Economics

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"ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people." - from website

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This site lists over 2,000 resources in 97 sections and subsections for academic and practicing economists.

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The Federal Reserve provides financial services for banks within the United States and oversees monetary policy, including the creation of the money supply.

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A starting point for extensive online statistics on population, housing, income, economy, minorities, and more topics.

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The Census Bureau's Subjects A-Z is a starting point for locating data collected by the Federal government. Use USA.gov or another search engine to locate up-to-date information or to find resources not listed here.

This resource replaces FedStats.gov, which was last updated in 2007.

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The National Bureau of Economic Research provides daily notification for economic indicator releases.

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This is a directory to economics web resources, maintained by the Economics Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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List of federal agencies maintained by Louisiana State University Libraries.

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"As a consumer or business person, you may be more familiar with the work of the Federal Trade Commission than you think.

The FTC deals with issues that touch the economic life of every American. It is the only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy. The FTC pursues vigorous and effective law enforcement; advances consumers’ interests by sharing its expertise with federal and state legislatures and U.S. and international government agencies; develops policy and research tools through hearings, workshops, and conferences; and creates practical and plain-language educational programs for consumers and businesses in a global marketplace with constantly changing technologies." from web site

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"The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. The head of GAO, the Comptroller General of the United States, is appointed to a 15-year term by the President from a slate of candidates Congress proposes." from web site

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"The IDB, established in 1959 to support the process of economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean, is the main source of multilateral financing in the region. The IDB Group provides solutions to development challenges by partnering with governments, companies and civil society organizations, thus reaching its clients ranging from central governments to city authorities and businesses." from Web site

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"The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 186 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." - from website

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Directory to official statistical offices for countries around the world.

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Directory of economics-related resources maintained by SUNY-Oswego.

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This comprehensive directory to public policy groups is maintained by the Heard Library at Vanderbilt University.

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STAT-USA closed down in September 2010, but the many useful links have been captured in a LibGuide from the University of Central Florida Libraries.

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"UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners." - from website

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Directory of sources for economics data on the Internet.

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"The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business."from Web site

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