supplements or as complete texts). John
   Gross is the director of the project, and along with a number of
   others, he helped write the micro text. The macro text was written by
   Tim Yeager. Both texts offer on-line quizzes to aid understanding.
   The cost to students is $5 (for a six-month period) for either text,
   and for an additional $5, they can e-mail questions about micro text
   to the staff. Site licenses are available.

   # http://www.econweb.com/


14.38 "oo...Micro!" (Joe Daniel)

   [Java-based intermediate micro simulation]

   This site, by Joe Daniel of the University of Delaware, aptly
   demonstrates how Java can be used to support teaching. It has a
   series of lessons that illustrate topics for an intermediate micro
   course. Much of the material is interactive and animated. I was
   surprised at how well this helps illustrate economic concepts.

   # http://medusa.be.udel.edu/WWW_Sites/oo_Micro.html


+  14.39 Archipelago Economics Courses
+
+  [on-line and CD-ROM courses by Harcourt]
+
+  Archipelago is a division of the textbook publisher Harcourt, and
+  they have begun to expand into on-line and CD-ROM based courses. They
+  currently offer both micro and macro principles. Here they carefully
+  describe these courses: their contents and features, their
+  contributors (a large number of college faculty aided them), and
+  information on how to request a demo.
+
+  # http://www.archipelago.com/courses/econ/index.html


14.40 World Lecture Hall: Economics

   "The World Lecture Hall (WLH) contains links to pages created by
   faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver class materials."
   For example, you will find course syllabi, assignments, lecture
   notes, exams, class calendars, multimedia textbooks, etc. They cover
   many subject areas, and this one is for economics.

   # http://www.utexas.edu/world/lecture/eco/


14.41 Syllabits:Economics

   This listing of course syllabi is arranged by subjects in economics.
   Obviously, much of the material is more than just the typical
   syllabi.

   # http://nsns.com/Syllabits/econ/


+  14.42 Electronic Collaboration: A Practical Guide for Educators
+
+  [guide to on-line collaborations]
+
+  This wide-ranging guide covers many different aspects of how teachers
+  can use on-line collaboration tools. It ranges from definitions, to
+  activities, to design, and to choosing a technology. While much of
+  the discussion is for K-12, it is sufficiently general that higher
+  levels should benefit. There are also links to similar resources.
+
+  # http://www.lab.brown.edu/public/ocsc/collaboration.guide/


+  14.43 Globewide Network Academy (GNA)
+
+  [lists thousands of distance learning resources]
+
+  This site covers a number of resources (some 17,000) related to
+  distance learning. Among courses themselves, it lists more than 100
+  economics that are offered this way. Other resources include a
+  "bookstore" with suggested titles, a way to add your distance
+  courses, a list of freely available software, resources to aid
+  instructors, and related material. It appears that to find most
+  material, one must use their search facility.
+
+  # http://www.gnacademy.org/


+  14.44 RealSlideshow
+
+  [add narration to on-line lectures]
+
+  This freely available product of Real.com allows one to add sound (i.
+  e. a lecture) to images. Thus, one could add voice to on-line
+  lectures with this technology.
+
+  # http://proforma.real.com/mario/tools/slideshow.html


14.45 TeleCampus

   [list of online courses]

   This resource provides thousands of courses that can be taken over
   the Internet, with over 160 economics courses available. The
   TeleCampus Online Course Database provides the course title, minimum
   course level requirement, and the institution that is offering the
   course. Tools are available for both the student and developer of
   online learning.

   # http://telecampus.edu/


14.46 Census Data and Exercises for College Classes

   This organization, the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN),
   located at the Population Studies Center at the University of
   Michigan, and supported by the NSF and the Department of Education,
   is devoted to using "real" datasets in social science classes
   (specifically low-level ones). The datasets are quite varied, so
   students should find them interesting. They are designed to be used
   with the "StudentCHIP" software (which is quite inexpensive and said
   to be quite easy to use), but they can be used with other types of
   software as well. When one registers, they will send you
   documentation on the datasets, and classroom exercises for their use.
   Besides the data, they also offer workshops in using them, and
   classroom resources.

   # http://www.psc.lsa.umich.edu/SSDAN/


14.47 Cents Financial Journal

   [commentary from many Wall Street economists]

   This electronic journal features commentary from some of the "finest"
   analysts of the financial industry. Most of the commentary focuses
   on various economic issues, and most is written by economists. The
   breadth is surprising and information is updated daily. While many
   will find it useful, it is designed for students.

   # http://www.lp-llc.com/cents/


14.48 Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)

   [clear copyrights on-line]

   This non-profit organization clears copyright permissions. They
   operate as a broker between the rights-holder and the user of the
   copyrighted material. Perhaps their most useful service for teaching
   is their "Academic Permissions Service," which clears copyrights for
   course packets and classroom use (in many cases, CCC already has
   permission). They currently represent many thousands of publishers
   and house 1.75 million titles. The entire approval transaction can
   be done on-line.

   # http://www.copyright.com/


14.49 Copyright Management Services (CMS)

   [clear copyrights]

   This relatively new company assists educators in creating customized
   coursepacks that comply with all copyright regulations. Educators can
   create an original "master copy" of selections and provide CMS with
   information on the course, preferred retailer and preferences for the
   appearance of the coursepack. CMS will arrange to have the originals
   picked-up, and a Coursepack Counselor will be assigned to contact the
   client with any "trouble spots" and give a cost-per-student estimate.
   Materials are put through the "E-Master" process, which will
   electronically clean-up the originals, appropriate copyright
   clearances are obtained, and the coursepacks are printed. Adoption
   forms are then sent to the campus bookstore and delivery is set.

   # http://professor.coursepack.com/coursepack/


14.50 DIA Agency Inc.

   [general equilibrium models]

   This firms specializes in general equilibrium models. They offer two
   versions of a U.S. GEModel that can be downloaded from their site
   (further, the model is not U.S. specific). They also offer a number
   of support and educational materials, a list of fees, and information
   about their consulting services.

   # http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/DiaAgency/diaagenc.htm


14.51 Economics Club at the Univ. of Michigan-Flint

   [economists' trading cards]

   This club is rather famous for offering "Economics Trading Cards" of
   famous economists. Two sets of 29 each are available for $6.00 each.
   "The purpose is three fold: to be informed, to have fun while
   learning and to raise funds for our club. The proceeds are used to
   establish a scholarship fund and to provide funds for lectures from
   economists, trips to economic events, and other relevant activities."
   Ordering information can be found on this site.

   # http://montego.umcc.umich.edu/~sham/econclub.html


+  14.52 Griesinger Films
+
+  [ecological economics instructional videos]
+
+  This firm offers four educational films dealing with ecological
+  economics. The focus is on sustainable economics.
+
+  # http://www.griesingerfilms.com/


14.53 Idea Channel

   [instructional videos]

   This site sells videos for educational use. Their economic section
   has nearly 100 videos, which are in discussion format. The
   interviewed include Gary Becker, Milton Friedman, Allan Meltzer,
   James Buchanan, Friedrich von Hayek, Richard Posner, Ronald Coase,
   and many others. Future plans include live on-line discussions with
   the opportunity to question participants.

   # http://www.ideachannel.com/


+  14.54 Inflation Conversion Factors for Dollars 1800 to the Present
+
+  [calculate inflation's impact]
+
+  Students might find the site useful in understanding the impact of
+  inflation. It gives conversion factors for the U.S. so prices in one
+  year can be converted to another year's prices. These factors can be
+  downloaded, and there are also charts of the price level. There are
+  also links to a variety of macro data sites.
+
+  # http://www.orst.edu/Dept/pol_sci/fac/sahr/sahr.htm


14.55 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.

   # http://www.nobel.se/prize/memorial.html


14.56 Resampling Stats

   [different approach to teaching statistics]

   This site is devoted to a different method of teaching introductory
   statistics. Briefly, it is similar to the bootstrap in that samples
   are repeatedly resampled to generate distributions for testing. This
   site offers descriptions of this method from several different
   angles, has information on their software and books, and has links to
   other statistical sites on the net.

   # http://www.statistics.com/


14.57 Net Benefits: The Revolution Linking Statistics & ICT

   [links statistics and information technologies]

   This site provides links to modified versions of articles written by
   Mike Fuller of the University of Kent, Canterbury, for the journal
   "Teaching Statistics."  This site emphasizes the "creative
   possibilities generated by the revolution in Information and
   Communications Technologies (ICT)" in the world of statistics. A
   section about Internet use and the wide range of statistical data
   found on the Internet is included, focusing on why teachers of
   statistics use the Internet; the use of e-mail and newsgroups;
   electronic journals; the provision of WWW to facilitate graphics,
   sound, video, and access to raw materials for applied statistics
   projects; and other statistical software information. It also
   provides a link to "Mailbase" e-mail electronic discussion lists.

   # http://snipe.ukc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/hpda/mff/netres/net_ben1.html


14.58 World Bank EDI Economic Policy Forums

   [various topics for classroom use]

   Presents on-line case studies on macroeconomic topics. Current
   topics are:
 
   # Unemployment in Eastern and Central Europe
   # The Mexican Economic Crisis
   # Economic Growth in East Asia
   # Enterprise Restructuring in the FSU
   # Credibility of Economic Policy
   # Inflation and the Economies in Transition

   # http://www.worldbank.org/html/edi/edimp/home.html


+  14.59 World Game of Economics
+
+  [game support with many international info]
+
+  This is the Internet support site for a game that teaches students
+  macro principles. While the game is not on-line, extensive supporting
+  material is. Much of this material will be of interest to those who
+  are not using the game. This includes a summary of the current
+  performance of many economies, "World Game News," which contains
+  numerous international economic news stories, and information on a
+  student scholarship contest. Of course, there is extensive
+  information on their CD-ROM based game as well.
+
+  # http://www.worldgameofeconomics.com/


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