Louis Federal Reserve FRED data
site, or as students from my classes would hopefully remember Google 'Fred
- Alternative estimates of many data series you can obtain from the Fed.
- "Meta" data site listing other sites where data can be
- Many macroeconomic data series can be obtained here.
Over time, I hope to post various datasets and files to the site which I have used
that others may find useful or interesting.
Following a local news
story, I decided I wanted to prove a local weatherman right or wrong and
downloaded local daily weather statistics from the NOAA for Memphis
International Airport for 1940 to 2010. That is available here
as an Excel file.
October 2009 Memphis, Tennessee Election results as a percentage of
registered voters and total Memphis population when A.C. Wharton was elected
is a amortization table that I use as an example when teaching the time
value of money in classes. This would help estimate how a loan could be paid
off more quickly with additional payments or the total interest paid on a
NU Freshman Orientation Presentations
In both Fall 2014 and 2015 I made presentations to groups from the incoming
fall classes, we were given reign to present on anything we wanted. I
promised those students if they were interested after the fact the slides
would be made available if any were to want to see them after the fact, they
Fall 2014 - What
do marshmallows have to do with the rest of your life?
Fall 2015 - Welcome
to the 1 percent!
Software tutorials and help sites
Page for SAS/STATA/SPSS/R
- Looking for a book in a library? This site runs a meta search
In particular, here
is an Onion article I often mention in classes regarding Ben Bernanke having
an existential epiphany regarding money.
The economics of Seinfeld here.
Examples of economic principles using episodes/clips of The Office here.
Runners Website - Has links to local running routes and race
Runner Race Calendar - Links to a number of races around
Arkansas, many I was not aware of until seeing the site.
Website allowing you to map running routes and share them with others, you
can log running times and keep up with training.