Links Related To Economics

2001 Apr 12 development economics
Economics related to developing/new economies.»
Nov 1 After 8 Years, U.S. Economy Finally Falters
``The recession has begun,''»
Nov 2 Dismal Scientist Layoff Calculator
Find out your chances of being fired. (Via Jim).»
2002 Feb 5 Fabulous Baker Boy
Why Dean Baker is the best economics commentator out there, by a former economics professor. Dean Baker has a Terkel rating of .91.»
May 19 Agent-Based Computational Economics (Tesfatsion)
“Agent-based computational economics (ACE) is the computational study of economies modelled as evolving systems of autonomous interacting agents. ACE is thus a specialization to economics of the basic complex adaptive systems paradigm.”»
Jul 1 Shocked and Angry: The Prophet Whose Warnings Over Wall Street Were Ignored
At 93 J.K. Galbraith is still a cranky, excellent fellow, and past Dean Baker there aren't many other economists who seem to care about human beings at all. He's talking here about the various corporate disasters, careful as always not to pontificate - and thus seeming smarter than an entire cadre of finance pundits. (Via RobotWisdom)»
Aug 13 - Economics News, Data, and Analysis
Sweet-looking site from the fellow who used to run the excellent site, although now he's suing them and out on his own.»
Aug 14 Economic Policy Institute
Recent-content-drenched front page from a progressive economics thinktank.»
MaxSpeak Weblog
A weblog be a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute. Lots of content, crunchy.»
Oct 26 Krugman on Economic Disparity
Useful, lengthy article by Paul Krugman on growing economic disparity. (Via RobotWisdom.)»
2003 Apr 21 All the prosperity in China
While the Western economies move ever slower, China hits 9% growth annually.»


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