Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Season's Greetings

This being the season for giving, please consider sponsoring an Armenian student, a teacher, or, if it is within your means, a school.

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas

Շնորհավոր Նոր Տարի եւ Սուրբ Ծնունդ

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Resources for Economists-Armenia

The Internet provides incredible amount of economic data and information. Conveniently almost all of them, especially for economists in the U.S. or about the U.S., are available through a single gateway "Resources for Economists", http://www.aeaweb.org/RFE/ The site is part of the web site of the American Economic Association and is managed form many years by Bill Goffe of State University of New York at Oswego.

There are many sections, such as:
• Data
• Dictionaries, Glossaries, & Encyclopedias
• Economists, Departments, & Universities
• Jobs, Grants, Grad School, & Advice
• Meetings & Conferences
• Organizations & Associations
• Other Internet Guides
• Software
• Teaching Resources
• Blogs, Commentaries, and Podcasts
• Neat Stuff
If you just try the “Teaching Resources” you would find out incredible amount of lectures and economic learning resources available on line.

Clearly we, Armenians, and Armenia, need a similar web site. My impression is that the www.aea.am is designed to play such a role; however it requires lots of additional work and effort to get better and to provide a superior service. We could learn from the experience and format of “Resources for Economists” and improve the aea.am. I hope more volunteers join and support the effort of aea.am .