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Resources for Economics

General Information | Books | Journals | Web Resources |

 

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

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]
♦  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]
♦  Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything /
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.
HB74.P8 L479 2005
Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life -- from cheating and crime to parenting and sports -- and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration.  Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives -- how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. [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."
♦  The McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of economics / Douglas Greenwald,
editor in chief. 2nd ed.
Ref. HB61 .E55 1994

Journals

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
(Businessweek e-journal 1996 - 2010 // succeeded by Bloomberg Businessweek
(in Library) (e-journal  2010 - present ) [3/17]
♦  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:
♦  The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics 
URL: http://www.econlib.org/library/CEE.html
" The Library of Economics and Liberty is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources...
David R. Henderson, editor."  [5/17]
♦  The Economist 
URL: 
http://www.economist.com/
The Economist online offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology. [5/15]
♦  Economy Watch
URL: http://www.economywatch.com/
EconomyWatch.com is the largest online economics community in the world. Includes a comprehensive mix of news, analysis, reference, articles, data, charts and tools. [5/15]

Last updated 2017.05/ CP