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  • Anything Research
    Market research and industry trends.
  • China Data Online
    Includes monthly and yearly reports on national, regional, and local macro-economics, as well as statistical yearbooks and census data.
  • Historical Abstracts (1955 to present)
    Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).
  • ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
    World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.
  • 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.
  • (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.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    Provides statistical tables and charts covering various aspects of social, political and economic conditions of the United States.
  • WDI Online (1960 to present)
    World Development Indicators providing international social and economic statistics from the World Bank.

Amherst College Economics Department

EconPapers (access to RePEc): Download the latest research; over 560,000 working papers (prior to journal publication)

Social Science Research Network SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 208,800 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 169,800 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.

Resources for Economists on the Internet (American Econ. Assoc.) 

Economagic: Economic Time Series Page

    The politics of science Frost Library; H1 .A4 v. 658

    Contemporary Latin American social and political thought : an anthology Frost Library; H62.5.L3 C65 2008

    Mastering 'metrics : the path from cause to effect (Angrist, Joshua David, author.) Frost Library; HB139 .A53984 2015

    The ABCs of political economy : a modern approach (Hahnel, Robin.) Frost Library; HB171 .H235 2014

    Who gets what--and why : the new economics of matchmaking and market design (Roth, Alvin E., 1951-) Frost Library; HB171 .R676 2015

    The forgotten depression : 1921, the crash that cured itself (Grant, James, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; HB3717 1920 .G73 2014

    Masters of the universe, slaves of the market (Bell, Stephen, 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HB3725 .B45 2015

    Europe entrapped (Offe, Claus, author.) Frost Library; HB3782 .O44 2015

    Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future (Vance, Ashlee, author.) Frost Library; HC102.5.M88 V36 2015

    Capitalism by gaslight : illuminating the economy of nineteenth-century America Frost Library; HC105 .C23 2015

    Improving the measurement of consumer expenditures Frost Library; HC106.3 .C714 v.74

    American insecurity : why our economic fears lead to political inaction (Levine, Adam Seth, 1981-) Frost Library; HC106.83 .L49 2015

    The patenting of life, limiting liberty, and the corporate pursuit of seeds (Nizamuddin, Ali M.) Frost Library; HD1417 .N49 2015

    America's public lands : from Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and beyond (Wilson, Randall K., 1966-, author.) Frost Library; HD216 .W48 2014

    Mergers, merger control, and remedies : a retrospective analysis of U.S. policy (Kwoka, John E.) Frost Library; HD2746.5 .K88 2015

    Century of the leisured masses : entertainment and the transformation of twentieth-century America (Surdam, David G. (David George) author.) Frost Library; HD4904.6 .S867 2015

    Unlevel playing fields : understanding wage inequality and discrimination (Albelda, Randy Pearl.) Frost Library; HD6061 .A53 2013

    Unfinished work : the struggle to build an aging American workforce (Coleman, Joseph, 1963-) Frost Library; HD6280 .C555 2015

    Struggle for the soul of the postwar South : white evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie (Fones-Wolf, Elizabeth A., 1954-, author.) Frost Library; HD8055.C75 F66 2015

    Claiming our voice Frost Library; HD8081.A8 C535

    The political economy of border drawing : arranging legality in European labor migration policies (Paul, Regine.) Frost Library; HD8378.5.A2 P38 2015

    Labor relations in a globalizing world (Katz, Harry C. (Harry Charles), 1951-, author.) Frost Library; HD8943 .K38 2015

    Food sovereignty in international context : discourse, politics and practice of place Frost Library; HD9000.5 .F5977 2015

    Energy poverty : global challenges and local solutions Frost Library; HD9502.A2 E54936 2014

    American energy century Frost Library; HD9502.U52 A427 2013

    The looting machine (Burgis, Tom, author.) Frost Library; HD9506.A382 B87 2015

    The mines of Cardiganshire : metalliferous and associated minerals 1845-1913 (Burt, Roger, 1942-) Frost Library; HD9506.G73 C37 1985

    The Cumberland mineral statistics : metalliferous and associated minerals, 1845-1913 (Burt, Roger, 1942-) Frost Library; HD9506.G73 C8 1982

    Devon and Somerset mines : metalliferous and associated minerals, 1845-1913 (Burt, Roger, 1942-) Frost Library; HD9506.G73 D43 1984

    The Derbyshire mineral statistics : metalliferous and associated minerals 1845-1913 Frost Library; HD9506.G73 D47 1981

    The Durham and Northumberland mineral statistics : metalliferous and associated minerals 1845-1913 (Burt, Roger, 1942-) Frost Library; HD9506.G73 D8 1983

    The mines of Flintshire & Denbighshire : metalliferous and associated minerals 1845-1913 (Burt, Roger, 1942-) Frost Library; HD9506.G73 F55 1992

    The Lancashire and Westmorland mineral statistics with the Isle of Man Frost Library; HD9506.G73 L3 1983

    The Mines of Shropshire & Montgomeryshire with Cheshire and Staffordshire (Burt, Roger, 1942-) Frost Library; HD9506.G73 S57 1990

    The Yorkshire mineral statistics : metalliferous and associated minerals 1845-1913 Frost Library; HD9506.G73 Y67 1982

    Two centuries of industrial welfare (Raistrick, Arthur.) Frost Library; HD9539.L43 L667 1988

    Oil and governance : state-owned enterprises and the world energy supply Frost Library; HD9560.5 .O3654 2012

    Land grabs in a green African economy (Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa. Conference (6th : 2011 : Arusha, Tanzania)) Frost Library; HD966 .T73 2011

    Factory Man (Macy, Beth, author.) Frost Library; HD9773.U74 V38 2014

    Empire of cotton : a global history (Beckert, Sven, author.) Frost Library; HD9870.5 .B43 2014

    Fashioning fat : inside plus-size modeling (Czerniawski, Amanda M., author.) Frost Library; HD9940.A2 C94 2015

    Chewing gum in America, 1850-1920 : the rise of an industry (Segrave, Kerry, 1944-, author.) Frost Library; HD9970.5.C453 U674 2015

    The great Beanie Baby bubble : mass delusion and the dark side of cute (Bissonnette, Zac, author.) Frost Library; HD9993.T694 T923 2015

    The rise of the joyful economy (Hutter, Michael, author.) Frost Library; HD9999.C9472 H87 2015

    Mobility and transportation : concepts for sustainable transportation in future megacities Frost Library; HE305 .M635 2014

    Car troubles : critical studies of automobility and auto-mobility Frost Library; HE5611 .C26 2009

    Automobilities Frost Library; HE5613 .A924 2005

    Reconstructing the World Trade Organization for the 21st century : an institutional approach (Jones, Kent Albert.) Frost Library; HF1385 .J669 2015

    A history of the FTAA : from hegemony to fragmentation in the Americas (Nelson, Marcel, author.) Frost Library; HF1776 .N45 2015

    The great divergence reconsidered : Europe, India, and the rise to global economic power (Studer, Roman.) Frost Library; HF3495 .S78 2015

    Ask, measure, learn : using social media analytics to understand and influence customer behavior (Finger, Lutz, author.) Frost Library; HF5415.32 .F56 2014

    Feeding Barcelona, 1714-1975 : public market halls, social networks, and consumer culture (Miller, Montserrat, 1960-) Frost Library; HF5474.S72 B36 2015

    The age of cryptocurrency (Vigna, Paul, author.) Frost Library; HF5548.32 .V54 2015

    Accounting : tools for business decision making (Kimmel, Paul D.) Frost Library; HF5636 .K56 2013

    A force for good : how enlightened finance can restore faith in capitalism (Taft, John, 1954-) Frost Library; HG101 .T34 2015

    Capital failure : rebuilding trust in financial services Frost Library; HG173 .C275 2014

    The synergy of microfinance : fighting poverty by moving beyond credit (Nayak, Binod B., author.) Frost Library; HG178.33.D44 N393 2015

    The thin green line : the money secrets of the super wealthy (Sullivan, Paul, author.) Frost Library; HG179 .S8518 2015

    Thrift : the history of an American cultural movement (Yarrow, Andrew L.) Frost Library; HG179 .Y35 2014

    Coined : the rich life of money and how its history has shaped us (Sehgal, Kabir, author.) Frost Library; HG203 .S44 2015

    The Summit Bretton Woods, 1944 : J. M. Keynes and the reshaping of the global economy (Conway, Edmund, author.) Frost Library; HG205 .C668 2015

    Making money : coin, currency, and the coming of capitalism (Desan, Christine, author.) Frost Library; HG231 .D47 2014

    Heaven's bankers : inside the hidden world of Islamic finance (Irfan, Harris, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; HG3368.A6 I74 2015

    Shadow banking within and across national borders (Annual International Banking Conference (16th : 2013 : Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)) Frost Library; HG3550 .I58 2013

    Governing by debt (Lazzarato, M. (Maurizio) author.) Frost Library; HG3701 .L3913 2015

    IPO : a global guide (Espinasse, Philippe, author.) Frost Library; HG4028.S7 E77 2014

    Quantitative trading with R (Georgakopoulos, Harry, author.) Frost Library; HG4661 .G46 2015

    Irrational exuberance (Shiller, Robert J., author.) Frost Library; HG4910 .S457 2015

    Dead companies walking : how a hedge fund manager finds opportunityin unexpected places (Fearon, Scott.) Frost Library; HG6041 .F38 2015