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.

The state of unequal educational opportunity : the Coleman Report 50 years later Frost Library; H1 .A4 v.674

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

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

Going public : a guide for social scientists (Stein, Arlene, author.) Frost Library; H61.8 .S84 2017

Diary methods (Hyers, Lauri L., author.) Frost Library; H62 .H895 2018

Salsa dancing into the social sciences : research in an age of info-glut (Luker, Kristin.) Frost Library; H62 .L7995 2008

The science of qualitative research (Packer, Martin J., author.) Frost Library; H62 .P223 2018

The policy state : an American predicament (Orren, Karen, author.) Frost Library; H97 .O77 2017

The philosophy of quantitative methods (Haig, Brian D., 1945-, author.) Frost Library; HA29 .H35 2018

A worker's economist : John R. Commons and his legacy from progressivism to the war on poverty (Chasse, John Dennis, author.) Frost Library; HB119.C58 C43 2017

Essentials of applied econometrics (Smith, Aaron D., author.) Frost Library; HB139 .S6255 2017

The inner lives of markets : how people shape them--and they shape us (Fisman, Raymond, author.) Frost Library; HB171 .F545 2016

Patterns of economic change by state and area : income, employment, & gross domestic product Frost Library; HC103 .P38

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

Peasants, populism, and postmodernism : the return of the agrarian myth (Brass, Tom, 1946-) Frost Library; HD1542 .B73 2000

Ramp Hollow : the ordeal of Appalachia (Stoll, Steven, author.) Frost Library; HD210.A66 S76 2017

Roots of resistance : a history of land tenure in New Mexico (Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, 1939-) Frost Library; HD211.N6 O77 2007

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

The singularity of western innovation : the language nexus (Dudley, Leonard, 1943-, author.) Frost Library; HD2321 .D56 2017

The handbook of the economics of corporate governance. Volume 1 Frost Library; HD2741 .H26158 2017

Building co-operative power (Cornwell, Janelle, author.) Frost Library; HD3136.A3 N49 2013

American fair trade : proprietary capitalism, corporatism, and the "new competition", 1890-1940 (Sawyer, Laura Phillips, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; HD3616.U47 S29 2018

Building a capable state : service delivery in post-apartheid South Africa (Palmer, Ian (Civil engineer), author.) Frost Library; HD4722.A5 P35 2017

The subaltern Indian woman : domination and social degradation Frost Library; HD4875.I5 S83 2018

Undoing work, rethinking community : a critique of the social function of work (Chamberlain, James A., 1980- author.) Frost Library; HD4904 .C45 2018

Firms as political entities : saving democracy through economic bicameralism (Ferreras, Isabelle, author.) Frost Library; HD5650 .F47 2017

The Job Guarantee : Toward True Full Employment Frost Library; HD5713 .J63 2013

Visible hands : government regulation and international business responsibility (Knudsen, Jette Steen, author.) Frost Library; HD60 .K623 2017

Decentering citizenship : gender, labor, and migrant rights in South Korea (Choo, Hae Yeon, author.) Frost Library; HD6057.5.K6 C46 2016

The cost of being a girl : working teens and the origins of the gender wage gap (Besen-Cassino, Yasemin, author.) Frost Library; HD6061.2.U6 B47 2018

Domestic economies : women, work, and the American Dream in Los Angeles (Rosenbaum, Susanna, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; HD6072.2.U52 L674 2017

Common sense and a little fire : women and working-class politics in the United States, 1900-1965 (Orleck, Annelise, author.) Frost Library; HD6079.2.U5 O75 2017

Globalizing innovation : state institutions and foreign direct investment in emerging economies (Egan, Patrick, 1978-, author.) Frost Library; HD62.4 .E374 2017

Transfer pricing and the arm's length principle after BEPS (Collier, Richard S., author.) Frost Library; HD62.45 .C64 2017

Transnational aging and reconfigurations of kin work Frost Library; HD6280 .T73 2017

Scripts of servitude : language, labor migration and transnational domestic work (Lorente, Beatriz P., author.) Frost Library; HD6305.F55 L67 2018

Sewing the fabric of statehood (Howard, Adam M., editor.) Frost Library; HD6305.J3 H69 2017

Dolores Frost Library; HD6509.H84 D65

Blowing up the brand : critical perspectives on promotional culture Frost Library; HD69.B7 B575 2010

A place called home : the social dimensions of homeownership (Manturuk, Kim R., author.) Frost Library; HD7287.82.U6 M36 2017

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

The fight for fair housing Frost Library; HD7288.76.U5 F54 2018

Singlewide : chasing the American dream in a rural trailer park (Salamon, Sonya, author.) Frost Library; HD7289.62.U6 S36 2017

The development dilemma : security, prosperity, and a return to history (Bates, Robert H., author.) Frost Library; HD78 .B37 2017

On Durban's docks : Zulu workers, rural households, global labor (Callebert, Ralph, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; HD8039.L82 S573 2017

The long haul : a trucker's tales of life on the road (Murphy, Finn, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; HD8039.M7952 U55758 2017

Owners of the map : motorcycle taxi drivers, mobility, and politics in Bangkok (Sopranzetti, Claudio, author.) Frost Library; HD8039.T162 T57 2018

Growing up working class : hidden injuries and the development of angry white men and women (Gorman, Thomas J., author.) Frost Library; HD8066 .G67 2017

The end of loyalty : the rise and fall of good jobs in America (Wartzman, Rick, author.) Frost Library; HD8072.5 .W37 2017

Brokering servitude (Urban, Andrew, 1979- author.) Frost Library; HD8081.A5 U73 2018

Migrant labor and border securities in pop culture (Fojas, Camilla, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; HD8081.H7 F65 2017

Multinational maids : stepwise migration in a global labor market (Paul, Anju Mary, author.) Frost Library; HD8716.5 .P38 2017

Cotton capitalists : American Jewish entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction era (Cohen, Michael R. (Michael Ralph), 1978-, author.) Frost Library; HD9075 .C64 2017

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

Imperial intoxication : alcohol and the making of colonial Indochina (Sasges, Gerard, author.) Frost Library; HD9399.I482 S37 2017

China and the geopolitics of rare earths (Kalantzakos, Sophia, author.) Frost Library; HD9539.R32 K35 2018

Refining nature : Standard Oil and the limits of efficiency (Wlasiuk, Jonathan, author.) Frost Library; HD9569.S82 W53 2017

Nihon no jidōsha sangyō keieishi (Udagawa, Masaru, 1944- author. 宇田川勝, 1944- author.) Frost Library; HD9710.J32 U26 2013

Nihon jidōsha kōgyōshi : kogatasha to taishūsha ni yoru futatsu no dōtei (Yŏ, In-man, 1965- 呂寅満, 1965-) Frost Library; HD9710.J32 Y53 2011

The next factory of the world : how Chinese investment is reshaping Africa (Sun, Irene Yuan, author.) Frost Library; HD9737.A352 S86 2017

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

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

Postcolonial automobility : car culture in West Africa (Green-Simms, Lindsey B., 1978-, author.) Frost Library; HE5706.5.A6 G74 2017

Straight talk on trade : ideas for a sane world economy (Rodrik, Dani, author.) Frost Library; HF1713 .R63 2018

Clashing over commerce : a history of US trade policy (Irwin, Douglas A., 1962-, author.) Frost Library; HF3021 .I79 2017

London's triumph : merchant adventurers and the Tudor city (Alford, Stephen, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; HF3520.L65 A44 2017

Making money : life, death, and early modern trade on Africa's Guinea Coast (Kriger, Colleen E., author.) Frost Library; HF3920.Z7 G924 2017

Principles (Dalio, Ray, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; HF5386 .D167 2017

God's businessmen : entrepreneurial evangelicals in Depression and war (Hammond, Sarah Ruth, 1977-2011, author.) Frost Library; HF5388 .H36 2017

Neoliberalism from below : popular pragmatics and baroque economies (Gago, Verónica, author.) Frost Library; HF5473.A72 L6515 2017

Strategy, HRM, and performance : a contextual approach (Paauwe, J., author.) Frost Library; HF5549 .P212 2017

Capitalism without capital : the rise of the intangible economy (Haskel, Jonathan, author.) Frost Library; HF5681.I55 H37 2018

Inside the investments of Warren Buffett : twenty cases (Lu, Yefei, author.) Frost Library; HG172.B84 L8 2016

Finance in America : an unfinished story (Brine, Kevin R., author.) Frost Library; HG181 .B8345 2017

Central banks into the breach : from triumph to crisis and the road ahead (Siklos, Pierre L., 1955-, author.) Frost Library; HG1811 .S363 2017

The emotional life of money : how money changes the way we think and feel (Cross, Mary, 1934-, author.) Frost Library; HG222.3 .C76 2017

British banking : continuity and change from 1694 to the present (Michie, R. C., 1949-, author.) Frost Library; HG2986 .M48 2016

Till time's last sand : a history of the Bank of England, 1694-2013 (Kynaston, David, author.) Frost Library; HG2994 .K96 2017

Loan sharks : the birth of predatory lending (Geisst, Charles R., author.) Frost Library; HG3756.U54 G453 2017

How global currencies work : past, present, and future (Eichengreen, Barry J., author.) Frost Library; HG3881 .E3473 2018

The currency of confidence : how economic beliefs shape the IMF's relationship with its borrowers (Nelson, Stephen C., 1980-, author.) Frost Library; HG3881.5.I58 N45 2017

Migrating into financial markets : how remittances became a development tool (Bakker, Matt, 1971-, author.) Frost Library; HG3891 .B354 2015

The Wall Street primer : the players, deals, and mechanics of the U.S. securities market (Pedersen, Jason A.) Frost Library; HG4910 .P422 2009

Sovereign of the market : the money question in early America (Sklansky, Jeffrey, author.) Frost Library; HG501 .S553 2017

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

The social life of financial derivatives : markets, risk, and time (LiPuma, Edward, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; HG6024.A3 L57 2017

Claims reserving in general insurance (Hindley, David, author.) Frost Library; HG8076 .H55 2018