Economics Computing Resources
What computing resources are available to Economics students?
Economics, statistical, and general computing.
Resources are available for a variety of projects and levels of analysis. If you need to use restricted or data that needs a secure machine or room please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Data Storage — LSA IT provides 2TB of storage for research data to all faculty and graduate students in LSA with a GSRA or GSRI appointment. There are of course many different options for data storage:
- Software — The software landscape can be confusing - if you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
- LSA licenses many software titles. Most of these are only available to be installed on University owned machines, however see the Software page on the LSA IT web site for more.
- Some software is available to all U-M affiliated people, even for personal machines; see Software for Personal Use.
- The Economics department makes some additional software available to Economics students for their personal machines; see "Software for PhD Students in LSA Economics".
- Basic Statistical Analysis — Use the Econometrics Lab in 361 Lorch (16 Windows machines and 5 Macs). On those machines, the GMM Toolbox functions are located in C:\gmmtbx. Change your working directory in Matlab to this path to use the functions (Refer to the GMM online manual for detailed instructions).
- Moderate Statistical Analysis — Linux departmental server (Econstat server) as well as one Windows Server.
- Advanced Statistical Analysis — FLUX is the University cluster. LSA faculty, staff, and collaborators can use Flux at no charge (certain limitations do apply). LSA IT provides assistance to get started on FLUX; simply send us an email to get started.
- Bloomberg Terminals
- ComTrade Data
- See the complete list of IT Services in LSA.
- Experimental Researchers can visit the Research Center for Group Dynamics.
- See also the NSF Teragrid hosted by NSF.