Sources of information about the United States. The starred sites are ones I find particularly useful.

Bureau of Economic Analysis: An agency within the department of commerce. They keep track of national gross domestic product, general trade statistics, as well as regional information.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: An agency within the department of labor. A good source for current data on unemployment, wages, and prices.***

Congressional Budget Office: A congressional research organization that provides estimates of costs of various bills, including the national budget.

Federal Reserve Board of Governors: Official site of our central bank. Look here for information on the structure of the federal reserve system and recent actions taken by the Fed.

Census Bureau: Up-to-date U.S. Population estimates, including housing and income. Also has some world population data.

Legislation/Bill Texts using THOMAS: Look up the text of any pending bill.

Tables from the Economic Report of the President: Historical information about gross domestic product, inflation, unemployment, and other macro economic statistics.***

1996 Green Book Overview of Federal Entitlement Programs: History and explanation of programs like Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.***

Internal Revenue Service: Downloadable tax forms, and information on taxes.

Department of Health and Human Services: Links to many national health statistics sites.

Government Printing Office: Access to many reports by various government agencies, including the General Accounting Office.

Institute for Research on Poverty: Run by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Information and research about poverty and related problems.***

The Urban Institute: A nonpartisan economic and social research institute. Covers many current policy issues.***

Mathematica Policy Institute: An economic policy research organization, covering education, health, nutrition, labor, welfare, and early childhood.

RAND: Research organization concerned with national defense, education and training, health care, criminal and civil justice, labor and population, science and technology, community development, international relations, and regional studies.***

Jerome Levy Institute: A nonprofit, nonpartisan, independently funded research organization devoted to public service.

Center for Economic Policy Analysis: The research center of the Department of Economics at the New School for Social Research.

Brookings Institution: Washington DC based think-tank covering economic and foreign policy and government studies.***

National Bureau of Economic Research: Good source of data and working papers by economists in many fields.***

The Cato Institute: Conservative think-tank.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:

Employee Benefits Research Institute: Private research group that has good data on employer-provided fringe benefits.

Resources for Economists on the Internet Many more links to data, other economics departments, and other special interest sites.***

My health links page : Health economics oriented links.

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Last revised: August 18, 1999 by A. Wolaver