Links to Sites With Related Purposes
Some of these are macroeconomic-related mainly in their concern for Social Security and the Federal budget, both of which are key factors in the National Financial Balance between the economy's total supply and demand for credit -- Social Security for its Baby-Boom-surplus financial saving, the budget for the Reagan-legacy Federal debt buildup.
General Macroeconomic Interest (TOP)
- AARP Research Center
Broad focus on the welfare of retired people. Good on Social Security.
- The American Prospect (TAP)
Founded in 1990 by Paul Starr, Robert Kuttner, and former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich. Now published biweekly. Good articles on economic policy issues, Social Security. The online version includes much of the current issue, as well as bulletin-board forums, book reviews, etc, and subject- and date-classified links to earlier articles.
- Brookings Institution
"The nation's oldest think tank." Its wide variety of policy-oriented economic studies are widely respected both inside and outside the government. Good on Social Security.
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Focus on welfare of low- and middle-income Americans, and effect of government programs. Good on federal budget and Social Security.
- EPS (Economists for Peace and Security -- formerly ECAAR)
Founders and Board include many Nobel laureate economists. Focus on the effects of military spending (and policy) on the economy, and vice versa. Recent concern with developments in Russia.
- Policy Action Network (formerly Economic Policy Network)
A project of The American Prospect magazine. This is an extensive and well-linked NETWORK of liberal economic research/education organizations, publications and other sources of economic research and policy information. Its E-mail "EPN News" has links to current research reports and articles by member organizations.
- Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
Founded in 1986 by a group of liberal economic policy experts. Broad-interest research and publication. Good on Social Security.
- Financial Markets Center
Focuses mainly on the Federal Reserve and monetary policy. Publishes report, FOMC Alert, on Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings, as well as transcripts of the meetings and commentaries on the Fed's Beige Book. Also conducts workshops and other educational activities.
- Institute for America's Future
Education/research affiliate of the Campaign for America's Future. Broad-interest organization, good on Social Security.
- Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Broad interest, widely respected. Especially good macro focus.
- National Jobs for All Coalition
Committed to building a broad-based new movement for sustainable, environmentally sound, peacetime full employment at livable wages. Stresses the effect of full employment on all other aspects of society. Good on macro policy and Social Security. Publishes Uncommon Sense briefing papers on key issues.
These Include Good Material on Social Security (TOP)
(Many of these are also listed in the general macroeconomics section above)
Other Links of interest (TOP)
EDIRC (Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centres)
"The most complete registry available on the Internet: over 4000 economics institutions in 172 countries are registered" -- and classified for easy access.
Last revised: May 23, 2006