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IDEAS currently serves information about:
81299 working papers,
35050 articles,
653 software components in
1063 series and journals.

Of all these items,
32300 have a Journal of Economic Literature classification and
36895 are available in full text online.

In addition, IDEAS holds information about over
5700 economics institutions as well as over
1100 individuals who have registered with HoPEc

IDEAS is a service providing information about working papers and published research to the economics profession. IDEAS stands for "Internet Documents in Economics Access Service", which is not very good English, but you get the idea... The data available here are contibuted at no charge by volunteers and made available freely.

This service uses the complete data from the RePEc database, which includes bibliographic data contributed by over 150 archives, including the well known EconWPA, Fed in Print, IMF, NBER, CEPR, the central banks of the US, England, Australia, Canada and other countries, and economics departments at MIT, Rochester, Northwestern, Berkeley, UCLA, Maryland, Brown, Iowa, Caltech, Boston College, Toronto, Western Ontario, LSE, Bonn, Pompeu Fabra, Tokyo, Seoul, and many others. IDEAS now also covers over 100 journals, including Econometrica and Journal of Political Economy, among many others. The major participating publishers currently are Springer, University of Chicago Press and Oxford University Press.

New Developments (Past three months)

3.2.01: The International Institute for Graduate Studies (Geneva) now contributes to RePEc
26.1.01: There have been over 25 million page views on IDEAS since its start!
18.1.01: The University of Brescia now contributes to RePEc.
18.1.01: The University of Augsburg now contributes to RePEc.
18.1.01: The Copenhagen Business School now contributes to RePEc.
15.1.01: The University of Amsterdam now contributes to RePEc.
28.12.00: Hitotsubashi University now contributes to RePEc.
23.12.00: The Journal of Real Estate Research now contributes to RePEc.
7.12.00: The University of Warwick opens a second RePEc archive.
7.12.00: Universit a Bocconi opens a second RePEc archive.
13.11.00: The University of Stirling now contributes to RePEc.
2.11.00: The Journal of Agricultural & Applied Economics now contributes to RePEc.
31.10.00: The University of Geneva now contributes to RePEc.
27.10.00: Amherst College now contributes to RePEc.

IDEAS is run with considerable help from others by Christian Zimmermann at the Center for Research on Economic Fluctuations and Employment (CREFE) of the University of Quebec at Montreal. IDEAS uses the RePEc database. RePEc stands for "Research Papers in Economics" and is an internal name for a group working on on the provision of electronic working papers. We are concerned that the uncoordinated provision of archives is inefficient. We believe that joining forces is a good thing because we can learn from each other how to do things better and promote our work together. Our archives are interconnected using a set of rules called the Guildford protocol (GuilP). Here is what we call a service, a server mirroring the database built from these archives.

Comments about IDEAS to Christian Zimmermann. For questions about specific papers or series, ask the authors or the relevant institutions. For an extensive list of economics institutions on the Web, see EDIRC. The usual copyright laws apply to all the content of this site and the texts on other servers.