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Economics: News

Newspapers and Current Events in Economics

Access World News. Full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources. Offers strong regional coverage for California newspapers.

Business Source Complete. Scholarly business journals. peer-reviewed business publications and other sources of information such as country reports from tGlobal Insight, ICON Group and CountryWatch

The Conference Board. Research reports on busines and US and global economics. Includes studies of Fortune 500 companies. business trends, ethics and corporate governance, and forcasts of regional, national, and international economic conditions.

The Economist. General interest news source about current trends in business, politics and economics worldwide. Locations for the print version can be found via Oskicat.  For historical issues see the Economist Historical Archive which has full text from 1843 to recent years.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Profiles and Reports.  In-depth reports on macroeconomic, financial, and political conditions in over 200 countries. 

Factiva. General and business news and information from sources in 22 languages, including local, national and international newspapers, business magazines, trade publications, and wires. Includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Dow Jones.

Financial Times.  Access to the Financial Times from January 1998 to present. For historical access see the Financial Times Historical Archive which has the complete run of the daily Financial Times from 1888 to recent years.

New York Times.  Full-text coverage of the New York Times. For Historical issues see Historical Newspapers (ProQuest).

Nexis Uni. Full-text source for business, current affairs, legal information, medical information and news appearing in newspapers, journals, newsletters, broadcast transcripts, reference works and other documents.

Project Syndicate. Excellent collection of op-ed commentaries from some of the world's leading economists and opinions makers.

Wall Street Journal.  Via Proquest, also available via Factiva. For historical issues (from 1889) see Historical Newspapers (ProQuest).

Economics Blogs

Angry Bear. "Slightly left of center" economic and financial commentary on news, politics, and economics.

Calculated Risk. Top ranked economics and finance blog with a focus on the housing market.

Conversable Economist. From Timothy Taylor.

Dani Rodrik. "Unconventional thoughts on economic development and globalization" by Dani Rodrik, Kennedy School of Government. 

Econbrowser. Respected blog by Menzie Chinn. Chinn, professor at the University of Wisconsin and James Hamilton, UC San Diego.

Econ Journal Watch. Watch for inappropriate assumptions, weak chains of argument, phony claims of relevance, omissions of pertinent truths, and irreplicability.

Economist's View.  By Mark Thoma at the Department of Economics, University of Oregon.

Freakonomics. Entertaining blog founded by economist Steven Levitt (University of Chicago) and journalist Stephen J. Dubner, authors of Freakonomics.

Grasping Reality with Both HandsEntertaining ("artisanal non-sponsored thinky-think from a primate, economist, utopian, shrill") and informative blog on economics, politics and history by UC Berkeley's Brad Delong. 

Greg Mankiw. "Random Observations for Students of Economics" from an economist at Harvard and author of leading economics textbooks.

Economist's View. By Mark Thoma, University of Oregon.

Marginal Revolution. By Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok at George Mason University.

Mish Talk. By Mike "Mish" Shedlock, an investment advisor at Sitka Pacific Capital.

Paul Krugman at Princeton University, for the New York Times.

Robert Reich. Well written and thoughtful blog by Robert Reich at the UCB School of Public Policy.

Vox. Research-based policy analysis portal and commentary set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

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