Includes an on-line catalog and links to articles.
A good starting point for economic research.
Another useful library resource.
Useful web sites for economists. Includes sources of data, information on the profession, and a link to jokes about economists!
Excellent source of current economic research on topics relating to innovation policy.
An annual volume providing explanations of key innovation policy topics.
A useful starting point when searching for government data. Run by the National Technical Information Service (NITS), a branch of the U.S. Commerce Department, this site indexes all sorts of government data available on the Internet.
An excellent site for data on science and technology issues. The site includes extensive data on research and development (R&D) data by both industry and government. Their annual publication Science and Engineering Indicators is particularly useful.
A great site for statistical infomration. The data included in the statistical abstract tends to be the types of things that are of interest to many people. More in-depth data (e.g. details by state, detailed price indicies, etc.) can be found at other government web sites.
Prepared and published monthly for Congress’ Joint Economic Committee, by the Council of Economic Advisers. This is another good source for general economic information.
These two government sites are the most useful if you are looking for detailed statistical tables. Be warned, however. Greater detail means it can take longer to find what you are looking for!
One of the tasks of the BLS is to track changes in productivity in the US. Information on this effort, including extensive data, is available from this site.
The website for the World Trade Organization includes a section on intellectual property.
An excellent site for patent information. Contains information on patent laws, the application process, and extensive patent data. Several searchable databases are available.
WIPO is a United Nations organization whose mandate is to promote the protection of intellectual property worldwide. WIPO administers some 23 treaties in the field of intellectual property.
Similar to the US Patent Office, the EPO grants patents in up to 20 member states. Rather than file for patent protection in each European country, inventors can file one application at the EPO and choose the countries in which they would like patent protection.
A searchable database of patents from over 50 countries.
A collection of stories on inventions and patents from the NY Times.
Other useful sources for national or local news.
Other Useful Sites
Just for fun — check this site to see some of the more bizarre patents that have been issued.
Find out more about your favorite PAIA department.