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.

Developing the basis for secure and accessible data for high impact program management, policy devel Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.675

Toward a pragmatist sociology : John Dewey and the legacy of C. Wright Mills (Dunn, Robert G., author.) Frost Library; H61 .D88196 2018

The general theory of social relativity (Drucker, Johanna, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; H61.15 .D78 2018

Doing a literature review : releasing the research imagination (Hart, Chris, author.) Frost Library; H62 .H2567 2018

Comparison : a methodological introduction for the social sciences (Morlino, Leonardo, 1947-, author.) Frost Library; H62 .M65 2018

The Sage handbook of qualitative data collection Frost Library; H62 .S264 2018

America's changing neighborhoods : an exploration of diversity through places Frost Library; HA214 .A44 2017

Equilibrium models in economics : purposes and critical limitations (Boland, Lawrence A., author.) Frost Library; HB145 .B65 2017

Wars and Capital (Alliez, Éric, author.) Frost Library; HB195 .A544 2018

Fear city : New York's fiscal crisis and the rise of austerity politics (Phillips-Fein, Kim, author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .P497 2017

Last resort : the financial crisis and the future of bailouts (Posner, Eric A., 1965-, author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .P666 2018

A history of the United States in five crashes : stock market meltdowns that defined a nation (Nations, Scott, author.) Frost Library; HB3743 .N37 2017

Die Ökonomie der Ackerbauer, Viehhalter und Fischer (Stamm, Volker, 1953- author.) Frost Library; HC1000 .S73 2018

Fighting corruption is dangerous : the story behind the headlines (Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi, author.) Frost Library; HC1055 .O39225 2018

Measuring and modeling health care costs Frost Library; HC106.3 C714 v.76

Advice and dissent : why America suffers when economics and politics collide (Blinder, Alan S., author.) Frost Library; HC106.84 .B55 2018

A thirsty land : the making of an American water crisis (McGraw, Seamus, author.) Frost Library; HD1694.T4 M34 2018

How do small farmers fare? : evidence from village studies in india. Frost Library; HD2072 .H69 2017

Hungry nation : food, famine, and the making of modern India (Siegel, Benjamin Robert, author.) Frost Library; HD2073 .S595 2018

In defense of public lands : the case against privatization and transfer (Davis, Steven, 1964- author.) Frost Library; HD216 .D38 2018

Open spaces, open rebellions : the war over America's public lands (Makley, Michael J., author.) Frost Library; HD216 .M25 2017

Behemoth : a history of the factory and the making of the modern world (Freeman, Joshua Benjamin, author.) Frost Library; HD2351 .F68 2018

The corporate governance landscape of Pakistan Frost Library; HD2741 .C67 2017

Collaborating for our future : multistakeholder partnerships for solving complex problems (Gray, Barbara, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; HD2961 .G73 2018

Agility.X : how organizations thrive in unpredictable times Frost Library; HD30.28 .A349 2018

Frontiers of labor : comparative histories of the United States and Australia Frost Library; HD4851 .F76 2018

"We are all fast-food workers now" : the global uprising against poverty wages (Orleck, Annelise, author.) Frost Library; HD4901 .O75 2018

Professionalizing leadership (Kellerman, Barbara, author.) Frost Library; HD57.7 .K44785 2018

The tumbleweed society : working and caring in an age of insecurity (Pugh, Allison J.) Frost Library; HD5708.4 .P84 2015

The half-life of deindustrialization : working-class writing about economic restructuring (Linkon, Sherry Lee, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; HD5708.55.U6 L56 2018

Transit life : how commuting is transforming our cities (Bissell, David, 1982- author.) Frost Library; HD5717.2 .B57 2018

Without a net : the female experience of growing up working class Frost Library; HD6095 .W63 2017

Fifty million rising : the new generation of working women transforming the Muslim world (Zahidi, Saadia, author.) Frost Library; HD6206.5 .Z34 2018

Nomadland : surviving America in the twenty-first century (Bruder, Jessica, author.) Frost Library; HD6280 .B77 2017

A road to peace and freedom (Zecker, Robert, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; HD6475.A2 I867 2018

Deregulating desire : flight attendant activism, family politics, and workplace justice (Murphy, Ryan Patrick, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; HD6515.A43 M86 2016

The rise of the working-class shareholder : labor's last best weapon (Webber, David (David H.), author.) Frost Library; HD7105.35.U6 W43 2018

Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city (Desmond, Matthew, author.) Frost Library; HD7287.96.U6 D47 2017

The one-way street of integration (Goetz, Edward G. (Edward Glenn), 1957-, author.) Frost Library; HD7288.76.U5 G64 2018

Moving toward integration : the past and future of fair housing (Sander, Richard Henry, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; HD7288.76.U5 S27 2018

High-risers : Cabrini-Green and the fate of American public housing (Austen, Ben, author.) Frost Library; HD7288.78.U52 C42 2018

Knowledge workers in contemporary China : reform and resistance in the publishing industry (Yao, Jianhua, 1982- author.) Frost Library; HD8039.P92 C685 2017

Telling migrant stories : Latin American diaspora in documentary film Frost Library; HD8081.A5 T45 2018

The divide : global inequality from conquest to free markets (Hickel, Jason, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; HD82 .H4393 2018

The growth delusion : wealth, poverty, and the well-being of nations (Pilling, David (Editor) author.) Frost Library; HD82 .P495 2018

Inclusion and exclusion in Europe : migration, work and employment perspectives Frost Library; HD8378.5.A2 I5644 2018

Economic growth with social justice : collected writings (Haq, Mahbub ul, 1934-1998, author.) Frost Library; HD87 .H3648 2017

Good food, strong communities : promoting social justice through local and regional food systems Frost Library; HD9005 .G66 2017

Wine globalization : a new comparative history Frost Library; HD9370.5 .W557 2018

Chicken : the dangerous transformation of America's favorite food (Striffler, Steve, 1967-) Frost Library; HD9437.U62 S77 2005

Fractured communities Frost Library; HD9565 .F723 2018

Hydrocarbon nation : how energy security made our nation great and climate security will save us (Hogan, Thor, author.) Frost Library; HD9566 .H62 2018

The new frontier : merit vs. caste in the Indian IT sector (Fernandez, Marilyn, author.) Frost Library; HD9696.2.I4 F47 2018

White fox and icy seas in the western Arctic (Bockstoce, John R., author.) Frost Library; HD9944.A68 B63 2018

Race and the cultural industries (Saha, Anamik, 1977- author.) Frost Library; HD9999.C9472 S24 2018

The arts of making in ancient Egypt Frost Library; HD9999.H363 E327 2018

Back on track : American railroad accidents and safety, 1965-2015 (Aldrich, Mark, author.) Frost Library; HE1780 .A75 2018

Selected papers and addresses of Joseph B. Eastman (Eastman, Joseph B. (Joseph Bartlett), 1882-1944.) Archives and Special Collections; HE206 .E2 1948

Joseph B. Eastman : servant of the people (Fuess, Claude Moore, 1885-1963.) Archives and Special Collections; HE2754.E3 F8 1952

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

People before highways : Boston activists, urban planners, and a new movement for city making (Crockett, Karilyn, author.) Frost Library; HE355.3.C58 C76 2018

America, as seen on TV : how television shapes immigrant expectations around the globe (Rodriguez, Clara E., 1944-, author.) Frost Library; HE8700.65 .R63 2018

Navigating semi-colonialism : shipping, sovereignty, and nation-building in China, 1860-1937 (Reinhardt, Anne, 1968- author.) Frost Library; HE894 .R45 2018

The golden passport (McDonald, Duff, author.) Frost Library; HF1134.H4 M33 2017

Trade multilateralism in the twenty-first century Frost Library; HF1385 .T723 2017

Assuming boycott : resistance, agency and cultural production Frost Library; HF1413.5 .A87 2017

Maritime empires : British imperial maritime trade in the nineteenth century Frost Library; HF3505.8 .M37 2004

A business of state : commerce, politics, and the birth of the East India Company (Mishra, Rupali Raj, 1981- autho.) Frost Library; HF486.E6 M57 2018

Better safe than sorry : how consumers navigate exposure to everyday toxics (MacKendrick, Norah, author.) Frost Library; HF5415.33.U6 M33 2018

Banking's final exam : stress testing and bank-capital reform (Goldstein, Morris, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; HG173 .G65 2016

Alexander Hamilton on finance, credit, and debt (Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804, author.) Frost Library; HG181 .H219 2018

Priests of prosperity : how central bankers transformed the postcommunist world (Johnson, Juliet, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; HG3126 .J65 2016

The South Sea Bubble : an economic history of its origins and consequences (Paul, Helen J., 1975-) Frost Library; HG6008 .P38 2011

The economics of US health care policy (Phelps, Charles E., author.) Frost Library; HG9396 .P44 2018