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Merry Burlingham,
Chief Bibliographer

Carolyn Cunningham,
Collection Administration Librarian

Mary Rader,
Global Studies Coordinator

Dale Correa,
Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

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Consortia Resources Coordinator

Lisa Aguilar,
Library Specialist


I. Purpose:
To support teaching and research through the doctoral level in economics. Business Administration is a closely related field which shares both theory and primary research materials with economics. In addition, students and faculty in other university departments, especially history, the social sciences, Community and Regional Planning, and all area studies programs utilize economic data and research. Non-specialists in the media and other fields also need access to basic information on the performance of the economy.

II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Languages: English is the primary language of the collection, with works in other European languages acquired selectively. Publications on Asian and Pacific Rim economic affairs will be acquired for PCL (MAIN) in English only. Economic documents and statistical publications of foreign governments or international bodies such as the OECD are preferred English, but will be acquired in all languages.

B. Chronological Guidelines: Research material on all historical periods is collected with emphasis on treatment of the Twentieth Century problems and developments.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Works on all countries and areas are collected as parts of the international economic system and also because of faculty interest in development studies. Although emphasis has traditionally been on the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, there is a growing concern with Japan and other Asian competitors. For the collecting policy for Latin American and Texas materials, See the policy statements for those two collections. Duplication in PCL (MAIN) of Materials in these libraries is avoided except in the case of basic works. There is a growing number of publications on Middle Eastern and Asian economic affairs in the languages acquired in those libraries for which the appropriate statements should be consulted.

D. Treatment of Subject: Lower division textbooks are excluded, while popular works and upper level textbooks are purchased selectively.

E. Types of Materials: Government documents of all types are acquired such as policy statements, economic reports, and statistical series issued by the United State and foreign governments, and international bodies such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the European Economic Community. Working papers and reports of financial institutions and economic advisory groups are collected.

F. Dates of Publication: Emphasis is on current works with retrospective materials purchased selectively.

G. Other General Considerations: The Federal Depository Collection in the Perry-Castaneda Library is a strong resource for economic research, as is the extensive but specialized collection in the Public Affairs Library. Also the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center has a variety of support material for research in modern economics, particularly in the Grattan Collection of Southwest Pacificana. Because of the extensive nature of the documentation needed for world-wide economic research, comprehensive subscriptions of works such as the Index to International Statistics Comprehensive Microform Collection are placed.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP[NCIP] Collection Level Bibliographer
Economic Theory: See Footnote 1 HB 1- 3840 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Exception: Demography HB 848- 3697 PCL (MAIN) C See: Sociology and Geography
Economic History and Conditions: See Footnote 2 HC 10- 1085 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Economic Growth, Development, Planning HD 72- 88 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Land Use and Land Reform HD 101- 1339 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
also See Geography and Business
Agricultural Economics: See Footnote 3 HD 1401- 2210 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Theory of Industry, Small Business HD 2321- 2346 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Large Industry, Big Business: See Footnote 4 HD 2350.8- 2930.7 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Business
Cooperatives, Profit Sharing HD 2951- 3575 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Government Policy Toward Industry: See Footnote 5 HD 3611- 4730.9 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Labor: See Footnote 6 HD 4801- 8943 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Exceptions: Industrial arbitration and employee representation in management. See Footnote 7 HD 5481- 5650 PCL (MAIN) See Business Statement
Industry Studies: See Footnote 8 HD 9000- 9999 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Transportation and Communication: See Footnote 9 HE 1- 9900 PCL (MAIN) C [3] Economics
International Trade, Commercial Policy, Tariffs HF 1- 4050 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Exceptions: Commercial Banking HF 1101- 1134
Money: See Footnote 10 HG 201- 1496 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Banking: See Footnote 11 HG 1501- 7933 PCL (MAIN) C [4] Economics
Public Finance: See Footnote 12 HJ 9- 9995 PCL (MAIN) C Economics
Exceptions: Income Tax Public Accounting HJ 4651- 4655
HJ 9701- 9816
HT 391-
PCL (MAIN) C Business

Footnote 1:
Includes history of economic thought, special schools, alternative systems, Marxism; modern microeconomics and macroeconomics theory; economic, statistical, and mathematical methods and models.

Footnote 2:
General and also by region and country. Includes economics of natural resources, environmental economics.

Footnote 3:
Includes general works and regional treatment of government policy toward agriculture, farming, farm workers, agricultural finance and production. The sections on land use, land reform, and agricultural economics are of particular importance to Latin American and Third World economics.

Footnote 4:
General and theoretical works in this section on such topics as industrial concentration anti-trust policy, etc. are also of concern to economists.

Footnote 5:
Includes regulations of business, government enterprises and utilities, public works.

Footnote 6:
Includes labor market, wages, benefits, pensions, social security; unemployment, employment of women, minorities, youth; equal pay; alien and migrant labor; trade unions and collective bargaining, industrial relations.

Footnote 7:
This section contains subjects pertaining to Government, Sociology, Architecture, and other disciplines.

Footnote 8:
Includes the pricing and marketing aspects for various crops, as well as works on manufacturing and other industries. Energy economics.

Footnote 9:
Business and economics aspects only.

Footnote 10
Includes money supply, monetary policy, inflation.

Footnote 11:
General and theoretical works in this section on banking, the function of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve system; credit; the international financial and monetary system, balance of payments, and investment are also of interest to economists.

Footnote 12:
Includes fiscal theory, policy and practices at all government levels; budgeting, taxation, expenditures, and public debt.

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