Volume 8, Issue 3, 1994
New on the Internet: an update on the EJ
- Thomas Krichel
- University of Surrey
- Thorsten Wichmann
- Technische Universität Berlin
This text provides an update to the "Internet Primer for Economists" that
we prepared for the Software Review section of the Economic Journal
(Krichel and Wichmann (1994)). New resources of interest to economists are
being added on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. The EJ review article,
although published this month, is already behind the times. We have
collected information on new services as they appeared and therefore the
collection is chronological. Most of the information has been extracted
from e-mail announcements on the Net. We thank all those who have created
new services or brought to our attention existing services that we did not
know of. Clearly none of them should be made responsible for errors or
omissions in this document.
Friday, 10 June 1994
The National Archives of the United States open an Internet Gopher server
that provides key information relating to the National Archives, including
descriptions of facilities nationwide, information on agency holdings,
publications and general information leaflets, as well as some Federal
records regulations. Research questions can be directed by e-mail to
. URL's are gopher://gopher.nara.gov
Tuesday, 14 June 1994
Robert O. Frasca <email@example.com> announces NETworth,
http://networth.galt.com/ [Now at http://www.quicken.com/investments/
- Web Editor]
for financial and mutual fund information.
Wednesday, 15 June 1994
Siegfried Rambaum <firstname.lastname@example.org> announces uploads of the complete
futures quotes history of the London International Financial Futures and
Options Exchange (LIFFE) for the period Sept. 1990 to Sept. 1993.
Monday, 13June 1994
James R. Garven <email@example.com> announces ARIAWeb, a web
server for the American Risk and Insurance Association at
[Now at http://www.aria.org/
It contains electronic copies of the ARIA Forum.
Friday, 10 June 1994
Christof Schmidbauer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes about
provides links to several sites with current and historical stockquotes. Similar information
is also available from http://rcibm.vub.ac.be:8080/fina.html [This
location seems to no longer exist- Web Editor].
Thursday, 16 June 1994
The Commerce Department made the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB) (over 300,000
documents) available to the public through the Internet. These documents, which include
over 130 information programs from over 20 federal sources, were previously available
only as paper copies, or electronically on the National Trade Data Bank CD-ROM. This
process will make valuable trade information available to Internet users for the first time.
Included in these information programs will be the Department's Foreign Trader's Index,
the Export Yellow Pages, the Trade Opportunities Program, and Market Research
Reports. Other agencies will also release data through this new method of electronic
information dissemination including the White House as well as the Departments of State,
Treasury, Defense, Agriculture, Labour, Transportation, and Energy. Other major
sources of information include the Central Intelligence Agency, the US International
Trade Commission, the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., the Federal Reserve Board,
the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Office of the U.S. Trade
Representative, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the U.S. Agency for
International Development, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Social
Security Administration. Access via
Friday, 17 June 1994
The discussion list Econhist moves to email@example.com and
becomes unmoderated. Replies are directed towards the original poster.
Monday, 20 June 1994
Kai Mander <firstname.lastname@example.org> announces that the Institute for
and Trade Policy offers a number of electronic mailing lists on trade issues. These are:
TRADE-NEWS (includes weekly bulletins: NAFTA Monitor, Trade Week and GATT
Alert), TRADE-LIBRARY (a storehouse of trade related documents) and
TRADE-STRATEGY (a discussion of trade issues). Subscribe to
Monday, 27 June 1994
The newly formed Society for Computational Economics opens a list
email@example.com. Subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, 1 July 1994
Nathan Newman <email@example.com> announces the EDIN
Progressive Resources On-Line. It is an archive of files and gopher connections for
progressive activists and researchers. They have directories covering issues ranging from
the economy, labour unions, race and racism, gender issues, trade, socialist organisations,
to information on local, state, national and international government organisations.
URL's are gopher://garnet.berkeley.edu:1250,
Friday, 8 July 1994
Chris Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes that 15-minute delayed
stock quotes "and
much more" are available from http://www.quote.com/
We understand that this is a commercial service. For more information, send a blank message to email@example.com.
Friday, 8 July 1994
Preston Rich <Preston.Rich@nsf.gov> announces FinanceNet. It deals
with the US
National Performance Review, on gopher://gopher.financenet.gov:72/1, or
Tuesday, 12 July 1994
Patrick Vanhoudt <DSE.Vanhoudt.P@alpha.UFSIA.ac.be> announces a
list on economic growth. Subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org, using "subscribe
economic-growth" in the body of the message.
Tuesday, 19 July 1994
Susan Carter <email@example.com> says that data sets and
the University of California Historical Labour Statistics Project (HLSP) are now
available through the Cliometric Society at gopher://cs.muohio.edu. The HLSP has
collected in machine-readable form detailed data on American labour markets selected from
the many separate investigations undertaken between 1874 and 1904 by the bureaus of
labour statistics established by twenty-nine states.
Thursday, 21 July 1994
The Population Studies Center of the University of Michigan, a Demographic Research
and Training Center with an interdisciplinary base of sociology, economics, public health,
anthropology, political science, and social work open a WWW server at
Saturday, 23 July, 1994
Hans M. Amman <Hans.Amman@NL.SARA> forwards information about the
Alert Economics service by Elsevier Science B.V. To subscribe or unsubscribe, please
send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "subscribe casecon-c" in the body of the
Tuesday, 26 July 1994
Michael Lowe <email@example.com> creates a moderated mailing
discussion concerning the econometric package Limdep called
firstname.lastname@example.org. To subscribe to the list send mail to
Friday, 29 July
Haiyan Song <email@example.com> announces that a
economic discussion list has been established by the Chinese Economic Association (UK).
This list is to provide a means of exchanging information on issues of Chinese economy.
To join this list, you should send the following message: "join econ-cea-uk First_Name
Second_Name" to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, 1 August 1994
The Cliometric Society announces "Issues in Teaching Economic History", a list for all
those who would like to discuss and exchange information on topics specific to the teaching
of economic history. The address is email@example.com. Subscribe to
Thursday, 25 August 1994
The CTI Centre for Economics <firstname.lastname@example.org> offers the
of economics articles published by Blackwell Publishers on the Net. The first available
index covers articles for the calendar year 1993 and the first quarter of 1994. The URL is:
http://savage.ecn.bris.ac.uk/cticce/blackeai.html [This service is now
no longer available. We recommend browsing Blackwell's own site
Friday, 2 September 1994
Donald L Bumpass <email@example.com> reminds us that US Census Bureau
releases are available by e-mail. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to
firstname.lastname@example.org, and in the message body type "subscribe press-release". Also include
the name of your news outlet, the address and telephone number, and your preferred e-mail
address. You will then begin receiving news releases and tipsheets on the embargo date.
Friday, 16 September 1994
Forrest Smith makes the sci.econ.research archive available on
Saturday, 17 September 1994
Bart Verspagen announces the WWW server of the MERIT, a research institute at the
University of Limburg in Maastricht, the Netherlands, at
Wednesday, 21 September 1994
The Cliometric Society announces "Macroeconomic History", a list for all those who
would like to discuss and exchange information on topics specific to macroeconomic
history. The address is email@example.com.
Subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, 24 September 1994
John Jespersen <email@example.com> announces CED-NET on
a list on "Community Economic Development in Developed Countries". CED-NET is
an unmoderated discussion list for anyone interested in trends, opportunities and changes
in community economic development. The focus will be on what communities can do for
themselves in terms of achieving access to knowledge, programs, markets, and funds.
Subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, 27 September 1994
Michael J.H. Yaffey <M.J.H.Yaffey@bradford.ac.uk> creates a list on
and Social Development at email@example.com. It is an academic
discussion group focussing on the national development of LDCs ("Third World") and
countries in transition. This involves a multidisciplinary blend of economics, sociology, and
political science. Subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, 29 September 1994
Stephen Guastello <6155guastell@.vms.csd.mu.edu> announces an ftp
tmn.com that is now soliciting documents in a number of categories related to the
application of non-linear dynamics and chaos in the social science. Mail
email@example.com for further information.
Tuesday, 4 October 1994
Dr. Jurgen Brauer <firstname.lastname@example.org> informs us that the American
Association's Job Openings for Economists are available on the Internet at
gopher://vuinfo.vanderbilt.edu:70/11/employment/joe. [Now at http://www.eco.utexas.edu/joe/
Tuesday, 4 October 1994
Jim Goes <email@example.com> reannounces the Management
The Archive contains, among other things, working papers and preprints in the management
and organisational sciences, recent paper calls, course syllabi and teaching materials,
conference announcements, and archives of Academy of Management and
management-related discussion lists. It can be reached at
gopher://ursus.jun.alaska.edu:70. [This seems to be no longer active- Web
For announcements about the archive there
is an e-mail discussion list. To subscribe, send the following one-line message to
firstname.lastname@example.org: subscribe ma-update firstname lastname.
Wednesday, 12 October 1994
Louis James <email@example.com> opens firstname.lastname@example.org for the
discussion of Austrian Economics. Write to email@example.com for a subscription.
Thursday, 13 October 1994
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange announces its debut on the World Wide Web.
Accessible from the CME Home Page are background and product information, volume and
membership-price information and charts, and the CME Model for Federal Financial
Regulation, a proposal for streamlining government oversight of financial institutions. The
[Now at http://www.cme.com/
Thursday, 13 October 1994
<MLU@zew.zew-mannheim.de> informs us about a new gopher server at
Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany. While this
server is still under construction it is planned to contain the Centre's
discussion papers. The URL is: gopher://info.zew-mannheim.de:70 [This
seems to be no longer available- Web Editor].
You can contact us via the Internet as follows
Thomas Krichel: T.Krichel@surrey.ac.uk
Thorsten Wichmann: firstname.lastname@example.org.TU-Berlin.DE.
(1) Thomas Krichel and Thorsten Wichmann (1994), "Internet Primer for
, The Economic Journal 104 (November), 1496-1523.