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Research help on economics, including macroeconomics and microeconomics papers

Think Tanks - Researching and Influencing Public Policies

What Are Think Tanks?

Think tank is a phrase used to describe organizations (usually non-profit) which conduct public policy research and analysis.
They often publish papers based on their research and make them available for free on their web sites.
Some think tanks are non-partison, but others advocate particular political positions. Be sure to take this into consideration when evaluating their material.

US & International Economic Data

Google Web Search
Governments make lots of economic data and reports freely available on the web.  Consider searching using Google for data.  To do it, just  type in your topic them add this to the end...
Here are examples:
air travel data
marine shipping data

The Federal Reserve