- BibEc database:
an index of working papers both on and off the web. A truly excellent
available by subscription only, but has extensive citations of
like the social science citation index, but freer and better.
- Social Science
- Christian Zimmermann's Real Business Cycle Pages:
an excellent guide to web resources on stochastic general equilibrium
theory and related modern macroeconomics.
- Bob Parks' Economics Working
Paper Archive: an extensive collection of working papers in all
subjects in economics, and many links to other research sites.
- John Iron's Economics
Guide: an annotated guide to economics resources on the web, plus
some general interest material for non-economists.
Zimmermann's list of economics institutions with a web presence.
Irons list of economists with home pages on the web.
is an informational site for economics students, and has a good, well
organized collection of resources, including on-line textbooks
another informational site, just getting started.
- The Grand
Coalition Web Site by Rod Garratt and Guillaume Haeringer is
devoted to the cooperative and noncooperative study of coalition
formation. Although just getting started, it already has lots of good
- Didactic Web-Based
Experiments in GAME THEORY by Ariel Rubinstein and Eli Zvuluny is a
resource instructors can use to develop on-line instruction.
- Aplia is a commercial
enterprise headed by Paul Romer to provide resources for instructors to
develop on-line instruction.
- Herb Gintis's Home Page: His papers
along with provocative and interesting commentary.
Andreoni's Home Page: His papers and a very useful bibliography on
- Ted Bergstrom's
Home Page: Amusing, papers, home of the campaign against rogue
journals and lots of good information and links.
Boldrin's Home Page: Best pictures on the internet. Some
interesting research as well.
- Peter Crampton's Home
Page: A well organized site with the full text in PDF format of all
of Peter's papers.
Bilbao's Seville Game Theory Group: A well organized page with his
papers and good links.
Dimitrova's outsourcing game theory
- Drew Fudenberg's
Home Page: HTML abstracts of game theory papers by Drew.
Hart Game Theory and Economic Theory: HTML abstracts and some PDF
manuscripts of papers by Sergiu on game theory and related topics.
- Larry Jones Home
Page: Some great pictures of fish as well as interesting research.
- David Levine's Economic and Game Theory
Page: highly recommended of course.
Kehoe's Home Page: recent papers.
Mailath's Home Page: Working papers in both acrobat and DVI format.
- R. Preston Mcafee's Home
Page: All (73 at last count) of his papers available on-line, plus
a very cool menu system. And download his Creative Commons Licensed textbook.
McCain's Game Theory: An Introductory Sketch: A fine on-line
introductory essay; a mini-textbook in fact.
D. McKelvey's Home Page: Abstracts and postscript versions of
papers and an interactive computer program called GAMBIT for analyzing
Morris's Home Page: With working papers in PDF.
J. Osborne's Home Page: Conjectures, several papers (in postscript)
and errata for his book with Ariel Rubinstein.
Palfrey's Home Page: The usual stuff, plus a really good listing of
links to experimental laboratories.
Pesendorfer's Home Page: With recent working papers in PDF format.
- Al Roth's
game theory and experimental economics page: Some surveys by Al on
game theory and experimental economics, all in HTML format. Excellent
list of resources on experimental economics.
Rubinstein's Home Page: Links to papers and abstracts can be found
on his vita.
- Thomas Sargent:
Working papers and book chapters in postscript format, plus many matlab
- Karl Shell: A model
homepage - includes all of his papers, together with some introductory
material providing highlights.
Shaked's Home Page: The abstracts have links to the full text of
the working papers (PDF, postscript).
- John Van
Huyck's Web: Game theory and experimental economics, including pdf
and postscript versions of recent papers by John on learning and
experiments in games, and HTML abstracts of published papers. There is
also a forum for the discussion of experimental results.
Page of Rakesh Vohra: Of particular interest is his "Must Read"
section, basically on-line reviews of recent papers he has found
Walker's Web Page: Including HTML abstracts of his recent research
on mechanism design and learning in an experimental setting.
- an extensive list of economists home pages can be found on John Irons
- Theoretical Economics:
The new open access journal in Economic Theory. It is a traditional
refereed journal intended to become the premier specialty journal in
economic theory. The journal does not take your copyright as do
commercial journals. It makes the paper freely downloadable, and to
guarantee the widest distribution and exposure for your paper,
you release it under a Creative Commons License, making
it freely redistributable by everyone.
- BE Press: Several
commercial online journals. The licensing agreement: you give them
exclusive electronic rights to the paper [apparently only for a year],
and may reproduce the paper electronically only on your own or
institutional non-commercial website. This is just as well, because
they also plan to charge people to view your paper.
- BibEc database:
This is not actually a journal: it is an index of working papers both
on and off the web. It is much more useful than a journal.
- Economic Bulletin:
A new non-commercial effort to preempt the hardcopy journals. The
licensing agreement: you grant them only the right to do what they want
with the paper; you can also do whatever you want with it, provided you
acknowledge prior publication in the Bulletin.
- JSTOR: images of back
issues [if your library subscribes] for major economics journals. The
only remaining commercial publisher, Elsevier does not allow their back
issues to be made available through JSTOR, preferring to provide the
service themselves. Unfortunately they do an awful job of it.
has home pages for its journals. Unfortunately, a subscription is
required to the abstracts; only the titles of articles are available to
non-subscribers. A very badly designed site. They now own Academic
Press as well. Here is my old review of the Academic Press site: Academic Press: full text of
articles [if your library subscribes] plus abstracts [even if it does
not] for their journals. Inadequate capacity for the site means you can
only browse weekends and evenings unless your library has a
subscription. In addition to failing to provide back issues, there is
something wrong with their server: on my system at least, their pdf
files appear to be blank. I think it is fair to say that I have no
confidence in the ability of commercial publishers to use the net.
Press: contents and abstracts, as well as instructions for authors.
Fortunately, the QJE at least is available also through JSTOR.
- SSRN: Marty Feldstein
tries his hand at a for-profit website. NBER working papers for a fee.
Journals [pretty out of date - look 'em up on google]
This is a pretty feeble list of organizations. For a really
good list go to Christian
- Word2tex this is an
amazing program because it can convert word documents, including
mathtype equations to tex; and decent tex at that. One warning: you
must have MS Word to run the program: it enables you to save from word
into the tex format. There is also an equally amazing program to
- If you use Linux you should be aware of vmware which provides pretty complete
backwards compatibility with all versions of windows by running a
virtual machine inside an XWindow. You must have a copy of windows you
can install in this virtual machine. You should be aware that kernel
updates often break vmware, although usually only in small ways. You
should also take a look at crossover
office. This is a custom version of wine which provides API compability
with windows. Unlike vmware, this does not require windows; on the
other hand it does not work as well. The current version of wine is
good enough to run all of microsoft office, quicken, and most
importantly mathtype (5, not earlier versions). It also runs word2tex
(but I have not been able to get tex2word to work).
Recipes including the full text of the book. For those that don't
know, numerical recipes provides source code and commentary for many
important numerical methods. The zero-sum game solver on this cite is
based on a numerical recipes linear programming routine.
- Mathtype, a really
good version of the equation editor that comes with MS Word.
- Scientific Workplace,
It does do TeX more or less on-screen, and has the Maple engine built
in. Too bad they feel the need to embed a great equation editor in a
lousy word processor. If you have Linux, take a look at lyx, an open source program similar to
scientific workplace. It doesn't do the maple stuff, but on the other
hand, it works a whole lot better.
Public Domain Algorithms
If you are worried about the
google monopoly, try teoma,
which is also pretty good. They claim to provide their own search
results (most people just license google). However, they do get their
ads from google, so maybe they get their search results from them too...