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.
  • LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (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.
  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Company and industry news and information, with profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports.
  • 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.
  • (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 Middle East and regional transition, terrorism, and countering violent extremism Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.668

The new big science : linking data to understand people in context Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.669

Advances in comparative-historical analysis Frost Library; H61 .A3933 2015

Interviews with interviewers about interviewing Frost Library; H61.28 .I58

Handbook of the economics of population aging Frost Library; HB1531 .H36 2016

Handbook of macroeconomics Frost Library; HB172.5 .H36 1999

Upriver journeys : diaspora and empire in southern China, 1570-1850 (Miles, Steven B., 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HB2114.X5 M55 2017

The first great financial crisis of the 21st century : a retrospective Frost Library; HB3722 .F57 2016

Makers and takers : the rise of finance and the fall of American business (Foroohar, Rana, author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .F655 2016

The making of Donald Trump (Johnston, David Cay, 1948-) Frost Library; HC102.5.T78 J64 2016

Patterns of economic change by state and area : income, employment, & gross domestic product Frost Library; HC103 .P38

Governing under stress : the implementation of Obama's economic stimulus program Frost Library; HC106.84 .G677 2017

American amnesia : how the war on government led us to forget what made America prosper (Hacker, Jacob S., author.) Frost Library; HC106.84 .H33 2016

Democracy against domination (Rahman, K. Sabeel, 1983-, author.) Frost Library; HC106.84 .R34 2017

All they will call you : the telling of the plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon (Hernandez, Tim Z., author.) Frost Library; HD1527.C2 H47 2017

Water and politics in Turkey : structural change and EU accession (Sumer, Vakur, author.) Frost Library; HD1698.T9 V35 2016

The rise and fall of corporate social responsibility (Eichar, Douglas M.) Frost Library; HD2785 .E45 2015

Lobbying and foreign interests in Chinese politics (Weil, Stefanie, author.) Frost Library; HD3616.C63 W45 2017

Water and Los Angeles : a tale of three rivers, 1900-1941 (Deverell, William, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; HD4464.L7 D48 2017

Civic labors : scholar activism and working-class studies Frost Library; HD4824.5.U5 C58 2016

Making a living, making a difference : gender and work in early modern European society Frost Library; HD4851 .M343 2017

Organizational learning (Argyris, Chris, 1923-2013.) Frost Library; HD58.8 .A75

The chocolate model of change (Dormant, Diane.) Frost Library; HD58.8 .D67 2011

Yokohama street life : the precarious career of a Japanese day laborer (Gill, Tom, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; HD5854.2.J3 G554 2015

The anthropology of corporate social responsibility Frost Library; HD60 .A48 2016

Asperger's on the job (Simone, Rudy.) Frost Library; HD7255 .S56 2010

Shantytown, USA : forgotten landscapes of the working poor (Goff, Lisa, author.) Frost Library; HD7287.96.U6 G64 2016

Managing Chineseness : identity and ethnic management in Singapore (Lee, Daphnée, author.) Frost Library; HD8038.S55 L44 2017

Negotiating work, family, and identity among long-haul Christian truck drivers (Upton, Rebecca L., author.) Frost Library; HD8039.M795 U685 2016

Dogtown redemption [videorecording] Frost Library; HD8039.R462 U55

A New Deal for China's workers? (Estlund, Cynthia, author.) Frost Library; HD8736.5 .E87 2017

Real pigs : shifting values in the field of local pork (Weiss, Brad, author.) Frost Library; HD9435.U63 N68 2016

Scratching out a living : Latinos, race, and work in the Deep South (Stuesse, Angela, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; HD9437.U63 M778 2016

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

Blood on the mountain Frost Library; HD9547.W4 B56

The Oxford handbook of the economics of the biopharmaceutical industry Frost Library; HD9665.5 .O94 2012

Sony : the private life (Nathan, John, 1940-) Frost Library; HD9696.A3 J367623 1999

China's treaty ports : half love and half hate : an anthology Frost Library; HE559.C5 C4 1999

The news of empire (Bonea, Amelia, author.) Frost Library; HE8374 .B66 2016

The BBC : myth of a public service (Mills, Tom, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; HE8689.9.G7 M55 2016

Republic on the wire (McMurria, James, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; HE8700.72.U6 M46 2017

Television and the second screen : interactive TV in the age of social participation (Blake, James, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; HE8700.95 .B57 2017

Handbook of commercial policy Frost Library; HF1411 .H256 2016

Cultural differences and economic globalization (White, Roger, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; HF1418.5 .W485 2016

Red obsession Frost Library; HF1544.15.C6 R43

Hard sell : work and resistance in retail chains (Ikeler, Peter, author.) Frost Library; HF5429.215.U6 I44 2016

Payoff : the hidden logic that shapes our motivations (Ariely, Dan, author.) Frost Library; HF5549.5.M63 A74 2016

Black ops advertising : native ads, content marketing, and the covert world of the digital sell (Einstein, Mara, author.) Frost Library; HF5811 .E36 2016

Explorations in critical studies of advertising Frost Library; HF5823 .E97 2017

Kahei no Nihon shi (Tōno, Haruyuki, 1946- 東野治之, 1946-) Frost Library; HG1272 .T66 1997

Money changes everything : how finance made civilization possible (Goetzmann, William N., author.) Frost Library; HG171 .G638 2016

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies : a comprehensive introduction (Narayanan, Arvind, author.) Frost Library; HG1710 .N35 2016

Social collateral : women and microfinance in Paraguay's smuggling economy (Schuster, Caroline E., 1983-, author.) Frost Library; HG178.33.P33 S38 2015

Bankers and empire : how Wall Street colonized the Caribbean (Hudson, Peter James, author.) Frost Library; HG2481 .H83 2017

Robert McNamara's other war : the World Bank and international development (Sharma, Patrick Allan, author.) Frost Library; HG3881.5.W57 S46 2017

The money problem : rethinking financial regulation (Ricks, Morgan, author.) Frost Library; HG540 .R534 2016