Economics Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Primary Sources
  • Data & Stats
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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.

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

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.
  • (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.

Regulatory intermediaries in the age of governance Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.670

Understanding student debt Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.671

The new rural-urban interface Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.672

Evidence (Becker, Howard Saul, 1928-, author.) Frost Library; H61 .B433 2017

Is science racist? (Marks, Jonathan (Jonathan M.), 1955-, author.) Frost Library; H61 .M239 2017

Social theory now Frost Library; H61 .S77524 2017

Return to meaning : a social science with something to say (Alvesson, Mats, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; H62 .A5165 2017

Digital research confidential : the secrets of studying behavior online Frost Library; H62 .D545 2015

When women didn't count (Lopresti, Robert, author.) Frost Library; HA214 .L67 2017

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

Handbook of economic field experiments Frost Library; HB131 .H353 2017

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

Another economy is possible : culture and economy in a time of crisis Frost Library; HB3722 .A55 2017

The end of theory : financial crises, the failure of economics, and the sweep of human interaction (Bookstaber, Richard M., 1950-, author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .B665 2017

Future : economic peril or prosperity? Frost Library; HB3730 .F88 2016

Unequal democracy : the political economy of the new Gilded Age (Bartels, Larry M., 1956-, [author]) Frost Library; HC106.5 .B347 2016

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

They leave their kidneys in the fields : illness, injury and illegality among U.S. farmworkers (Horton, Sarah Bronwen, author.) Frost Library; HD1527.C2 H67 2016

Agents of neoliberal globalization : corporate networks, state structures, and trade policy (Dreiling, Michael C., author.) Frost Library; HD2785 .D74 2016

White working class : overcoming class cluelessness in America (Williams, Joan, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; HD4901 .W517 2017

The poverty of work : selling servant, slave and temporary labor on the free market (Van Arsdale, David G., author.) Frost Library; HD5861 .V36 2016

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

Mothers at work : who opts out? (Landivar, Liana Christin, author.) Frost Library; HD6055 .L32 2017

Startup evolution curve : from idea to profitable and scalable business : startup marketing manual (Jonikas, Donatas, author.) Frost Library; HD62.5 .J66 2017

The devil's miner Frost Library; HD6250.B53 P686 2005

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

Yearning to labor : youth, unemployment, and social destiny in urban France (Murphy, John P., 1977-, author.) Frost Library; HD6276.F72 M87 2017

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

Will robots take your job? : a plea for consensus (Cameron, Nigel M. de S., author.) Frost Library; HD6331 .C267 2017

The autonomous city : a history of urban squatting (Vasudevan, Alex, author.) Frost Library; HD7287.95 .V37 2017

Affordable housing in the urban global south : seeking sustainable solutions Frost Library; HD7391 .A44 2014

Black workers, white supervisors : the origins of the labor structure in South Africa (Nkosi, Morley Z. (Morley Zebulon) author.) Frost Library; HD8039.M61 S665 2017

Caste, entrepreneurship and the illusions of tradition : branding the potters of Kolkata (Heierstad, Geir, author.) Frost Library; HD8039.P82 I43 2017

History from the bottom up and the inside out (Barrett, James R., 1950-, author.) Frost Library; HD8066 .B37 2017

Masters of craft : old jobs in the new urban economy (Ocejo, Richard E., author.) Frost Library; HD8066 .O24 2017

The new minority : white working class politics in an age of immigration and inequality (Gest, Justin, author.) Frost Library; HD8395 .G47 2016

Can we avoid another financial crisis? (Keen, Steve, author.) Frost Library; HD87 .K434 2017

Untapped : exploring the cultural dimensions of craft beer Frost Library; HD9397.A2 U57 2017

The Maine lobster industry : a history of culture, conservation & commerce (Billings, Cathy.) Frost Library; HD9472.L63 U535 2014

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

Pharmocracy : value, politics, and knowledge in global biomedicine (Sunder Rajan, Kaushik, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; HD9672.I42 S68 2017

Dirty gold : how activism transformed the jewelry industry (Bloomfield, Michael John, author.) Frost Library; HD9747.A2 B56 2017

Wild ride : inside Uber's quest for world domination (Lashinsky, Adam, author.) Frost Library; HE5620.R53 L37 2017

Wiring the nation (Mann, Michael, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; HE8374 .M37 2017

Steam titans : Cunard, Collins, and the epic battle for commerce on the North Atlantic (Fowler, William M., 1944-, author.) Frost Library; HE945.A2 F67 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

Stateless commerce : the diamond network and the persistence of relational exchange (Richman, Barak, author.) Frost Library; HF1008 .R53 2017

Grave new world : the end of globalization, the return of history (King, Stephen D., 1963-, author.) Frost Library; HF1365 .K58 2017

Breaking the WTO : how emerging powers disrupted the neoliberal project (Hopewell, Kristen, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; HF1385 .H67 2016

American opinion on trade : preferences without politics (Guisinger, Alexandra, author.) Frost Library; HF1455 .G78 2017

Hard target : sanctions, inducements, and the case of North Korea (Haggard, Stephan, author.) Frost Library; HF1602.6 .H34 2017

Down and out in the new economy : how people find (or don't find) work today (Gershon, Ilana, author.) Frost Library; HF5382.75.U6 G465 2017

Discovering prices : auction design in markets with complex constraints (Milgrom, Paul R. (Paul Robert), 1948-, author.) Frost Library; HF5476 .M549 2017

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

The art of connection : risk, mobility, and the crafting of transparency in coastal Kenya (Mahoney, Dillon, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; HF5718.2.K4 M34 2017

Fashionable childhood : children in advertising (Vänskä, Annamari, author.) Frost Library; HF5822 .V3613 2017

Capital and the common good : how innovative finance is tackling the world's most urgent problems (Keohane, Georgia Levenson, author.) Frost Library; HG101 .K46 2016

The financial diaries : how American families cope in a world of uncertainty (Morduch, Jonathan, author.) Frost Library; HG179 .M62 2017

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

The market as god (Cox, Harvey, 1929-, author.) Frost Library; HG226 .C69 2016

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

Creditworthy : a history of consumer surveillance and financial identity in America (Lauer, Josh (Professor of communication) author.) Frost Library; HG3701 .L35 2017

The next wave : financing women's growth-oriented firms (Coleman, Susan, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; HG4061 .C638 2016

Reframing finance : new models of long-term investment management (Monk, Ashby H. B. (Ashby Henry Benning), 1976-, author.) Frost Library; HG4521 .M765 2017

Why Wall Street matters (Cohan, William D., author.) Frost Library; HG4572 .C664 2017

Noise : living and trading in electronic finance (Preda, Alex, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; HG4621 .P74 2017

The dysfunctional politics of the Affordable Care Act (Shaw, Greg M., author.) Frost Library; HG9396 .S53 2017

Stories of our lives [videorecording] Frost Library; Hq76.3.K56 S76