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Affiliated Research Centers
Research Center for International Economics
The Research Center for International Economics (RCIE), established at the University of Washington in November 2001, aims at promoting research on international economics, encouraging interactions among economists in the world especially those in the Asia Pacific region, and helping the advancement of the frontiers of knowledge in this important field of economics.
The Center for Social Science Computation and Research
The Center for Social Science Computation and Research (CSSCR) is a computer resource center providing facilities and support for social science departments at the University of Washington. CSSCR facilities are restricted to use by students, faculty, and staff of the University of Washington. CSSCR’s labs are located on the first floor of Savery Hall.
Economic Policy Research Center
The Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) is a forum for economic policy discussions vital to the Northwest. The purpose is to engage public and private sector stakeholders with University of Washington faculty to clarify and improve economic content of public policy.
Economics Computer Laboratory
The Department of Economics Computer Laboratory provides hardware, software and internet access for economic modeling, economic estimation, word processing, and other graduate student research functions. Access to the Computer Lab is restricted to Department of Economics graduate students.
The quarterly seminar series consists of regular seminars given by departmental and visiting economists from around the world.
To view the calendar of upcoming seminars, click here.
The University of Washington Libraries
The University of Washington Libraries are one of the premier academic library systems in the world. The Allen and Suzzallo Library is the central library for graduate student and faculty research. Graduate students in economics also make extensive use of the excellent Business Administration Library.
The Center for Social Science Computation and Research (CSSCR)
The Center for Social Science Computation and Research (CSSCR) is located in the same building as the Economics Department. It has three Labs of fast workstations linked directly to the Internet. In addition to having an extensive library of computer software and data, the CSSCR offers free consulting services to aid faculty and students with computing problems. CSSCR supports a variety of peripherals and printers.
Online Research Resources
Exclusive to the UW
These links are only available when accessing them from the UW network (on campus or via a dial-up connection)
- Social Science Citation Index
- NBER Working Paper Database
- Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Electronic Library
- UW grant information: one-stop shopping for the UW grants process.
Working Paper Archives
- Northwestern University
- Bard College
- University of Guelph
- NBER Digest
- Yale – Cowles Foundation
- UC – Berkeley
- Institute Valenciano de Investiganciones Economicas (IVIE)
- University of Cambridge
Lists of Academic Economics Departments, Faculties, and Centers
- Job Openings for Economists (JOE)
- European Job Openings for Economists
- Chronicle of Higher Education
Miscellaneous Economics Related Sites
- Resources for Economists on the Internet
- American Economic Association
- Nobel Laureates, 1969-present
- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (posts some daily data)
- Data on 100 Countries
- Princeton University’s Office of Population Research
- International Organization for Migration
- New Business and Economics books at the UW BA Library