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Economics Web Links:

B& E Datalinks
http://www.econ-datalinks.org/
Provides links to economic & financial data sources of interest to economists and business statisticians. This site is sponsored by the Business and Economics Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association.

Bureau of Economic Analysis - U S Department of Commerce
http://www.bea.gov/
This agency is "the nation's economic accountant, preparing estimates that illuminate key national, international, and regional aspects of the U.S. economy. You can find agency news releases that cover things like GDP, trade and personal income. You can see a quick overview of the U.S. economy or read from issues of its publication Survey of Current Business.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://stats.bls.gov/
The information available at this government agency site includes news and data related to labor statistics on the national and regional level. Also useful is a look at the economy at a glance, access to BLS publications, and links to other statistical sites, including for many other countries.

Consumer Confidence Board
http://www.conference-board.org/
The consumer confidence indicator, this site features statistics, articles and up-do-date news. Recent studies include, a newly-released study findind that September 11 disaster relief efforts did not alter most corporate giving plans.

CNNMoney
http://www.cnnfn.com/
If you want to keep up with the latest financial and business news, this will be a good starting point. Besides looking at what's happening in the financial markets, you can also look at news items in the areas of economy, world business, small business, technology, industrywatch and many others.

Economic Census
http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/recent.htm
The Economic Census profiles the US economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level. 

Economic Indicators U.S. Council of Economic Advisors.
Includes tables and charts of basic economic indicators. The data is generally quoted for about 8 or 9 years and then quarterly for the most recent 3 years.

Economic Policy Institute
http://www.epinet.org/index.html
Major research site for labor markets, government economies, globalization, sustainable economics and education. Links here for statistical information: http://www.epinet.org/datazone/

Economic Report of the President.(annual).
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/eop/
Includes key elements of the President's economic program, analyzes the effects of all of the administration's policies and explains the domestic and international economic implications.


Energy Information
http://www.eia.doe.gov/
Latest information in categories of fuel, geography, sector, process and forecasts.

Eurostats
http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home
News and searchable information from this database for financial information about the European Economic Union.

Federal Reserve Board - Statistics
http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/
Daily, monthly and historic statistics.

Federal Reserve Bulletin
http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/
Contains current U.S. banking and monetary statistics, including federal finance, interest rates on money and capital markets, stock market indexes, new security issues, mortgage markets, flow of funds, consumer installment credit, and interest and exchange rates.

Gross Domestic Product Information
http://www.bea.gov/National/Index.htm
Information and statistics from the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis.

National Bureau of Economic Research
http://www.nber.org/
Working papers, publications and programs.

Producer Price Index
http://www.bls.gov/ppi/home.htm
The Producer Price Index (PPI) is a family of indexes that measures the average change over time in selling prices received by domestic producers of goods and services. PPIs measure price change from the perspective of the seller.

Resources for Economists on the Internet
http://rfe.org/
This is an easy to use directory of Economics related sites that allows you to search by category of information of interest. The categories cover topics like: data, consulting & forecasting, jobs, organizations, neat stuff and others as well. This is a good starting point to look for economics information on the Internet.

Retail Food Sales
http://www.census.gov/marts/www/marts.html
Surveys by quarter and advance monthly sales for retail and food services report.

Stat USA
http://www.stat-usa.gov/stat-usa.html
"One stop internet browsing for business, trade and economic information."

Surveys of Consumers
http://www.sca.isr.umich.edu/
This University of Michigan site provides statistics and research on consumer behavior.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Survey of Current Business.
http://www.bea.gov/scb/
Covers general business indicators, commodity prices, labor force, employment and earnings, foreign trade, finance and more, as well as industry coverage, and business cycle indicators with charts. A special August issue, "National Income and Product Accounts: Annual Estimates" is especially noteworthy.

World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org/data/
Web site for this organization.