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Recommended Books
Title Location Call Number
Economic literacy : a complete guide Central Stacks HB171 .E2424 2010
Free to choose: a personal statement Central Stacks HB501 .F72 1990
Basic economics : a common sense guide to the economy Downtown Stacks HB171 .S713 2015
The housing boom and bust Downtown Stacks HG2040.25 .S69 2010
Microeconomics Downtown Stacks HB171.5 .S9247 2013
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything Downtown Stacks
Cherokee Stacks
HB74 .P8 L479 2005
Super freakonomics : global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance Central Stacks
Downtown Stacks
HB74 .P8 L4797 2011
Economics of macro issues Downtown Stacks HB172.5 .M73 2016
Theories and practices of development eBook Collection View E-Book
The gig three in economics : Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes ebrary View E-Book
Foundations of business economics : markets and prices eBook Collection View E-Book
Economics for business ebrary View E-Book
Little book of economics : how the economy works in the real world (2nd Edition) ebrary View E-Book
Easy economics : a visual guide for what you need to know ebrary View E-Book
The American economy: a historical encyclopedia Credo View E-Book
Big ideas simply explained: the economics book Credo View E-Book
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Call Number Range

  • HA1-4737 (Statistics)
  • HB1-3840 (Economic theory. Demography)
  • HD28-9999 (Industries. Land use. Labor)
  • HF1-6182 (Commerce)
  • HG1-9999 (Finance)

Subject headings

Capitalism. Consumption (Economics). Economic development. Economic forecasting. Economic policy. Economics. Finance. Free enterprise. Free trade. Income distribution. Managerial economics. Options (Finance). Profit. Scarcity. Supply and demand. Surplus (Economics). Urban economics. Waste (Economics).

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Professional Organizations

American Economics Association: the largest U.S. economics association,

International Economic Association: worldwide group of Economics Associations. Links to national websites,

American Finance Association: the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics,

American Agricultural Economic Association: the professional association of scientists who use economic tools to analyze issues and solve problems in the area of agriculture and food,

General Economics Websites

Economic Education Web: (EcEdWeb) is the national portal to economic education resources in all forms and at all levels,

American Institute for Economic Research: (AIER) conducts independent, scientific, economic research to educate individuals, thereby advancing their personal interests and those of citizens,

Center for Economic Policy and Research: (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public can be informed about the problems and choices that they face,

Economic Policy Institute: a nonpartisan think tank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy,

Institute for Economic Analysis: deals with the issues of full-employment growth, low inflation, low interest rates, income and wealth, and stock market stability. IEA is a non-profit research and education organization,

National Bureau of Economic Research: Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works,

Government Agencies

Bureau of Economic Analysis: (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing up-to-date, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner,

Federal Reserve: the central bank of the United States which provides the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system,

International Economics

United Nations Economic and Social Council: is the principal organ to coordinate the economic, social, and related work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, 10 functional commissions and five regional commissions. The Council serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues,

International Monetary Fund: (IMF) focuses on global monetary cooperation, financial stability, international trade, employment and economic growth,

International Atlantic Economic Society: Founded in 1973, the IAES promotes the dissemination of economic and financial research within the international community,

Personal Finance

Smart About Money: (SAM) is one of the many resources of the National Endowment for Financial Education, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping you make sound financial decisions throughout life,

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy: is provided by the nation's certified public accounts to help Americans understand their personal finances through every stage of life,

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Last updated: 04/27/18