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Web Research Tips

For help finding, evaluating, and using web-based resources, please see the following guides and tutorials:

General Websites

  • Economics A-Z Terms
    Created by the Economist magazine, this list of economic terms is an excellent starting point.
  • United States Census Bureau
    The Census Bureau is the leading sources of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner. (BEA Mission)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Federal Reserve Bank Economic Data
  • Consumer Price Index
    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. Indexes are available for the U.S. and various geographic areas. Average price data for select utility, automotive fuel, and food items are also available.

Sub-field Specific Websites

Economic Policy

  • Center for Economic and Policy Research
    The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options. (CEPR About Us)
  • Peterson Institute for International Economics
    The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to strengthening prosperity and human welfare in the global economy through expert analysis and practical policy solutions. (About PIIE)

Economic Statistics

International Economic Data

  • Index of Economic Freedom
    The Index of Economic Freedom is a helpful tool for a variety of audiences, including academics, policymakers, journalists, students, teachers, and those in business and finance. The Index is an excellent objective tool for analyzing 184 economies throughout the world and each country page is a resource for in-depth analysis of a country’s political and economic developments. (About the Index)
  • Library of Congress Country Studies
    Contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world. 
  • Central Intelligence Agency: The World Factbook
    The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. 

Nevada Specific Websites

  • Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development
    The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) was created during the 2011 Session of the Nevada Legislature through a collaboration of the Nevada Governor's Office and the Leadership of the Nevada State Senate and State Assembly (Authority: NRS 231). (About GOED)
  • Nevada Legislature Economic Forum
    The Economic Forum was created by the Legislature during the 1993 Legislative Session (NRS 353.226-229). The Economic Forum is responsible for providing forecasts of the state's General Fund revenues for each biennium budget period. By statute, the Economic Forum is required to provide forecasts on or before December 3 of even-numbered years and on or before May 1 of odd-numbered years.