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Economics: Economics Resources

What is... Economics?

What is Economics?

Here is a combination of several "60 Second Adventures in Economics" presented by the Open University

Royal Economic Society

The Royal Economic Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious economic associations in the world. It is a learned society, founded in 1890 to promote the study of economic science in academic life, government service, business, industry and public affairs. The Society has approximately 3,000 members, of whom 60% live outside the United Kingdom.


Online Resources

Financial Times

This site has a fantastic range of current economic news and data. You should focus on the Markets and Markets Data sections in particular.

Money Week

This is a useful website for the Money Week Magazine. You will find a fantastic range of economics articles on the US, UK, Europe, Japan and Asia.


Source for news and comment on the world of economics and financial markets.

Investopedia has a huge amount of topics including most of the basics, and they take a very textbook styled approach, and you can find almost any topic covered here.  They are also a good source because of their sample quizzes that you can take to see if you have mastered the material.  Also, if you are a business student, investopedia has other articles on investing and business related topics that you may find useful.

Basic Economics

This site is very straight forward, easy to navigate, and could potentially solve your needs.  They do not go over many examples or applications, but have a very brief summary of most basic economic concepts.  If you need to find something fast, this site may be your best bet.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

New Economics

NEF is the UK's leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice. Our aim is to transform the economy so that it works for people and the planet.


Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists