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Welcome! This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Economics courses.

This guide will assist you in finding books, e-books, scholarly journal articles, streaming videos, websites, and more that will help you research topics in this subject.

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Economics is defined as:

 

    

                     "a social science concerned chiefly with description and analysis of the production, distribution and  consumption  of  goods and services;  economic theory, principles, or practices <sound economics>;  economic aspect or significance <the economics of building a new stadium>;  or, economic conditions <current economics>."

 

Text: Economics. (n.d.). Retrieved December 1, 2016, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/economics

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Covers world and regional economic and political developments. It evaluates issues and events within a coherent political, social and economic framework. Multi-disciplinary articles compiled by an extensive international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities as well as think-tanks.

 

 

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Thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data.

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  • Business
  • Economic conditions
  • Corporate strategies
  • Management theory
  • Management techniques
  • Business trends
  • Competitive landscape and product information
  • Accounting
  • Finance

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Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, Partha Dasgupta describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. He compares the obstacles facing them, and the processes that shape their lives, their families, and their futures. He shows how economics uncovers these processes, finds explanations for them, and how it forms policies and solutions. Along the way, Dasgupta provides an intelligent and accessible introduction to key economic factors and concepts such as individual choices, national policies, efficiency, equity, development, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets, and public goods.

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

In this fifth edition of Basic Economics , Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain our lives. Drawing on lively examples from around the world and from centuries of history, Sowell explains basic economic principles for the general public in plain English. Basic Economics , which has now been translated into six languages and has additional material online, remains true to its core principle: that the fundamental facts and principles of economics do not require jargon, graphs, or equations, and can be learned in a relaxed and even enjoyable way.

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