Economics

American Fact Finder: choose or create tables and maps for U.S., states, counties, etc., from U.S.
Are You Economically Literate?: from The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Census Bureau
Beating Border Barriers: Mexico trade, Southwest Economy, Sept/Oct 2001
Best of All Worlds: Globalizing the Knowledge Economy, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Border Cities: Economic Competitors or Complements?, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Border Economy: covers many border related issues, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Budget: taxing and spending decisions
Bureau of Economic Analysis: U.S. Economic Accounts
Bureau of Labor Statistics: excellent source of national, regional, and state data
Business Cycle: from the National Bureau of Economic Research
Business cycle dates:1854 – 2001
Recession Dating Procedures
Texas: 1972-2014 business cycle chart, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Business Frontier: newsletter from El Paso Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Business Week: on-line
California’s Energy Crisis
Capitalism, Socialism and Communism: comparing economic systems, from Invitation to Economics
Capitalism, Communism, and Socialism: a cartoon comparison
Cartoons: political and economic, from Professional Cartoonists Index
China Changes to a Market Economy
Commanding Heights: the battle for the world economy, competing views, includes excellent historical videos of world leaders and events, from PBS
Consumer Price Index: FAQ about CPI, from Bureau of Labor Statistics
CPI Home Page: extensive information and data from Bureau of Labor Statistics
Cost of living comparisons: worldwide using Big Macs
Country Comparisons
Currencies: word search puzzle, from Puzzle Choice
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank
Economic Education
Department of Commerce
Economic Education: Classroom Resources, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Economic Freedom of the World: 2014 report, from the Fraser Institute
Economic Indicators: various time periods, from U.S. Census Bureau
Economic Insights: into the ideas of various famous economists, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Economic Letter: monthly, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Economic Regional Update: Texas economic activity, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Austin: Economic Indicators
Dallas-Fort Worth: Economic Indicators
El Paso: Economic Indicators
Houston: Economic Indicators
San Antonio: Economic Indicators
Slideshow
Economic Statistics: for major cities in Texas, from Bureau of Labor Statistics
Economic Systems: world time-map shows changes 1910 to present, from Commanding Heights by PBS
Education Material: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Energy Crisis: related educational material
Euro: Five years, Success and New Challenges, Southwest Economy July/Aug 04, published by the Dallas Fed
Exchange Rates for Foreign Currencies
Export Data: by states, commodities and countries, from U.S. Census Bureau
By Commodity: top 25 export commodities for Texas
By Country: top 25 export countries for Texas
By State: exports and imports, to other countries
Export Statistics Express: choose Texas, from Internaional Trade Administration
Global Distribution: of U.S. or a State’s exports, i.e. exports from Texas to each country
Product Profile: to a selected market, i.e. products from Texas to China
State-by-State: to a selected market, i.e. exports to England from each state
Federal Budget Process: from National Priorities Project
Federal Reserve Economic Data: FRED, excellent source of current/historical economic/financial data, create your own graphs, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Federal Reserve System: links to educational material
Financial Information: from CNN financial network
Financial Times
Foreign Currencies: use hamburgers to compare the value of currencies
Big Mac Index: interactive currency comparison tool, The Economist
Burgernomics: video clip, from The Economist
Cost of Living Comparisons: worldwide using Big Macs
Foreign Statistics:Consumer Price Indexes, GDP per Capita, hourly compenstation costs, productivity and unit labor costs, from U.S. Dept of Labor
Foreign Trade: goods and services, for U.S.
Aggregate Trade Data: extensive tables, historical back to 1960, from International Trade Administration
International Economic Accounts: from Bureau of Economic Analysis
U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services: from U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Trade in Goods by Country: from U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. International Trade Data: from U.S. Census Bureau
Foundations of Free Enterprise: basic characteristics of traditional, command, market, and socialistic economies
Free to Choose: legacy of Friedman’s book, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Free Trade: How Global Competition Disciplines Public Policy, from 2005 Annual Report, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Free Trade: The Fruits of Free Trade, from 2002 Annual Report, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Free Trade: The Politics and Economics of Offshore Outsourcing, from American Enterprise Institute
Freedom in the World: annual report, from Freedom House
Map of Freedom: PDF file
FTAA: Free Trade Area of the Americas
Official Web Site
Trade and Tariff: database, choose country of interest, from official web site
Why Free Trade in the Americas?: Southwest Economy pages 10-11, from Dallas Fed Reserve Bank
Geocoding System: get economic and demographic data for your local area, from FFIEC
Globalization: Myths and Realities, Southwest Economy Oct 04, published by the Dallas Fed
Government Waste: weekly articles from Taxpayers for Common Sense
Great Depression: first-person accounts of life during the Great Depression, for 24 states, American Life History, from Library of Congress
Great Depression: 1930-1939, from Scholastic
Great Depression: map of US with links to photos, from Yale University
Great Depression: and WWII, 1929-1945, from Library of Congress
Great Depression: and WWII, 1929-1945, from National Archives
Gross State Product: create your own thematic maps to compare economic conditions across the country, from BEA
Index of Economic Freedom: by The Heritage Foundation/Wall Street Journal
Country: individual country ranking and information
Downloads 
Map: shows distribution of economic Freedom
Search: for data on a region or individual country, 1995-2005
Inflation
Integration and Globalization:The European Bellwether, the European Union, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
International Monetary Fund
International Pencil: an illustration of interdependence
International Trade Administration: latest annual and quarterly trade data
Japan Information Network
Japan: The Modernization of an Ancient Culture, by Lawrence C. Wolken
Key Issues Index: conservative perspective on a wide variety of issues, The Heritage Foundation
Keizai Koho Cneter Fellowship: for American teachers to visit Japan
Material World: compare countries using pictures of families and their belongings
Medicare: No Free Lunch, from In Depth, Southwest Economy, No. 1 2005, pages 1, 8-12, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Monetary Policy of U.S.:Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Money
NAFTA

National Budget Simulation: helps understand trade-offs policy makers face, from Nathan Newman
National Debt: of United States, to the penny, Bureau of Public Debt
General Information
FAQ about the Debt
U.S. National Debt Clock: from U.S. Debt Clock.org
New York Times: on-line
North America, Inc?: By Lawrence C. Wolken
Politics: The New York Times
Private Rights to Property: by John Allen
Productivity: and the Reorganization of the American Economy, from 2003 Annual Report, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Power to Choose: The Life and Ideas of Milton Friedman, on YouTube
Real World Effects of Unions: vies of Milton Friedman, on YouTube
Regional Economic Update: from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Regional Slideshow: Texas economy, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
The Real Cost of Regulation: John Stossel, Investigative Reporter, ABC News
Recessions
Business Cycle Dating Committee: from National Bureau of Economic Relations
Index of Coincident Indicators: for nation, from Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Index of Leading Indicators: for Texas, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
State Coincident Indexes: for each state, from Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
The Yield Curve as a Leading Indicator: from Federal Reserve Bank of New York
U.S. Business Cycle: Expansions and Contractions, from National Bureau of Economic Relations
Who Determines: if the U.S. is in a Recession, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Schumpeter In His Own Words: his thoughts about capitalism, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Social Security
Southwest Economy: quarterly, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Tariffs: Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, from U.S. International Trade Commission
Taxes: summary individual returns, 2008-2010 from IRS
Tax Freedom Day
Tax Story: illustrates tax cuts under progressive income tax system
Texas Economic Update: quarterly, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Texas Economic Indicators: from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Texas Economy: from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Data: links to data charts, graphs, and tables
DataBasics: walks you through the essentials of Texas economic data
Texas Exports: regional research and data, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Texas Labor Force Data: from Bureau of Labor Statistics
Texas Quick Facts: from U.S. Census Bureau
Texas Triangle as Megalopolis: compares Triangle to New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Texas Unemployment: from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
This Day in Wall St. History: stock market crash in 1929, The History Channel
Trade: from Census Bureau
Texas exports
Texas imports
U.S. Economic Data: current statistical data on U.S. economy, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
What’s wrong with welfare?: Milton Friedman Speaks, on YouTube
Why Texas Feels Less Subprime Stress Than U.S.: from Southwest Economy, Nov/Dec 2008, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Will China Follow WTO Rules?: Business Week, June 5, 2000
Women at Work: A Progress Report, May 2007 Economic Letter, from Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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