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Economics Library Guide: REFERENCE SOURCES

Economics: Reference Room Sources

Reference materials are available for in-library use only and are shelved alphabetically by call number in the Reference Room. Ready Reference materials are held at the Reference Desk. Reference materials are for in-library use only.

Cover: Business Cycles and Depressions: An EncyclopediaBusiness Cycles and Depressions: An Encyclopedia REF HB3711 .B936 1997
Offers 327 original articles on every major aspect of business cycles, fluctuations, financial crises, recessions, and depressions. The work of more than 200 experts, including many of the leading researchers in the field, the articles cover a broad range of subjects, including capsule biographies of leading economists born before 1920. A chronology of major business cycles in the U.S. completes the coverage.
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The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics Book CoverThe Concise Encyclopedia of Economics REF HB61 .C66 2008
Collection of 168 articles that clearly discuss topics of interest and relevance to people’s daily lives. Presents work by many of the best minds in the field of economics today, from Nobel Prize winners to financial columnists to former presidential economic advisors. Provides a spectrum of thought from a variety of schools, illuminating both how and where economists disagree and where there is convergence of opinion among the experts.
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Cover: Congressional Quarterly’s Desk Reference on the EconomyCongressional Quarterly’s Desk Reference on the Economy REF HC106.82 .C37 2000
Over 600 answers to questions that will help to understand news, trends, and issues. Opens with a primer on basic economic concepts. A short history of the major economic events of the 20th century follows. Dtailed look at the major economic issues facing the U.S.Rates ten presidents (Harry Truman to Bill Clinton) on their economic performance and critiques the U.S. economy as it moves into the 21st century. >>About This Book

A Dictionary of Econometrics REF HB139 .D358 1994
Features entries on all the major areas in theoretical econometrics. Sorted by alphabetical order, each entry is a short essay which is designed to present the essential points of a particular concept or technique and offer a concise guide to other relevant literature.

Cover: Dictionary of Economics REF Dictionary of Economics REF HB61 .R92 1992
Over 4200 entries provide lucid, comprehensive, and accurate expositions of the key terms, issues and concepts in economics. Describes the work of the central figures in the field.
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Dictionary of International Economics Terms REF HF1359 .D4956 2006
Provides access to the terms of general economics for students and professionals in the world of international finance, and especially in its interaction with banking and the stock exchange. Includes international definitions (UK, European and USA) of the everyday jargon, acronyms and newly adopted words that are now common in national and international financial dealings.
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Cover: An Encyclopedia of MacroeconomicsAn Encyclopedia of Macroeconomics REF HB172.5 .E55 2002
Alphabetically ordered definitions of important terms and concepts which appear in the macroeconomic literature; brief biographical details of economists who have made important contribution to the research agenda in macroeconomics; cross-references to main entries. Main entries entail lengthier pieces on selected important topics and individuals associated with the development and current state of macroeconomics.
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Cover: The Encyclopedia of MoneyThe Encyclopedia of Money REF HG216 .A43 2009
350 A-Z entries on the development, functions, and dysfunctions of money, banking, and credit systems; Photographs and illustrations of coinage and paper money from different times and places; Glossary of key terms. Helps understand the historical, political, and theoretical contexts of a wide range of events, policies, and regulations. Focuses most intently on the last two decades, highlighting connections between globalization, the stock market, the various monetary and fiscal crises of the 1990s, and financial developments and issues today. >>About This Book / Google Books Preview

Cover: An Eponymous Dictionary of Economics: A Guide to Laws and Theorems Named After Economists An Eponymous Dictionary of Economics: A Guide to Laws and Theorems Named After Economists REF HB61 .E66 2004
Robert K. Merton defined eponymy as ‘the practice of affixing the name of the scientist to all or part of what he has found.’
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The Federal Reserve System: An Encyclopedia Book CoverThe Federal Reserve System: An Encyclopedia REF HG2563 .H235 2005
The entries in this encyclopedia deal with the Federal Reserve System, the central bank of the U.S. It does not, however, deal solely with how the Federal Reserve operates or its current institutional structure. The entries chosen range across the Federal Reserve operations and how monetary policy functions in the U.S.
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The International Year Book and Statesmen’s Who’s Who READY REF JA51 .I57 2017
International Organisations: Profiles the structure & functions of the world’s major international & national organisations from UN agencies to economic & trade organisations; States of the World: Current & comprehensive view of the political, economic & social landscape of the world’s countries; Biographies: Major international figures are profiled, from heads of state and politicians to diplomats, heads of inter-governmental organisations and heads of central banks.

The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics REF HB61 .E55 1994
Covers 300+ subjects, from capital markets to mergers and corporate restructuring to today’s statistical techniques and econometrics. Contains contributions by 188 eminent economists, econometricians, and statisticians from the academic, business, and government sectors. Provides a definition of each subject, an explanation of the subject, its relationship to other economic concepts, its importance in economics, and opposing or critical viewpoints.

The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics REF HB61 .N49 1987b (4 volumes)
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The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law REF K487 .E3 N48 1998x (3 volumes)
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Cover: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic HistoryThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History REF HC15 .O94 2003 (5 volumes)
Nearly 900 entries and subentries, arranged in alphabetical order. Composite entries gather together discussions of similar or related topics under one headword.
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Cover: The Penguin Dictionary of EconomicsThe Penguin Dictionary of Economics REF HB61 .B33 2003
General economic terms; Economic theory, including coverage of development economics, industrial organization, finance and game theory, as well as international monetary and welfare economics; Coverage of applied economics and major financial institutions; History of economics; Entries on individual economists who have made a definable contribution to contemporary economic thought. >>About This Book

The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy Book CoverThe Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy REF HF1373 .P75 2009 (2 volumes)
300+ entries covering a wide range of topics in international trade, finance, production, and economic development. Topics include concepts and principles, models and theory, institutions and agreements, policies and instruments, analysis and tools, and sectors and special issues. >>About This Book / Google Books Preview

The Statesman’s Yearbook: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World
READY REF JA51 .S7 2017
This reference work presents a political, economic and social account of every country of the world together with facts and analysis.

Survey of Social Science. Economics Series REF HB61 .S94 1991 (5 volumes)
393 articles are drawn from areas of the economic sciences: Economic theory; Development of past theories and schools of economic theory; Specific economic systems, past and present; Events and legislation that affected the economic foundations of society; The way in which economists attempt to examine economic phenomena scientifically; Growth and development, especially as they pertain to less developed countries and regional issues.

Cover: The Value of a Dollar: Colonial Era to the Civil War, 1600-1865The Value of a Dollar: Colonial Era to the Civil War, 1600-1865 REF HB235 .U6 D47 2005
Starting with the founding of America and extending through the Colonial Era to the Civil War, this volume focuses on what things cost and how much workers made. Efforts have been made to include nearly every item necessary for everyday life so students, historians and the simply curious can explore the wage and price structure of early America. Also illustrated are commodity values, investment data and income opportunities.
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The Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2004 REF HB235 .U6 V35 2004
This book is about practical economy: what things have cost and how much money people have had to buy them. Records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.

Cover: World Monetary Units: An Historical Dictionary, Country by CountryWorld Monetary Units: An Historical Dictionary, Country by Country
REF HG216 .B465 2008x
Includes information about what monetary units have been used in 203 countries and four confederations, how their names changed over the years, and how they are divided into smaller units. Each country or confederation’s entry typically covers the last 100 to 150 years. Many of the monetary units can best be understood in the context of the political history, geography, and the languages of a country, and for these reasons, each country’s history is briefly narrated.
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