SOURCES JIM READS OR USES FOR REFERENCE

The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal

Good reporting

USA Today
USA Today

Quick way to get decent news coverage

High Frequency Economics
High Frequency Economics

Read it every day--great analyses

National Bureau of Economic Research
National Bureau of Economic Research

Business cycle data and lots more

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Data source for employment, productivity

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Economic Analysis

Data source for GDP, personal income

Kindleberger
Kindleberger

My favorite book!

Federal Reserve System
Federal Reserve System

Data source for industrial production and national financial accounts

Census
Census

Data source for demographics and retail sales

WEO
WEO

Data source for world economic data and forecasts

OECD Ecoscope
OECD Ecoscope

Data source for international comparisons

World Bank
World Bank

Data source for less-developed countries