Thursday, August 25, 2005

Push technology that helps a researcher 

Economists don't have arxiv, which Henry at Crooked Timber postulates is the Next Big Thing in academic blogging. But there is something there in Economics Research Network, a clearinghouse of preprints and working papers in economics, and EconPapers, which is one of my first stops for researching relatively new (to me) topics. IDEAS uses EconPapers' database to link one paper to others that cite it. But what I like about arxiv is the possibility of getting delivery of these papers by rss feeds. I now use rss to hook up to the release data from the NBER. To get research papers that way too would be such a boon to my day.

OK, IDEAS guys, can you deliver this?