Economics

The following on-line resources are an introduction to some basic issues related to economics. Note that this is by no means an exhaustive list, and does not include academic or scholarly journal articles, since these are not universally available. Additional materials can be searched and requested through our online Library.

Cost of Violence                 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Economic Literacy              Financial Management


Cost of Violence

Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women. 2003. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.
This report looks at the cost of intimate partner violence in the U.S. in terms of health care expenses, lost productivity, and lost earnings.

Corso, Phaedra S., James A. Mercy, Thomas R. Simon, Eric A. Finkelstein, and Ted R. Miller. 2007. “Medical Costs and Productivity Losses Due to Interpersonal and Self-Directed Violence in the United States”. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 32(6): pp. 474-482.
This report tallies and analyzes the total costs of non-fatal injuries and deaths due to violence in 2000. The authors study the economic burden of interpersonal violence in terms of lost productivity and medical care for injuries.

The Business Case for Domestic Violence Programs in Health Care Settings. San Francisco, CA: Family Violence Prevention Fund.
This module includes a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation and a Microsoft Excel-based tool illustrating how domestic violence intervention programs have the potential to cut health care costs.

Costs of Sexual Violence in Minnesota. 2007. St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Health.
This report presents Minnesota sexual assault statistics as well as information on the economic impact of sexual violence in Minnesota. The report includes data on the cost of victimization (i.e., medical care, work loss), the cost of societal responses to sexual violence (i.e., criminal justice), and the cost of government spending on sexual violence (i.e., corrections, sex offender treatment).

Domestic Violence Cost Calculator. 2005. Arlington, TX: Texas Health Resources.
This program calculates a businesses’ estimated annual cost of domestic violence victimization, based on a businesses’ size and percentage of female employees.

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 Cost Effective Analysis
Primer on Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.” 2000. Effective Clinical Practice. September/October 2000.
This article introduces readers to cost-effectiveness analysis in the medical field.

Browne-Miller, Angela. 2008. Making the Case for Domestic Violence Prevention Through the Lens of Cost-Benefit. San Rafael, CA: Transforming Communities Technical Assistance, Training and Resource Center.
This report discusses cost-benefit analysis as a tool for instituting domestic violence prevention efforts.

Cost Effectiveness Analysis. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This fact sheet is a straightforward, step-by-step introduction to cost effectiveness analysis.

Cost Effectiveness Analysis”. 2004. Center for Prevention and Health Services Issues Brief. August 2004: pp. 1-20.
This document presents information and strategies for implementing cost-effectiveness analysis.

Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Setting Health Priorities. 2008. Disease Control Priorities Project.
This article discusses cost-effectiveness analysis as an evaluation tool that policymakers and health planners can use to determine health priorities.

Murray, Christopher J. L., David B. Evans, Arnab Acharya, and Rob M. P. M. Baltussen. 2000. “Development of WHO Guidelines for Generalized Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.” Health Economics. 9: pp. 235-251.
This article suggests the use of multiple variables in cost-effectiveness analysis, rather than the sole use of new interventions versus current practices. Doing so allows investigators to select a combination of variables that maximize positive results.

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Economic Literacy

Farrell, Chris. 1999. “We Are All Economists”. Los Angeles, CA: Marketplace Money, American Public Media.
Farrell discusses the pervasiveness of economic issues in daily life and the importance of economic literacy.

Farrell, Chris. 1999. Chris Farrell’s Sound Money Guide to Economic Literacy. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Public Radio.
Farrell explains why economic literacy is important and simplifies important economic concepts for a general audience.

Economic Literacy Test. Minneapolis, MN: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
This online program tests capitalist economic literacy.

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Financial Management

Andrews, Becky. 2007. Two Guiding Principles for Effective Budgeting. St. Paul, MN: Fieldstone Alliance.
This essay encourages the use of budgeting as a planning and monitoring tool that should include staff input.

McNamara, Carter. 2008. Basic Guide to Nonprofit Financial Management. Minneapolis, MN: Free Management Library.
This guidebook provides basic information on nonprofit financial management, including accounting, bookkeeping, budgeting, and financial reporting.

Managing Your Program Budget. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services.
This Microsoft PowerPoint presentation offers information on budget management, including strategies for effective budgeting, types of budgets, forecasting, and budget troubleshooting.

Budgeting: A Guide for Small Nonprofit Organizations. 1998. Glen Allen, VA: Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
This document discusses tasks and strategies for budget management for nonprofit organizations, covering topics such as establishing a budget committee, setting budget priorities, and navigating grants.

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2006-WT-AX-K052 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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