Guide to research and library resources related to Economics
Economics news: CPI, US City Average, All Items
The Consumer Price Index represents "changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services" as tracked monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
SA = Seasonally Adjusted
NSA = Not Seasonally Adjusted
Income Inequality in Oregon. Oregon has greater income inequality than 38 other states, with the earnings of top 1% of tax filers (More than $810,000 a year) make 40 times the average income for an Oregonian. ($40,300) . The link below is to an editorial in the Oregonian written before the 2016 election, but it has valuable links to various studies and reports on income inequality.
Economics analysis and policy
- Calculated RiskCharts which clearly explain economic trends, and video of the day.
- Conscience of a LiberalPaul Krugman evaluates public economic policies. Always highly opinionated but as a nobel prize winning economist, he is well informed.
- DataPoints: Dismal Science blogAndrew Kassel, writing for the Moody's service
- EconbrowserJames Hamilton challenges and explains economic statistics and how trends are interpreted. Features a convenient clickable list of topics
- Enlightened EconomistDiane Coyle, author of the books The Soulful Science and GDP: a Brief But Affectionate History provides book reviews and analysis of economic developments
- FRED BlogA sampling of the popular graphs created by researchers and academics from the data available through the St. Louis Fed.
- Random Samplings: The Official Blog of the U.S. Census BureauInteresting and fun statistics from demographic statistics sets
- Real Time EconomicsEconomic issues and politics, with postings by journalists and analysts of the Wall Street Journal newspaper
- TED: The Economics DailyStaff of the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide insight and information from the BLS
- UpshotAnalysis and insight from writers at the New York Times newspaper.