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.
  • 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.
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

Introduction to econometrics (Stock, James H.) Frost Library; HB139 .S765 2012

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

Crisis and the failure of economic theory (Bertocco, Giancarlo, 1954- author.) Frost Library; HB3722 .B4813 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 global financial crisis : from US subprime mortgages to European sovereign debt (Zestos, George K.) Frost Library; HB3722 .Z42 2016

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

When riot cops are not enough : the policing and repression of Occupy Oakland (King, Mike.) Frost Library; HC103 .K455 2017

Glass house : the 1% economy and the shattering of the all-American town (Alexander, Brian, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; HC106.84 .A44 2017

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

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

Building the new American economy : smart, fair, and sustainable (Sachs, Jeffrey, author.) Frost Library; HC106.84 .S229 2017

La Vía Campesina : globalization and the power of peasants (Desmarais, Annette Aurelie.) Frost Library; HD1521 .D47 2007

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

Food power : the rise and fall of the postwar American food system (McDonald, Bryan (Bryan L.) author.) Frost Library; HD1761 .M26 2017

Measuring the global shadow economy : the prevalence of informal work and labour (Williams, Colin C., 1961-, author.) Frost Library; HD2341 .W484 2016

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

Work, labour, and professions in the Roman world Frost Library; HD4844 .W67 2017

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

Invisible labor : hidden work in the contemporary world Frost Library; HD4855 .I58 2016

Borderlands of slavery : the struggle over captivity and peonage in the American Southwest (Kiser, William S., 1986-, author.) Frost Library; HD4875.U5 K57 2017

Beyond the cubicle : job insecurity, intimacy, and the flexible self (Pugh, Allison J., author.) Frost Library; HD5708 .P837 2017

African American men and the labor market during the Great Recession (Holder, Michelle, author.) Frost Library; HD5724 .H57 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

Programmed inequality : how Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge in computing (Hicks, Marie, author.) Frost Library; HD6135 .H53 2017

Dismantling solidarity : capitalist politics and American pensions since the New Deal (McCarthy, Michael A., 1979- author.) Frost Library; HD7125 .M23 2017

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

Ours to lose : when squatters became homeowners in New York City (Starecheski, Amy, author.) Frost Library; HD7287.96.U62 N7775 2016

No simple solutions : transforming public housing in Chicago (Popkin, Susan J., author.) Frost Library; HD7288.78.U52 C465 2016

A culture of growth : the origins of the modern economy (Mokyr, Joel, author.) Frost Library; HD75 .M65 2017

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

Hard work is not enough : gender and racial inequality in an urban workspace (Davis, Katrinell, author.) Frost Library; HD8039.T72 U4425 2016

England's great transformation : law, labor, and the Industrial Revolution (Steinberg, Marc W. (Marc William), 1956-, author.) Frost Library; HD8390 .S795 2016

The power of economists within the state (Christensen, Johan, 1985- author.) Frost Library; HD87 .C479 2017

Food security in an uncertain world : an international perspective Frost Library; HD9000.5 .F666 2015

Divided spirits : tequila, mezcal, and the politics of production (Bowen, Sarah, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; HD9393.6.A2 B69 2015

To thee! (Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971, author, illustrator.) Archives and Special Collections; HD9397.U5 R34 1946 x

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

Thirst for power : energy, water and human survival (Webber, Michael E., 1971-, author.) Frost Library; HD9502.A2 W413 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 depths of Russia : oil, power, and culture after socialism (Rogers, Douglas, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; HD9575.R83 P477 2015

When they hid the fire : a history of electricity and invisible energy in America (French, Daniel, author.) Frost Library; HD9685.U5 F748 2017

The thirty-year war : a history of Detroit's streetcars, 1892-1922 (Lehto, Neil J., author.) Frost Library; HE310.D47 L44 2017

Bicycle justice and urban transformation : biking for all? Frost Library; HE5736 .B525 2016

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

Between truth and time : a history of Soviet Central Television (Evans, Christine E., author.) Frost Library; HE8700.9.S65 E93 2016

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

The great convergence : information technology and the new globalization (Baldwin, Richard E., author.) Frost Library; HF1365 .B35 2016

International trade : the basics (Poon, Jessie P. H., 1963-, author.) Frost Library; HF1379 .P6635 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

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

Jainism and ethical finance : a timeless business model (Shah, Atul K., 1973- author.) Frost Library; HG103 .S53 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

The economics of money, banking, and financial markets (Mishkin, Frederic S., author.) Frost Library; HG173 .M632 2016

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

Freedom from work : embracing financial self-help in the United States and Argentina (Fridman, Daniel, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; HG179 .F7338 2016

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

The unbanking of America : how the new middle class survives (Servon, Lisa J., author.) Frost Library; HG2491 .S47 2017

Anatomy of a banking scandal : the Keystone Bank failure--harbinger of the 2008 financial crisis (Pasley, Robert S., author.) Frost Library; HG2613.K494 F577 2016

The architecture of collapse : the global system in the 21st century (Guillén, Mauro F., author.) Frost Library; HG3881 .G85 2015

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

Europe isn't working (Elliott, Larry, author.) Frost Library; HG925 .E445 2016