Directory of Useful Resources

Development Organizations
African Development Bank
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a regional development bank that provides loans and grants to African governments and private companies investing in African countries in order to reduce...
The Asian Development Bank
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank that provides loans from capital resources on commercial terms to its member counties. Founded by 31 member governments in 1966 its...
The Inter-American Development Bank
The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB or IDB) was established in 1959 with the objective of supporting Latin American and Caribbean economic development, social development and regional...
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) is an international organization whose original aim was to finance the reconstruction of nations devastated by World War II. Since...
The International Finance Corporation
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) was established in 1956 with the goal to promote sustainable private sector investment in developing countries. Private sector financing is IFC’s main...
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international economic organization of 34 countries founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. The OECD...
United Nations Development Program
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is an executive board within the United Nations founded in 1965. The UNDP works with local governments to meet development challenges and develop...
World Bank
The World Bank Group (WBG) is a group of five international organizations which came into formal existence in 1945. The five agencies that are part of WBG are the International Bank for...
Regional Economic Blocks
The African Union
The African Union (AU) was launched in Durban, South Africa on July 9, 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and consists of 54 African states (Morrocco is the only African...
The Association of Southeast Asian nations
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a political and economic organization formed in 1967 by countries in Southeast Asia. Its 10 member countries include Indonesia, Malaysia,...
The European Union
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union originally formed in 1958 and established under its current name by the Maastrict Treaty in 1993. Since its inception the EU has grown in...
Mercosur
Founded in 1991, Mercosur is an economic and political agreement among Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay (and currently waiting Venezuela to join). Other South American countries such as...
West African Economic and Monetary Union
The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) is an organization of eight West African states was established in 1994. The eight countries in UEMOA are also members of The Economic Community...
Global Economic Blocks
Topical Organizations
International Labor Organization
As a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) established in 1945, the International Labor Organization (ILO) deals with labor issues pertaining to international labor standards. Specific...
The International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) came into existence in 1945 with a goal to stabilize exchange rates, foster global monetary cooperation, facilitate international trade and assist the...
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is an intergovernmental organization of 12 oil-exporting countries first established in 1960. OPEC’s objective is to co-ordinate and...
World Tourism Organization
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is a United Nations agency dealing with questions related to tourism. The UNWTO represents public sector tourism bodies and plays a role in promoting the...
World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an organization that commenced in 1995 with aims to supervise and liberalize international trade. The WTO is a replacement for the General Agreement of Tariffs...
Regional Forecasting Institutions
Financial and Economic Forecasting Institutions
U.S. Forecasting Institutions
Economic Outlook (MFC Global Investment Management)
MFC Global Investment Management seasonally publishes several economic outlooks, with periodic updates between times. The fall U.S. Economic Outlook has extensive commentary for the U.S. economy...
U.S. Economic Outlook and Interest Rate Outlook (Northern Trust)
U.S. Economic Outlook has topical commentary and quarterly forecasts for 15 variables.
National Economic Outlook (PNC)
PNC publishes a monthly National Economic Outlook which usually is four pages of a bulleted executive summary of recent developments, a table with numerical forecasts for levels and/or changes for...
Blue Chip Economic Indicators (Blue Chips Economic Indicators)
Blue Chips Economic Indicators is an organization that compiles consensus macro forecasts. The “Blue Chip Economic Indicators” is a publication that surveys leading business economists and...
FRED (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
The Federal Bank of St. Louis (Fed St. Louis) produces the FRED which is a database of over 41,000 economic time series from 38 sources for both domestic and international indicators.
Survey of Professional Forecasters (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
Since 1990 The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has been responsible for the publication of the Survey of Professional Forecasters, which is the oldest quarterly survey of macroeconomic...
Forecast of the Nation (Economic Forecasting Center)
The Economic Forecasting Center, established in 1973, is a research center providing analysis of the prices, interest rates, various industries and international trade. The Economic Forecasting...
Global Forecasting Institutions
Monthly Outlook (Wells Fargo)
The Monthly Outlook is organized such that half of the publication is the U.S. outlook, the other half the international outlook. The U.S. forecast table gives forecasts two years out by quarters...
Global Economic Prospects (World Bank)
The World Bank's twice-yearly Global Economic Prospects examines growth trends for the global economy and how they affect developing countries. The reports include three-year forecasts for the...
Consensus Economics
Established in 1989 Consensus Economics published monthly compilation of country economic forecasts covering the G-9, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. In addition to forecasts...
Market Indicators and Forecasts (Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU))
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) provides everything from global economic forecasts and market indicators to foreign direct investment data. The EIU publishes Market Indicators and Forecasts,...
Moody's Analytic
Moody’s Analytics provides comprehensive and extensive historical and forecast data at the national and sub national/regional levels representing over 93% of global GDP. These datasets cover more...
World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Reports (IMF)
The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators such as the World Economic Outlook and Global Financial Stability Reports....
Global Forecast Update and Foreign Exchange Outlook (Scotiabank)
The Global Forecast provides yearly economic projections as well as quarterly financial-markets tables. In the financial-markets tables you will find GDP forecasts and a dozen global interest-rate...
African Economic News
Asia Economic News
Middle East Economic News
Europe Economic News
United States Economic News
International Economic News
BBC World News
BBC World News is a UK based broadcast concentrating on news and current affairs around the world. BBC World News is most commonly watched as a free-to-air (FTA) Channel. The channel is available...
Financial Times
The Financial Times (FT) is an international business newspaper. It is a morning daily newspaper published in London and printed in 24 cities around the world. Founded in 1888 by James Sheridan and...
The International Business Times
The International Business Times (IBTimes) is an online global business newspaper offering news, analysis and editorial commentary on business and business related stories. Launched in 2005,...
The Economist
The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication founded by James Wilson in 1843. It is a bi-weekly publication with an online version and a YouTube channel...
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal was founded by Charles H. Dow primarily to cover business and financial news. The first issue was published on July 8, 1889. From its founding until today, the Journal...
Global Finance
Global Finance is a monthly magazine founded in 1987 by publishing entrepreneurs Joseph Giarraputo and Carl Burgen. Its mission is to help corporate leaders, bankers, and investors chart the course...
Latin America and the Caribbean Economic News
Economic Blogs
Eastern Approaches
Eastern Approaches is named after the wartime memoirs of the British soldier Sir. Fitzroy Maclean. It deals with the economic, political, security and cultural aspects of the eastern part of the...
The World
The World is a blog found on the Financial Times platform. Its contributors Gideon Rachman, a former editor of the Economist, and his colleagues debate international affairs including American...
Greg Mankiw's blog
Greg Mankiw’s blog is maintained by Nicholas Gregory Mankiw, also known as Greg Mankiw, who is an economics Professor at Harvard University and the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers...
The Conscience of a Liberal
The Conscience of a Liberal is Paul Krugman’s New York Times blog, devoted largely to economics and politics. The Conscience of a Liberal acts as a kind of digital supplement to Krugman's...
Schumpeter’s Blog
The blog takes its name from Joseph Schumpeter, an Austrian-American economist who likened capitalism to“perennial ale of creative destruction”. The columnists in this blog provide commentary...
VoxEU
VoxEU is set up by the Center for Economic Policy Research in conjunction with a consortium of national sites. It provides research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists and...
iMFdirect
iMFdirect is a weblog posted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) covering global economy and policy issues. iMFdirect’s content is related to the IMF’s work in economics and finance at...
Economista Serial Cronico
Economista Serial Cronico is a weblog maintained by Luciano Cohan and colleagues. The weblog deals with economic, finance, and political issues dealing with Argentina and other Latin American...
The European Tribune
The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful political dialog between European Countries on their national and European affairs and also with Americans on world affairs. Founded by active...
Global Economy Matters
Posts on Global Economy Matters are written by macro economists and policy analysts who have common interest in global macroeconomic policy. The predominant blog postings are provided by...
Mike Shedlock (Mish)’s blog
Mike Shedlock (Mish) is a registered investment advisor for Sitka Pacific Capital Management and contributing “professor” on Minyanville, a community site focuses on economic and financial...
World Economic Forum Blog
The World Economic Forum’s blog engages business, political, academic and other leaders of society in a discussion in order to shape global, regional and industry agendas. All the posts on the...
Econbrowser
Econbrowser is co-authored by Menzie Chinn and James D. Hamilton. While Menzie Chinn is a Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, James D. Hamilton is a...
A Fistful of Euros
Based in Sweden, A Fistful of Euros is a prominent blog focusing on European politics and culture. Its main objective is to provide a venue for informed commentary on European politics, economics,...
Online Resources for Teaching and Learning Economics
Nouriel Roubini’s Blog
Nouriel Roubini, nicknamed Dr. Doom, is a Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and chairman of Roubini Global Economics (RGE), an economic consultancy firm. In...
Freetech4teachers
This blog is published by Richard Byrne, an expert on education technology, and is packed with information for teachers who want to use technology in their classrooms. The blog is very active with...
Kathy Schrock's guide for educators
Kathy Schrock maintains a rich collection of links to online resources for educators in business/economics and other disciplines. The directory also includes links to agencies that provide...
Economics resources at the University of Omaha
This is one of the richest directories of resources for economists. It's focus is on helping economics faculty at the universities but it can be also useful to other people with general interest in...
Internet 4 Classrooms
In February, 1997, Susan Brooks and Bill Byles began a collaborative effort to extend assistance to fellow teachers. In November of 2000 that project expanded to a web presence known as Internet 4...
Economics for teachers blog
This blog is a useful (and fun) read for anyone who is interested in teaching economics and the economics profession. The blog has been active since 2008 and benefits from Jennifer Imazeki's...
The Big Deal Book
The Big Deal Books are print and electronic publications that offer resources for educators, while serving specific audiences including K-12 technology professionals and educators of English...
European Union: Education Programs and Research
EU Certificate at the University System of Georgia
The EU certificate is a valuable addition to the CV of undergraduate students. It is composed of six courses that total a minimum of 17 semester hours of academic credit. To earn the certificate,...
EU Centers of Excellence
The network of European Union Centers of Excellence promotes the study of the EU, its institutions and policies and EU-US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach...
EU Studies Association
The European Union Studies Association (EUSA) is the premier scholarly and professional association focusing on the European Union, the ongoing integration process, and transatlantic relations....
EU Program at Princeton
The EU Program at Princeton supports research, teaching and public debate on the European Union at Princeton University, a leading site to study the EU and modern European politics. The EU Program...
Center for European Studies at the University of Texas, Austin
The Center for European Studies (CES) promotes the study of Europe in the form of: language study; providing courses on European culture, history, economics, business, and politics; creating...
American Consortium on EU Studies
The American Consortium on EU Studies (ACES) was created in 2001 to improve academic and public understanding of the European Union and U.S.-EU relations. It is a unique partnership among five...
EU Center at the University of California, Berkeley
The EU Center is funded with a grant from the European Commission and works in cooperation with the School of Public Health at UC, Berkeley, the Institute of Governmental Studies, the Berkeley...
Colorado European Union Center of Excellence
The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE) promotes understanding of the European Union (EU) and transatlantic (EU-US) relations through teaching, research and outreach activities at...
Miami-Florida European Union Center
The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, (EUCE), a consortium of Florida International University (FIU) and the University of Miami (UM), was established in the Fall of 2001 through a...
University of Illinois European Union Center
The University of Illinois European Union Center (EUC) was established in 1998 with support from the European Commission, as one of the ten original EU Centers in the United States. In 2003, the US...
Center for European Studies at the Uniiversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
The mission of the Center for European Studies (CES) and the European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is to advance understanding of the social,...
European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh
The center promotes the study of the EU, its institutions and policies and EU-US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach activities in their local and regional...
EU Center at the University of Washington, Seattle
The Center maintains a multifaceted student and outreach-oriented program focused on several key themes of European integration and EU-US relations. This program is comprised of five major...
EU Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
The center organizes well-integrated, multi-disciplinary programs centered around three themes. Activities organized under these themes collectively aim to: - highlight the role of the EU as a...
Interesting Online Tools
International Data Sources
Graduate Programs in Economics