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Resources for Economics

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General Information

Resources include library materials, featuring books, ebooks, journals, and/or media in your elective that are listed in the Library Catalog; and Web resources, featuring recommended Web resources  selected and annotated by NEIT's Reference Librarians.

These resources are intended to be a starting point only and are not a comprehensive guide to all the resources available.  Always be sure to Ask a Librarian.


Books and media on Economics and economic theory can be found in the Library under the classification HB. This includes works on Microeconomics which are found in HB172, and works on Macroeconomics in HB172.5. Works on the economic history and conditions of various countries or regions are located in the classification HC, with works on the economic history of the United States in HC101-HC109 (listed in the Library Catalog under the subject heading United States--Economic conditions). Works on economic relations among nations are found in HF1351-HF1359 (listed in the Library Catalog under International Economic Relations).

Works on Medical Economics are found on the shelves in R728-R728.8 for the economic aspects of medical service from the point of view of the practitioner, and in RA410-RA410.9 for economics of medical care from the viewpoint of the general public.

Library materials on personal finance are located on the shelves in HG179 (listed in the Library Catalog under Finance, Personal).

For more titles, search the Library Catalog using the subject terms listed above in bold.

♦  The ascent of money : a financial history of the world / Niall Ferguson.
HG171 .F47 2008  
"Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance.  Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization." [6/16]
♦  Cryptoassets : the innovative investor's guide to bitcoin and beyond /
Chris Burniske & Jack Tatar.
HG1710 .B86 2018
This authoritative resource will help you understand how these assets were created, how they work, and how they are evolving amid the blockchain revolution. The authors define a clear and original cryptoasset taxonomy, composed of cryptocurrencies, cryptocommodities, and cryptotokens, with insights into how each subset is blending technology and markets. [1/18]
♦  A dictionary of economics / John Black, Nigar Hashimzade, Gareth Myles. 4th ed.
Ref. HB61 .B554 2012 
Contains clear, concise definitions of over 3,400 key economic terms, covering all aspects of the field, including economic theory, applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, labor economics, public economics and public finance, monetary economics, and environmental economics. [6/16]
♦  The instant economist : everything you need to know about how the economy works / Timothy Taylor.
HB171 .T36 2012  
The author discusses "all the key questions and hot topics of both microeconomics and macroeconomics, including: Why do budget deficits matter? What exactly does the Federal Reserve do? Does globalization take jobs away from American workers?  Why is health insurance so costly? The Instant Economist offers the knowledge and sophistication to understand the issues- so you can understand and discuss economics on a personal, national, and global level." [1/18]


Search EBSCO's Full Text Finder for Journal Titles, or by subject or simple keyword.
Suggested titles
below listed as (e-journals or electronic journals) can be located in the subscription service, EBSCO's Full Text Finder.

♦  Applied Economics (e-journal 1969 - present, 18 month delay)
Original articles on the application of economic analysis to specific problems in both public and private sectors, quantitative studies and contributions which make use of the methods of mathematics, statistics and operations research. [12/16]
♦  Bloomberg Businessweek
Available online 1996 - present.  [10/19]
♦  Journal of Applied Economics (e-journal 1998 - present)
Discusses industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, finance, money & banking, growth, public finance, political economy, law & economics, & environmental economics. [12/16]
♦  The Quarterly Journal of Economics (e-journal 1886 - present, 1 year delay)
Presents refereed articles shaping today's economic theory from microtheory to empirical and theoretical macroeconomics. [12/16]

Web Resources

Listed are selected web resources pertinent to your elective:

♦  Bureau of Labor Statistics:  Economy at a Glance
Links to states and regions/cities of states to see timelines of economic data.  Also check data from the past decade. [7/19]
♦  Census: Business Formation Statistics by State

Other Sources to research:
Census: Statistics of U. S. Businesses  [SUSB]

Federal Housing Finance Agency
US Department of Treasury
Bureau of Economic Analysis [BEA]
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Energy Informaton Administration [EIA]
Employment and Training Administration

Other Information
♦  The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics 
"The Library of Economics and Liberty is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources..." "The website is provided by Liberty Fund, Inc., a private, educational foundation established to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals." [1/18]
♦  The Economist 
The Economist online offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology. [1/18]
♦  Economy Watch
URL: is the largest online economics community in the world. Includes a comprehensive mix of news, analysis, reference, articles, data, charts and tools. [1/18]

Last updated 201801/ CP