Economics Research Guide

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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.

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

Inner-city schools : inequality and urban education Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.673

Peru in theory Frost Library; H53.P4 P47 2014

Developing research questions (White, Patrick, 1971- author.) Frost Library; H62 .W453 2017

Robustness tests for quantitative research (Neumayer, Eric, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; HA31.5 .N48 2017

Principles of economics : a streamlined approach (Frank, Robert H., author.) Frost Library; HB171.5 .F73435 2017

Microeconomics : theory and applications with calculus (Perloff, Jeffrey M., author.) Frost Library; HB172 .P393 2017

A study in monetary macroeconomics (Homburg, Stefan, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; HB172.5 .H6554 2017

Unfinished business (Bayoumi, Tamim A., author.) Frost Library; HB3717 2008 .B396 2017

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

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

Beyond austerity : reforming the Greek economy Frost Library; HB3807.5 .B49 2017

Julius Rosenwald : repairing the world (Diner, Hasia R., author.) Frost Library; HC102.5.R58 D56 2017

Measuring entrepreneurial businesses : current knowledge and challenges Frost Library; HC106.3 .C714 v.75

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

Popular capitalism (Klapper, C. P., author.) Frost Library; HC106.8 .K53 2013

Economic injustice and the rhetoric of the American dream (Winslow, Luke, 1980- author.) Frost Library; HC106.84 .W56 2017

Global land grabbing and political reactions 'from below' Frost Library; HD1251 .G56 2018

Rethinking the economics of land and housing (Ryan-Collins, Josh, author.) Frost Library; HD1251 .R93 2017

Social mobilization, global capitalism and struggles over food (Motta, Renata, author.) Frost Library; HD1857 .M67 2016

Land and revolution : nationalist politics in the west of Ireland, 1891-1921 (Campbell, Fergus J. M.) Frost Library; HD1930.3 .C36 2005

Agrarian crossings : reformers and the remaking of the US and Mexican countryside (Olsson, Tore C., author.) Frost Library; HD207 .O47 2017

From head shops to whole foods : the rise and fall of activist entrepreneurs (Davis, Joshua Clark, author.) Frost Library; HD2785 .D33 2017

Corporate Discourse (Breeze, Ruth, author.) Frost Library; HD30.3 .B74 2015

A new history of management (Cummings, Stephen, author.) Frost Library; HD30.5 .C86 2017

Constitutional coup : privatization's threat to the American republic (Michaels, Jon D., author.) Frost Library; HD3850 .M53 2017

Banished to the great northern wilderness : political exile and re-education in Mao's China (Wang, Ning, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HD4875.C6 W36 2017

The worker : dominion and form (Jünger, Ernst, 1895-1998, author.) Frost Library; HD4901 .J8613 2017

Jobs and the labor force of tomorrow : migration, training, and education Frost Library; HD5706 .J63 2017

Skillful performance Frost Library; HD58.82 .S5964 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 marketization of employment services : the dilemmas of Europe's work-first welfare states (Greer, Ian (Writer on industrial relations), author.) Frost Library; HD5914.A6 G74 2017

Social enterprise law : trust, public benefit, and capital markets (Reiser, Dana Brakman, author.) Frost Library; HD60 .R4675 2017

Navigating global business : a cultural compass (Ronen, Simcha, 1935-, author.) Frost Library; HD62.4 .R663 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

Merchants of labor : recruiters and international labor migration (Martin, Philip L., 1949-, author.) Frost Library; HD6300 .M3453 2017

The Pilbara : from the deserts profits come (Ellem, Bradon, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; HD6894.M72 E45 2017

Unmaking the global sweatshop : health and safety of the world's garment workers Frost Library; HD8039.C6 U56 2017

The big rig : trucking and the decline of the American dream (Viscelli, Steve, 1974-, author.) Frost Library; HD8039.M7952 U573 2016

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

Knocking on labor's door : union organizing in the 1970s and the roots of a new economic divide (Windham, Lane, author.) Frost Library; HD8072.5 .W56 2017

Immigrant girl, radical woman : a memoir from the early twentieth century (Rabinowitz, Matilda, 1887-1963, author.) Frost Library; HD8073.R33 R33 2017

How may I help you? : an immigrant's journey from MBA to minimum wage (Singh, Deepak, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; HD8081.A5 S55 2017

On the line : slaughterhouse lives and the making of the new South (Ribas, Vanesa, 1979-, author.) Frost Library; HD8083.N8 R53 2016

The devil and commodity fetishism in South America (Taussig, Michael T.) Frost Library; HD82 .T34 2010

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

The econocracy : the perils of leaving economics to the experts (Earle, Joe, author.) Frost Library; HD87 .E235 2017

The limits of the market : the pendulum between government and market (Grauwe, Paul de, author.) Frost Library; HD87 .G7313 2017

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

The emerging industrial relations of China Frost Library; HD8736.5 .E54 2017

Building nature's market : the business and politics of natural foods (Miller, Laura J., author.) Frost Library; HD9005 .M46 2017

The taste of empire : how Britain's quest for food shaped the modern world (Collingham, E. M. (Elizabeth M.) author.) Frost Library; HD9011.5 .C65 2017

Bitter and sweet : food, meaning, and modernity in rural China (Oxfeld, Ellen, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; HD9016.C62 O94 2017

Steeped in heritage : the racial politics of South African rooibos tea (Ives, Sarah Fleming, author.) Frost Library; HD9198.S6 I94 2017

Eat local, taste global : how ethnocultural food reaches our tables (Filson, Glen C., 1947-, author.) Frost Library; HD9333.C23 O5 2017

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

Energy security (Dannreuther, Roland, author.) Frost Library; HD9502.A2 D36 2017

Burn out : the endgame for fossil fuels (Helm, Dieter, author.) Frost Library; HD9502.A2 H4549 2017

Energy tax and regulatory policy in Europe : reform priorities Frost Library; HD9502.E852 E56 2017

Energy without conscience : oil, climate change, and complicity (Hughes, David McDermott, author.) Frost Library; HD9502.T72 H84 2017

Never rest on your ores : building a mining company, one stone at a time (Keevil, Norman B., 1938- author.) Frost Library; HD9506.C24 T43 2017

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

Power lines : electricity in American life and letters, 1882-1952 (Lieberman, Jennifer L., author.) Frost Library; HD9685.U5 L49 2017

Making IT work : a history of the computer services industry (Yost, Jeffrey R., author.) Frost Library; HD9696.2.A2 Y67 2017

The age of Netflix : critical essays on streaming media, digital delivery and instant access Frost Library; HD9697.V544 N48235 2017

Keeping the lights on at America's nuclear power plants (Carl, Jeremy, author.) Frost Library; HD9698.U52 C37 2017

Matatu : a history of popular transportation in Nairobi (Mutongi, Kenda, author.) Frost Library; HE283.5.Z7 N35 2017

Germany and the Ottoman railways : art, empire, and infrastructure (Christensen, Peter H., author.) Frost Library; HE3378 .C47 2017

Digital DNA : disruption and the challenges for global governance (Cowhey, Peter F., 1948-, author.) Frost Library; HE7645 .C69 2017

Radio's civic ambition : American broadcasting and democracy in the 1930s (Goodman, David, 1957-) Frost Library; HE8698 .G66 2011

Neutral accent : how language, labor, and life become global (Aneesh, A. (Aneesh), 1964-) Frost Library; HE8789.I4 A54 2015

Marine insurance : origins and institutions, 1300-1850 Frost Library; HE964 .M35 2016

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

Interplaces : an economic geography of the inter-urban and international economies (Phelps, N. A. (Nicholas A.) author.) Frost Library; HF1025 .P44 2017

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

The Merchants' Capital : New Orleans and the political economy of the Nineteenth-Century South (Marler, Scott P., 1963-) Frost Library; HF3163.N5 M25 2013

The roots of Western finance : power, ethics, and social capital in the ancient world (Park, Thomas Kerlin, author.) Frost Library; HF357 .P37 2017

The merchants of Zigong : industrial entrepreneurship in early modern China (Zelin, Madeleine.) Frost Library; HF3840.Z54 Z45 2005

The Sun King's Atlantic : drugs, demons and dyestuffs in the Atlantic world, 1640-1730 (Wimmler, Jutta, author.) Frost Library; HF4037.85 .W56 2017

Merchants and explorers (Dalton, Heather, (college teacher), author.) Frost Library; HF493 .D35 2016

Red team : how to succeed by thinking like the enemy (Zenko, Micah.) Frost Library; HF5386 .Z46 2015

The sincerity edge : how ethical leaders build dynamic businesses (Frederiksborg, Alexandra Christina, grevinde af, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HF5387 .F74 2017

Green grades : can information save the earth? (Bullock, Graham, author.) Frost Library; HF5413 .B85 2017

Filling the Void : Emotion, Capitalism and Social Media (Gilroy-Ware, Marcus.) Frost Library; HF5415.1265 .G556 2017

Building power from below : Chilean workers take on Walmart (Bank Muñoz, Carolina, author.) Frost Library; HF5429.215.C5 B36 2017

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

Tap : unlocking the mobile economy (Ghose, Anindya, author.) Frost Library; HF5548.34 .G46 2017

The world of credit in colonial Massachusetts : James Richards and his daybook, 1692-1711 (Richards, James, 1658-1711, author.) Frost Library; HF5680 .R53 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

Swiss monetary history since the early 19th century (Baltensperger, Ernst, author.) Frost Library; HG1152 .B253 2017

Law and the wealth of nations : finance, prosperity, and democracy (Lothian, Tamara, 1958-2016, author.) Frost Library; HG181 .L68 2017

Ladies of the ticker : women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression (Robb, George, author.) Frost Library; HG181 .R575 2017

Financial programming and policy : the case of Turkey (Barth, Richard C. (Richard Carl), 1938-) Frost Library; HG187.T9 B37 2000

Lending power : how the Self-Help Credit Union turned small-time loans into big-time change (Covington, Howard E., Jr., 1944-, author.) Frost Library; HG2038.N8 C68 2017

The wisdom of money (Bruckner, Pascal, author.) Frost Library; HG220.3 .B7813 2017

The production of money : how to break the power of bankers (Pettifor, Ann, author.) Frost Library; HG220.A2 P48 2017

Paid : tales of dongles, checks, and other money stuff Frost Library; HG231 .M58655 2017

The power and independence of the Federal Reserve (Conti-Brown, Peter, 1981-) Frost Library; HG2563 .C596 2016