General Resources for Macroeconomics
and Financial Economics

Last Updated: 26 February 2024

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Site Disclaimer:
The number of online sites providing macroeconomic and financial resources has now grown so large that it is no longer possible to provide a comprehensive up-to-date list. Below is collection of catergorized annotated links to macro/financial resource sites maintained between 2000 and 2023 that visitors might find useful and/or of historical interest.

On-Line Resources

1.Provocative Sites for Thoughtful Young and Old(er) Economists

2. Macro and Financial Economics Websites with a Focus on the U.S.

A. Theoretical Retrospective and Prospective Outlooks

B. General Macro/Financial Policy Issues

C. Current Economic News

D. Data Sets and Data Analysis

E. Financial Markets and Institutions

F. Miscellaneous Other Sites

3. Websites Focusing on International Economic Data and Events

4. Websites Providing Macro and Financial Economics Information for Specific Regions and Countries Other than the U.S.


This site provides Links to Organizations and Statistical Agencies for many different countries and regions of the world.


The Asian Development Bank


The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)


Central Bank of Brazil

Statistics (CIA-World Fact Book)

Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics


Statistics Canada (CANSIM)

China (PRC):

Chinese National Bureau of Statistics

Ministry of Labor and Social Security of P.R. China (in Chinese)

People's Bank of China

National Bureau of Statistics of China


Central Bureau of Statistics (Croatian Government Site)

Ministry of Economy (Croatian Government Site)


The Euro Homepage maintained by Giancarlo Corsetti (Department of Economics, Yale University, New Haven) provides links to a wide variety of source materials related to the European Monetary Union (EMU).

The European Commission


Hungarian Central Statistical Office


India One Stop

Ministry of Finance (India)


Ireland News Site (Economist Magazine)


National Institute of Statistics (Italy)


Japan Information Network

Economic Planning Agency of Japan

Statistics Bureau and Statistics Center (Japan)

Ministry of Labor (Japan)

Ministry of Health and Welfare (Japan)


Statistics (Malaysian Industrial Development Authority)

Malaysia Economy


Banco de México


The Bank of Mongolia


Government of Mauritius


Statistics (Country Watch)

Statistics (CIA-World Fact Book)


Polish Official Statistics

The Polish Agency for Foreign Investment (PAIZ)

National Bank of Poland


Russian State Committee on Statistics (Goskomstat)

Statistics Page (Central Bank of Russia)

The RosBusinessConsulting Analytic Service (in Russian) provides a collection of analytic publications by in-house and outside experts on Russia.

Saudi Arabia:

Saudi Arabia Economic Statistics (CIA-World Fact Book)

South Korea:

Korea Institute of Finance

Bank of Korea

Korea Development Institute


National Institute of Economic Research

Statistiska Central Bryarn (Statistics Sweden Homepage)


State Institute of Statistics (in Turkish)

Prime Ministry State Planning Organization (in Turkish)

Turkish Treasury (in Turkish)

Turkish Republic Central Bank (in Turkish)

The Turkish Constitution (in Turkish)

5. Websites Providing General Economic Resources

Journals Publishing Macro Related Articles

1. Contributed-Paper Economic Journals
Macro-oriented articles are sprinkled throughout most of the general mainstream economic journals such as the Journal of Political Economy (JPE), the International Economic Review (IER), and the American Economic Review (AER). More specialized articles can be found in the Journal of Monetary Economics (JME), the Journal of Public Economics (JPubE), the Journal of Public Economic Theory (JPET), the Journal of Economic Growth (JEG), Macroeconomic Dynamics (MD), the Journal of Labor Economics, the Journal of Macroeconomics, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (JEDC), the Emerging Markets Review, the Review of Financial Economics, and the Global Finance Journal.

2. Journal of Economic Literature
Each issue of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) begins with two or three invited survey articles on various economic topics. Articles appearing in recent journal issues are listed, sorted once by journal source and again by subject matter. Abstracts are provided for a selected subset of these articles. There is also a listing of recently published books relevant for economists, some of which are reviewed or abstracted.

3. Journal of Economic Perspectives
Each issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP) contains an assortment of invited articles discussing current topics of interest. The articles tend to be well-written, lively, and informative expository introductions, with a minimum of technical detail, but with a useful list of references for further study. JEP can be obtained very cheaply (along with the AER and JEL) by becoming a member of the American Economic Association.

4. On-Line Listings
An on-line list of links to economic journals is available. See, also, the JSTOR journal search site for online access to journal articles, reviews, and opinion pieces.

Library Resources

1. U.S. Data
The Economic Report of the President (ERP), put out each February;
Economic Indicators (a monthly supplement to ERP);
Business Conditions Digest (monthly);
Survey of Current Business (monthly, Bureau of Economic Analysis);
Reports of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (branch of the Labor Department);
Federal Reserve Bulletin (put out by Federal Reserve Board).

2. International Data
Holdings by CARD at ISU;
United Nations publications (wide variety);
World Bank reports;
International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports.

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