Economics Resources

Useful economics resources

  • Economics Sites

  • Central Banks & Finance Ministries

  • International Organisations

  • Journals

  • Research Institutes

  • Data Sources

Economics Analysis Websites

Economics Content Sites

VoxEU Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists
Project Syndicate An Association of Economics Thought Leaders
RGE Monitor Global economic insights
FT – The Economists’ Forum  Economists contribute to the FT's economics debates
The Royal Economic Society (RES) professional association promoting the encouragement of the study of economic science in academic life, government service, banking, industry and public affairs

Economics Career Resources

Why Study Economics Here to answer your questions about studying Economics at university in the UK and help you prepare for university life.
Studying Economics A lifeline for Economics students. Offering advice, help and information for Economics undergraduates. If you are looking for help with module options, doing a dissertation or preparing for an exam it is a useful resource.
Adzuna Job search engine for UK jobs.
The Social Science Informer Information about seminars in the Social Sciences

Economics Blogs

The Becker-Posner Blog A Blog by Gary Becker and Richard Posner
Brad DeLong A Fair, Balanced, Reality-Based, and Two-Handed Look at Economics
EconLog Arnold Kling and Bryan Caplan blog on issues and insights in economics.
Economist's View
Paul Krugman The Conscience of a Liberal
Greg Mankiw's Blog
Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis
Real Time Economics
Dani Rodrik
Nouriel Roubini
Brad Setser



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Websites of Economics Journals

Most cited Journals

American Economic Review The most widely consulted economics journal
Journal of Economic Perspectives Provides abstracts and tables of contents.
Journal of Political Economy Provides tables of contents and abstract archive.
Quarterly Journal of Economics General interest economics journal provides tables of contents and abstract archives.


American Economic Review The most widely consulted economics journal
American Journal of Economics and Sociology Encourages interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. Quarterly, (mostly) peer-reviewed. Tables of content and abstracts available on-line for recent volumes.
Applied Economics Focused on publishing quantitative studies aimed at practitioners.
Applied Economics Letters Companion journal to Applied Economics and Applied Financial Economics publishes short accounts of new original research and encourages discussion of papers previously published in its two companion journals.
Australian Economic Review Published on behalf of the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, the journal focuses on policy issues of relevance to Australia and the region.
Briefing Notes in Economics Publishes short, nontechnical articles primarily aimed towards non-academics and students.
Cambridge Journal of Economics Social and economic journal offers full-text articles from recent issues.
Canadian Journal of Economics Journal of the Canadian Economics Association publishing both theoretical and empirical papers in all areas of economics provides table of contents and abstract archive.
Computational Economics Integrates computer science with economic and management science
Eastern Economic Journal A quarterly publication of the Eastern Economic Association, established in 1973.
Ecological Economics The transdisciplinary journal of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE). Tables of contents with abstracts; full text by subscription.
Ecological Economics Concerned with extending and integrating the study and management of ecology and economics. Offers tables of contents, abstracts and index.
Econometric Reviews Supporting website at Southern Methodist University.
Econometric Theory Supporting website by P.C.B. Phillips for Cambridge University Press Journal
Econometric Theory Econometric Theory (ET) is an international journal dedicated to theoretical research in econometrics. ET publishes authoritative articles in theoretical econometrics and includes an on-going Problems and Solutions Series and interviews with pre-eminent scholars in econometrics.
Economic Affairs Published on behalf of the Institute of Economic Affairs, each themed issue provides short articles. Provides table of contents for the latest issue.
Economic Outlook Quarterly report details the forecast over the next five years for key UK macroeconomic indicators.
Economic Theory Journal emphasizing theoretical analysis of economic models provides abstracts, instructions for authors and subscription information.
Economica General-interest journal published for the Suntory-Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines on behalf of the London School of Economics.
Economics Bulletin Online, free, general-interest journal publishes short letters and articles of ongoing research.
Economics Letters Provides short articles in all fields of economics. Includes tables of contents and abstract archives.
Economics of Education Review Encourages development of sound theoretical, empirical and policy research, demonstrating the role of economic analysis in the solution or improved understanding of educational problems and issues. Includes tables of contents, abstracts and index.
Economics Working Paper Archive Working papers in 22 subject areas, along with a test posting area and areas for meetings, programs and data.
EconomicsDirect Portal to Elsevier Science/North Holland publications in economics. Provides links to journals, the Handbooks in Economics website, new and forthcoming books, and calls for papers.
Ekonomia General interest journal of the Cyprus Economic Society, formerly titled The Cyprus Journal of Economics.
Emerging Markets Review Publishes articles from all disciplines that relate to emerging markets such as finance, economics, political economy, industrial organization, law and economics, and institutional economics. Includes tables of contents, abstracts and index.
Energy Economics This journal provides a serious forum for research papers concerned with the economic and econometric modelling and analysis of energy systems and issues. Tables of contents with abstracts; full text by subscription.
Energy Economics Provides a platform for research papers concerned with the modelling and economic analysis of energy systems and issues. Offers tables of contents, abstracts and index.
Energy Journal The Quarterly Journal of the International Association for Energy Economics's Energy Economics Education Foundation. Tables of contents with abstracts; full text by subscription.
Environment and Development Economics Cambridge University Press publication supported by a distinguished panel of advisors, this journal encourages submissions from researchers in the field in both developed and developing countries.
Environmental and Resource Economics Journal Focuses on economic theory and methods to solve environmental issues and problems that require detailed analysis in order to improve management strategies. Published in cooperation with the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE).
ERN Environmental Economics Electronic journal from the Economics Research Network (part of the Social Science Research Network) that publishes paper abstracts. Fully searchable. Hundreds of abstracts available in the archives.
European Economic Review General interest journal providest tables of contents and abstract archives.
European Journal of Economic and Social Systems Provides table of contents and abstracts of articles forwarding an evolutionary-systemic viewpoint in the field of social sciences. It encourages applied, theoretical, experimental and computational articles that link economics to other social sciences.
European Journal of Political Economy Publishes articles on collective decision making, political behavior, and the role of institutions. Provides tables of contents and abstract archive.
Feminist Economics Provides a forum for the discussion of economic issues from a feminist perspective. Sponsors special issues on current topics.
Finnish Economic Papers Publishes both theoretical and empirical contributions in all fields of economics.
Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory Publishes mostly theoretical papers on the economics of the insurance industry.
Indian Journal of Economics and Business Provides list of editors and tables of contents of previous issues.
Information Economics and Policy Provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for publications in economics and policy, addressing issues in telecommunications and information technology, including regulatory issues. Includes tables of contents, abstracts and index.
Insurance Mathematics and Economics Strengthens communication between individuals and groups who produce and apply research results in insurance mathematics. Offers tables of contents, abstracts and index.
International Economic Journal Quarterly general interest journal published by the Korea International Economic Association provides full text of recent issues.
International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies Journal, published by the Euro-American Association of Economic Development Studies, focuses on econometric models and causality analyses of time series and panel data in a variety of socio-economic subjects.
International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics (IJEES) The official journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, which publishes theoretical and empirical papers concerned with the linkage between economic systems and environmental and natural resources systems.
International Journal of Forecasting Includes empirical studies, evaluation activities, implementation research and ways of improving the practice of forecasting. Offers tables of contents, abstracts and index.
Journal of Accounting and Economics Provides a forum for the publication on the economic analysis of accounting problems. Offers tables of contents, abstracts and index.
Journal of African Economics Provides full-text articles from recent issues.
Journal of Applied Econometrics bi-monthly journal with articles on the application of econometric techniques to a wide variety of problems in economics. Abstract archive.
Journal of Applied Econometrics (resources) The resource site for this bi-monthly international journal. Contains links to online abstracts and full papers, and to the freely available archived data sets.
Journal of Business and Economic Statistics Publishes articles dealing with a broad range of applied problems in business and economic statistics.
Journal of Development Economics Publishes papers relating to all aspects of economic development - from immediate policy concerns to structural problems of underdevelopment. Offers tables of contents, abstracts and index
Journal of Econometrics Publishes papers dealing with estimation and other methodological aspects of the application of statistical inference to economic data, as well as papers dealing with the application of econometric techniques. Offers tables of contents, abstracts and index.
Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control Tables of contents and abstracts of papers in computational economics, including artificial intelligence, decision support systems, genetic algorithms, and neural networks.
Journal of Economic Geography Journal dedicated to spatial economics and globalization
Journal of Economic Literature Provides tables of contents and abstract archive.
Journal of Economic Literature (e-Jel) Electronic edition of the Journal of Economic Literature
Journal of Economic Perspectives Provides abstracts and tables of contents.
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management The official journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, which publishes theoretical and empirical papers concerned with the linkage between economic systems and environmental and natural resources systems.
Journal of Financial Econometrics The goal of the journal is to reflect and advance the relationship between econometrics and finance, both at the methodological and at the empirical levels.
Journal of Health Economics Publishes articles related to the economics of health and medical care. Provides tables of contents and abstract archive.
Journal of International Economics Topics include trade patterns, commercial policy, international institutions, exchange rates, open economy macroeconomics, international finance and international factor mobility. Offers tables of contents, abstracts and index.
Journal of Law & Economics Focuses on the influence of regulation and legal institutions on the operation of economic systems. Provides abstracts and guidelines for submissions.
Journal of Mathematical Economics Provides tables of contents and abstract archive.
Journal of Monetary Economics Publishes research in the broad field of monetary economics. Provides tables of contents with abstracts; full text by subscription.
Journal of Political Economy Provides tables of contents and abstract archive.
Journal of Population Economics International quarterly offers abstracts of recent articles.
Journal of Public Economics provides tables of contents and abstract archive.
Journal of Socio-Economics Forum for theoretical and empirical research that improves our knowledge of the state of the world past and present as well as enriches our causal understanding of the economy
Oxford Economic Papers Offers full-text articles from recent issues.
Oxford Review of Economic Policy General-interest journal offers recent full-text articles.
Pulse of Capitalism Quarterly online newsletter of economic indicators and analysis by The Commonwealth Institute.
Quarterly Journal of Economics General interest economics journal provides tables of contents and abstract archives.
Research in Economics Provides tables of contents and abstract archive.
Research Policy A multi-disciplinary journal devoted to the exploration of the policy problems posed by Research and Development activities and their interaction with economic, social and political processes.
Resource and Energy Economics Provides a forum for the economic analysis of utilization and development of the earth's natural resources. Offers tables of contents, abstracts and index.
Resources Policy An international journal devoted to minerals policy and economics, aimed at economists and decision makers in academia, government, and industry.
Review of Economic Design Economic Design comprises the creative art and science of inventing, analyzing and testing economic as well as social and political institutions
Review of Economic Dynamics Official Journal of the Society for Economic Dynamics provides tables of contents and abstract archive.
Review of Economics and Statistics general journal of applied (especially quantitative) economics edited by Harvard University's Department of Economics. Tables of contents and abstracts.
Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics Electronic journal in the field of nonlinear analysis. Provides tables of contents and abstract archive.
The Econometrics Journal Online focuses on a debate about alternative approaches and encourages reporting of new developments in the context of important applied problems. Table of contents.
The Economic Journal Main data, information for authors and subscribers on the publishers' site.
The Economic Journal (RES) Published eight times a year for those who want to keep abreast of current thinking in economics.
The Economists' Voice Journal offering non-technical but serious economics analysis about public policy and issues. Edited by Joseph E. Stiglitz with Bradford DeLong and Aaron Edlin.



Economics Think-Tanks and Research Institutes

UK Research Institutes

a leading champion of free-market economic and social policies
an interdisciplinary research centre at LSE focusing on the major links between globalisation, technology and institutions and their impact on productivity, inequality, employment, stability and wellbeing.
CEPR's research is conducted by a network of over 700 researchers who retain their academic bases. The Centre helps these Fellows and Affiliates develop and obtain funding for research, administer and execute these projects and disseminate the results of the research
a registered charity, dedicated to discuss, dispute, debate and generally seek enlightenment on economic issues of all kinds, particularly those concerned with monetary practice
engaged in research and advisory work in the areas of economics and finance
an independent research organisation. Aims to promote effective economic and social policies through rigorous analysis of their impact on individuals, families, firms and the public finances.
a leading global organisation for research, teaching and communications on international development.
progressive think tank, producing cutting edge research and innovative policy ideas for a just, democratic and sustainable world. 
The IEA's goal is to explain free-market ideas to the public, including politicians, students, journalists, businessmen, academics and anyone interested in public policy.
the major centre in Europe studying the impacts of globalisation and economic policy and one of the biggest of its kind in the world
Britain's longest established independent economic research institute with over sixty years experience of applying academic excellence to the needs of business and policy makers
an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being.
Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues
an independent and non-profit devoted to the analysis, of economic policy issues
undertakes and publishes research studies relevant to social, economic, industrial and environmental policy
It champions policy ideas which marry markets with social justice and takes a pro-market rather than free-market approach


a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare
an important nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC.
non-profit public policy research foundation with a mission to increase the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace.
IPD is a non-profit organization led by Joseph Stiglitz. Its mission is help developing countries explore policy alternatives, and enable wider civic participation in economic policymaking
The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy
a focal point for development and poverty research based on randomized trials. Led by Professors Banerjee, Duflo, and Mullainathan.
a publicly supported, nonpartisan, independent think tank helping to create a more democratic and efficient global economy
a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.
A non-profit institution that addresses the challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world

Economics and Statistics Data Sources

International sites for data

European Central Bank Statistics Focusing on the euro area, all underlying national data is based on a common set of classifications so that they are sufficiently comparable.
European Commission Indicators Statistics and Indicators compiled for the EC, including the Annual Macroeconomic Database
Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) a database of 19,954 U.S. economic time series updated daily by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
OECD Statistics Portal Statistics for the OECD countries and the OECD Economic Outlook. Main economics indicators can be found here
World Bank Data Sets A huge database of economics statistics for all countries of the world.
IMF Data Sets Another huge database of international economics statistics. More comprehensive access available to University students for free here
WTO International Trade Statistics Searchable database of time series trade statistics
UNCTAD Statistics statistics relevant for the analysis of international trade, foreign direct investment and commodities.
NationMaster a compilation of more than five thousand data series, from sources including the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.
CIA World Factbook Economic and country data from the CIA

UK Data Portals

Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) a data portal providing access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative. It is formed of four parts
ESDS Government large-scale government surveys, such as the Labour Force Survey and the General Household Survey
ESDS International multi-nation aggregate databanks, such as World Bank, and survey data including Eurobarometers
ESDS Longitudinal major UK surveys following individuals over time, such as the British Household Panel Survey
ESDS Qualidata a range of multimedia qualitative data sources

UK sites for data

Office of National Statistics Time Series Data access to a comprehensive database of more than 40,000 time series from major National Statistics economic and socio-economic releases
Office of National Statistics Latest Economic Indicators a quick snapshot of the economy
Bank of England Statistical Interactive Database a large range of banking, monetary and financial statistics
HM Treasury Economics Data and Tools recent data releases including the pocket data bank
UK Data Archive houses the largest collection of accessible data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom. Users must register for free to access.
MIMAS (Manchester Information and Associated Services) provides networked access to key data and information resources to support teaching, learning and research.
Nomis access to official UK labour market statistics online, for local and national areas.
HBOS House Price Index National house price data since 1983
Nationwide house prices site National house price data since 1952