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Databases and Statistics
Financial Data Finder 7/15/1999 
The Ohio State University Department of Finance has made a Financial Data Finder available on the Web. There are pointers pages to data providers, including Canadian, Australian, United Kingdom, and Spanish, as well as U.S. providers; historical data; free and for-fee current quotations; market news and analysis; and business libraries.
 
Rand Corporation  
This research by the Rand Corporation seeks to determine the major factors and trends shaping the future of work in the current century, and how those factors are likely to evolve over the next 10 to 15 years. It also seeks to determine the implications of these trends upon the workforce, the workplace, and worker compensation.
 
Social Indicators of Development, 1994 7/15/1999 
"Social Indicators of Development" contains the World Bank's most detailed data collection for assessing human welfare to provide a picture of the social effects of economic development. Data are presented for over 170 economies, omitting only those for which data are inadequate.
 
The Numbers Game: The Top 10 Sources for Statistics 7/15/1999 
Paula Berinstein has located ten sources that answer a large number of researchers' statistical questions. Most of the sources are available on the Web, as well as in print format. She also includes a list of tips for finding statistics online.
 
U.S. Census Bureau 7/13/1999 
This is the main page for the U.S. Census Bureau.
 
UN Monthly Bulletin of Statistics 7/15/1999 
The Statistics Division of the United Nations Division for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis has made selections from its Monthly Bulletin of Statistics freely available (after registration) for a trial period on the web. Each issue contains a selection of tables from the print version.
 

Education
Economic Education Web 7/15/1999 
The purpose of EcEdWeb, the Economic Education Website, is to provide support for economic education in all forms and at all levels.
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
New Horizons for Learning 8/7/2000 
New Horizons for Learning is a non profit international educational network. The focus of our work has been to identify, synthesize, communicate, and help to implement more effective ways of helping people to learn at every age and ability level in homes, schools, and communities. We believe that it is the right of every human being to discover his/her innate strengths, to develop new ones, and to use these strengths to learn, unlearn, and relearn in a rapidly changing world. Only through developing our fullest potential in mind, body, and spirit can we take an active part in helping to create communities of wiser, self-actualizing human beings who will facilitate the ongoing transformation of our world into a healthier, more peaceful, happier place to live. (8/7/2000)
 
Rand Corporation  
This research by the Rand Corporation seeks to determine the major factors and trends shaping the future of work in the current century, and how those factors are likely to evolve over the next 10 to 15 years. It also seeks to determine the implications of these trends upon the workforce, the workplace, and worker compensation.
 
The AutoAuditorium System for televising lectures  
I would like to make you aware of the AutoAuditorium System, a technology that could have a very positive impact on the availability of Distance Education. In a nut shell ... Create Auditorium and Classroom Videos Without a Crew! The AutoAuditorium System turns an ordinary auditorium, lecture hall or classroom into one that automatically makes broadcasts and recordings of lectures and talks. Permanently installed in the room, it uses cameras and microphones to be "aware" of what is happening on stage. It televises the most common auditorium talk: people speaking on stage, showing slides to a local audience. Because the system is completely automatic, the people on stage and in the local audience are not distracted. To remote audiences, an AutoAuditorium program is usually indistinguishable from one produced by a crew. Easy and economical to use, it is used often. Thus many more people can avoid traveling, or missing talks because of a schedule conflicts. Classes taught in one location can be telecast to other locations and/or recorded for later use. IBM TJ Watson Research has three systems in use. They published a paper in January 2001 saying that they were creating video for their e-Seminar service at the rate of 5 - 10 hours per week. Since then, their use has increased. They created 150 AutoAuditorium videos in 2002, which grew to 233 in 2003. Boeing also has a system, used to send presentations from Seattle around the country. Additional information is available from Foveal Systems 973 822-2085 http://www.AutoAuditorium.com See the video demonstration at http://www.AutoAuditorium.com/videos.html
 
The World Lecture Hall 7/15/1999 
This site contains links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver class materials.
 
edHelper WebQuests, Lessons, Worksheets, and News 11/1/2000 
Over 1,000 Webquests Over 6,000 Lesson Plans Free Worksheets Educational News updated Daily Over 500 Educational Programs (11/1/2000)
 

Internet Resources
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
The International Economics Network 4/9/2001 
The International Economics Network is an annotated, selective portal for international economics and related disciplines, which includes regularly updated links to research papers, news and commentaries in the field. Its target audience is researchers and educators in the field of international economics, as well as related disciplines. (4/9/2001)
 

Journals and Articles
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
Electronic Commerce World 7/15/1999 
EC World is a new free online publication that addresses the need for a comprehensive coverage and productive discussion of the numerous issues and implications of the emerging discipline of Electronic Commerce.
 
Forbes 7/15/1999 
The Forbes website which features the full text of articles and other special features.
 
Rand Corporation  
This research by the Rand Corporation seeks to determine the major factors and trends shaping the future of work in the current century, and how those factors are likely to evolve over the next 10 to 15 years. It also seeks to determine the implications of these trends upon the workforce, the workplace, and worker compensation.
 
The Economist 7/15/1999 
Access to articles in the current edition of the Economist and a searchable archive for registered users.
 
The Global E-Learning News 9/6/2000 
The Global E-Learning News is a print monthly newsletter for executives, entrepreneurs, and business leaders in the global virtual university movement. It covers partnerships, marketing trends, new product launches, and global company developments in the for-profit world of virtual learning. (9/6/2000)
 
The Numbers Game: The Top 10 Sources for Statistics 7/15/1999 
Paula Berinstein has located ten sources that answer a large number of researchers' statistical questions. Most of the sources are available on the Web, as well as in print format. She also includes a list of tips for finding statistics online.
 
The Virtual University Business Digest 9/6/2000 
The Virtual University Business Digest is a print monthly newsletter for executives, entrepreneurs, and business leaders in the virtual university movement. It covers partnerships, marketing trends, and new product and company developments in the for-profit world of virtual learning. (9/6/2000)
 
The Wall Street Journal 7/15/1999 
This pay site for the respected daily economic journal offers free trail subscriptions.
 

Listservs
List of Listservs 6/29/2000 
A list of listservs helpful in scanning the macro-environment. Compiled by the HORIZON staff. (6/29/2000)
 

Organizations
BigTenU 9/7/2001 
BigTenU focuses on the broad mix of policy issues affecting higher education today through case studies, informed viewpoints, and a discussion forum. BigTenU also provides a growing list of domestic and foreign education policy resources. (9/7/2001)
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 

Tools
Fairmodel 7/15/1999 
This site brings the power of large scale macroeconometric analysis to anyone with access to the internet. It is a resource for business forecasters, government policy analysts, macroeconomic researchers, teachers, and students.
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
International Political Economy Network 7/15/1999 
The IPENet maintains an extensive collection of electronically retrievable documents related to the Global Political Economy.
 
Juran Institute 7/15/1999 
A professional consulting service.
 

Trends and Issues
Brave New Work World 7/15/1999 
A website concerned with life and work in the revolutionary new world economy.
 
Corporate Welfare Information Center 7/15/1999 
This site examines the enormous corporate subsidies paid out by the U.S. government each year.
 
Ecological Economics 7/15/1999 
ISEE is a nonprofit organization that encourages the integration of economics and ecology into a transdiscipline aimed at developing a sustainable world.
 
Economics Working Paper Archives 7/15/1999 
This award winning service (provided by the Economics Department of Washington University ), is devoted to the free distribution of working papers in economics. There are 22 subject areas, along with a test posting area, a meetings area, an area for programs and an area for data. Other areas are added when demand dictates.
 
Greenstar  
Greenstar is investing in self-contained, solar-powered community centers in remote communities around the world. Each center has Internet connections, health facilities, including telemedicine, a classroom complete with distance learning equipment, and a business center, through which we will operate ecommerce in native cultural products. The solar array powers the unit, preserves medicines and also purifies water. Ecommerce is the revenue stream that pays for the facilities and brings wealth into the community. The main line of product will be "digital culture," such as music and art, that can be duplicated and transported effortlessly, making the transaction completely green and highly efficient. The community will eventually own all these social services and an income source that preserves culture by giving it market value. Introduction http://www.greenstar.org/introduction.htm Presentations: http://www.e-greenstar.com/presentation/ Sweatshops and Butterflies http://www.greenstar.org/butterflies/index.htm Media samples: http://www.e-greenstar.com/media/ Greenstar people http://www.greenstar.org/pressroom/braintrust.htm http://www.greenstar.org/people.htm http://www.greenstar.org/bios.htm
 
Labornet 7/15/1999 
LaborNet is a community of labor unions, activists and organizations using computer networks for information sharing and collaboration on a global basis with the intent of increasing the human rights and economic justice of workers.
 
Rand Corporation  
This research by the Rand Corporation seeks to determine the major factors and trends shaping the future of work in the current century, and how those factors are likely to evolve over the next 10 to 15 years. It also seeks to determine the implications of these trends upon the workforce, the workplace, and worker compensation.
 
Trends in Developing Economies, 1994 7/15/1999 
Trends in Developing Economies (TIDE) provides brief reports on most of the World Bank's borrowing countries. This compendium of individual country economic trends complements the World Bank's World Development Report, which looks at major global and regional economic trends and their implications for the future prospects of the developing economies.
 

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