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  Library of Economics and Liberty
Monthly economics articles by professors and thinkers, including frequent contributions by Mike Munger, Fred McChesney, and articles by David Levy and Sandra Peart on the origins of the term "the dismal science" and the history of economic thought.
An economics blog, EconLog, with co-bloggers Bryan Caplan and Arnold Kling, on topics ranging from free trade to immigration to the influence of economic thought on films, comics, and novels.
Monthly columns on economic topics of interest outside the United States by Anthony de Jasay and Ibsen Martinez.
www.econlib.org   (734 words)

  Economics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Economic logic is increasingly applied to any problem determining economic value (such as politics, religion, psychology, history and dating).
Various schools of heterodox economics, for instance socialist economics, green economics and associative economics, seek to explain economic phenomena using different basic assumptions, for example by emphasising that economics is primarily concerned with exchanges of values.
John Maynard Keynes once remarked that "Economics is the science of thinking."{See Keynes, Moggridge1976 p.28.} Broadly, the history of the study moved from the study of "wealth" to "welfare" to the idea of studying trade-offs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economics   (5050 words)

 Department of Economics at State University of New York - New Paltz
The goals of economics are to better understand the world in which we live, and to contribute to the development of private and public sector policies which could more adequately address the well-being of the society.
Economic theory is often fruitfully applied to the analysis of public and private policy issues on international trade, the environment, taxation and economic behavior, distribution of wealth and poverty, discrimination, law, labor relations, health and safety, agriculture, insurance, finance, and business.
Economics study is fundamental in legal practice because economic regulations can be legally complex, and many legal issues and law suits involve questions of economics.
www.newpaltz.edu /economics   (522 words)

 Category:Economics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Economics is a social science that studies human behaviour and welfare as a relationship between ends socially required and scarce means which have alternative uses (Lionel Robbins, 1935).
(This is not the only definition of economics, although it is the dominant one.) Interchangeably, Economics is the study of the utilization and distribution of scarce resources among individuals, with the goal of improving their welfare.
Many of the arguments and techniques of modern economics involve mathematics, ranging from simple school-level mathematics to highly advanced mathematical techniques.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Economics   (238 words)

 Economics : University of Vermont
Economic thinking comes into play in a wide range of settings, from business decision-making to the argument of legal cases in the courts.
The teaching mission of the Economics Department at the University of Vermont is to equip students to understand the modern economy and to critically evaluate the economic arguments they encounter, both in terms of their conceptual soundness and their ability to explain the factual record.
In their senior year, economics majors take small classes with 10-18 students, run as seminars with an independent or collaborative research project serving as the capstone of the student's undergraduate economics education and evidence of his or her accomplishments.
www.uvm.edu /~econ   (496 words)

 MIT OpenCourseWare | Economics
The MIT Economics Department today is a vibrant collection of faculty and students.
The Department's distinguished scholars have received numerous awards, including three Nobel Prizes (Franco Modigliani, Paul Samuelson, and Robert Solow), and many are Fellows of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society.
Economic Institutions and Growth Policy Analysis, Fall 2005
ocw.mit.edu /OcwWeb/Economics/index.htm   (0 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Council of Economic Advisers - A three member council that analyzes and interprets economic developments and advises the President of the United States on national economic policy.
Economics in the news - Provides links to hundreds of articles appearing in the popular press and relating economics to everyday life.
Ten Recurring Economic Fallacies, 1774–2004 - Mises Institute - Serious and recurring economic fallacies to which top leaders (political, corporate, academic) have subscribed and from which they cannot seem to free themselves.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Economics   (713 words)

 Welcome to the Economics Department at Williams College
On average, we have about 90 economics majors in each graduating class, with another 10-20 majoring in political economy, an inter-departmental major in economics and political science with a strong public policy focus.
In addition to a strong undergraduate program, the College also has the Center for Development Economics, staffed by the Economics Department, which offers a one-year Master's program in Development Economics for about 25 economists from developing and transitional countries each year.
Economics courses at Williams offer the advantages of a liberal arts college setting, including small class sizes and significant interaction between faculty and students.
www.williams.edu /Economics   (544 words)

 Department of Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I took an economics course my first semester in college and from that point there was no question about what my major would be.
Over the past twenty years there has been increasing interest in economic development as many economists who began by studying fields such as macro, monetary theory, and industrial organization have turned their attention to the challenges faced by poor countries trying to become rich.
Economists have a tough job in that there is still much basic research that needs to be done on questions that have policy implications, and as this research proceeds, it certainly may be the case that policies that once were received wisdom need to be re-thought.
www.utexas.edu /cola/economics   (790 words)

 UNCW Student Affairs: Career Services
Economics is the study of how effectively society meets its human and material needs.
As a result, economics is widely recognized as a solid background for many jobs and professions in business, government, and the law.
This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate as much to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills as your specific academic major.
www.uncwil.edu /stuaff/career/Majors/economics.htm   (353 words)

 Winners of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (a.k.a. Nobel Prize in Economics)
for having incorporated new analytical methods into economic theory and for his rigorous reformulation of the theory of general equilibrium.
for their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena.
for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social structure and process of development.
almaz.com /nobel/economics/economics.html   (696 words)

 Economics (Bowdoin)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Economics is one of the most versatile and useful majors because it hones your analytic and critical thinking abilities while you learn about the global economy - an international system which results from the aggregation of practical decisions made by households, firms and governments in our nation and abroad.
The major provides an opportunity to study economics as a social science with a core theory and to study the process of drawing inferences from data and historical evidence.
Although economics is a popular field and some 250 students each year complete these introductory courses, class size is no larger than forty.
academic.bowdoin.edu /economics   (463 words)

 Internet Public Library: Economics
The mission of BEA is to produce and disseminate accurate, timely, relevant, and cost-effective economic accounts statistics that provide government, businesses, households, and individuals with a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of economic activity.
This site is a collection of information on economic issues of networks, such as the telephone and fax communications networks, the Internet, financial exchange and credit card networks, as well as on "virtual networks," such as the virtual network of all Windows or all Mac computers.
This site investigates the economic possibilities of the internet in the coming years in which billions of economically-motivated software agents find and process information and disseminate it to humans and, increasingly, to other agents.
www.ipl.org /div/subject/browse/bus28.00.00   (3591 words)

 Book Review, December 1993   (Site not responding. Last check: )
By including a wide array of topics, Henderson wants to show "how general and inclusive economics is," and he hopes the encyclopedia will appeal to economics mavens and novices alike.
Economists who believe in rational expectations base their belief on the standard economic assumption that people behave in ways that maximize their utility (their enjoyment of life) or profits.
Of course, if the depositors' fears are justified and the bank is economically insolvent, other banks would be unlikely to throw good money after bad by recycling their fund to the insolvent bank.
woodrow.mpls.frb.fed.us /pubs/region/93-12/reg9312c.cfm?js=0   (936 words)

 University of Chicago: Department of Economics
Recent Research: Investment in human capital; population change and economic growth; influence of social forces on the economy; the economics of the family; economics and politics.
Recent Research: Long term factors in American economic growth with special emphasis on the use of intergenerational data sets to establish the relationship between the past and current behavior of households; economics of mortality in North America; long-term changes in nutrition, labor welfare, and labor productivity; economics and biodemography of aging; economic growth in China.
Professor in Economics and the College and Chairman of the Department of Economics (at Chicago 1991-1998 and since 2001).
economics.uchicago.edu /faculty.shtml   (1482 words)

 Internet Links for Economics, the Environment, and Sustainability
Economic Indicators Monthly: "The Economic Indicators are prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic advisors and is published monthly.
Economic Education Website: The purpose of the Economic Education Website is to provide support for economic education in all forms and at all levels.
Economic Performance and Environmental Quality Information Base: Contains a comprehensive data base showing indicators of aggregate economic activity matched with data on a wide variety of environmental quality indicators, and links to sites around the world giving information about all types of pollution policies (including economic instruments) in use.
www.humboldt.edu /~envecon/internet.html   (9551 words)

 Amazon.com: Economics: Books: Campbell R. McConnell,Stanley L. Brue   (Site not responding. Last check: )
McConnell-Brue’s Economics 15e is the best-selling textbook and has been teaching students in a clear, unbiased way for 40 years.
I had no economics background, however I found this book to be easy to read, very well structured and most of all, you can find the actual applications of Economics.
Although Economics isn't necessarily an easy subject, this book is considered authoritative in the feild of macro/microeconomics.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0072340363?v=glance   (995 words)

 Department of Economics at California State University Fresno
Economics is the social science that studies the way in which societies are organized to produce the goods and services that sustain and enhance the life processes of the community.
As a fundamental scientific discipline, economics employs systematic analysis in the study of the production and distribution of income within and among nations.
Since all social policy issues in modern societies have an economic dimension, the study of economics offers the student an opportunity to investigate the most important and exciting problems of political economy facing the world today.
www.csufresno.edu /Economics   (146 words)

 EDIRC: Switzerland
Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World
Centre for Economic and Ecological Studies (Cen2eco), Genève
Finanz-Institut Thurgau (FITg), Kreuzlingen (Thurgau Institute of Economics)
edirc.repec.org /switzerland.html   (752 words)

 USNews.com: Money & Business: Minimum Wage Boost: Better Politics Than Economics?
But while Becker seems to have myriad doubts about the minimum wage, the economics profession overall isn't quite so sure that raising the minimum is such a horrible idea.
Robert Whaples, an economics professor at Wake Forest University, recently polled 210 economists on the issue, finding that 38 percent want the minimum increased, while 47 percent want it eliminated.
The current minimum wage is $5.15, though workers in 18 states make more than that because of state minimum-wage laws.
www.usnews.com /usnews/biztech/articles/061213/13wage.htm   (710 words)

 Economics @ Warwick
The Department has an outstanding international reputation for research in several areas of economics, including economic theory, econometrics, macroeconomics, public economics, industrial economics, labour economics, development economics, and economic history.
It is one of only four UK economics departments to have achieved the maximum 5* rating in the previous national Research Assessment Exercise in 2001.
The Department of Economics offers a number of undergraduate degree programmes, and two taught Masters programmes, in Economics, and Economics and Finance.
www2.warwick.ac.uk /fac/soc/economics   (142 words)

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