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Introduction

The resources on this page are meant to provide general information. These resources might help you determine the topic for your paper and/or provide you with keywords for searching. However, these are NOT scholarly resources and you need to evaluate them for their reliability and validity.

Economy Blog Sites

This information was taken from the Intelligent Economist post entitled, "Top 100 Economics Blogs of 2017" written by Prateek Agarwal.

CHRIS BLATTMAN: Chris Blattman is a Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Through his blog, Chris explores statistics and cultural trends to examine poverty and political participation. His weekly links capture some of the best content on the web.

CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: Conversable Economist is an economics blog by Timothy Taylor, who is the author of several economics books and the Managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Timothy goes deep into details about a range of topics, backing his arguments up with statistics and data.

ECONOLOG: EconLog is a daily blog of The Library of Economics and Liberty. This economics blog is written by Bryan Caplan, David Henderson, Alberto Mingardi, Scott Sumner, and guest bloggers. These expert writers apply economics to a variety of topics from politics and finance, to history and pop-culture.

ECONOMIST'S VIEW: Mark Thoma, a Professor of Economics at the University of Oregon, writes about macroeconomics on the Economist’s View. He posts a daily round up of interesting blogs links, while ocassionally writing his own detailed analysis in longer posts.

EQUITABLOG: The Equitablog is published by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a research and grantmaking organization founded to understand how structural changes in the U.S. economy affect economic growth. The Equitablog posts about economic growth and equity in the United States, including must read links from around the web.

GREG MANKIW'S BLOG: This is one of the most popular economics blogs amongst economics students. The author Greg Mankiw, a Professor of Economics at Harvard University, has created some unique content like a principles of economics rap and animated video. His advice for student is extremely relevant for anyone studying economics.

LIBERTY STREET ECONOMICS: Liberty Street Economics, is an economics blog that is hosted by the New York Federal Reserve. The blog features insight and analysis from economists on economics research and public policy. Majority of the posts are data driven explanations of the current economy and economic news.

MANAGERIAL ECON: Managerial Econ is hosted by a group of economists (Brian McCann, Luke Froeb, Michael Ward and Mike Shor) who have written a managerial economics book together called Managerial Economics. This blog add an economic analysis to quirky topical news like why uber drivers are more efficient than taxi drivers.

NEIGHBORHOOD EFFECTS: Neighborhood Effects is a blog hosted by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. It originally focused on the economics of small communities and neighborhoods, but now has expanded to a wider range of topics that affect global as well as local neighborhoods.

THE UNDERCOVER ECONOMIST: The Undercover Economist blog is a Saturday column written by Tim Harford who is a British economist. The blog is based on his bestselling book the Undercover Economist. Tim very effectively breaks down complex economics concepts to explain “everyday economic ideas around us”.

 

Databases of Popular Magazine Articles

CQ Researcher: CQ Researcher is a database of in-depth, authoritative reports on a full range of political and social-policy issues. Each report is footnoted and includes an overview, background section, chronology, bibliography and debate-style pro-con feature, plus tools to study the evolution of the topic over time

Global Issues in Context: A database that explores broad current events and controversial topics from a global perspective. Information is arranged in topical “portals.” These portals provide a wide range of materials, including a brief overview of the topic, reference sources for background information, global news articles, images and videos, podcasts, primary source documents, scholarly journal articles, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Resource that covers current topics and presents each side of the issue.