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SAAB Student Grants and Tutors
The Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) of Lewis & Clark College is a unique form of student government at Lewis & Clark College, and was one of the first such boards in the United States when it was established in 1982. SAAB is responsible for formulating student policy on academic issues on campus, granting funds for student-initiated research, answering student requests to bring noted scholars from around the U.S. and abroad to Lewis & Clark, sending students to conferences to present academic work and papers, and coordinating a student tutoring program which is available to all students.
The Board is chaired by the Vice President for Student Academic Affairs and consists of one representative from every academic department on campus, plus representatives from undeclared majors, students within the self-designed major program and students from ISALC.
The 2016-17 Economics Department SAAB representative is: Simon Cropp. Please contact him if you have questions about the program or would like assistance in applying for research grants or funds for speakers.
SAAB also offers a free tutoring program for students. SAAB economics tutors are selected by the faculty at the beginning of each new academic year.
Fall 2017 SAAB Tutors
The SQRC is a drop-in peer tutoring center, located in JRHH 134. It isn’t one-on-one tutoring (unless there’s only student in there); it functions a little more like a homework help center than tutoring.
Watzek Library internet resources in Economics.
EJ Carter is the economics librarian.
EJ’s Economics Research Guide.
- Government Data: Fed Stats, Economic Report of the President, The Census, Congressional Budget Office, Federal Reserve Board, Bureau of Economic Analysis, General Economic Data, Labor Market Data, Economic Indicators, Local Development Issues
- Data Libraries: Resources for Economists, ICPSR (political and social research), IFPRI (food policy), Free Lunch, Population Studies Center, Local Labs
- Survey Data: Current Population Survey, General Social Survey, Health and Retirement Survey, National Longitudinal Surveys, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, China Health and Nutrition Survey
- US Macro Data/Issues: The Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, The Levy Economics Institute, Institute for New Economic Thinking, The Centre of Full Employment and Equity, Economic Calendar, Economic Indicators Calendar, USA Spending, NBER Information on Recessions and Recoveries, Central Bank Research Hub, FRASER, FedViews, Seeking Alpha, The Global Macro Edge
- World Macro Data: CIA World Factbook, OFFSTATS, Penn World Tables, World Development Indicators, UN Trade and Development, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, OECD, United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organization
- Research and Policy Organizations: Brookings, AEI, Cato, Center for Global Development, Economic Policy Institute, Heritage, Institute for International Economics, Institute for Research on Poverty, Mathematica Policy Research, Milken Institute, NBER, Population Reference Bureau, The Urban Institute, Center for Economic and Policy Research, International Development Economic Associates, Oregon Center for Public Policy, Political Economy Research Institute, The South Centre
- Environmental Economics/Issues: Environmental and Resource Economics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, N.W. Environmental News and Information, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Working Papers: NBER, EconPapers, SSRN, Oxford Economics
- Economic Sites: American Economic Association, Economic History Association, Cliometric Society, Sports Economics, Urban Economics Association, Union of Radical Political Economy, Center for Labor Economics, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Economic Tools: CPI Calculator, Currency Convertor, Historical Exchange Rates, Historical GDP, Iowa Electronic Markets
Lewis & Clark Economics Faculty
A Selection of other Economic Blogs
- Marginal Revolution: An eclectic general-interest economics blog, Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok of George Mason University.
- Brad DeLong’s Semi-Daily Journal: Economist at UC Berkeley and former Clinton Administration official.
- Beat the Press: Dean Baker’s analysis of how the media presents, and sometimes distorts, important economic issues.
- Dollars and Sense: A blog focusing on heterdox views of “Real World Economic Issues.”
- Naked Capitalism: An active blog site focusing on contemporary economic and political issues.
- TripleCrisis: A policy focused blog analyzing the ongoing crises in finance, development, and the environment.
- Real World Economics Review: Blog posts by authors published in the journal RWER.
- Greg Mankiw’s Blog: Harvard economist, author of leading economics textbooks, and former advisor to President George W. Bush.
- Paul Krugman’s “Conscience of a Liberal:” Nobel prize winning economist at Princeton, and New York Times columnist.
- The Baseline Scenario: A blog that tracks the global economic crisis, authored by Simon Johnson at MIT.
- Calculated Risk: Finance and economics blog, with up-to-date information on the state of the economy and the financial crisis.
- Economix: The New York Times economics blog.
- Freakonomics Blog: Blog from the authors of Freakonomics Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner.
- Planet Money: Blog for NPR’s thrice-weekly podcast on the economy.
- Chris Blattman’s Blog: Chris Blattman is an economist and political scientist at Yale.
- Economist’s View: Mark Thoma, Economist at University of Oregon.
- Megan McArdle’s Asymmetrical Information: Atlantic Monthly.
- Ezra Klein: Washington Post.
- Economic Women: A blog focusing on feminist economics.