EC 410 Senior Seminar

Professor: Reza Ramazani

Scholarly journals (aka = Peer Reviewed, Primary Journals, Research Journals): common elements

Scholarly articles: common elements

Scholarly databases

EconLit with Full Text
Business Source Complete

Statistical Abstract of the United States
ProQuest Statistical Insight
World Development Indicators
Consumer Expenditures Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Population Reference Bureau
Local Market Audience Analyst

Population / Demographics

Current Population Survey
Penn World Tables (Center for International Comparisons)
United Nations Development Program  health, poverty, development issues
ChicagoPop Center Research – social demography resources on families, health, poverty, inequality
Economic and Social Development Research and analysis


USDA  The Cost of Raising Children
American’s Children and 
America's children: key national indicators of well-being  
Child Welfare Information Gateway

Criminal Justice / Drug Control

Bureau of Criminal Justice Statistics: Drugs and Crime
Correction Population in the United States, 2010
Census of Jails
Prison Policy Initiative
Federal Bureau of prisons includes a population count for each prison
Office of National Drug Control Policy


Dept of Education
NCES (National Center for Educational Statistics


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Run your own data (tutorial)
Dept of Health and Human Services  
Health data Interactive
National Center for Health Statistics includes surveys and data, reports, events and a data warehouse
United Nations Development Program  health, poverty, development issues
WHO World Health Organization 


Bureau of Economic Analysis
Economic Census
Economic Indicators   economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau 

Gasoline prices / Motor Vehicles / Transportation

U.S. Energy Information Administration   also 
National Highway Safety Administration   
Motor vehicle dept by state—eg.  

Natural Resources / Water

World O Meter
Little Green Data book 2012 from the WorldBank  
Water and Food to 2025 from International Food Policy Research Institute 
Improved Water Source from WorldBank   
Living Standards Measurement Study  dataset link 

Statistical Accuracy

STATS: Statistical Assessment Service
A nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization devoted to the accurate use of scientific and social research

Sampling of ...Articles / Books / Reports related to research questions

Ski Industry economic analysis  (    National Ski Areas Association)
NAICS--skiing 71392

A sample search in BSC, EconLIT, Sports, ASP: “ski industry” and economic 

Ski Facilities. (2012, September 10). First Research Industry Profiles. (industry financials)

Scott, D., McBoyle, G., Minogue, A., & Mills, B. (2006). Climate Change and the Sustainability of Ski-based Tourism in Eastern North America: A Reassessment. Journal Of Sustainable Tourism, 14(4), 376-398. doi:10.2167/jost550.0

Deberry, F. (2011). Economic Analysis 2009-10. Ski Area Management, 50(2), 41-43.

Goeldner, C. R. (1994). Economic analysis of North American ski areas 1976-93. A unique 17 season review of the North American ski industry. Boulder, Colo.; United States: Business Research Div., University of Colorado.

Mulligan, J. G. (2011). Market size, service quality and competition in the US downhill ski industry. Applied Economics Letters, 18(15), 1497-1500. doi:10.1080/13504851.2010.543072

Ski Industry Faces Uphill Climb Against Global Warming. (2004). Global Environmental Change Report, 16(2), 4.

Economic Analysis of United States Ski Areas (annual) 1994/95 at UVM; request more recent issues through Interlibrary Loan, Dartmouth has 2008/2009, 2005/2006, 2002/2003


NCAA Division 1 finance  (,,

USA Today database of College Athletics Financing 2006-2011

Revenues and Expenses, 2004-2010.  NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics Programs Report. (2011). Indianapolis, IN: NCAA. This report provides summary information concerning revenues and expenses of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics programs for the fiscal years 2004 through 2010. It is the result of surveys conducted during the fall of each of those years; complied by CPA Daniel Fulks, Phd, CPA.


Organ donations affected by bioprinting  (sample of articles from Medline below)

International Registry in Organ Donation and Transplantation 2010 Original Research Article
Transplantation Proceedings, Volume 44, Issue 6, July–August 2012, Pages 1592-1597

M.P. Gómez, E. Arredondo, G. Páez, M. ManyalichIrving, M. J., Tong, A., Jan, S., Cass, A., Rose, J., Chadban, S., & ... Howard, K. (2012). Factors that influence the decision to be an organ donor: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 27(6), 2526-2533.

Goldstein, M. J., Lubezky, N., Yushkov, Y., Bae, C., & Guarrera, J. V. (2012). Innovations in Organ Donation. Mount Sinai Journal Of Medicine, 79(3), 351-364. doi:10.1002/msj.21312

Gómez, M. P., Arredondo, E. E., Páez, G. G., & Manyalich, M. M. (2012). International Registry in Organ Donation and Transplantation 2010. Transplantation Proceedings, 44(6), 1592-1597. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.04.005.

Sung, R. S., Galloway, J. J., Tuttle-Newhall, J. E., Mone, T. T., Laeng, R. R., Freise, C. E., & Rao, P. S. (2008).Organ Donation and Utilization in the United States, 1997–2006. American Journal Of Transplantation, 8(4p2), 922-934. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2008.02171.x

Klein, A. S., Messersmith, E. E., Ratner, L. E., Kochik, R. R., Baliga, P. K., & Ojo, A. O. (2010). Organ Donation and Utilization in the United States, 1999–2008. American Journal Of Transplantation, 10(4), 973-986. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.03008.x

Rosenblum, A. M., Li, A., Roels, L., Stewart, B., Prakash, V., Beitel, J., & ... Garg, A. X. (2012). Worldwide variability in deceased organ donation registries. Transplant International, 25(8), 801-811. doi:10.1111/j.1432-2277.2012.01472.x


Team spending and MLB (  * look for annual reports for various teams...
NAICS= 711211

Dissertation available in the dissertation database:  Volz, B.D. (2009). Three essays on the economics of professional baseball. CT: University of Connecticut.

A sample search for : Major league baseball and (spending or wages or salary or compensation)


Cancer organizations

Cancer Cure Foundation 
National Cancer Institute
Investment in Cancer Research
Office of Budget and Finance
American Cancer Society   *look for annual reports

Foster Care

Lino, M., & Department of Agriculture, C. (2008). Expenditures on Children by Families, 2007. Miscellaneous Publication Number 1528-2007. US Department Of Agriculture,

Davidson, H. (2008). Federal Law and State Intervention When Parents Fail: Has National Guidance of Our Child Welfare System Been Successful?. Family Law Quarterly, 42(3), 481-510.

Administration for Children and Families, (. (2005). National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, No. 2: Foster Children's Caregivers and Caregiving Environments. Research Brief: Findings from the NSCAW Study. US Department Of Health And Human Services,

Dworsky, A. (2005). The economic self-sufficiency of Wisconsin's former foster youth. Children & Youth Services Review, 27(10), 1085-1118. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2004.12.032