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.
  • PsycInfo (1887 to present)
    Covers the academic literature in psychology and related disciplines including psychiatry, sociology, education, and other areas.

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.
  • IncFact
    Detailed profiles, trends, and "competitor intelligence" on 2.9 million private companies, public companies, and VC-backed startups.

Qualitative research methods for the social sciences (Berg, Bruce L. (Bruce Lawrence), 1954-, author.) Frost Library; H61 .B4715 2017

Creative teamwork : developing rapid, site-switching ethnography Frost Library; H61 .C725 2018

Contemporary African social and political philosophy : trends, debates and challenges (Kasanda Lumembu, Albert, author.) Frost Library; H61.15 .K3645 2018

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

Public policy : a view from the South (Narain, Vishal, author.) Frost Library; H97 .N37 2018

Handbook of computational economics Frost Library; HB135 .H356 1996

Enjoyable econometrics (Franses, Philip Hans, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; HB139 .F7224 2018

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

Scotland's populations from the 1850s to today (Anderson, Michael, 1942-, author.) Frost Library; HB2047 .A53 2018

Economic essays : contributed in honor of John Bates Clark Archives and Special Collections; HB31 .E3 1927

The media and austerity : critical perspectives Frost Library; HB3722 .M44 2018

How to combat recession : stimulus without debt (Seidman, Laurence S., author.) Frost Library; HB3743 .S45 2018

Overripe economy : American capitalism and the crisis of democracy (Nasser, Alan, author.) Frost Library; HC103 .N37 2018

Is capitalism doomed? (Dennis, Lawrence, 1893-1977.) Archives and Special Collections; HC106.3 .D37 1932

American default : the untold story of FDR, the Supreme Court, and the battle over gold (Edwards, Sebastian, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; HC106.3 .E48 2018

Sovereign soldiers : how the U.S. military transformed the global economy after World War II (Madsen, Grant, author.) Frost Library; HC106.5 .M354 2018

Land reform revisited (Reflections on South Africa's land and agrarian questions after 20 years democracy (Conference) (201) Frost Library; HD1333.S6 R43 2014

The Oxford handbook of water politics and policy Frost Library; HD1691 .O94 2018

Hammer, sickle, and soil : the Soviet drive to collectivize agriculture (Daly, Jonathan W., author.) Frost Library; HD1992 .D27 2017 x

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

The control of trusts (Clark, John Bates, 1847-1938.) Archives and Special Collections; HD2795 .C5 1912

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

America's information wars (Burke, Colin B., 1936-, author.) Frost Library; HD30.2 .B865 2018

Demobilization of wartime economic controls (Clark, John Maurice, 1884-1963.) Archives and Special Collections; HD3616.U47 C53 1944

The fiscalization of social policy (McCabe, Joshua T., author.) Frost Library; HD4925 .M35 2018

Diminishing returns at work : the consequences of long working hours (Pencavel, John H., author.) Frost Library; HD5124 .P46 2018

Leadership presence. Frost Library; HD57.7 .L4347 2018

Federalism in action : the devolution of Canada's public employment service, 1995-2015 (Wood, Donna E., 1948- author.) Frost Library; HD5879 .W66 2018

Creating corporate sustainability : gender as an agent for change Frost Library; HD60 .C7396 2018

Black women, work, and welfare in the age of globalization (Pinder, Sherrow O., author.) Frost Library; HD6057.5.U5 P56 2018

Team writing : a guide to working in groups (Wolfe, Joanna, author.) Frost Library; HD66 .W645 2010

Work's intimacy (Gregg, Melissa, 1978-) Frost Library; HD6955 .G744 2011

High-tech housewives : Indian IT workers, gendered labor, and transmigration (Bhatt, Amy Pradip, author.) Frost Library; HD8039.I372 I43 2018

Where bad jobs are better : retail jobs across countries and companies (Carré, Françoise J., author.) Frost Library; HD8039.M39 C37 2017

Labor and the class idea in the United States and Canada (Eidlin, Barry, author.) Frost Library; HD8072.5 .E379 2018

The human advantage : the future of American work in an age of smart machines (Richards, Jay W. (Jay Wesley), 1967-, author.) Frost Library; HD8072.5 .R52 2018

Power, politics, and principles : Mackenzie King and labour, 1935-1948 (Hollander, Taylor, author.) Frost Library; HD8106 .H65 2018

Economic institutions and human welfare (Clark, John Maurice, 1884-1963.) Archives and Special Collections; HD82 .C554 1957

Guideposts in time of change (Clark, John Maurice, 1884-1963.) Archives and Special Collections; HD82 .C56 1949

Beyond the vanguard : everyday revolutionaries in Allende's Chile (Schlotterbeck, Marian, author.) Frost Library; HD8298 .S35 2018

Economic statecraft : human rights, sanctions, and conditionality (Fabre, Cécile, author.) Frost Library; HD87 .F355 2018

Geschichte des Nicht-Essens : Verzicht, Vermeidung und Verweigerung in der Moderne Frost Library; HD9000.5 .G44 2018

Sugar : the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity (Walvin, James, author.) Frost Library; HD9100.5 .W35 2017

Charles E. Hires and the drink that wowed a nation (Double, Bill, author.) Frost Library; HD9349.S632 D68 2018

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

Risk and ruin : Enron and the culture of American capitalism (Benke, Gavin, author.) Frost Library; HD9502.U54 E57225 2018

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

De la terre & des hommes : la tuilerie des Milles d'Aix-en-Provence, 1882-2006 (Grésillon, Boris.) Frost Library; HD9605.F73 P76 2007

Digital dominance : the power of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple Frost Library; HD9696.8.U62 D54 2018

The economics of cars (Cassia, Fabio, author.) Frost Library; HD9710.A2 C37 2018

The color line and the assembly line : managing race in the Ford empire (Esch, Elizabeth D., author.) Frost Library; HD9710.U54 F27 2018

Empire of guns : the violent making of the industrial revolution (Satia, Priya, author.) Frost Library; HD9744.F553 S28 2018

Bad blood : secrets and lies in a Silicon Valley startup (Carreyrou, John, author.) Frost Library; HD9995.H423 U627 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

An anthropology of the machine : Tokyo's commuter train network (Fisch, Michael (Anthropologist) author.) Frost Library; HE5059.T6 F57 2018

Waterfront Manhattan : from Henry Hudson to the high line (Schlichting, Kurt C., author.) Frost Library; HE554.N7 S35 2018

Airportness : the nature of flight (Schaberg, Christopher, author.) Frost Library; HE9797 .S329 2017

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

Russia's response to sanctions (Connolly, Richard, 1979- author.) Frost Library; HF1558.2 .C66 2018

The wealth of a nation : a history of trade politics in America (Johnson, Don, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; HF1753 .J64 2018

Big business and Hitler (Pauwels, Jacques R., author.) Frost Library; HF3099 .P385 2017

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

Pioneers of promotion (Dobrow, Joe, author.) Frost Library; HF5415.1 .D593 2018

Performing consumers : global capital and its theatrical seductions (Wickstrom, Maurya.) Frost Library; HF5429 .W514 2006

Walmart in the Global South : workplace culture, labor politics, and supply chains Frost Library; HF5429.215.D44 W35 2018

Working for respect : community and conflict at Walmart (Reich, Adam D. (Adam Dalton), 1981-, author.) Frost Library; HF5429.215.U6 R45 2018

Market as place and space of economic exchange : perspectives from archaeology and anthropology Frost Library; HF5471 .M354 2018

Managing expatriates : success factors in private and public domains Frost Library; HF5549.5.E45 M36 2018

Magazine advertising in Life during World War II : patriotism through service, thrift, and utility (Brasted, Monica, author.) Frost Library; HF6105.U5 B73 2018

Frenemies : the epic disruption of the ad business (and everything else) (Auletta, Ken, author.) Frost Library; HF6178 .A895 2018

Declarations of dependence : money, aesthetics, and the politics of care (Ferguson, Scott (Assistant Professor) author.) Frost Library; HG221 .F433 2018

Democratizing money? : debating legitimacy in monetary reform proposals (Weber, Beat, 1970- author.) Frost Library; HG230.3 .W4525 2018

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

The Dao of capital : Austrian investing in a distorted world (Spitznagel, Mark, 1971-) Frost Library; HG4521 .S7156 2013

Cyclical fluctuations and the international capital movements of the United States, 1865-1897 (Simon, Matthew, 1921-1968.) Frost Library; HG4910 .S5 1979