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Awesome Economics

A curated collection of links for economists

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Courses

Over 100 courses covering all major fields of economics. Courses include prerequisites, recommended textbooks, lecture slides, and assignments. Undergraduate and graduate programs.

Introductory topics, few prerequisites.

Useful Materials

Search across .edu and other educational domains. These materials are more reliable than the big Internet.

These equations show principles behind "thinking like an economist". Graduate textbooks put these equiations in context.

Top economists reflect on policy-related issues. Some answers contain useful details.

A list of useful links maintained by the American Economic Association.

Portals

Web services for economic researchers: bibliography, blog aggregator, new working papers, software.

Articles and Working Papers

The largest database of economics publications (2,000,000 items). Searching through papers is easier with Google: site:ideas.repec.org <search term>. Index sources mentioned below.

Working papers by major researchers. Many of these papers get published in peer-reviewed journal.

Working papers, no journal publications.

Searching academic literature in general. Features author pages and citation counters. If you look for economic writings only, IDEAS would be more powerful.

Data

380,000 (macro) time series from 80 sources. Supports plugins for importing data into Excel, Stata, R, and others. Has a mobile app.

The standard reference for macro data.

Get the data you need in the form you want; instant download, API or direct to your app.

Links to official data sources by country and subject.

Over 1,000,000 government datasets. When works, this service looks like this. Otherwise, you'll see a 403 error.

Google-based search over 200 data sources, including those mentioned here. You can use Google search operators here.

If you haven't found the data you were looking for, you can ask it here.

Software

Economists write in LaTeX because it handles mathematics and references better than Word or LibreOffice. If you write regularly, LaTeX is worth learning.

A LaTeX class for presentations.

An extension for drawing graphs. A how-to and a manual.

LyX

A free and simple editor for LaTeX.

Free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Git

A version control system. Useful if you want to revert changes done months ago or collaborate with other authors. DropBox also has version control, but Git is more explicit. A short intro. Or use GitHub Desktop if you like it simple.

An industry standard for statistical computations in economics. Free alternatives:

provides a rich architecture for interactive computing.

GNU Octave is a high-level interpreted language, primarily intended for numerical computations.(Free Matlab)

High-level dynamic programming language designed to address the needs of high-performance numerical analysis and computational science.

Symbolic computations. Free alternative

Websites for you and your projects.

Replaces large files such as datasets with text pointers inside Git.

Useful Materials

Discussions

Undergraduate

Graduate

Overview of the programs, requirements, and advices to those considering a PhD program in economics.

Faculty

The job board by the American Economic Association.

List of job openings for economists. Informal.

Projects

Economics Textbook (Openstax)

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Collection of linear & nonlinear (Kalman) Filters for economic models

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Notebooks for financial economics. Keywords: Jupyter notebook pandas Federal Reserve FRED Ferbus GDP CPI PCE inflation unemployment wage income debt Case-Shiller housing asset portfolio equities SPX bonds TIPS rates currency FX euro EUR USD JPY yen XAU gold Brent WTI oil Holt-Winters time-series forecasting statistics econometrics

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Collection of puzzles in macroeconomics

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A package to simulate, filter, and estimate DSGE models with occasionally binding constraints

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Computational economics in Python

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Quantitative Economics

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Course materials for Zurich Initiative for Computational Economics (ZICE) 2014

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Links Sent by Readers

Development economics datasets. Updated regularly.

Free online classroom games for teaching economics.

Lecture series by Thomas J. Sargent and John Stachurski using Python computational tools.

Links to popular economics blogs, with brief descriptions.