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Useful Websites

Here are links to international, regional, and national organizations and government departments that provide useful information about international trade and finance issues. Also, we include several blogs where well-known economists give their interpretations of current events.

International Organizations

The World Trade Organization (multilateral trade negotiations, dispute settlement, trade policy reviews, trade barriers, and international trade data)
http://www.wto.org

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD (foreign direct investment data, commodity trade conditions)
http://www.unctad.org

United Nation Commission on International Trade Law — UNCITRAL
http://www.uncitral.org

The World Bank (The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) (World Development Indicators)
http://www.worldbank.org

World Intellectual Property Organization — WIPO
http://www.wipo.int/

International Development Association
http://www.worldbank.org/ida/

International Finance Corporation
http://www.ifc.org

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency — MIGA
http://www.miga.org

International Center for Settlements of Investment Disputes
http://icsid.worldbank.org/ICSID/

International Labor Organization
http://www.ilo.org

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
http://www.fao.org

The International Monetary Fund (International Financial Statistics, Global Development Finance, Government Finance Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, letters of intent, Article IV reviews)
http://www.imf.org

Bank of International Settlements
http://www.bis.org

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (country surveys, fact book of economic, environmental and social data, economic outlook)
http://www.oecd.org

Other Specialized International Organizations

Group of 20
http://www.g20.org

Davos Forum
http://www.weforum.org

The Asian Development Bank
http://www.adb.org

The African Development Bank
http://www.afdb.org

The Inter-American Development Bank
http://www.iadb.org

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
http://www.eclac.org

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries — OPEC
http://www.opec.org/home/

US Agencies — Government and Other

Board of Governor of the Federal Reserve (the Federal Reserve Bulletin, US monetary policy measures)
http://www.federalreserve.gov

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
http://www.newyorkfed.org

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
http://www.stlouisfed.org

US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation — FDIC
http://www.fdic.gov

The US Commerce Department, Bureau of Economic Analysis (US balance of payments and national income account data)
http://www.bea.gov

The US Commerce Department, Bureau of the Census (US trade data)
http://www.census.gov

The US International Trade Commission (US trade policy investigations, tariff schedule and trade data)
http://www.usitc.gov

The US Trade Representative (US trade negotiations)
http://www.ustr.gov

US Department of Treasury
http://www.ustreas.gov/

Department of State — International Information Programs
http://www.state.gov/r/iip/

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group — CME
http://www.cme.com

US New York Stock Exchange — NYSE
http://www.nyse.com/

EU and EMU Agencies

EU Gateway
http://europa.eu/

The European Commission
http://ec.europa.eu

EU Commission, Directorate-General for External Trade
http://ec.europa.eu/trade

EU Commission, Directorate-General Taxation and Customs Union
http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs

EU economic statistics
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/

The European Central Bank — ECB or ESCB (Monetary policy for the euro area)
http://www.ecb.int

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development — EBRD
http://www.ebrd.com/

European Investment Bank — EIB
http://www.eib.org

National Government Agencies

Deutsche Bundesbank
http://www.bundesbank.de/index.en.php

Banque de France
http://www.banque-france.fr/home.htm

The Bank of England (Monetary policy for the United Kingdom)
http://www.bankofengland.co.uk

UK Office for National Statistics
http://www.statistics.gov.uk

The Bank of Japan
http://www.boj.or.jp/en/

Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry — METI
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/index.html

The People's Bank of China
http://www.pbc.gov.cn/english/

Australian Treasury
http://www.treasury.gov.au

International Regional Trade/Economics Organizations

Organization of American States — OAS
http://www.oas.org

North American Free Trade Agreement — NAFTA, national issues and official records
http://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/Policy/nafta/nafta.asp
http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Agreements/Regional/NAFTA/Section_Index.html
http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/nafta-alena/index.aspx
http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org

Central American Free Trade Agreement — CAFTADR
http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Agreements/Bilateral/CAFTA/CAFTA-DR_Final_Texts/Section_Index.html

Central American Common Market — CACM
http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/camertoc.asp

MERCOSUR — Common market of South America (four countries: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay)
http://www.mercosur.int/msweb/ (Spanish/Portuguese)
http://www.mercosurtc.com/ (English)

Latin American Integration Association — ALADI
http://www.aladi.org/nsfweb/sitioIng/

The Andean Community
http://www.comunidadandina.org/endex.htm

Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa — COMESA
http://www.comesa.int/

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation — APEC
http://www.apec.org

Asean Free Trade Area — AFTA
http://www.aseansec.org/4920.htm

African Economic Community
http://www.panafricanperspective.com/aec.htm

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
http://www.comm.ecowas.int/

African Caribbean Pacific Group of States — ACP (with EU)
http://www.acpsec.org

Euro-Mediterranean Partnership — Barcelona Process
http://ec.europa.eu/external_relations/euromed/index_en.htm

European Free Trade Area — EFTA (four countries: Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland)
http://www.efta.int

European Economic Area — EEA (31 countries: 27 EU plus 4 EFTA)
http://www.efta.int/content/eea/eea-agreement

Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement — ANZCERTA
http://www.austrade.gov.au/ANZCERTA/default.aspx

Open Economy / Financial Crisis Sites

Latin Focus (First class data and analysis for Latin America)
http://www.latin-focus.com

Dani Rodrik's Blog — Harvard University
http://rodrik.typepad.com/

Jeffrey Frankel's Blog
http://www.rtable.net/index/rt/economics/371/

US Housing Crisis Blog
http://www.housingcrisis.com/

New York Times Credit Crisis Summary
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects

News N Economics
http://www.newsneconomics.com

Economics Round Table (Housing Crisis, US Economy, International Finance)
http://www.rtable.net/

Center For Budget and Policy Priorities (Exchange Rate, Trade, Tax policy, and more)
http://www.cbpp.org

Calculated Risk
http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/

Fed Press Releases
http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/releases/statisticsdata.htm

K's Analytical Musings (Technical Analysis applied to commodities, stocks and exchange rates)
http://special----k.blogspot.com

Economists View
http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview

Marginal Revolution
http://www.marginalrevolution.com/

Mark Thoma (Summary and links to recent economic news analysis)
http://www.uoregon.edu/~mthoma/

Morgan Stanley Economy and FX site
http://www.morganstanley.com/views/gef/index.html

Bradford De Long (comments on the economy)
http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/

Brad Setser Blog (Fed and Global Capital Flow Watch)
http://blogs.cfr.org/setser/

Paul Krugman's Blog
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/

Vox (Commentary on real world events and recent research)
http://www.voxeu.org

Nouriel Roubini Blog — RGE monitor (must read FX and Global Economics Site)
http://www.rgemonitor.com/

Research Sources

National Bureau of Economic Analysis — NBER
http://www.nber.org

Center for Economic Policy Research — CEPR
http://www.cepr.org

Center for Economic Studies Ifo Institute — CESifo
http://www.cesifo-group.de/

Media Sites

The Financial Times
http://www.ft.com/home/uk

The Wall Street Journal
http://europe.wsj.com/home-page

The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/business/

The BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/default.stm