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Econ. Resources on the Internet [9 of 20]

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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 9 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"

   Otherwise the AEA owns the exclusive right to print, publish,
   distribute, reproduce, sell, prepare derivative works, transmit,
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   and attributed to the rightful owner. Abstracting and short quotes
   are permitted. To copy otherwise or to republish otherwise, including
   on web pages, in whole or in part requires prior specific permission.
   Permissions may be requested from the American Economic Association,
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   aeainfo@ctrvax.vanderbilt.edu. RFE is provided without any express
   or implied warranty.

   ----------------------------------------------------------------------

   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.


6.0 Jobs, Grants, & Academic Advice

6.1 Academe This Week (Chronicle of Higher Education) Job Listings

   [worth a look]

   This section of the electronic version of The Chronicle of Higher
   Education lists job openings.

   # http://chronicle.merit.edu/jobs/


6.2 E-JOE (European Job Openings for Economists)

   [European emphasis]

   This site, a joint project of the Technical University of Berlin and
   the European Economic Association (EEA), lists job openings for
   economists in Europe. It has a particularly nice search interface. In
   addition, those looking for jobs can subscribe to an e-mail
   notification service.

   # http://maynard.ww.tu-berlin.de/e-joe/
   # Information: <e-joe@maynard.ww.tu-berlin.de>


6.3 JOE (Job Openings for Economists from the AEA)

   [standard reference]

   This electronic version of JOE, run the by American Economic
   Association, offers all the material in the printed version. In
   addition, this electronic version makes it much easier to search for
   specific information, but if one wishes, one can also browse the
   entire document in its usual form.
 
   Before you use it, be sure to read the directions dealing with the
   details of searching for information, and the classification codes
   for the job listings.

   # http://www.eco.utexas.edu/joe/


6.4 UK-JOE (Royal Economic Society)

   [U.K. emphasis]

   This site, run by the Royal Economic Society, lists job openings in
   the U.K. Job ads can be posted on-line.

   # http://newdomino.lbs.ac.uk/econ.nsf/UKJoe/Home


6.5 Economics Ph.D. Job Candidates

   This site lists the "other side" of this market -- those looking for
   jobs. It is arranged by school.

   # http://www.hss.caltech.edu/~jwpatty/jobcand/index.html


6.6 New Ph.D.s in Economics (NBER)

   The NBER offers this listing of departments with PhD students in the
   job market. It is arranged by school.

   # http://www.nber.org/candidates/


6.7 Survey of the Labor Market For New Ph.D.s in Economics

   This report describes the outcome of the labor market. It contains a
   great variety of data (salaries, summer support, number of hires,
   etc.).

   # http://www.uark.edu/depts/cberinfo/aea/index.html


6.8 American Association of State Colleges and Universities: Office of
    Federal Programs

   [searchable grant database]

   This organization is composed of more than 430 public colleges and
   universities. Their interests are quite wide-ranging, but one
   includes listing grant opportunities for member institutions. This
   database, "GrantSearch" is obviously searchable, and seems to be
   fairly broad -- a search for "economic" yielded almost 90 "hits."
   Further, most seemed "reasonable" -- that is, it is easy to imagine a
   few economists interested in most of the offerings. To access this
   database, it appears that your institution must be a member of this
   organization.

   # http://www.aascu.org/grc/


+  6.9 GrantSelect
+
+  [searchable grant database]
+
+  This database is compiled by Oryx Press, and is said to have some
+  10,000 funding opportunities by some 3,400 entities. A search for
+  "economic" yielded 300 hits (even though it was not one of their
+  listed programs), and a quick search showed that most seemed
+  "reasonable." It is a fee-based service, with rates from $350 to
+  $1,500 for an institution. They offer a 30-day free trial.
+
+  # http://www.higheredconnect.com/grantselect/


6.10 Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS)

   [searchable grant database]

   This service is operated by the library of the University of Illinois
   at Urbana-Champaign. It maintains a database of close to 8,000
   funding opportunities, and is updated daily. A search for "economic"
   yielded some 900 "hits," but not all of them seemed to be of interest
   to academic economists. Your institution must be a subscriber to use
   this database. There are more than 200 institutional members, and a
   link to the list is in on the main page.

   # http://www.library.uiuc.edu/iris/


6.11 Department of Justice

   This section of the Justice Department deals with grants that
   researchers can apply for. This site details the different offices
   that sponsor grants and lists the various opportunities for funding.

   # http://www.ncjrs.org/fedgrant.htm


6.12 Environmental Protection Agency: Office of Research and Development

   This section of the EPA deals with grants that researchers can apply
   for. It includes announcements of opportunities, background material
   for those who wish to apply for grants, and information on the
   findings of grants.

   # http://es.epa.gov/ncerqa/


6.13 National Science Foundation: Economics Program

   This section of the NSF, under the newly formed Division of Social
   and Economic Sciences (SES), offers extensive information about
   itself here. This includes a listing of the program directors and
   their assistants, and their contact information. There is a wealth of
   information on applying for NSF grants: guides, checklists, and
   forms, as well as information on regular proposals and special
   funding opportunities. You can also read about grants awarded and
   grants that are currently funded. For those who currently have an NSF
   grant, there is information on extensions and the NSF's data
   archiving policy.

   # http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/sber/econ/start.htm


6.14 Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

   This foundation points out a survey of high school students showed
   that "Only 30 percent know that low income results from the lack of
   marketable skills," and "48 percent think that high wages are a
   result of minimum wage laws, government actions or socially
   responsible business leaders." Not surprisingly, they promote
   economic education in many different ways. Besides information on how
   to apply for grants, there is also background information on the
   foundation, its very specific goals, and its mission statement.

   # http://www.kazanjian.org/


+  6.15 Manhattan Institute
+
+  The Manhattan Institute, "a market-oriented think tank," is offering
+  a $10,000 grant to graduate students and academics in a variety of
+  policy areas. Details on the application procedure and areas of
+  interest can be found at this site.
+
+  # http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/fellowship_program.htm


6.16 How to Publish in Top Journals

   [views of an editor]

   This set of more than 100 suggestions, written by Kwan Choi, the
   Editor of the "Review of International Economics," is a very useful
   set of suggestions from a unique viewpoint. Many should find it
   useful.

   # http://www.ag.iastate.edu/journals/rie/how.htm


6.17 Magnificent Publications, Inc.

   [writing assistance]

   This firm specializes in writing assistance, such as writing "plain
   english," and related services including visual display of
   quantitative information. Some members of this firm have a background
   in economics, so they should be able to assist the economics
   profession.

   # http://www.magpub.com/


6.18 Resources for New Faculty and Their Mentors

   [hints for new faculty]

   This site provides a resource for new faculty members who are
   adjusting to the academic lifestyle. It describes the obligations of
   teaching and the expectations of the academic community. Annotated
   listing of resources to assist new faculty in this adjustment are
   available. Topics covered include general mentoring issues; journals;
   getting a job; perspectives on being a faculty member; teaching
   effectiveness; research, scholarship and publications; professional
   vs. personal; tenure; adjunct and part-time service; and networking
   and networks.

   # http://www.umr.edu/~lindam/mentoring/mentor.htm


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