Economic Resource Finder
Here, in alphabetical order, are Web sites that may help you in your endeavor of economic education. To jump quickly to the category you want, try our index.
- Center for Economic Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Resources for economics teachers from K12 to college/university level plus links to particularly useful Web sites for economics information.
- Center for
Entrepreneurship and Economic Education
This site is the University of MissouriSt. Louis Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Education and is affiliated with the Missouri Council on Economics Education.
Current financial markets news.
- Council for Economic Education
The Council for Economic Education is a nationwide network that leads in promoting economic literacy with students and their teachers. The Council's mission is to help students develop the real-life skills they need to succeed: to be able to think and choose responsibly as consumers, savers, investors, citizens, members of the workforce, and effective participants in a global economy.
- Dun and Bradstreet
Dun and Bradstreet is the leading provider of business-to-business credit, marketing, purchasing, and receivables management and decision-support services worldwide.
- Education Page (FRB of New York)
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York promotes economic and financial education and greater understanding of the roles of the Federal Reserve System by providing instructional materials and programs for students and educators.
- Education Resources at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Find out more about our programs, including conferences and workshops for educators; the annual Fed Challenge competition for high-school students; print and electronic resources to help teachers and students understand economics and the Federal Reserve System; and tours for high school, college and community groups.
- the Educator's Reference Desksm
The Educator's Reference Desk builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community. From the Information Institute of Syracuse, the people who created AskERIC, the Gateway to Educational Materials, and the Virtual Reference Desk, the Educator's Reference Desk brings you the resources you have come to depend on. 2,000+ lesson plans, 3,000+ links to online education information, and 200+ question archive responses.
- ERIC Database (Educational Resources Information Center)
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature. The ERIC online system provides the public with a centralized ERIC Web site for searching the ERIC bibliographic database of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966. More than 107,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1993-2004), previously available through fee-based services only, are now available for free. ERIC is moving forward with its modernization program, and has begun acquiring materials for addition to the database.
- Federal Reserve EconEd sites
Listing of Federal Reserve Bank sites which have Economic Education pages.
- Federal Reserve Education
The Federal Reserve System is committed to economic and personal financial education. Here you can find links to instructional materials and tools that can increase your understanding of the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education.
- The Gateway to Educational Materials
The Gateway to Educational MaterialsSM is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
- Glossary of Economic Terms (FRB of Minneapolis)
- Handbooks in Economics
This Web Site is a Reference Service for the Handbooks in Economics, covering 14 Titles in 34 Volumes published to date.
- International Statistical Agencies
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a comprehensive listing of links to over 55 statistical agencies around the globe. Some of the countries covered include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Dominican Republic, France Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Russia, Mexico, Philippines, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Yugoslavia.
- Journal of Economic Education
An index of the latest research on economics programs, materials and teaching techniques.
Encourages curriculum enrichment to ensure basic personal financial management skills are attained during the K-12 school years.
- National Association for Business Economics
- National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Economic Release email service
A free NBER email service gives you daily email links to all U.S. government data releases, including unemployment, trade, interest rates, GDP, etc. To sign up, visit www.nber.org/releases.
The education supersite. Students can explore colleges, universities and graduate programs find jobs and get information on study abroad.
- Resources for Secondary School Teachers of
Economics (University of Melbourne, Australia)
- The Scout Report (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
The Scout Report is the flagship publication of the Internet Scout Project. Published every Friday both on the web and by email. It provides a fast, convenient way to stay informed of valuable resources on the Internet. Published continuously since 1994, the Scout Report is one of the Internet's oldest and most respected publications. The Internet Scout Project is located in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The project has several focus areas, including Business and Economics and Social Sciences. The target audience of the Scout Report for Business and Economics is faculty, students, staff, and librarians in business and economics. Each biweekly issue offers a selective collection of Internet resources covering topics in the field that have been chosen by librarians and content specialists in the given area of study.
- The Stock Market Game
An electronic educational simulation program designed to introduce students and adults to basic economics, finance and capital formation.
- U.S. Credit Conditions
As part of the Federal Reserve response to rising foreclosures, the New York Fed offers dynamic maps that show conditions and density of owner-occupied subprime mortgage loans for the states, counties and zip codes in the United States. The maps are based on data for owner-occupied mortgage loans that have been securitized into a product that is categorized as subprime, based on the grade assigned to the security. The underlying data will be updated periodically.
- Virtual Economics Web Companion
A set of files giving a K-12 sampler of resources on the Virtual Economics CD. Many Federal Reserve publications are listed.
- Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
- The Dismal Scientist
Economic data and analysis by nationally recognized economists.
- Electronic Statistics Textbook (StatSoft)
This Electronic Statistics Textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statistics.
More than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government produce statistics of interest to the public.
- Financial Data Finder
Maintained by the Ohio State University, Financial Data Finder taps a comprehensive database of web sites targeted for finance researchers and scholars.
- FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data FRB of St. Louis)
- Geospatial and Statistical Data Center (University of Virgina)
The Center supports a wide range of academic and scholarly activities through access to extensive collections of numeric and geospatial data files computing facilities and software for data manipulation, research, and instruction and a suite of Internet- accessible data extraction tools.
- Global Financial Data
Global Financial Data's database is an extensive, comprehensive collection of financial historical data. Included in the database are over 5,000 data files from over 150 different countries.
- Haver Analytics
Haver Analytics maintains more than 200 databases of economic and financial data from almost 100 government and private sources. A paid subscription is needed to access data.
- National Agricultural Statistics Service
This website offers a wealth of agriculture-related information. In addition to a variety of historical data, the site provides the most recent Census of Agriculture along with the Research Division findings.
- Panel Study of Income Dynamics (University of Michigan)
The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), begun in 1968, is a longitudinal study of a representative sample of U.S. individuals and the family units in which they reside. It emphasizes the dynamic aspects of economic and demographic behavior, but its content is broad, including sociological and psychological measures. PSID data can be used for cross-sectional, longitudinal, and intergenerational analysis and for studying both individuals and families. The study is conducted at the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.
- Statistics of Income (provided by IRS)
Statistics of Income program (SOI) produces data files compiled from tax and information returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service. This website provides information on the following topics: Corporations, Employment Taxes, Estates / Wealth / Gifts, Excise Taxes, Exempts / Employee Plans Individuals, International, Partnerships, Sole Proprietorships etc.
- U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the nation's economic accountant, preparing estimates that illuminate key national, international, and regional aspects of the U.S. economy.
- United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
This site provides a wealth of information on employment and unemployment, prices and living conditions, compensation and working conditions, productivity and technology.
- United States Bureau of the Census
This site offers easy access to a wide variety of socioeconomic, demographic, and business data. Recipient of multiple on-line awards, the Bureau of the Census has been recognized for creating an Internet prototype system that provides a new and more efficient way to distribute Census Bureau data and dramatically increase public access to Bureau information.
Paper and Coins
- American Currency Exhibit (FRB of San Francisco)
Trace the history of American currency, from Colonial times through the present, with the San Francisco Fed's online exhibit.
- Bank of Canada Currency Museum
- Bank of Japan Currency Museum
- Dollars and Cents - Fundamental Facts about U.S. Money
U.S. currency, recognized and valued by people everywhere, is the most widely held currency in the world. This publication gives some basic information about U.S. currency and coin: how they are made, their design and features, how they circulate, and how to spot counterfeit currency.
- Know Your Money (U.S. Secret Service)
Learn how to detect counterfeit currency and guard against forgery loss.
- U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
- U.S. Mint
- What's a Dollar Worth? (FRB of Minneapolis)
CPI inflation calculator lets you find out how much a product or service purchased in one year would be worth in another.
- American Savings Education Council
- Canadian Foundation for Economic Education
- Central Banking Publications Ltd.
- Council for Economic Education
- Council of the European Union
- Court of Justice of the European Union
- Europa - Gateway to the European Union
- European Central Bank
- European Investment Bank (European Union)
- European Parliament
- Federal Reserve Bank web sites
A listing of all Federal Reserve Bank home pages.
- Hawaii Council on Economic Education
- NAEENational Association of Economic Educators (University of Nebraska Omaha)
- Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market
- Office of Official Publications (European)