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Blogs are a great forum for communicating informally about current events on a topic. These might be good resources for an introduction to a topic, but they don't replace peer-reviewed research.
Conscience of a Liberal
Blog by Paul Krugman of the New York Times
The Library of Economics and Liberty is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought.
The Economist blog
Collection of blogs covering a variety of topics from the writers of the Economist
Financial Times blog
Latest blogs and posts from the influential British financial daily newspaper.
The Freakonomics blog
Stephen Levitt and Stephen Dubner are the authors of the popular book “Freakonomics” and maintain a fascinating blog here.
Marginal Revolution is a blog written by Tyler Cowen and Alexander Tabarrok, two economists at George Mason University.
The NY Times Economix blog
"From the business staff of The New York Times, the Economix blog interprets the economy and helps you understand our world"
Blog for NPR podcast, Planet Money
Wall Street Journal blog
"Real-time news and analysis from the Journal"
The federal government is a rich source of economic information:
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes the Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Unemployment Rate, and more.
- Economic Research Service
Provided by the USDA, topics focus on agriculture, including commodity prices, rural economies, and trade/international markets.
- U.S. Department of Commerce
Oversees several economic organizations, including:
- Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Information about the Fed, monetary policy, banking regulation, economic research & data, and more.
This guide highlights only a small portion of the many resources available to you. If you're not finding what you need, don't hesitate to contact Andrea!
Social Sciences Liaison Librarian
tel: (253) 879-2875
office: Collins Library 141
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