There are a number of useful resources available on the Internet that complement the study of economics. Two of my favorite sites include the Library of Economics and Liberty at George Mason University and Greg Mankiw’s Blog. The Library of Economics and Liberty represents a particularly ambitious project, offering “…a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought”, including articles, books, an encylopedia, a blog called EconLog, and a podcast site called Econtalk. Greg Mankiw is an economics professor at Harvard University and author of a very popular introductory economics textbook. The Library of Economics and Liberty boasts a clearly libertarian perspective, whereas Professor Mankiw is a conservative, having served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Bush (obviously the fact that I like both of these sites unambiguously reveals my personal philosophical/political biases).
EconLog and Greg Mankiw’s Blog both made the Wall Street Journal’s (July 16, 2009) list of the “Top 25 Economics Blogs”. Here’s the listing and description of the top 25 (as well as the 5 “honorable mentions).