Economics and Beyond
Resources for Economists
http://rfe.org/ : Resources for Economists edited by Bill Goffe, Suny Oswego
An 'officially' sponsored website by the American Economic Association, this is probably the most comprehsive listing of resources for both practicing and budding young economists, including those contemplating graduate school. Useful information includes economics departments and programs, data sources, government and international organizations, conferences and teaching resources.
Another comprehensive database of useful resources for economists by John Kane, Suny Oswego
This is a more informal compilation of websites and it includes all of the above plus a section on jokes for economitsts, useful when you are attempting to lighten the mood in your classroom.
A list compiled by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
Economists One Should Read
Probably, my favourite contemporary economist, Krugman writes an op-ed column for the New York Times (in addition to the hundreds of articles and several books he's published). If you want a smart, balanced account of what's going on in politics, economics and society you'll like this guy.
A professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Rodrik blogs mostly about development and globalization related issues. I generally agree with what he has to say.
A Bangladeshi professor who recently won the Nobel Peace Prize, he pioneered the concept of 'micro-lending' which involves lending small amounts of money to individuals who are generally considered not credit-worthy due to a lack of collateral. Yunis founded the Grameen Bank and has written two books describing his work.