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          Economics Apps for iPhone and iPad


Economics Apps for iPhone and iPad

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Last year we published a list of “The Best Economics Android Apps”, with the intention to follow it up with a post about economics apps for iOS devices later. As promised, here is the list of the apps for economists, who prefer to use Apple products, and which could be useful for both students and professionals in economics.

If you know and use other apps, which we haven’t featured here, please let us know in the comments and we will be happy to add them!

1)   If you want to track international news in your phone, all major media, including The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek and The Wall Street Journal, have apps available for subscription.

2)   A large number of free lectures and events from top universities, which you can simply download on your iPhone, are available in iTunes. For example, LSE Public Lectures and events or Principles of Microeconomics by MIT. If you are generally interested in more free economics podcasts, have a look at our previous post.

3)   EconGrapher: Solve, Graph, and Touch Economics is an interesting tool with which you can make good-looking custom economics graphs and interact with economics models. There is also a version of the app specifically designed for academic professionals. Another interesting app for creating graphs is OmniGraphSketcher (available both in English and Japanese), which allows you to create freehand sketches and turns it into proper graphs.

4)   Mathematics with PocketCAS pro could be a great help with any mathematical calculations that you’d need to make by automating algebraic formulas. It also enables users to create 2D and 3D graphs.

5)   EconBiz is a “search portal for business and economics”, which offers access to hundreds of thousands books, journal articles and working papers. This app was initially financed by German research foundation and many articles are available in German only.

6)   A2ZEconomy is an iPhone version of Android Indicators Online. It provides up-to-date US business and economic indicators from an array of government sources.

7)   If you are just starting with economics, the Economics AP is a useful app to review materials and prepare better for the exams in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. Alternatively you might like to have a look at the EconClassroom or Study Econ.

8)   And if you are just bored in the subway on the way home, you can have a look at Economist QuickQuotes with more than 700 quotes from renowned economists or play an Economics Trivia Quiz.

Some of these Apps were already featured on the New York Times blog Economix by Casey B. Mulligan, an economics professor at the University of Chicago.  In his article  he also wrote about several useful apps to read papers and unpublished materials, which could be especially useful for academics.

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