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.

Undocumented migration in a global economy Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.666

Elections in America Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.667

Ideas and ideologies in twentieth century Latin America Frost Library; H53.L3 I34 1996

Qualitative inquiry & research design : choosing among five approaches (Creswell, John W.) Frost Library; H61 .C73 2013

Constructing grounded theory (Charmaz, Kathy, 1939-) Frost Library; H61.24 .C45 2014

Big data and social science : a practical guide to methods and tools Frost Library; H61.3 .B55 2017

The SAGE handbook of qualitative data analysis Frost Library; H62 .S25 2014

Being a scholar in the digital era : Transforming scholarly practice for the public good (Daniels, Jessie, author.) Frost Library; H62.5.U5 D27 2016

How to lie with statistics (Huff, Darrell.) Frost Library; HA29 .H82 1993

Intermediate microeconomics : with calculus (Varian, Hal R.) Frost Library; HB172 .V36 2014

American mobilities : geographies of class, race, and gender in US culture (Leyda, Julia.) Frost Library; HB1965 .L49 2016

Financial crises : and what to do about them (Eichengreen, Barry J.) Frost Library; HB3722 .E36 2002

A critical history of financial crises (Kedar-Levy, Haim, author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .K43 2016

Connectedness and contagion : protecting the financial system from panics (Scott, Hal S., author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .S385 2016

The money makers (Rauchway, Eric, author.) Frost Library; HC106.3 .R26 2015

The big short : inside the doomsday machine (Lewis, Michael (Michael M.) author.) Frost Library; HC106.83 .L5 2010

Roots of resistance : land tenure in New Mexico, 1680-1980 (Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, 1939-) Archives and Special Collections; HD211.N6 O77 1980

Unknotting the heart : unemployment and therapeutic governance in China (Yang, Jie, 1970- author.) Frost Library; HD5708.2.C5 Y36 2015

Essentials of organizational behavior (Robbins, Stephen P., 1943-) Frost Library; HD58.7 .R6 2014

The radium girls : they paid with their lives, their final fight was for justice (Moore, Kate (Writer and editor), author.) Frost Library; HD6067.2.U6 M66 2016

Foolproof : why safety can be dangerous and how danger makes us safe (Ip, Greg, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; HD61 .I6 2015

Union made : working people and the rise of social Christianity in Chicago (Carter, Heath W.) Frost Library; HD6338.2.U52 C553 2015

Reform or repression : organizing America's anti-union movement (Pearson, Chad, author.) Frost Library; HD6488.2.U6 P43 2016

Overcoming the five dysfunctions of a team : a field guide for leaders, managers, and facilitators (Lencioni, Patrick, 1965-) Frost Library; HD66 .L457 2005

#RhodesMustFall : nibbling at resilient colonialism in South Africa (Nyamnjoh, Francis B., 1961-) Frost Library; HD6870.5 .N93 2016

Achieving workers' rights in the global economy Frost Library; HD6971.8 .A24 2016

Hillbilly elegy : a memoir of a family and culture in crisis (Vance, J. D., author.) Frost Library; HD8073.V37 A3 2016

Immigrants, unions, and the new U.S. labor market (Ness, Immanuel.) Frost Library; HD8085.N53 N47 2005

The fix : how nations survive and thrive in a world in decline (Tepperman, Jonathan, [author]) Frost Library; HD87 .T47 2016

Prosperity for all : how to prevent financial crises (Farmer, Roger E. A., author.) Frost Library; HD87.5 .F37 2017

Feeding Gotham : the political economy and geography of food in New York City, 1790-1860 (Baics, Gergely, author.) Frost Library; HD9008.N5 B35 2016

Will Africa feed China? (Brautigam, Deborah.) Frost Library; HD9016.C62 B73 2015

Bordeaux châteaux : a history of the grands crus classés, 1855-2005 Frost Library; HD9382.8.B65 B65 2004 x

Crude nation : how oil riches ruined Venezuela (Gallegos, Raul, 1973- author.) Frost Library; HD9574.V42 G35 2016

The Netflix effect : technology and entertainment in the 21st century Frost Library; HD9697.V544 N487 2016

War against the people : Israel, the Palestinians and global pacification (Halper, Jeff, author.) Frost Library; HD9743.I762 H35 2015

Made in Egypt : gendered identity and aspirations on the globalised shopfloor (Chakravarti, Leila Zaki, author.) Frost Library; HD9940.E32 C43 2016

The archaeology of the North American fur trade (Nassaney, Michael S., author.) Frost Library; HD9944.N62 N37 2015

Shiseidō hyakunenshi. (Shiseidō (Tokyo, Japan) 資生堂 (Tokyo, Japan)) Frost Library; HD9999.C935 S49 1972

The railways : nation, network and people (Bradley, Simon (Architectural historian), author.) Frost Library; HE3018 .B733 2015

The Berlin-Baghdad Railway and the Ottoman Empire (Özyüksel, Murat, author.) Frost Library; HE3078 .O99 2016

This new noise : the extraordinary birth and troubled life of the BBC (Higgins, Charlotte, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; HE8689.9.G7 H54 2015

Globalization and history : the evolution of a nineteenth-century Atlantic economy (O'Rourke, Kevin H.) Frost Library; HF1711 .O76 1999

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the path to free trade in the Asia Pacific Frost Library; HF2570.7 .T73 2016

Portrait of a woman in silk : hidden histories of the British Atlantic world (Anishanslin, Zara, author.) Frost Library; HF3093 .A55 2016

Bibliography of the East India Company. Contemporary printed sources, 1786-1858 (Pickett, Catherine, compiler.) Frost Library; HF486.E6 P533 2015

Feminist fight club : an office survival manual (for a sexist workplace) (Bennett, Jessica, 1981- author.) Frost Library; HF5382.6 .B46 2016

My life with things : the consumer diaries (Chin, Elizabeth, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; HF5415.32 .C456 2016

Coke goes to war (Wrynn, V. Dennis, 1941-) Frost Library; HF6161.B3 W79 1996

Prince of darkness (White, Shane.) Frost Library; HG172.H36 W45 2016

The simple path to wealth : your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life (Collins, J. L. (Blogger) author.) Frost Library; HG179 .C66184 2016

The social life of money (Dodd, Nigel, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; HG221 .D52 2016

America's bank : the epic struggle to create the Federal Reserve (Lowenstein, Roger, author.) Frost Library; HG2563 .L69 2015

The curse of cash (Rogoff, Kenneth S., author.) Frost Library; HG350 .R64 2016