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Welcome back you bunch of HomoEconomicus!

I wanted to remind you of the: Daily Dose of ECON. A short daily article with any interesting economic news, opinions or research, which I discover throughout the day. My aim is to publish one each day from Monday through Friday, and also attempt to publish a longer research article during the week as well (ambition 1000%). In this way, my mission is threefold:

  • Increase the output of blog posts and increase my blogger discipline 🙂
  • Diversify the variety of posts available for you (boosting entertainment value).
  • Raise connectivity with you guys throughout the week.

So let’s talk about the legendary American Economic Association (AEA).

american economic association

The AEA is a prestigious economic society founded way back in 1885, initially composed of university professors in the various fields within economics. However, nowadays they recruit a wide array of individuals from the corporate sector. Their main objectives are the following:

  1. The encouragement of economic research, especially the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life.
  2. The issue of publications on economic subjects.
  3. The encouragement of perfect freedom of economic discussion.

I need to quote from Wiki, since their website is currently under maintenance:

“For many years, the AEA published three economics journals: the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives(which is available online for free). In 2009, it began to publish four new area-specific journals, collectively called the American Economic Journal (AEJ). The four areas covered by AEJ are applied economics, economic policy, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. The AEA recognizes annually a Best Paper Award for papers published in each of the four.

The AEA also produces EconLit, the AEA’s electronic bibliography. It is a comprehensive index to peer-reviewed journal articles, books, book reviews, collective volume articles, working papers, and dissertations. Compiled and abstracted in a searchable format, EconLit indexes 125 years of economic literature from around the world. It follows the JEL classification codes of the Journal of Economic Literature.

The AEA sponsors RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet, an online source available to the general public without subscription. It catalogs and annotates 2,000+ internet sites under some 97 sections and subsections. RFE is currently updated on a monthly basis.”

I really recommend their incredible publications, in addition to the research tools which they provide economists. Plus, their vision is a non-partisan one and thus, one can generally find quite balanced viewpoints on a host of economic dilemmas (a true blessing in our time).

Well that wraps up today’s Daily Dose of ECON!

May the ECON be with you