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Business Research Guide: Economics

Welcome to the ACT Business LibGuide! Here you will find Business-related information and resources for your class assignments and projects.

Suggested books/e-books

The economics of e-commerce : a strategic guide to understanding and designing the online marketplace by Vulkan, Nir

Economics SL by Blink, Jocelyn and Dorton,Ian

Economics : in terms of the good, the bad and the economist by McGee,Matt

The Economics of Health by Meyer, Donald J.

US Economic Aid in Egypt : Strategies for Democratisation and Reform in the Middle East by Jadallah, Dina.

Evolving Approaches to the Economics of Public Policy : Views of Award-winning Economist by Kimmel, Jean.

Top ranked e-journals in Economics

Dictionaries and Glossaries

A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe

A Political and Economic Dictionary of the Middle East

A Political and Economic Dictionary of Latin America

Journal Ranking Lists

Journal Rankings in Economics in 2017 by SJR- Scimajo Journal and Country Rank.

Library book lists

Suggested links to economics books from the catalog.

Economics websites

Economics policy websites

  • American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

  • Brookings Economic Studies

  • Cato Institute

  • Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

  • Economic Policy Institute

  • INET: Institute for New Economic Thinking

  • NBER: National Bureau of Economic Research

  • Peter G. Peterson Institute for international Economics

Citing data/statistical sources

It is important to cite not only the literature consulted but also the data or statistics used. The elements of a data/statistics citation include:

  • Author(s)/Creator
  • Title
  • Year of publication: The date when the statistics/dataset was published or released (rather than the collection or coverage date)
  • Publisher: the data center/repository
  • Any applicable identifier (including edition or version)
  • Availability and access: URL or other location information for the data/statistics

The following links provide you with useful guides to citing statistical data. Use these along with the citation style guide recommended by your instructor.

Media

Key Data Sources

  • FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data)
  • NBER Data
  • UNdata

Economic Data

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): Other Data Collections
Links to government departments and agencies, the Federal Reserve (including links to all branches), international organizations such as World Bank, and a variety of other sources for statistical data.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER): Public Use Data Archive
Datasets available from the NBER or otherwise associated with the NBER research program

FedStats
Links to statistical data portals on U.S. federal government agency statistical websites.

Data.gov
Repository of raw empirical datasets from participating US federal agencies.

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