55 Essential Economics Websites

What are the key economics websites for those teaching or studying at University?

Churchill once said that “If you put two economists in a room, you get two opinions, unless one of them is Lord Keynes, in which case you get three opinions” – you could perhaps say that there are many different ways of choosing the best of the web for economics as well.

Here at Intute: Social Sciences each browsable subject section  – for example Development Economics – has a few sites at the top labelled as Editor’s Choices. But you could argue that the sites picked out for the Internet Economist tutorial give a more rounded selection, as they include more generic sites that all students may use.

Last year, we picked out the best Internet Resources for Education and this year we will be doing the same for economics. The first pass at sifting through the 3000 plus sites we list in the economics section is below.

Eagle eyed readers may spot that there are only 54 sites listed – unless you count Intute: Economics as well – so feel free to suggest the 55th yourself by leaving a comment, filling in our suggest a site form or dropping us a line via Intute: Economics on Twitter.

Or if you disagree completely then why not use the MyIntute service to pick out your best of the web for economics and use the Quick Guide to Integrating Intute to export them to your blog, webpage or other Internet site – you can use our descriptions, add you own notes and if you use the JavaScript version they will be automatically updated when we edit our records here.

Bibliographic databases

Journal articles, books, book chapters, theses, conference papers and reports are often indexed in bibliographic databases, so searching these sources can help you locate key literature on your research subject.


Most scholarly journals are available online, although there can be restrictions on accessing the full text of articles, depending on whether you have an active subscription,

Teaching and learning materials

Tutorials, course syllabi and guides to teaching are among the teaching and learning materials that are freely available to economics tutors.

Mailing lists, news and blogs

Great for networking with like-minded people and keeping up to date.

Papers/reports/articles (collections)

Many thousands of academic papers are published each year, but keeping track of them is made easier by using collections that draw them together.

Economists organisations

A range of organisations exist to bring together academic economists. Here are some examples.

Research centres and programmes

Many research centres now have websites. Here are some examples.

Government departments, agencies and related organisations

A range of official bodies provide key information for economic researchers.

International organisations

A range of international bodies provide key information for economic researchers.

Resource guides and directories

Collections of economics websites other than Intute: Economics.

Statistics and datasets

Repositories of research data and economic indicators are available online.

Intute: Social Sciences features more Internet resources on the topic of Economics.