Economics Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Data & Stats
  • New Titles
Try these databases first to find journal articles and reports in this discipline.
  • EconLit with Full Text (1969 to present)
    From the American Economic Association -- the foremost source of references to economic literature.
  • Business Source Complete (1886 to present)
    The largest collection of business journals in the world. Includes market, industry, and SWOT reports.
  • EconPapers
    A search engine for RePEc (Research Papers in Economics), EconPapers provides the largest collection of citations to working papers and journal articles in economics.
  • LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
    Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also includes full-text of newspapers from around the world, as well as company profiles.
  • Country Commercial Guides
    Maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, this site provides reports on the political and economic climates of 125 countries.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
 
Also see the Primary Sources research guide.
  • Making of the Modern World (1450-1914)
    Primary source materials (including broadsides and pamphlets, serials, and monographs) tracing British and US economic history from 1450-1914
Locate data and statistical resources for research in this discipline.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
    The official site of the Department of Commerce's BEA contains downloadable national GDP, income and industry data.
  • Resources for Economists on the Internet
    The American Economic Association's list of suggested sources for national and international economic data, as well as financial market data.
  • ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
    World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.
  • EIU Country Data
    An analytical database of worldwide economic indicators and forecasts, providing more than 300 series on 201 countries and 45 regional aggregates.
  • IMF Statistical Databases
    Includes International Financial Statistics with history to 1948, Direction of Trade with history to 1980, Balance of Payments with history to 1960 and Government Finance Statistics with history to 1990.
  • WDI Online (1960 to present)
    World Development Indicators providing international social and economic statistics from the World Bank.
  • China Data Online
    Includes monthly and yearly reports on national, regional, and local macro-economics, as well as statistical yearbooks and census data.
  • Indiastat.com (Username/Password required for access is available from the Reference Desk.)
    India-specific socioeconomic statistical facts and figures; data can be downloaded in Excel or HTML.
  • Anything Research
    Market research and industry trends.
  • Sage Stats
    Over 3,000 current and historical data series featuring U.S. state and local geographies, standardized and browseable by topic as well as location, with interactive maps and charts.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest)
    Provides statistical tables and charts covering various aspects of social, political and economic conditions of the United States.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.

Social sequence analysis : methods and applications (Cornwell, Benjamin.) Frost Library; H61 .C657 2015

Fundamentals of qualitative research : a practical guide (Bhattacharya, Kakali, author.) Frost Library; H62 .B478 2017

The selected letters of John Kenneth Galbraith (Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006, author.) Frost Library; HB119.G33 A4 2017

A rabble of dead money : the Great Crash and the global depression, 1929-1939 (Morris, Charles R., author.) Frost Library; HB3717 1929 .M674 2017

After the flood : how the Great Recession changed economic thought Frost Library; HB3722 .A3225 2017

Crisis and the failure of economic theory (Bertocco, Giancarlo, 1954- author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .B4813 2017

Dollars for Dixie : business and the transformation of conservatism in the twentieth century (Jewell, Katherine Rye, author.) Frost Library; HC107.A13 J49 2017

In essentials, unity : an economic history of the Grange movement (Bourne, Jenny (Professor of Economics) author.) Frost Library; HD1485.P4 B68 2017

Water and politics : clientelism and reform in urban Mexico (Herrera, Veronica Maria Sol, author.) Frost Library; HD1696.M6 H47 2017

Food power : the rise and fall of the postwar American food system (McDonald, Bryan (Bryan L.) author.) Frost Library; HD1761 .M26 2017

Work, labour, and professions in the Roman world Frost Library; HD4844 .W67 2017

Borderlands of slavery : the struggle over captivity and peonage in the American Southwest (Kiser, William S., 1986-, author.) Frost Library; HD4875.U5 K57 2017

Beyond the cubicle : job insecurity, intimacy, and the flexible self (Pugh, Allison J., author.) Frost Library; HD5708 .P837 2017

The kitchen and the factory (Kanzler, Katja, author.) Frost Library; HD6050 .K3 2016

Eyes on the fries : young workers in the service economy Frost Library; HD6273 .E94

Migration, precarity, and global governance : challenges and opportunities for labour Frost Library; HD6300 .M547 2015

Trampling out the vintage : Cesar Chavez and the two souls of the United Farm Workers (Bardacke, Frank.) Frost Library; HD6509.C48 B37 2012

Frank Little and the IWW : the blood that stained an American family (Botkin, Jane Little, 1952- author.) Frost Library; HD6509.L58 B68 2017

No simple solutions : transforming public housing in Chicago (Popkin, Susan J., author.) Frost Library; HD7288.78.U52 C465 2016

The sociology of development handbook Frost Library; HD75 .S6393 2016

The color of food : stories of race, resilience and farming (Bowens, Natasha, author.) Frost Library; HD8039.F32 U63 2015

Hard work is not enough : gender and racial inequality in an urban workspace (Davis, Katrinell, author.) Frost Library; HD8039.T72 U4425 2016

No more work : why full employment is a bad idea (Livingston, James, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; HD8045 .L58 2016

Against labor : how U.S. employers organized to defeat union activism Frost Library; HD8072 .A26 2017

Undervalued dissent : informal workers' politics in India (Nair, Manjusha, author.) Frost Library; HD8686.5 .N25 2016

The power of economists within the state (Christensen, Johan, 1985- author.) Frost Library; HD87 .C479 2017

Sustainable food systems : the role of the city (Biel, Robert, 1945-, author.) Frost Library; HD9000.5 .B479 2016

Divided spirits : tequila, mezcal, and the politics of production (Bowen, Sarah, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; HD9393.6.A2 B69 2015

To thee! (Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971, author, illustrator.) Archives and Special Collections; HD9397.U5 R34 1946 x

Thirst for power : energy, water and human survival (Webber, Michael E., 1971-, author.) Frost Library; HD9502.A2 W413 2016

Clean power politics : the democratization of energy (Tomain, Joseph P., 1948-, author.) Frost Library; HD9502.U52 T665 2017

Mining in Latin America : critical approaches to the new extraction Frost Library; HD9506.L292 M56 2016

Railroads and American political development : infrastructure, federalism, and state building (Callen, Zachary, author.) Frost Library; HE1061 .C35 2016

The thirty-year war : a history of Detroit's streetcars, 1892-1922 (Lehto, Neil J., author.) Frost Library; HE310.D47 L44 2017

Bicycle justice and urban transformation : biking for all? Frost Library; HE5736 .B525 2016

The political spectrum (Hazlett, Thomas W., author.) Frost Library; HE8678 .H39 2017

Working the phones : control and resistance in call centres (Woodcock, Jamie, author.) Frost Library; HE8789.G7 W66 2017

The assault on labor : the 1986 TWA strike and the decline of workers' rights in America (Albrecht, Sandra L., 1947- author.) Frost Library; HE9803.A4 A73 2017

International trade : the basics (Poon, Jessie P. H., 1963-, author.) Frost Library; HF1379 .P6635 2017

Sweet talk : paternalism and collective action in North-South trade relations (Singh, J. P., 1961-, author.) Frost Library; HF1413 .S54 2017

China's Asian dream : empire building along the new Silk Road (Miller, Tom (Journalist), author.) Frost Library; HF1604.Z4 A78 2017

Street vending in the neoliberal city Frost Library; HF5458 .S774 2015

J.C. Penney : the man, the store, and American agriculture (Kruger, David Delbert, author.) Frost Library; HF5465.U6 P454 2017

Fearless farm finances : farm financial management demystified (Padgham, Jody, author.) Frost Library; HF5686.A36 F38 2017

Jainism and ethical finance : a timeless business model (Shah, Atul K., 1973- author.) Frost Library; HG103 .S53 2017

The economics of money, banking, and financial markets (Mishkin, Frederic S., author.) Frost Library; HG173 .M632 2016

Freedom from work : embracing financial self-help in the United States and Argentina (Fridman, Daniel, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; HG179 .F7338 2016

Worth it : your life, your money, your terms (Steinberg, Amanda, author.) Frost Library; HG179 .S8325 2017

The case for the corporate death penalty : restoring law and order on Wall Street (Ramirez, Mary Kreiner, author.) Frost Library; HG181 .R36 2017

Central banks and gold : how Tokyo, London, and New York shaped the modern world (Bytheway, Simon James, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; HG1811 .B98 2016

Other people's money : how banking worked in the early American Republic (Murphy, Sharon Ann, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; HG2472 .M87 2017

Adaptive markets : financial evolution at the speed of thought (Lo, Andrew W. (Andrew Wen-Chuan) author.) Frost Library; HG4538 .L6 2017

Lehman Brothers : a crisis of value (McDonald, Oonagh, author.) Frost Library; HG5129.N5 M33 2016