Economics: Intro

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Economics Reference Sources

Key online reference sources and samples of major handbooks in economics, useful for background information and for references to other important sources.
 

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Comprehensive encyclopedia of economics authored by over 1,500 contributors, providing a current overview of economics as well as classic essays. This is the go-to reference book for general essays and background information on economic concepts and issues.


Annual Review of Economics.  Reviews of the literature in economics for the year. See also the Annual Review of Financial Economics for reviews of the literature in finance.


EIU Country Reports and Profiles.  Studies of the political, economic, and business environments in more than 180 countries.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Inter-disciplinary encyclopedia of the social sciences that includes chapters in economics across most of the subdisciplines. 

 

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