International Economists & Education
Many of these economists are well-known individuals in the field. This site aims to gather the personal homepages of some of them and make them accessible to the research community. If you work in the area and would like to be included, please feel free to e-mail me. Similarly, for exclusion, please do the same.
These are educational resources produced mainly from economists teaching in academic institutions. It also includes links to e-texts for international economics, and several more innovation computer-based teaching tools.
- International Economics Study Centre
This is a study centre for international economics students, with e-texts on international trade and finance, course syllabi, and problem sets. Maintained by Steven Suranovic, it is an excellent source of notes on international economics.
The Biz/Ed site is an excellent pedagogical tool for instructors who enjoy using more innovative, interactive teaching methods for exposing students to business and economics. Included are speadsheets, virtual tours and the like.
Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok's (of Marginal Revolution, the blog) venture into the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) space. The first offering is in development economics, but others are to follow.
- International Economic Policy Course
This is an online course for economic policy and includes interactive notes on trade theory models as well as welfare analysis. Notes are at advanced undergraduate or first year postgraduate level.
- The Global Economics Game
The Global Economics Game simulates macroeconomies in a global setting, and is an enjoyable way to introduce students to macro and international economics concepts. The site includes links for a 60-day trial version and ordering information.
- Readings in International Economics
This collection by Tran Huu Dung includes many, many readings that he uses in his classes on international economics; one could spend hours here. The readings are mainly commentaries and are non-technical in nature - perfect for undergraduate education.
A good site that provides very economics-specific information for PhD students in economics. The site includes online lecture notes, short reviews of graduate texts, and a very extensive discussion on the economics PhD application process, including an admissions guide, decision tables, and rankings. Another site in this vein is Becoming an Economist. A generic site with resources for those thinking of pursuing PhDs is Online PhD.
- Sites for Enlightened Economists
An annotated collection of websites, many of which are blogs, maintained by economists around the web. The rest of the site also includes a proprietary blog, as well as information for those aspiring toward an economics degree, such as career paths and salary information.
- Economics News Summaries
This is an excellent resource for relating economic theory to current economic news. The site deals with International Trade and International Finance issues, in addition to other topics in economic fundamentals, micro, macro, and the world economy. Contains full articles as well as some basic questions at the end, in an extremely navigation-friendly format.
- Economcis LTSN Economics Software Guide
The Learning and Teaching Support Network Centre for Economics is a U.K.-based network of universities and colleges that promotes the teaching of economics. Features of the site include a very neat Handbook for Economics Lecturers, as well as a question bank, textbook guide, and software guide.
- Foundation for Teaching Economics
The FTE provides support to teachers of economics, mainly at the high school level. The site itself includes a number of teacher resources (lesson plans, etc.) as well as information on student programs. A related institution is the Council for Economic Education.
- MoPoS - A Monetary Policy Simulation Game
MoPoS (Monetary Policy Simulation Game) is a computer game which lets the player act out the role of a fictitious central bank by implementing monetary policy in a simple virtual economy. The purpose of the game is to give the player a feel for the options and limitations of monetary policy. No special background knowledge is necessary to play the game, which has been designed for interested lay persons as well as pupils and students. On the other hand, it allows the model specifications (monetary policy regulation, parameter values, shock characteristics) to be altered at will, so informed users will also find numerous forms of application.
- Economics Web Institute
The Economics Web Institute provides (for free) interactive software models that can be used in the classroom context for exploring issues in economics and management.
- Errant Academy
For those interested in tutoring services, Errant is run by a team of UToronto PhD students. The site offers tutoring in a range of courses, including international trade and the a sequence of macro theory courses.
- Warwick Economics Summer School
Warwick has one of the UK's strongest economics programs, and the department has strengths in, among other areas, international economics (especially in development and political economy). The WESS offerings reflect these areas, along with more standard core courses.
- INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS SYLLABI
- INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS TEXTS
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