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 poverty and promote sustainable development in its member countries. Established...
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 mandated objective is to promote social and economic progress in the Asian and...
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 integration by lending to governments and government agencies. The IDB is the largest...
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 its establishment in 1945 the Bank has expanded its mission to fight poverty by...
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 activity, meaning IFC finances projects without sovereign guarantees and is a...
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 promotes policies designed to achieve the highest sustainable economic growth...
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 local through providing expert advice, training, and grant support to developing...
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 Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA),...
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 country that is not a member). Proposed by the former head of state of Libya,...
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, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, and...
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 size currently including 27 independent member states located in Europe. The EU...
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 Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru currently are associate members. Mercosur,...
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 of West African States (ECOWAS), which was founded in 1975 to achieve...
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 issues that are addressed through the ILO are child labor, forced labor, minimum...
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 reconstruction of the world’s international payment system. The 187 member countries...
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 unify petroleum policies among its member countries with the goal of securing...
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 development of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, focusing...
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 and Trade (GATT) which was established in 1948. The WTO deals with the...
Regional Forecasting Institutions
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
The European Bank for Reconstruction (EBRD) evaluates macroeconomic developments in the Banks’ countries of operation and produces regular economic forecasts, key economic vulnerable indicators, and macroeconomic series. EBRD's growth forecasts are released three times per...
Asian Development Outlook (Asian Development Bank)
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) annually launches the Asian Development Outlook (ADO), which presents an analysis of the development in economic performance in Asian countries as well as the prospects for the next two years. Furthermore, the ADO shows whether previous...
African Development Outlook (African Development Bank)
The African Development Bank (AfDB) produces the African Economic Outlook. The African Economic Outlook (AEO) is annual publication that surveys and analyzes the economic performances of African economies and provides information on a country-by-country basis on the short to...
Financial and Economic Forecasting Institutions
Currency Exchange Rate Forecast (Financial Forecasting Center)
The Financial Forecast Center produces and publishes economic and financial market forecast. Among other publications the Financial Forecast Center produces Currency Exchange Rate Forecast which include many actively traded currencies such as Yen Francs Pounds Won and various...
Theme on the Economy (Mesirow Financial)
Theme on the Economy produced by Mesirow Financial has commentary and quarterly forecasts for 34 variables for the coming year, including 12 for GDP and its components.
J.W. Coons Advisors, LLC
J.W. Coons Advisors, LLC is an investment advisory and asset-management company that publishes a two-page economic forecast each month for 22 variables, 11 of which are interest-rate series. For four of the variables-real GDP, nominal GDP, corporate profits, and employment,...
U.S. Forecasting Institutions
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 Center has two major publications. Forecast of the Nation is a publication which...
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 forecasts in the United States. The Survey provides mean and median forecasts of...
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.
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 from the interviews derives a 16 page monthly report. The report offers forecast...
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 10 variables, and supporting commentary and charts. One unique feature is...
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 and financial markets. There are forecasts or 26 variables, including eight for...
Global Forecasting Institutions
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. The World Economic Outlook (WEO) database contains selected macroeconomic data...
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 than 180 countries and covers macroeconomic indicators including interest...
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 Consensus Forecast also produces specialized publications on Foreign Exchange...
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, which contains 500 series covering 60 major markets worldwide and forecast out...
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 global economy and long-term global scenarios which look ten years into the future.
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 for 40 variables, including 11 for GDP and its sectors, five inflation...
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 series. The Foreign Exchange outlook contains more commentary about different...
FocusEconomics
FocusEconomics provides economic analysis and forecasts for 127 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, as well as 33 key commodities. The company, founded in 1999, is supported by an extensive global network of analysts from the world’s most renowned...
African Economic News
Asia Economic News
Middle East Economic News
Europe Economic News
United States Economic News
Newsweek
Newsweek is an American weekly news magazine. It is distributed throughout the United States and internationally. Newsweek is published in four English language editions and 12 global editions written in the language of the circulation region. The magazine serves as highlight...
New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in since 1851. The New York Times provides continuous coverage of the most important news, issues and newsmakers, as well as provocative opinions and reporting on critical events as they...
TIME
TIME magazine is a comprehensive summary and analysis of pertinent events of ht week that includes vivid photos. Furthermore, it provides insightful analysis of today’s important events, revealing what they mean to you and your family. First created and published by Briton...
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 in all parts of Europe and many parts of the world via satellite. Although United...
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 Horatio Bottomley, the FT has become a global newspaper with four international...
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, IBTimes was created to provide news services to the global business community....
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 called EconomistMagazine. The Economist's primary focus is world news, politics...
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 mainly focuses on business and economic news. However, although perceived as...
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 of global business and finance. Each year Global Finance selects the best...
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 European continent. It also incorporates the long-running “Europe. View”...
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 foreign policy, the European Union, and globalization.
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 under President George W. Bush. He originally started his blog to assist his...
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 twice-weekly Times column, providing expanded coverage and additional insights into...
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 and analysis of the topics of business, finance, and management.
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 scholars. The intended audience of the Vox EU is economist in governments,...
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 global or national level and highlights debates over policy responses for various...
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 countries. It should be noted that this blog is in Spanish.
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 contributors to the US blogosphere, the European Tribute’s objective is to provide...
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 economists Claus Vistesen and Edward Hugh who work with the startup known as Emerginvest....
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 education. In his global economics blog Mish writes about stocks and bonds, taxes,...
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 weblog are written by the Social Media Team at the World Economic Forum or...
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 Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. The two...
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, current events, demography, and culture from a pan-European perspective.
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 his blog, which is part of his highly ranked RGE Monitor, Roubini offers...
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 new information every day. It has been recognized by several prestigious awards.
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 education grants. It has been maintained actively for many years.
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 economics.
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 Classrooms ("i4c"), a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to...
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 experience as a university teacher as well as her findings as a researcher on...
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 language learners (ELL). In each edition, educators find content-rich sources of...
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, students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA in program courses upon completion of the...
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 activities in their local and regional communities. The Delegation of the European...
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. Founded in 1988, EUSA now has almost 1000 members throughout North America, all EU...
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 networks faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and affiliates at...
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 opportunities for study abroad and internships abroad; and assisting students in...
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 universities in the Washington, D.C. area: Johns Hopkins University, American...
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 Roundtable on the International Economy, and the Boalt Hall School of Law. The goal...
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 the University of Colorado at Boulder and in the broader Mountain West region....
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 grant from the European Commission through its Delegation in Washington, DC. It...
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 Department of Education designated the EUC as a Title VI National Resource...
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, political, and economic events that shape contemporary Europe, in particular...
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 communities. It was established in 1998, when the University of Pittsburgh won a...
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 components: an annual academic conference focusing on a major issue that affects the EU...
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 major player in efforts to address global governance challenges, including...
Interesting Online Tools
Gasoline prices by country
How much does gasoline cost in various countries? What is the average price of gas and diesel by region and worldwide? There is hardly any other price that attracts so much interest among the wide public. Almost everyone drives a car and has little choice to change their...
Compare countries: useful tools
One of the most interesting exercises for anyone studying the global economy is to compare country indicators: what countries rank higher or lower along various dimensions. I know that students in all of my classes - from undergraduate through doctoral like that. So, here are...
European countries data
Europe is a densely populated continent split in many countries with different customs, languages, and social and economic structures. The countries of the South and the North, of the West and the East are vastly more different than the various states of the U.S. At the same...
International Data Sources
Military expenditure around the world
The best available data on military spending are compiled and published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. SIPRI is an international institute based in Stockholm, Sweden that has provided analysis on international conflict, armament, military spending,...
Corruption data and measures
Corruption is the use of public office for private gain and, unfortunately, it is quite common around the world. Also, it is difficult to measure. Paying bribes is (in most cases) illegal and hidden. Yet, there are efforts to measure corruption. Surveys ask people and...
Globalization data by country
The degree of globalization refers to how connected a country is with the rest of the world. The links can be economic in terms of international trade and international investment; social in terms of people mobility and the communications between people across borders; and...
South-East European Monetary History Database
The South-East European Monetary History Network (SEEMHN) was established in 2006 and brings together financial and monetary historians, economists and statisticians. Its main objective is to promote knowledge of South-Eastern European monetary history and policy as an...
Graduate Programs in Economics
Online degrees in economics
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