Web sites for E280  Revised February 14, 1999

Wesleyan Economics Department Seminar Schedule:

Software Tips, Tricks ane Techniques
San Francisco State University provides on its Website useful two page Help Sheets about Word, Excel, etc. and other software at different levels
Example #1: Introduction to WORD: http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~training/word%20basics.pdf
    and also intermediate at  http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~training/intermediate%20word.pdf
Example #2: How to do it in Excel
    Excel Basics: http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~training/excel%20basics.pdf
    Excel Intermediate: http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~training/intermediate%20excel.pdf
    Excel Charts and Graphs: http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~training/excel%20charts.pdf
    Excel Data Analysis: http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~training/adv%20excel%20data%20analysis.pdf
            Includes Analysis tools pack, Single variable data, Correlation, Categorical data, Histogram, Trend lines
For an index of other help sheets (including several on Excel, Windows and the Web) try

From E280, Fall 1998-99 (Prof. Isgut)
 Working with Excel ~ http://www.wesleyan.edu/~aisgut/econ280/fall98/excel.html

Java Demos for Probability and Statistics:
  Role some Dice: http://www.math.csusb.edu/faculty/stanton/m262/intro_prob_models/

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics:
At Rice University they have placed a statistics lab on the net.  It includes some clever Java Applets illustrating basic statistical concepts which we may look at in E270.  It also includes “HyperStat,” which is an on line statistics text.  You can also study some Case Histories.
  Enjoy http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lane/stat_sim/
  Check your reaction time with http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lane/stat_sim/compare_dist/index.html
  Experiment with http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lane/stat_sim/sampling_dist

Two great electronic library resources:

JSTOR empowers you to download many journal articles assigned in economics courses rather than visiting the reserve book room.  It contains searchable/downloadable contents of eight different economics journals.  Accessible on the Internet from the Wesleyan Library Home Page.  Just click on Full Text Data Base and then select JSTOR (Also check out Lexis-Nexis).  http://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/fulltext.htm
The following economic journals are available on Jstors:  http://www.jstor.org/jstor/

1. The American Economic Review v.1-81, 1911-1991
2. Econometrica v.1-59, 1933-1991
3. Journal of Applied Econometrics v. 1-6, 1986-1991
4. The Journal of Economic Perspectives v.1-5, 1987-1991
5. Journal of Industrial Economics v. 1-39, 1952-1991
6. The Journal of Political Economy v.1-99, 1892-1991
7. The Quarterly Journal of Economics v.1-106, 1886-1991
8. The Review of Economics and Statistics v.1-74, 1919-1992
This is a great resource for uncovering material for term papers and other research projects.  EconLit is a comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature since 1969.  It includes coverage of more than 400 major journals as well as articles in collective volumes (essays, proceedings, etc.), books, book reviews, dissertations, and working papers licensed from the Cambridge University Press

You can get to and JSTOR or EconLit from the Wesleyan Library home page: http://www.wesleyan.edu/libr/iadtbl.htm

Resources for Economists on the Internet:Resources for Economists on the Internet, maintained by Bill Goffe is the best single summary of what is available for economics. http://econwpa.wustl.edu/EconFAQ/EconFAQ.html

The Bureau of Labor Statistics:  Own data plus links not only for statistics and information from more than 70 agencies in the U.S. Federal Government but also to similar sites for dozens of countries around the world.

National Bureau of Economic Research:  Home page of the NBER, one of the nation's leading economic research organizations. Currently, the NBER has over 300 Research Associates and 150 Faculty Research Fellows, all of whom are professors of economics or business at outstanding universities throughout the U.S. and abroad. These Bureau associates concentrate on four types of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.
Check out the links to data sources:

University of Michigan Document Center: Comprehensive resource listing for a variety of disciplines:   http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/stats.html

Social Science Computer Review.  Click on LINKS to find out what’s out there in all the Social Sciences and History as well as economics: http://hcl.chass.ncsu.edu/sscore/sscore.htm

Connecticut Public Expenditure Council: Information about the Connecticut Economy, including links to state government agencies, the legislature, etc.  Includes information and data about taxes, schools, the Patriots deal and other links: http://www.cpec.org/

State of New York Board of Education:http://www.nysed.gov/emsc/

Government Information Sharing Project: http://govinfo.kerr.orst.edu/

Help for Computer Addiction:www.computeraddiction.com

E280 Project Links:

Ben Landis has provided the following links:
Data on divorce:
Data on martial status and living arrangements of age groups and race groups: http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/ms-la.html
Data on race:
Data on households:
Another interesting and perhaps useful database is located at Johns Hopkins University: http://www.jhuccp.org/netlinks.stm
Employment status of married, separated, and divorced women with children under 18 years old, by age of children: 1950 to 1993:
Complete listing of tables, charts and graphs relating to factors of divorce: http://search.cdc.gov/search97cgi/s97_cgi.exe?Action=Search&Collection=nchswww&ResultTemplate=nchswww.hts&queryText=divorce&SortField=Score