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Economics: Technology Know How/Web Sites

Resources and web sites to support learning micro- and macroeconomics.

Tech Toolbox

Take a look at this Library Guide for tips, tricks, and videos about how to work with all kinds of technology--- from Google docs to Blackboard to Social media, it's here!

You'll be surprised what you learn!

Evaluating Web Sites

How can you tell if a web site is trustworthy or not? It's not always easy, but there are things that you can look for that will help you decide.

  • Who is the author? Are they qualified to talk about this subject?
  • How accurate is the information? You may need to compare what you find with another source to answer this question.
  • Who is the audience? This can influence how much detail is included.
  • What point of view is being represented? All sites have a bias, but is it obvious or are they trying to hide something?
  • How up to date is the site? Older information may no longer be accurate.

National Bureau of Economic Research

From the NBER website:

"Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is 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 in a scientific manner, and without policy recommendations, among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community."

National Bureau of Economic Research

Web Resources for Economics

Use the pull down menu above or click the following links:

Online Lessons in Economics

General Economic Information



Podcasts! Surely you know about these?

If you haven't yet caught on to the trend of listening to podcasts, then this is an extra special day!

Podcasts are radio on demand. Just audio. On your phone, tablet, iPod, pc - you can go to a website to listen or subscribe which means new content is automatically delivered to your device - for FREE! On all kinds of topics from comedy to music to crime (surely you've heard of 'Serial' - a worldwide phenom!).

In short, there are many thousands of podcasts that assist you with becoming the Educated You!

For Economists like yourself, try Freakonomics' podcast on Vampires!

Or this list of 'Best Economics Podcasts"  where this author says Planet Money is Superb!

ECONTALK has hundreds to choose from.

From Harvard Business Review and delivered via iTunes

Intelligence Squared debates - but no shouting

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series from Stanford University

Have fun discovering podcasts! you can even make your own!

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