Websites and Blogs
Planet Money is a multimedia team covering the global economy.
VoxEU.org is a policy portal set up by the Center for Economic Policy Research (www.CEPR.org) in conjunction with a consortium of national sites. Vox aims to promote research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading scholars. The intended audience is economists in governments, international organizations, academia and the private sector as well as journalists specializing in economics, finance and business.
VoxEU.org is partnering with the UK government to collect the views of economists from around the world on what the G20 should do to fix the global economy. See in particular the article 'Parallels between the Great Depression of the 1930s and our current Great Recession'
Financial Trust Index
The mission of the Financial Trust Index is to monitor the level of trust Americans have in banks, the stock market, mutual funds, and large corporations, and to regularly assess how current events, policy and government intervention might affect this trust.
Nature: Recession Watch
As the world faces its biggest financial crisis in decades, Nature keeps you updated on what it all means for science. Will your research funding be cut? How secure is your company or research institution? And can the meltdown actually create opportunities for science?
Shadow Government Statistics
John Williams' Shadow Government Statistics is an electronic newsletter service that exposes and analyzes flaws in current U.S. government economic data and reporting, as well as in certain private-sector numbers, and provides an assessment of underlying economic and financial conditions, net of financial-market and political hype.
Financial Insights and Articles
Money and Markets is a free daily investment newsletter from Martin D. Weiss and Weiss Research analysts offering the latest investing news and financial insights for the stock market, including tips and advice on investing in gold, energy and oil. Dr. Weiss is a leader in the fields of investing, interest rates, financial safety and economic forecasting
The Market Oracle is a free daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication, presenting in-depth analysis from over 250 experienced analysts on a range of views of the probable direction of the financial markets.
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