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Databases

Business Source Complete 

A scholarly business database providing a collection of bibliographic and full text content in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals back to 1886 are included.

 

CQ Weekly  

Known as the pre-eminent resource for Congress-watchers who need non-partisan information on Capitol Hill. Provides legislative news and analysis consistently hailed for its accuracy and comprehensiveness. Includes access to the full text of all articles published since 1983. Browse articles by date or topic or search for articles by words, dates, subjects or other criteria.

 

EconLit 

Includes subject indexing and abstracts to over 620 journals in economics. Also has books, dissertations, and working papers in economics. Provides comprehensive information on accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and much more.

 

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

The Levy Institute's research and activities serves the wider policy-making community in the United States and the rest of the world by enabling scholars and leaders in business, labor, and government to work together on problems of common interest. To stimulate discussion of economic issues, it disseminates its findings through publications, conferences, workshops, seminars, congressional testimony, and other activities to an international audience of public officials, private sector executives, academics, and the general public.

 

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) 

Bibliographic index with abstracts covering the full range of political, social, and public policy issues. Covers selected journal articles, books, statistics, yearbooks, directories, conference proceedings, pamphlets, reports, government documents, and microfiche. More than 1,600 journals and over 8,000 monographs are indexed each year. Includes documents published worldwide in any of six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. The subject headings and abstracts are in English.

 

Policy Archive 

A comprehensive digital library of public policy research containing over 30,000 documents. Join today and upload your own research and customize your user experience.

 

World Bank e-Library 

An online collection of over 3,000 World Bank documents. Consists of over 1,400 World Bank publications and over 2,000 Policy Research Working Papers. The World Bank is one of the United Nations' specialized agencies, and is made up of 184 member countries. All World Bank publications and research working papers are now assigned with DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers).

 

 

Statistical Sources

Bureau of Labor Statistics 


Historical Statistics of the United States 

Provides a standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. Expands and revises information provided in Historical Statistics of the United States, previously produced by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, and includes thirty years of new data and scholarship. Footnotes and explanatory information provide instructional information about the data and sources of the data.

  

IMF e-Library 

Provides statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. Provides users with time series data of major economic aggregates used in economic analysis. The IFS reports, for most countries of the world, current data needed in the analysis of problems of international payments and of inflation and deflation, i.e., data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, money and banking, interest rates, prices, production, international transactions, government accounts, and national accounts. Contains data from 1945 until the latest current month data has been released for (there is usually about a 2 month lag time).

 

Websites

American Economic Association 

From the About page: The American Economic Association was organized in 1885 at a meeting in Saratoga, New York, by a small group interested in economics. It was incorporated in Washington, DC, on February 3, 1923.

Also provides access to American Economic Journal : Economic Policy.

 

Budget of the United States Government 

 

Center for Economic and Policy Research 

From the About Us page: The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.

 

Economic Policy Institute 

From the About page:  The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden discussions about economic policy to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers. EPI believes every working person deserves a good job with fair pay, affordable health care, and retirement security.  To achieve this goal, EPI conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America.  EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.

 

Economic Report of the President 

 

Recovery.gov 

Information about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including how money is being allocated and spent

 

THOMAS

Legislative information including full texts of bills, public laws, and current activities in Congress.

 

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis 

 

U.S.A Spending

Analysis of how tax dollars are spent.

 

 

Print Resources Available in PCL

The American Economic Review

HB 1 E 26

Contemporary Policy Analysis

JF 1525 P6 M68 2012

The economist’s voice: top economists take on today’s problems

HC 106.83 E 26 2008

 

Electronic Resources Available through PCL

A Financial History of the United States : From Enron-Era Scandals to the Subprime Crisis (2004-2006); From the Subprime Crisis to the Great Recession (2006-2009) Jerry W. Markham

 

Four Observations about the Federal Budget : presentation to the National Association for Business Economics / Congressional Budget Office.


 Handbook of Global Economic Policy, Stuart Nagel