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Useful Resources

This is a collection of useful research sources for those of you interested in writing policy on economic development. If you are having trouble accessing or finding any of the research resources listed below, or would like to suggest an addition, please e-mail Anita Sonawane at or Parinitha Sastry



Americans for Financial Reform

Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis

Brookings Institution

Cambridge Winter Center for Financial Institutions Policy

Center for American Progress

Center for Economic and Policy Research

Committee for Economic Development

Center for Full Employment and Price Stability

Council of Foreign Relations

Economic Policy Institute

Economic Analysis and Research Network

Institute for Policy Studies

Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

National Bureau of Economic Research

National Consumers League


Pete G. Peterson Institute for International Economics

Progressive Policy Institute

The Century Foundation

The Conference Board

United for a Fair Economy

Urban Institute

Scholarly Databases





Angry Bear

Baseline Scenario

Brad Delong's Blog


Crisis Talk- The World Bank


Economist's View

Huffington Post Business News


Naked Capitalism

New Deal 2.0

NY Times Deal Book Blog

NY Times Economix Blog

Paul Krugman's Blog


Real Time Economics

Robert Reich's Blog

Seeking Alpha

The Hearing- Washington Post

Think Progress' Wonk Room

Scholarly Articles

Business Cycles and Compositional Variation in U.S. Unemployment

Debt Overhand and Bank Bailouts

Tariffs, Saving, and the Current Account 

Relevant News Articles

Home Prices in U.S. Probably Fell at Slower Pace, Confidence Up

Why Ken Lewis Gave Up

Strauss-Kahn calls for IMF resource increase

U.S. Economy Gets a Lift from Stimulus

Low-Wage Workers Are Often Cheated, Study Shows

A Look Inside Fed's Balance Sheet

Why the renminbi has to rise to address imbalances

The Myth of Too Big to Fail

The pyramid principle

Everyman’s Financial Meltdown

The 'Democratization of Credit' Is Over -- Now It's Payback Time


Hitting Bottom? An Updated Analysis of Rents and the Price of Housing in 100 Metropolitan Areas

Take a Walk on the Supply Side: Tax Cutes on Profits, Savings, and the Wealthy Fail to Spur Economic Growth

Expanding the EITC to Help More Low-Wage Workers

Jobs Picture for October 2, 2009

A Fair Deal for Taxpayer Investments

Beyond Business as Usual

Comparing Public Spending and Priorities Across OECD Countries

Recommended Reading

Minimum Wage Issue Guide by Kai Filion

"Power Curves": What Natural and Economic Disasters Have in Common by Michele Zanini

Are Bailout Investments Paying Off?

Tracking the recovery: Voters’ views on the recession, jobs, and the deficit

Principles to Guide Development and Regulation of a Renewed Mortgage Finance System


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