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Credo Reference
Search Economics encyclopedias and dictionaries

American Economy: A Historical Encyclopedia (2 Vol.)
REF HC102 .A66 2003

Encyclopedia of Global Economy (2 Vol.)
REF HF1359 .O28 2006

Encyclopedia of World Poverty (3 Vol.)
REF HV12 .E54 2006

Encyclopedia of World Trade (4 Vol.)
REF HF1373 .W67 2005

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History (5 Vol.)
REF HC15 .O94 2003

Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy

AEA Data Sources
Links to some of the most useful and popular economics data sources, categorized by data type.

Country Information

Background Notes                    
Political and international business country information prepared by the Department of State

UN Data: a world of information

World Factbook      
Up to date country information and economic reports on countries published by the CIA

Economic Conditions and Data

American Factfinder
Includes industry and business facts, community profiles, links to economic census reports and geographic summary tables

Atlas of Global Inequality

Bureau of Economic Analysis       
Economic statistics; also provides access to the Survey of Current Business, a monthly governmental publication.

Bureau of Labor Statistics             
Labor, economic, statisical data, including unemployment and consumer price indexes; also, Monthly Labor Review and Occupational Outlook Quarterly

Business Statistics of the United States: Patterns of Economic Change
REF HC 101 .A131222 2010

Census Bureau   
Census data from the United States government

County Business Patterns
Economic data for American counties by industry

Provides selected access to over 200,000 economic time series. Three sections cover the most frequently requested series; data by states; and data by agencies. US government agencies produced most statistics. 

Economic Censuses      
Industry data updated on a 5 year basis

Economic Indicators

Economic Policy Institute    
Access to information regarding income, wages and labor;  some data back to the 1940's

Economic Report of the President    
REF HC 106.5 .A272 2011

European Union

Federal Reserve Board
Includes current economic conditions, consumer information and statistics, surveys, reports and studies

A searchable database of government agency publications, documents, and stats

MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency                
Organization established to promote foreign direct investment (FDI) to developing countries

U.S. Data and maps, includes Geospatial One-stop

International Trade Centre 

OECD: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development                
Political economy of development, economic surveys, statistics and studies, and provides an economic outlook

Office of Industry Analysis         
International trade data including import, export, U.S. trade and commercial policy

OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web   
Links to worldwide resources; searchable by country, region and subject.

Population and Housing                
The decennial census providing extensive demographic information

STAT-USA / GLOBUS and NTDB         
Business and economic information and statistics from over 50 U.S. federal government agencies


United Nations Statistics Division      
Links to socioeconomic data for 229 countries

UNCTAD: United nationals Conference on Trade and Development     
Addresses policy debates and development with an emphasis on sustainable development: social and economic data for 229 countries


World Bank
Provides economic data and information on countries worldwide

World Trade Organization 


Currency Converter

Euro (European Commission Economic and Financial Affairs)  

International Monetary Fund

New England Economic Data and Information

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
New England economic data including banking trends and economic indicators

Miser (Massachusetts Institute of Social and Economic Research) 
Massachusetts State Data Center

New England Economic Partnership 
Provides economic information, analysis and forecasts for the 6 state area

Vermont State Data Center
Excellent resource for current local data and projections.

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