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About this Guide

The Doe Library/Gardner Main Stacks collection in economics supports the research and teaching of the Department of Economics and other disciplines relating to the subject.

Electronic Resource Finder

The most important research section of the library web site is the Library Electronic Resource Finder. This is the library directory of databases and other information resources, organized by subject (e.g. political science) type (e.g. encyclopedias) as well as other categories. It also contains a link to a comprehensive listing of library e-journals.

Connecting from Off Campus

You can access UCB Library resources from off campus or via your laptop or other mobile device using one of two simple methods:

Proxy Server
After you make a one-time change in your web browser settings, the proxy server will ask you to log in with a CalNet ID or Library PIN when you click on the link to a licensed resource. See the setup instructions, FAQ, and Troubleshooting pages to configure your browser.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)
After you install and run the VPN "client" software on your computer, you can log in with a CalNet ID to establish a secure connection with the campus network.

Catalogs & Search Engines

Find a book that matches your topic and go to the call number range to browse. Check the references and bibliography.

Google Scholar
. Functions as both a key word database for articles and books. It automatically connects to select licensed content held by the UC libraries. 

Google Books. Millions of scanned books worldwide.  Search the text of the books, view previews or "snippets" from books still in copyright, and read the full text of out-of-copyright books.  To read the text of a copyrighted book, use the Find in a Library link to locate the book at UC Berkeley or search OskiCat.

Oskicat. UC Berkeley libraries catalog. Includes records for most UCB library materials, including books, e-books, journal and e-journal titles, films and videos, maps, archival materials, and much more. See also the Quick Guide to Oskicat and Oskicat Tutorial.

Melvyl
. Catalog for all UC Campus libraries, including selected libraries on campus not in Oskicat, e.g. the Boalt Law Library. 

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Economics Reference Sources

The following references sources are useful for getting started on a research topic or for background reading. 

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Comprehensive encyclopedia of economics authored by over 1,500 contributors, providing a current overview of economics as well as classic essays.

Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. Approachable  introductory encyclopedia of economic concepts. Includes classic essays by renowned authors.

EIU Country Reports and Profiles.  Studies of the political, economic, and business environments in more than 180 countries.

Handbook of Development Economics. Edited by Hollis Chenery and T.N. Srinivasan. Main HD82 .H275 1988, Vol. 1-4. See also Vol. 5 edited by Dani Rodrik and Mark R. Rosenzweig, Main HD82 .H277 2010 

Handbook of Labor Economics. Edited by Orley Ashenfelter and Richard Layard. Main HD4802 .H36 1986. Vol. 1-4.

Handbook of Public Economics. Edited by Alan J. Auerbach and Martin Feldstein. Main HJ141 .H36.  Vol. 1-4

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Inter-disciplinary encyclopedia of the social sciences covering 99 subject areas.

Find Dissertations

Find Dissertations by searching Digital Dissertations, which indexes over 1.5 million dissertations completed in North American (including UC) and European universities from 1861 to the present. Listings after 1980 include abstracts, and some feature 24-page excerpts. Also see Find Dissertations and Theses for other specialized sources, and dissertations completed at a UC campus can also be found in Library catalogs, which have limit to dissertations/theses search options:

Dissertations/Theses in Oskicat

Full-text Access: Online full-text of UC dissertations (from 1996) can be found by searching Digital Dissertations and also appear in Library catalog search results. UC Berkeley dissertations in print prior to 1996 may be found by searching the Library catalogs. Dissertations done at other UC campuses prior to 1996 or ouside the UC system must be obtained through Interlibrary Loan or using the "Request" option in Next-Gen Melvyl.

Economics Articles & Working Papers

Use the fopllowing databases to find journal articles working papers, books, book chapters, and conference proceedings in economics and related disciplines.  Highlighted items in bold are particularly recommended.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online). Indexes journals, books, policy briefs, working papers, and conference proceedings from research institutes worldwide related to international affairs analysis and advocacy materials. Also includes links to international affairs Internet sources.

Conference Board. Provides full text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics. Proprietary, nonbiased research includes studies of Fortune 500 companies on business trends, leadership decisions, performance excellence, ethics and corporate governance, HR, and forcasts of regional, national, and international economic conditions. 1995-present.

EconLitThe most comprehensive index to scholarly journal articles in economics. It also lists books and dissertations, and indexes articles within 'collective works' (books consisting of collections of essays or individual papers). Most citations include a searchable abstract. (You may also search all Social Sciences databases.)

Elsevier GeographyIndexes over 2000 journals, monographs, books, conference proceedings, and theses covering the international literature in physical and human geography, as well as international development issues.

Google Scholar. Lists journal articles, books, preprints, and technical reports in many subject areas. Some listings include links to related articles and to other sources that cite the item. Includes content from free resources as well as subscription resources (such as electronic journals from selected publishers). Use the UC-eLinks option, when available, to find the UCB access to a publication.

IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research. A free bibliographic database on economics. Offering citations to thousands of full-text working papers, books and book chapters, and articles from peer-reviewed journals.

JSTOR. Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles. JSTOR is an archive which means that current issues (generally the most recent 3-5 years) of the journals are not yet available.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Provides access to NBER research results through the working paper series.The NBER is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. Their research is conducted by more than 600 university professors around the country, the leading scholars in their fields. NBER Data and Data links provide access to government economic information such as business cycle data.

PAIS International and PAIS Archive. Indexes books, journals, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, and web sources related to public policy, politics, economics, and social issues worldwide. Includes publications from over 120 countries. Some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The Archive covers English-language material only. (You may also search all Social Sciences databases.)

PolicyFile. Index to public policy in the areas of economics, politics, the environment, and social issues, taken from reports from a wide range of thinks tanks, Non-governmental organizations, international governmental organizations, and other institutions worldwide.

Rand Research Publications.  Think tank supplying analyses for policy development in a wide variety of areas, including economics, education, environment and energy, health, international public policy, labor markets, population and regional studies, science and technology, social welfare, transportation, military studies, and global security. The database is also searchable by author, title word, or words in the abstract.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) eLibrary.  Association of virtual research networks, including one in Economics(ERN). Includes a database of working papers as well as professional announcements, job openings, and a professional directory with contact information for authors available on the web site.

Web of Science
Indexes and provides article citation links over 8,000 of the leading journals in the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences, providing searching of footnoted citations.

World Banking AbstractsAbstracts of articles published internationally in over 400 banking and finance publications. Contains abstracts of published information in all areas of finance. The abstracts are drawn from journals, magazines, and research reports such as those from the US Federal Reserve Banks, the EC research institutes and universities throughout the world.

Ebooks in Economics

The UCB libraries have purchased several packages of ebooks from commercial vendors and university presses.  Ebooks may be located by searching in Oskicat and/or Melvyl but there may be delays loading ebook records into these catalogs. You may therfore wish to browse or search the following ebook packages, which  many contain ebooks in economics and finance.

ebrary. Our largest e-book collection, with over 50,000 titles on a wide range of subjects. Find them in OskiCat (keyword: ebrary) or search the ebrary website directly. Some advanced ebrary features require downloading reader software.

Goldsmith's-Kress Library of Economic Literature. Collection of e-books from 1460-1850, and 466 pre-1906 serials. Focuses on economics and includes collections on banking, finance, and manufacturing. Combines the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, along with materials from the Seligman Collection at Columbia University and libraries at Yale.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)  The National Bureua of Economic Research (NBER) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. Research is conducted by more than 600 university professors around the country, the leading scholars in their fields. This database includes historical ebooks dating from the 1990s, but most current ebooks are not available.

OECD iLibrary. Full-text publications and data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), including country studies, forecasting publications, reports, socioeconomic datasets, and an interactive Health data database. The statistics sections include data in international trade, telecommunications, foreign aid, migration, and many other categories. From 1983 to the present.

Oxford Scholarship Online. Cross-searchable library containing the full text of books in many subjects, including economics and finance from 2008 to present.

Palgrave Connect: Economics and Finance Collections.  Contains Palgrave ebooks in economics and finance as well as business and management from 2006 to present. Palgrave is one of the premier commercial book publishers in economics.

Springer Electronic Book Package. Thousands of e-books the commerical publisher Springer. in several of the social sciences, including Business and Economics as well as  Mathematics and Statistics and more. These e-books are also listed in Melvyl.

UC Press E-Books Collection (eScholarship Editions). Online titles from the University of California Press - about 30% of the UC Press books, both in print and out-of-print are represented in this collection. Click on By Subject, for a title list by subject. Titles are viewable online but cannot be downloaded. Date coverage is from 1999 - 2004.

Wiley Online Library Ebook Collection. Books from 2011 to present, including selected books in economics and finance.  Like Springer (see above) this ebook portal also offers access to Wiley electronic journals.

World Bank e-Library. Full-text World Bank publications from mid 1990's to present. Topics covered include: economics and finance, public policy, education, international development, technology, poverty, gender, and more.

Statistics & Numeric Data in Economics

This page lists selected sources of economic statistics and numeric data that are licensed by the UC Berkeley libraries and available freely on the web. The content on the page is broken down by category:  Data Visualization,  United States/Regional MacroeconomicInternational Macroeconomic, Business & Industry, Demography & Labor, Development, Inequality & Investment, Economic History, Environmental Economics, Financial Data, International Trade, and Microdata.     

Data Lab

Data LabThe Data Lab, located in Doe Annex 189 (floor plan), provides access to a growing collection of electronic data files and analytical software such as MS Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata, and DataFerret. Data Lab staff can help you locate, retrieve, and use computer-readable, numeric data. Check their hours page for more information. 

The Data Lab has also created a Google Custom Search that targets 800+ academic, government agency, non-profit, and other web sites that provide high quality, downloadable statistical information and data sets. Emphasis is on data pertaining to the social sciences, health, developing countries, energy, natural resources, and the environment.

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Economic Data Visualization

Datamasher. Mashups of government data about states. Helps citizens see how states compare on important issues. Users can combine different data sets in interesting ways and create custom rankings by state.

Census CD neighborhood change database. (Geolytics). Contains nation-wide tract-level data from the 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 decennial censuses. Combines U.S. Bureau of the Census data into one product with variables and tract boundaries consistently defined across census years.

Gapminder. Non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Access and cross-tabulate 200 statistical time series.  See espcially Gapminder World and this video from co-founder Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes.

Google Public Data Explorer.  Makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. Includes visualizations for data from the World Bank, OECD, Eurostat, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and more.

Many Eyes
. Enables users to upload data for visualization and employ tools to generate interactive displays. Includes thousands of user-generated and public domain data visualizations (not all of which are reliable). From IBM.

National Historical Geographic Information System, Contains aggregare U.S. census data and GIS boundary files for each census from 1790 to 2000.

OECD Factbook eXplorer
. interactive tool for analysing the OECD country statistical
profiles for a variety of major economic, social and environmental indicators.

PolicyMap. US demographic and socioeconomic data indicators from the neighborhood census block to national levels: data on demographics, neighborhood conditions, real estate, income, jobs, education, crime, and health can be presented as maps, tables, charts and reports.

SimplyMap
. Requires user registration. Enables non-technical users to quickly create professional quality thematic maps and reports using extensive demographic, business and other data.

Social Explorer. Current and historical census data and other demographic information, such as religious organizations. Web interface lets users create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze and  demographic and social change

United States/Regional Macroeconomic

County Business Patterns.   Subnational economic data by industry, useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time.  Also available from the National Historical Geographic Information System.

CPS Utilities.  (CD in Library Data Lab). Data, documentation, and extraction software for the Current Population Surveys. Includes all January, February, March, May, June, October, November surveys containing data from as early as 1962.

Data Planet
. Provides access to data points from licensed and public domain datasets from local, state and international governments and organizations.

Economic Census.  Provides a detailed portrait of the United States' economy every five years  about business establishment statistics: number of establishments, sales, receipts, revenue, payroll, and employees at the city, county, state and national levels.  See also the guide to the history of the economic census see the Princeton University Guide to the Economic Census from the Pliny Fisk Library of Economics and Finance.

Economic Indicators
. Monthly compilation prepared by the Council of Economic Advisors providing economic data on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and Federal finance.

Economic Report of the President. A
nnual report overviewing the United State's economic progress. Extremely useful historic tables on the major indicators of the US Economy.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED).
Portal for U.S. economic time series data from the St. Louis Federal Reserve. See also Fraser,  scanned images of U.S. historical economic statistical publications and other documents.

Global Insight
.  U.S. and International financial, economic and industry information. While a monthly frequency option appears, only quarterly and annual data are available. Access only for UCB faculty & grad students via Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS) - see complete WRDS entry below for more information.

Historical Statistics of the United States
.  Coverage begins with the colonial and pre-Federal period and goes up to 2000.  Excellent source of information for studying U.S. history, economics, politics, and other topics.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER Data
. The NBER links and/or hosts several datasets of interest, including Official Busines Cycle Rates, New Economic Releases, the NBER Macrohistory Database and many more.  The site also serves as a gateway to frequently used datasets by academics and governments.

Statistical Abstract of the United States. Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States as well as selected international data. The Abstract is useful both as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information, in print and on the Web. Earlier versions of the Statistical Abstract from 1878 to 2012 are available on the U.S Census Bureau's web site. In 2013 publication of the government version was discontinued, and taken up by the commercial vendor Proquest.

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International Macroeconomic

See also the library research guide on International Statistics.

African Development Indicators. From the World Bank. Detailed data on Africa covering 53 African countries from 1961 to present. Includes data on social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators.

Asian Development Bank Statistical Database System. Statistical Data from the Asian Development Bank (query at the top of the page).

Banks' Cross-National Time-Series
. Statistical information on a range of countries, with data entries ranging from 1815 to the present. It offers a comprehensive extent of variables and country facts.  Available on workstation 1 in the Doe Library Data Lab.

CEIC Global. Database of over 400,000 time series covering a growing list of countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Data items include: National Accounts, Industrial, Sales, Construction-Property, Demographic-Labor, Domestic and Foreign Trade, Stock Markets, Banking, Inflation, Monetary, Forex, Investment, and more.

China Data Online
. Monthly and annual macroeconomic statistics, city and county data, industrial sector data, and census updates for China. Click "direct access for institutional users."

Data Planet. Provides access to data points from licensed and public domain datasets from local, state and international governments and organizations.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports and Profiles.  Annual and quarterly analysis of the political and economic situation for more than 180 countries, from 1996 to present.

Eurostat. Publications and statistics from the EU, with data in economics, population, agriculture, trade, transportation, the envornment and much more.


Global Financial Data (GFD). Contains long runs of historical data (over 6,000 series) and macroeconomic trends for over 150 countries: financials, interest rates, exchange rates and more.  Includes online encyclopedias that describe each dataset.

Indiastat. Statistical data from Indian government and private sources: finance, agriculture, health, housing, transportation, and many other areas. Data is derived from documents, reports from the states and national government of India.  Note: userid and password required. Please inquire at any Library Reference Desk for assistance.

International Financial Statistics (IFS
)
. From the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Includes data on exchange and interest rates, balance of payments, government finance, national accounts, prices, foreign reserves, and more.  Recommended: use the economic concept view.

Official Statistics on the Web. Access to social, economic and general data from official government sources.  Includes statistical offices, central banks and government agencies. Features a good subject list.

OECD iLibrary. Data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Includes data on economics and finance, trade, telecommunications, development, foreign aid, migration, and other categories.

UN Data. From the United Nations. Wide range of economic, social, cultural, and demographic indicators: population, environment, health, economics, technology, trade, refugees, and more.

World Bank Data Catalog. Comprehensive catalog of freely available international economic, financial, and socio-economic data sets from the World Bank. Among the most useful of the many datasets offered is World Development Indicators featuring time series data from 1960 for 207 countries in the areas of population, labour, education, economics, the environment and much more.

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Business and Industry

Business Monitor Online (BMO). Data and analysis for a variety of industries: Agribusiness, Autos, Commercial Banking, Consumer Electronics, Defense & Security, Food & Drink, Freight Transport, Information Technology, Infrastructure, Water, Insurance, Metals, Mining, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Power, Real Estate, Retail, Shipping, Telecommunications, and Tourism. Coverage includes the U.S. and 50+ foreign countries.

CEIC Global. Database of over 400,000 time series covering countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Data items include: National Accounts, Industrial, Sales, Construction-Property, Demographic-Labor, Domestic and Foreign Trade, Stock Markets, Banking, Inflation, Monetary, Forex, Investment, and more.

County Business Patterns
. Subnational economic data by industry, useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time. Also available from the National Historical Geographic Information System.

Economic Census
. Provides a detailed portrait of the United States' economy every five years about business establishment statistics: number of establishments, sales, receipts, revenue, payroll, and employees at the city, county, state and national levels. See also the guide to the history of the economic census see the Princeton University Guide to the Economic Census from the Pliny Fisk Library of Economics and Finance.

Ibisworld
. Excellent database for industry-based research. Includes three sections for the United States, China, and global based industry reports.  Industry data is available in the United States by NAICS code.

OECDiLibrary
. Large selection of data on many topics from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  See especially the Industry section under OECDStat (Statistical Data) which includes industry and services data (sales, orders, work and production); the STAN database (bilateral trade by industry and end-use) and the sections on Information Communcations and Technology and Transport.

Standard and Poors Net Advantage
. Reports about companies and industries, including industry and company profiles, stock, bond, and mutual fund analysis, and economic forecasts.

United Nations Industrial Statistics Database
. CD ROM located at Doe Library reference desk. From the United Nations Indfustrial Development Organization (UNIDO).  Contains global data for the number of establishments and employees, wages and salaries, output. value added, gross fixed capital formation, and number of female employees by country. Data organzed by the United Nations International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) of all economic activities.

United Nations Industrial Commodity Production Statistics Dataset, 1950-2003
.  CD ROM Databset of industrial commodity production statistics from 1950-2003, measured as production sold of each commodity within each country or territory. The data include the production of industrial establishments for which the commodity is a primary product.

Demography & Labor

Census Neighborhood Change Database (CD in library data lab. Contains nation-wide tract-level data from the 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 decennial censuses. Combines U.S. Bureau of the Census data into one product with variables and tract boundaries that are consistently defined across census years.

CPS Utilities.  (CD in Library Data Lab). Data, documentation, and extraction software for the Current Population Surveys. Includes all January, February, March, May, June, October, November surveys containing data from as early as 1962.

Demographic Yearbook System. United Nations statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce and more.

Foreign Labor Statistics. Labour statistics derived from the foreign countries, the International Labour Office (ILO), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the EU. From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Health Nutrition and Population Statistics. Health, nutrition and population statistics gathered from international sources. Themes include population dynamics, nutrition, reproductive health, health financing, medical resources and usage, immunization, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS , population projections and lending. From the World Bank.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS). From the Minnesota Population Center. Micro-data for censuses from the United States back to 1850 as well as other nations. 

National Historical Geographic Information System, Contains aggregare U.S. census data and GIS boundary files for each census from 1790 to 2000.

International Data Base. From the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics for demographic, and socioeconomic data for countries and areas of the world. Information dates back from 1950 and as far ahead as 2050.

LABORSTA. International labor statistics from 1979 to the present on employment, earnings, wages, migration, strikes and more.

Occupational Wages Around the World (OWW). Wages data derived by the NBER from the ILO Laborsta database. Data requires advanced statistical application software.

Penn World Tables. Freely available data on population, national income accounts and prices, from 1950.

United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Data on inflation and prices, unemployment and productivity. Includes the Current Population Survey conducted by the BLS and the Census Bureau providing data on the economic status and activities of the population. See also the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) version of the CPS

United States Census Bureau
.  The principal source of periodic U.S demographic data. Major programs include the Census of Population and Housing available via American Factfinder and the American Communiyt Survey.

UN Data
. Wide range of economic, social, cultural, and demographic indicators for most countries and territories of the world.

World Development Indicators. Primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. Presents current and accurate global development data, and includes national, regional and global estimates.

World Population Prospects 2010 Revision.  Detailed population data from the United Nations Population Division, for countries worldwide, from 1950 with projections to 2050. 

Development, Inequality & Investment

See also the section on microdata below for additional sources.

Africa Development Indicator
s.  Detailed collection of data on Africa, containing over 1,600 indicators, covering 53 African countries from 1961 to 2008. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators.

AID Data. Microlevel aid data from a civil society organization billed as "open data for international development.  Includes a compilation of research data sets from around the world, articles on aid data from peer reviewed journals, and "aid data raw" which allows researchers to subset aid data by donor, recipient, and purpose for multiple years.  Includes data visualization tools and geocoded data sets.  

Balance of Payments Statistics. Balance of payments and international investment position data of individual countries and regions for major components of the balance of payments, updated monthly, from 1967 to the present. Useful for data on foreign direct investment.

Devinfo. Database system endorsed by the United Nations Development Group to facilitate data sharing acrosss multiple UN agencies and countries. Includes data categories on child protection, gender, migration, housing, censuses, and multiple countries around the world. 

FAOSTAT
. Extensive data on agriculture, food supply, food security, prices, commodities, forest products, and fisheries from the FAO.

Global Development Finance. Statistical data for countries reporting public debt to the World Bank. Includes external debt stocks and flows and key debt ratios as well as average terms of new commitments, currency composition of long-term debt, debt restructuring, and debt service projections, from 1960 to present.

International Food Policy Research Instute (IFPRI). Data on a varierty of agricultural and resource topcs, including  hunger and poverty, social capital, livestock and more.  Also on the datavsersenetwork

Human Development Report Statistics. Statistics from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Links to the text of national human development reports from over 250 countries and regions..

OECD iLibrary
. Leading International Organization for Foreign Aid data. Includes International Development Statistics as well as statistical databases on External Debt Statistics and Geographical Distribution of Financial Aid Flows to Developing Countries. Choose the "international development" link on the statistics section.

UNCTADStat
. From the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development. See also the World Investment Directory, which offers FDI data by country.

UN Data
. Wide range of economic, social, cultural, and demographic indicators: population, environment, health, economics, technology, trade, refugees, and more.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. International Investment Position. Detailed data on foreign direct investment involving the United States.

U.S. Overseas Loans and Grants
(Green Book). Loans and grants from the US government each fiscal year by purpose and country.

World Development Indicators
. Time series data from 1960 for 207 countries in the areas of population, labour, education, economics, the environment and much more.

World Income Inequality Database. Information for over 140 countries on income inequalities at both cross-country and time series levels over the period 1950-98, with a focus on the period since 1980. See also the University of Texas Income Inequality Project.

World's Top Income Database.  Top income share time series over the long-run for more than twenty countries to date, primarily from countries in Europe, North America and Developed Asia.    

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Economic History

Archival Federal Reserve Economic Data (ALFRED). "Economic data time travel" from the St. Louis Federal Reserve. Includes data on Money, Banking, & Finance, National Accounts, Population, Employment, & Labor Markets, Production & Business Activity, Prices, and an amazing section on International Data.

Banks' Cross-National Time-Series
. Statistical information on a range of countries, with data entries ranging from 1815 to the present. It offers a comprehensive extent of variables and country facts.  Available on workstation 1 in the Doe Library Data Lab.

EHNet Databases. Wide range of historical data sets from the Economic History Association: global financial data, wages, bond trading, early securities prices, developing country exports, historical labor statistics, and much more.   See especially the Historical Labor Statistics Project (HLSP).

European State Finance Database.  International collaborative research project for the collection, archiving and dissemination of data on European fiscal history across the medieval, early modern and modern periods.

Fraser. Economic history data from the Federal Reserve with scanned U.S. historical economic statistical publications and other documents. Includes historical runs of the Economic Report of the President, banking and monetary statistics, the Budget of the US Government, Statisics on Income, the Survey of Current Business, employment and payrolls, and much more.

Global Financial Data. Extremely long runs of historical data on U.S. stock prices and macroeconomic data for the U.S. and foreign countries. Subscription includes the full service and these sub-sets: Long-term Financial, Interest Rate, United States Daily Stock Market, Global Stock Market, Total Return, Annual Data, and Dow Jones Industrial Average Intraday.

Global Commodity Database
.  By Robert Allen, Oxford University and Richard Unger, UBC. Includes clickable maps. Data lists can be viewed by geographic market, currency, and commodity, and can be queried. Data is from approximately 1260 to 1914. Most data is from Europe but selected data also from South Asia, East Asia, and the Americas.

Global Price and Income History Group
. Prices, wages, income, and measures of economic well-being for countries and cities around the world before 1950.   Focuses primarily on the middle ages. Data is sporadic but this is an astonishing source. Hosted at the University of California Davis.

Historical Annual Reports. Includes over 800 companies' annual reports available as searchable pdf images. Includes financial data, Fortune 500 ranking, industry classification, key people, geographic location, and more, from 1844 to present.

Historical Statistics of the United States.  Coverage begins with the colonial and pre-Federal period and goes up to 2000.  Excellent source of information for studying U.S. history, economics, politics, and other topics.

International Historical Statistics. Africa, Asia and Oceania, 1750-2005. B.R. Mitchell. Key economic and social indicators for Africa Asia and Oceania from 1750. Print volumes shelved in Government Reference, Doe Library HA4675 .M55 2007.   

International Historical Statistics: the Americas, 1750-2000. B.R. Mitchell. Key economic and social indicators for the Americas from 1750. Print volume shelved in Government Reference, Doe library HA175 .M55 2003.   

International Historical Statistics. Europe, 1750-2005. B.R. Mitchell. Key economic and social indicators for European countries from 1750.  Print volume shelved in Government Reference, Doe Library HA1107 .M5 2007.

IMF eLibrary. Includes data on exchange and interest rates, balance of payments, government finance, national accounts, aggregate trade, prices, foreign reserves, and more. From the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Selected data monthly or quarterly from 1946 to present.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS). From the Minnesota Population Center. Micro-data for censuses from the United States back to 1850 as well as other nations.  See also the National Historical Geographic Information System, containing tabular U.S. census data and GIS boundary files from 1790 to 2000.

League of Nations Statistical Yearbooks. From Northwestern University. Digital League of Nations statistical yearbooks from 1926-1944.  Includes data on population, commerce, public finance, currency, production, prices and more. 

Montevideo Oxford Latin American Economic History Database.  Statistical series for a range of economic and social indicators covering countries in Latin America for the twentieth century and beyond. Includes data on population, labour force, selected industries, transport and communication, external trade, finance, national accounts, and commodity prices indices.

NBER Macroeconomic History Data. Covers all aspects of the pre-WWI and interwar economies, including production, construction, employment, money, prices, foreign trade, and government activity. Many series are at the monthly or quarterly frequency. Some coverage of the United Kingdom, France and Germany, although it predominantly covers the United States.

This Time is Different. Statistical data from the bestselling book on financial crises by Kenneth Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart.  Includes data on exchange rates, bond issuances, inflation, debt to GDP ratios, banking crises dates, and other financial crises indicators. Doe Library has a copy of the book in the Doe Library reference collection

United Nations Statistical Yearbook.
 Print copies in Main Library, current edition in Government reference JX1977.A369 S74. International country data covering the areas of population, labor supply, agriculture, forestry, construction, consumption, transporation, education and trade from 1946. The digitial version UN Data does not contain as many indicators.

University of Virginia Historical Census Browser
. Easy to use tabular presentations of US Historical Census data from 1790 to 1860.  The original source of the data is the decennial census conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data originally compiled by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

Statistical Abstracts of the United States
. The data book of the United States. This is the best place to start if you are not sure where to begin.  Provides summary statistics of data collected by every US agency with source notes for sources leading to more detailed publications. The Census Bureau site has volumes from 1901-present.  The St. Louis Federal Reserve has volumes from 1878 to 1949 via the FRASER database.

Total Economy Database
.  From the Conference Board. Annual data covering GDP, population, employment, hours, labor quality, capital services, labor productivity, and total factor productivity for over 120 countries in the world.

The World Economy.  Online version of two famous works by Angus Maddison: The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective and The World Economy: Historical Statistics. The two volumes bring together estimates of world GDP for the past 2000 years and provide a unique perspective on the rise and fall of economies historically.

Environmental Economics

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). Provides data and other information on the changing relationship between human beings and the environment. See especially the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center

Centre for PRTR Data.  Includes PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers; USA version is the Toxic Release Inventory - TRI) data from selected OECD countries.

Environmental Data Explorer (United Nations Environment Programme Data portal). Portal to a wealth of international and regional data on many aspects of the environment including agriculture, air quality, biodiversity, coral reefs, ecosystems, endangered and threatened species, emissions, erosion, forests, human settlements, land use, ozone, pesticides, and weather.

Gemstar Global Water Database. Surface and ground water quality data sets collected from the GEMS/Water Global Network, including more than 3,000 stations, close to four million records, and over 100 parameters.

FluxNet.  Long term measurements of energy, water vapor, carbon dioxide, and energy from a variety of global ecosystms. 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Socio-economic Centre. Data related to population, economic development, technology and natural resources for use in climate impact assessments.

International Energy Agency. Detailed international data on coal, electricity, natural gas,oil, renewables, carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion, energy prices and taxes, energy technology research and development,world energy statistics and balances, and forecasts from energy policies.

RICE model. Examines alternative outcomes for emissions, climate change, and damages under different policy scenarios. It uses an updated version of the RICE model (Regional Integrated model of Climate and the Economy.

World Bank Climate Change Data. Large collection of climate change data from the world bank, from forest areas to CO2 emissions to urban populations.

World Bank. Data and Statistics. Environment. Various international, regional, and country data on various aspects of the environment.

World Input-Output Database (WIOD). Time series of world input-output tables and international supply and use tables; national input-output tables and national supply and use tables; socio-economic accounts; and environmental accounts for 27 EU countries and 13 other major countries in the world for 1995 to 2009.

World Resources Institute
. Flagship publication is World Resources Report which provides an overview of environmental trends. Includes many data tables. Also includes datasets

Financial Data & Fundamentals

CEIC Global. Database of over 400,000 time series covering a growing list of countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Data items include: National Accounts, Industrial, Sales, Construction-Property, Demographic-Labor, Domestic and Foreign Trade, Stock Markets, Banking, Inflation, Monetary, Forex, Investment, and more.

Datastream International
.  Database of online global financial and economic information with 1 million items updated daily. Covers equities, indices, economics, FOREX, interest rates, fixed incomes, and derivatives. Dates covered: up to 40 years of data included, depending on the field. NOTE: Use is limited to currently enrolled UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff. This database may only be accessed from the Doe Library Data Lab workstation 1 and the Datastream terminal in the Business Library.

Global Financial Data
. Contains extremely long runs of historical data on U.S. stock prices and macroeconomic data for the U.S. and foreign countries. Subscription includes the full service and these sub-sets: Long-term Financial, Interest Rate, United States Daily Stock Market, Global Stock Market, Total Return, Annual Data, and Dow Jones Industrial Average Intraday

IMF Annual Report on Exchange Agreements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAR) Database
.  Tracks exchange and trade arrangements for all 186 IMF member countries, along with territories of member countries, offering a comprehensive description of exchange and trade systems beyond exchange restrictions or exchange controls.

International Financial Statistics
. Financial, trade, and national accounts statistics by country. Historical data is available back to 1948 and is reported in various time frequencies, including monthly and annual statistics.

Mergent Online
. Excellent source fot public company financials and SEC documents. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. Includes historic Moody's Manuals which include corporate histories, financial statements, subsidiaries, long-term debt, etc.

Standard and Poors Net Advantage
. Reports about companies and industries, including industry and company profiles, stock, bond, and mutual fund analysis, and economic forecasts.

Thomson One. Public company information, including fundamentals, consensus estimates, in depth broker research, recent deals, and share ownership.  Also includes venture capital and private equity data.

Wharton Research Data Service
(WRDS). Web-based business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, providing access to financial, economic, and company data though a uniform web-based interface.  Current UC Berkeley WRDS subscriptions provide access to the following well-knowwn datasets: COMPUSTAT, CRSP, IBES, NYSE-TAQ, Bureau van Dijk (Amadeus and Bankscope) Global Insight, and the Mergent Fixed Income Securities Database (FISD). WRDS use is generally restricted to faculty and graduate students in Berkeley's Business and Economics departments. Exceptions can be made for those with legitimate academic need outside those departments. Click on the link, choose "Register," and if you qualify, a password will be sent by email.

International Trade

Agricultural Market Access Database (AMAD). Cooperative effort from the FAO, World Bank, EU, OECD and other international organizations. Registration required.

Center for International Data (UC Davis)
. Includes U.S. Import and export data from 1974 to 2001, US Tarriff datam NBER-United Nations Trade Data, 1962-2000 and other variables. Files are in zip format and require data documentation.

Commodity Trade Statistics Database (COMTRADE
). Detailed commodity trade data between countries from 1962. This is the world's largest depository of international trade data containing over 1.7 billion data records for 45 years. All commodity values are converted from national currency into US dollars.

Direction of Trade Statistics. From the IMF. Annual, quarterly, and monthly data on the value of exports and imports by trade partners for 250 countries, as well as area and world aggregates, from 1980 to present. NOTE: for data from 1948 to 1980 please consult the of Trade Statistics Historical CD ROM, availablefrom any Berkrley library public workstation.

EU External Trade Data. Via Eurostat. Commodity trade data from the European Union. Tracks the value and quantity of goods traded between EU Member States (intra-EU trade) and between Member States and non-EU countries (extra-EU trade).

Foreign Trade Statistics
. Monthly statistical reports, imports and exports by country, trade balances, commodity trade.  Also contains historical data back to 1991, from the U.S. Census Bureau.

GTAP 7 Database. Global data base which contains complete bilateral trade information, transport and protection linkages among regions for GTAP commodities. Has a 2004 reference year and includes 57 sectors and 113 regions.  Available in the Doe library data lab, workstation 1.  See the Purdue University documentation for more information.

OECDiLibrary
. Statistics section includes access to monthly statistics of international trade aggregates and detailed international trade statistics by commodity.

UNCTADStat. From the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development. See also the World Investment Directory, which offers FDI data by country. Includes international commodity price data.

USA Trade Online. Find specific U.S. export and import information on more than 18,000 commodities worldwide at the U.S. state and port level. This is a passworded site for use by UC Berkeley students staff and faculty only. To access, ask at the Doe Reference Desk or contact Jim Church

World Integrated Trade Solutions (WITS). Software developed by the World Bank with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Center (ITC), United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) and World Trade Organization (WTO). Statistics on trade in merchandise and commercial services at the world and regional level, plus historical developments, from 1980. UC Berkeley has access.  Register for use with your Berkeley email address. 

Microdata

Council of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA). Umbrella organization for social science data across Europe. Search the CESSDA Catalogue to locate datasets and variables. See especially the section on thematic data to locate multinational data on topics such as labor employment & work.  Use of some data requires registration.

Guide to Microdata Use.  Excellent guide on sources and uses of microdata, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

IQSS Dataverse Network. Searchable network of collection of social science research data worldwide, from Harvard University. 

International Household Survey Network Catalog. Catalog of household surveys and links to national or international databanksHousehold data are among the most widely used in analyzing, monitoring and evaluating the impact of poverty reduction interventions.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Consortium of 325 institutions working together to acquire and preserve social science data. Maintained at University of Michigan, ICPSR receives, processes, and distributes data on social phenomena in 130 countries.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS). From the Minnesota Population Center. Micro-data for censuses from the United States back to 1850 as well as other nations.  See also the National Historical Geographic Information System, containing tabular U.S. census data and GIS boundary files from 1790 to 2000.

Living Standards Measurement Surveys.   From the World Bank.  Data on multiple indicators of household well-being, useful for assessing household behavior and evaluating the effect of government policies on the living conditions of the population.

Measure DHS From USAID. International microdata on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Contains domestic and international survey data. The Center's Public Opinion Location Library (iPOLL) gives online access to a database including poll questions asked in US from 1936 to present.

Princeton University Data & Statistical Services Gateway. Outstanding guide to microdata by subject and by country.  Some of the sources listed are restricted to Princeton University only but many are also freely available or also licensed by UC Berkeley via ICPSR or other data consortiums and collections to which we have access.  

Sociometrics Social Science Electronic Data Library (SSEDL). Collection of more than 200 health and social science data sets covering a range of topics including AIDS, the disabled, the American family, aging, maternal drug use, child poverty, and alternative medicine. Also includes several teaching modules intended to demonstrate social science theories, concepts and hypothesis testing.

World Bank Central Microdata Catalog. Includes World Bank impact evaluation surveys, living standards measurment surveys, development research microdata, and more. The World Bank also provides guides on types of microdata useful for policy analysis and interventions.  See the world bank pages on Poverty Reduction & Equity, especially sources of data useful for poverty analysis

News & Current Events in Economics

The following includes a selection of newspaper and current events sources in economics, historical newspaper databases, and highy read economics blogs (see below).    

Access World News. Full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international sources. Offers strong regional coverage for California newspapers.

Business Source Complete
. Provides full-text for scholarly business journals and other sources, including nearly 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications as well as other sources of information such as country economic reports from the EIU, Global Insight, ICON Group and CountryWatch. For guidance on how to search, see Business Source Complete tutorial

The Conference Board
. Research reports on busines and US and global economics. Includes studies of Fortune 500 companies on business trends, leadership decisions, ethics and corporate governance, and forcasts of regional, national, and international economic conditions.

The Economist. General interest news source about current trends in business, politics and economics worldwide. Locations for print magazine can be found via this record in Oskicat.  For historical issues see the Economist Historical Archive which provides the full text of each issue of the Economist from 1843- 2003.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Profiles and Reports
.  In-depth, lengthy reports on macroeconomic, financial, and political conditions in over 200 countries. Also includes reports on monetary structure, business environment, and stock markets in 51 countries.

Factiva. General and business news and information from sources in 22 languages, including local, national and international newspapers, business magazines, trade publications, and wires. Includes the exclusive combination of The Wall Street Journal (1979-present), the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press.

Financial Times
.  Access to the Financial Times from January 1998 to present. For historical access see the Financial Times Historical Archive which has the complete run of the daily Financial Times from the first issue in 1888 through 2006.

Lexis-Nexis Academic
. Full-text source for business, current affairs, legal information, medical information and news with online access to over 70 million articles appearing in newspapers, journals, newsletters, broadcast transcripts, reference works and other documents.

New York Times.  Full-text coverage of the New York Times. For Historical issues see Historical Newspapers (ProQuest).

Project Syndicate. Excellent collection of op-ed commentaries from some of the world's leading economists and opinions makers. Includes columnes from Jagdish Bhagwati, Brad DeLong Barry Eichengreen, Kenneth Rogof, Nouriel Roubini, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Martin Feldstein, Dani Rodrik, and Jeffrey Sachs.

Wall Street Journal.  Via Proquest, also available via Factiva. For historical issues (from 1889) see Historical Newspapers (ProQuest).

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Economics Blogs

Economics blogs are great places to read about current events and follow lively discussions about economic issues. The following is a list of some of the more widely read ones.

Angry Bear. "Slightly left of center" economic and financial commentary on news, politics, and economics.

Becker-Posner. From Gary Becker and Richard Posner at the University of Chicago.

Calculated Risk. Top ranked economics and finance blog with a focus on the housing market.  

Carpe Diem. By Mike Perry, professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan.

Conscience of Liberal. By Paul Krugman at Princeton University, for the New York Times.

Econbrowser. Highly respected blog by Menzie Chinn. Chinn, economics professor at the University of Wisconsin and James Hamilton, professor of UC San Diego

Ezra Klein. "Economic and domestic policy and lots of it," by Ezra Klein at the Washington Post.

Dani Rodrik. "Unconventional thoughts on economic development and globalization" by Dani Rodrik, professor at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. 

Felix Salmon. Financial blog by Felix Salmon. formerly of Portfolio Magazine and Euromoney.

Freakonomics. Entertaining blog founded by economist Steven Levitt (University of Chicago) and journalist Stephen J. Dubner, authors of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics

Grasping Reality with Both Hands. Entertaining and informative blog on economics, politics and history by UC Berkeley's Brad Delong.

Greg Mankiw. "Random Observations for Students of Economics" from an econonmist at Harvard and author of several leading undergraduduate textbooks.

Economist's View. By Mark Thoma, University of Oregon.

Marginal Revolution. By Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok at George Mason University.

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis. By Mike "Mish" Shedlock, an investment advisor at Sitka Pacific Capital.

Naked Capitalism. By Yves Smith, author of Econned.

VoxEU. Research-based policy analysis portal and commentary from Europe's leading  economists set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

General Sources and Journals

The intent of this guide is to provide an introduction to the major sources of information, organizations, reference works, search engines, and journals in economics, generally and by sub-discipline. In addition to general resources there are categories for Development Economics, Economic History, Environmental Economics, Finance, International Economics, and Labor Economics (more forthcoming).

The major economics organization in the United States is the American Economic Association (AEA) which publishes the American Economic Review, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL). JEL uses a detailed classification scheme which forms the basis of the major index to the economics literature, Econlit. They also publish a guide to internet sources in economics called Resources for Economists on the Internet.

Highly Cited Journals

This list is adapted from lists of journals compiled by IDEAS which ranks journals by simple, recursive, discounted, recursive discounted, "h-index" and aggregate (used here) factors. This list is not intended to be comprehensive or authoritative.

Quarterly Journal of Economics
Journal of Political Economy
Econometrica
American Economic Review
Journal of Economic Literature
Journal of Economic Growth
Review of Economic Studies
Journal of Finance 
Journal of Monetary Economics
Journal of Labor Economics
Journal of Economic Perspectives 

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Development Economics

For more information on please see the library subject guide on International Organizations Economic Development & Poverty as well as the section on development, inequality and investment in the statistics and numeric data section of this guide.

Organizations, Search Engines and Reference Sources

AgEcon Search. Free open access repository of scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics, from the Univertsity of Minnesota.
Agricola . US Deparment of Agriculture Online Library. Indexes books, journal articles and government publications including but not limited to agricultural economics.
FAO Document Depository. Online depository of Food & Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) documents and publications as well as selected non-FAO publications.
Directory of Economic, Commodity and Development Organizations (IMF). Brief guide to regional and inter-governmental commodity and development organizations
Giannini Foundation Library of Agricultural Economics. UC Berkeley Library Giannini Foundation Library specializing in Agricultural economics. 
Handbook of Development Economics. Key reference volume in the field, edited by Dani Rodrik and T.N. Srinivasan.
Human Development Report Library.  Summaries of development conditions from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for countries around the world.
Least Developed Countries Report.  Annual publication on the world's Least Developed Countries, from the UN Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD). 
Rural Poverty Portal. Rural povery information portal, from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) a UN Specialized Agency. 
USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse. Online resource for USAID funded project  documentation. Browsable by country and sector..
World Bank E-library. Subscription based online library of World Bank publications from the 1990's.  The e-library is better organized than the general World Bank site. 
World Bank Projects and Evaluations. Portal of World Bank projects and operations.  See also the World Bank Documents and Reports for better searchability. 
World Development Report. World Bank flagship publications, summarzing the annual state of world development. 

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Economic History

Please see also the section on ecojomic history in the statistics section of this guide.

Organizations, Search Engines and Reference Sources

America History & Life. Books and articles in history, including economic history for the United States Canada and Mexico.
Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics. Reprints of articles and books from Cowles foundation faculty at Yale University, from 1943 to present.
Economic History Association (EH Net). Economics professional association promoting teaching, research, and publications in economic history.
Economist Historical Archive. Complete searchable copy of the Economist since it was first published in 1843 through 2007.  
Financial Times Historical Archive.Complete run of the daily Financial Times from the first issue in 1888 through 2006.
Global Financial Data (GFD). Extremely long runs of historical data on U.S. stock prices and macroeconomic data for the U.S. and foreign countries.
Goldsmith's Kress Library of Economic Literature. Digital collection of books from 1460-1850 and pre-1906 journals on economics, political science, history, and banking.
Historical Abstracts. Chief Hhstorical database for books and articles on all aspects of world history (excluding US and Canada) from 1450 to present. 
Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS). Statistics and quantitative facts on US history from the US government going back to 1790.
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers. Comprehensive database of British Parliemantary papers and debates from the 18th century to 2004.
League of Nations Statistical Yearbooks. Digitized collection of League of Nations statistical yearbooks from Northwestern University.
NBER Macrohistory Database. Data covering all aspects of the pre-WWI and interwar economic sectors predominantly in the United States with some data from Europe.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. International encyclopedia of economic history (scholars from 35 countries) covering all time periods.

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Environmental Economics

Organizations, Search Engines and Reference Sources 

Agricola
--Lists the holdings in the National Agricultural Library as well as indexing journals, books and government publications in agriculture and related fields.
Agricultural Statistics
--From USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Online version of the annual publication, Agricultural Statistics 1994.
Annual Review in Resource Economics
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ARE Papers in eScholarship
--Working papers from the UC Berkeley Agricultural and Resource Economics department
CAB Abstracts--Indexes the international agricultural literature. Covers topics such as biodiversity, biotechnology, environmental pollution, natural resources, forestry, and environmental policy.
Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM)--Indexes scholarly content in the environmental sciences including ecology, agricultural biotechnology, energy, climate, pollution, and water resources.
Giannini Foundation Library.  Access to high quality information in Agricultural, Resource and Environmental Economics to support the research activities of Giannini Foundation members at the University of California.
Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS) -- U.S. foreign agricultural trade data(from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. GATS includes international agricultural, fish, forest and textile products trade statistics from 1989 to present.
Handbook of Environmental Economics.

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Finance

Please see also the section on financial data in the statistics and numeric data section of this guide, as well as the section on financial market data at the Long Business Library.

Organizations, Search Engines and Reference Sources


American Finance Association
. Academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.
Business Source Complete
. Premier business and industry database with 1,100 peer-reviewed business publication. See also the Business Source Complete tutorial.
CCH Capital Changes. Complete capital change histories for corporations, including stock dividends, stock splits, reverse stock splits, etc.
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
. In-depth, lengthy reports on macroeconomic, financial, and political conditions in over 200 countries.
Factiva
. News and information in 22 languages, including The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Dow Jones and Reuters newswires.
Mergent Online
. Public company financials and SEC documents. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flows. Includes historic Moody's Manuals.
Palgrave Connect Economics and Finance Collection
. E-Books in economics and finance from Palgrave, one of the main economics and finance trade publishers.
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
. Reports on industry and company profiles, stock, bond, and mutual fund analysis, and economic forecasts.
ThomsonOne
. Public company financials and analysis as well as venture capital firm, fund, and portfolio information. Includes access to Investext (works best with IE).
Value Line Research Center
. Investment research with data, analysis and commentary on stocks, mutual funds, options and other securities. UCB has access to most surveys, see the Long Business Library guide for details.

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International Economics

For more information see the UC Berkeley government information guide to International Trade and Financial Institutions  and the sections on international macroeconomics and international trade in the statistics and numeric data section of this guide.

Organizations,
Search Engines and Reference Sources

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions.  Database of exchange and trade arrangements for all IMF member countries.
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports and Profiles
. Analysis and forecasts of the political, economic, and business environments in countries worldwide.
Glossary of International Economics
. By Alan V. Deardorff, Professor of International Economics at the University of Michigan.
International Monetary Fund. Publications site includes working papers occasional papers and the World Economic Outlook.
ISI Emerging Markets.  Information and data on emerging markets in Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. 
OECD iLibrary
. Full-text publications and statistical data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
PAIS International and PAIS Archive
. Indexes information related to public policy, politics, economics, and international affairs.
Peterson Institute for International Economics
. Nonpartisan think tank focused on international economics based in Washington, D.C.
PolicyFile
. Index to public policy information taken from think tanks, NGOs, international governmental organizations, and other institutions worldwide.
Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy
. Internationl economics encyclopedia  covering international trade, finance, economic development, etc.
Researching International Economic Law. Guide to International economic law sources from Georgetown University.
Routledge Politics and International Relations Online.  Collection of reference books on international organizations, political economy and many other topics.
World Bank e-Library. Full text collection of World Bank books, journals, and working papers from the mid 1990's to present.
World Trade Organization. Documents and publications portal of the WTO: see especially the section on trade policy reviews, dispute settlements and legal texts.

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Labor Economics

For more information on this topic please see the UCB Government Information page on International Organizations & Labour as well as the section on Demography and Labor in the statistics and numeric data section of this guide.

Organizations,
Search Engines and Reference Sources

Center for Labor Economics. UC Berkeley center promoting research in labor market issues and policies.
Handbook of Labor Economics. Key reference handbook in labor economics, edited by Orley Ashenfelter and Richard Layard.
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
. Institute at UC Berkeley supporting multidisiciplinary research on labor and employment relations.
Labordoc. International Labour Organization (ILO) database on work, sustainable livelihoods, and work-related aspects of development, human rights & technology.
Key Indicators of the Labour Market
.  Collection of 18 key indicators of the labour market published biannually by the ILO.
Labor Economists Gateway
.  Links to labor economists' web sites, research centers, institutes, statistics and datasets, journals, e-books, documents, and working papers.
Labor and Employment Law Library (BNA)
. Resource for cases and legal news in all areas of labor, employment, collective bargaining, and labor arbitration.
Labor History Materials in the UC Berkeley Library. Guide to selected collections in labor history and organized labor at the UC Berkeley libraries.
NBER Labor Studies Program
. NBER program studying issues of employment, compensation, determinants of unemployment, effects of labor unions, and benefits.
Society of Labor Economists
. Primary academic association of U.S. labor economists, publisher of the Journal of Labor Economics.
Working Women, 1800-1930. Digitized manuscript and image collections exploring women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression.

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