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Economic History Services

Despite its reputation as “the dismal science”, economics continues to attract new scholars in great numbers every year, and a number of websites provide high-quality materials for those interested in the subject. The Economic History Services website began life in 1994 as a mere discussion list, and since then has grown to include numerous resources that include book reviews, a collection of course syllabi, a directory of economic historians, along with the ever-popular “How Much is That?” service. The “How Much is That?” area is quite useful, as visitors can use it to determine historical prices for goods and services, interest rates, wage rates, and inflation rates. Budding economic historians will want to check out the “Ask The Professor” feature, which allows users to submit queries related to the subject. The section also contains an archive of answered questions, which include such enigmas as “Is deflation bad for the economy?” The site also includes a calendar of events for persons interested in learning about upcoming lectures, conferences, workshops, and the like.
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Date of Scout Publication 2006-03-31
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