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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links    

Megasites

Statistical Resources on the Web -- Comprehensive Economics     http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stecon.html
The massive award-winning mega site from the University of Michigan's Documents Center.  "The Documents Center is a central reference and referral point for government information, whether local, state, federal, foreign or international."

United States    

Bureau of Economic Analysis     http://www.bea.gov/
National and regional data, including GDP, national income, fixed assets, and others.

Bureau of Labor Statistics     http://www.bls.gov/home.htm
A wealth of labor-related statistics, notable CPI, PPI, consumer expenditures, productivity, wages, earnings & benefits, employment and unemployment.

Economic Data - FRED     http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/
Federal Reserve Economic Data including CPI, employment and population, balance of payment, GDP, commercial banking, trade data, interest rates, monetary aggregates, and other US financial data.

Economic Report of the President     http://www.gpoaccess.gov/eop/index.html
This report contains historic, as well as, current economic statistics.

Federal Reserve Board     http://www.federalreserve.gov/default.htm
The Federal Reserve System, which serves as the nation's central bank, was created by an Act of Congress in 1913.  The System consists of a seven member Board of Governors with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and twelve Reserve Banks located in major cities throughout the United States.

2010 Statistical Abstract http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/business_enterprise.html
Tables 762, 764, 763 and 738 (Business Births) will answer most of the questions for the Econ 102 assignment.  Table 762 has most of the economic indicators.
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/income_expenditures_poverty_wealth/personal_income.html
Table 656 shows personal income.

U.S. Census Economic Indicators     http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm
Quick access to Federal economic indicators, including employment, income, money, international trade, production, and other statistical information.

International    

Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis     http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/iet/
This page contains graphs of the economic trends of the G-7.  Under money aggregates, M1 and M2 supplies are shown for some of the countries.  Click on All charts for this country.

FXHistory     http://www.oanda.com/convert/fxhistory
This Website give historical currency exchange rates for world currencies.

Index Mundi     http://indexmundi.com/g/
Website with country statistics.  Create graphs for economic statistics.

International Monetary Fund     http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2009/02/index.htm
The International Monetary Fund collects data on member countries.  Click on World Economic Outlook Database.  Under Download WEO Data, click on By Countries (country-level data).  On the next page, click on Major advanced economies (G-7).  On the next page, click continue.  On this page, select the subjects to be looked up and click continue.  On this page, change the date to be looked up and click on Prepare Report.  The resulting page will contain data that has been selected.  Once data has been selected, go to bottom of page and click on Your WEO Report.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development     http://www.oecd.org/home/0,2987,en_2649_201185_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
On this page, in the left column, under Browse, click on By Country.  On the next page, click on a country from the G-7.  On the next page, in the right column, under Don't Miss, click on OECD Statistical Profile of ... and a table of information will be available.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development--OECD Main Economic Indicators     http://stats.oecd.org/mei/default.asp?rev=1
Another OECD website.  Under Access the real-time database, click on Money Aggregates-Broad money.  In the search box in the top right corner, type in M2, and enter.  Change country in drop box.  

UNESCO Institute for Statistics     http://stats.uis.unesco.org/unesco/TableViewer/document.aspx?ReportId=143
UNESCO collects education statistics for over 200 countries.  On the first screen, click on Profiles.  On the next screen pick a country.  On the next screen click on Education and the next screen gives key statistics on the country.

Wikipedia -- Money Supply     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_supply
Wikipedia has an excellent article about money supply and gives the sources for finding M2 for the USA.

World Bank Group -- Quick Query     http://ddp-ext.worldbank.org/ext/DDPQQ/member.do?method=getMembers&userid=1&queryId=135
This site has extensive economic data about the countries of the world. 

Books
The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books
Non-circulating:

Statistical abstract of the United States  (annual)
Call number: Ref HA202.A386 

California statistical abstract  (annual)
Call number: Ref HA261.C3

Economic report of the President transmitted to the Congress  (annual)
Call number: Ref HC106.5A272  

Budget of the United States government  (annual)
Call number: Ref HJ2051.A59

Articles 
The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases - http;//library.riohondo.edu/online_databases.  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 2 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database. 
Use Advanced Search and type each tern in a separate box:

    1.  SUB(economic statistics) AND GEO(United States)
    2.  SUB(econometrics) AND GEO(United States)

Researched and evaluated by:
D. Yashar & J. Sevilla-Marzona, Librarians 8/2002
last update: D. Yashar, Librarian 5/2010

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