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).
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:
- The encouragement of economic research, especially the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life.
- The issue of publications on economic subjects.
- 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!
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