ECON326: Economic Development

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Countries and Their Cultures more information

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OECD Economic Surveys more information

Detailed reports on member and non-member economies, including archived reports, from the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and International Development.

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CIA World Factbook more information

Brief information and statistics on 266 countries and territories, including "history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues."

Human Development Indicators more information

See where your country stands! Featuring the Human Development Index. From the UN Development Programme.

World Bank more information

For data, choose Data & Statistics or Countries menu.

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International Monetary Fund more information

See Data & Statistics or Country info. 

Also see World Economic Outlook, REFERENCE HC 10 .W7979

Gapminder more information

Create charts and dynamic timelines using a wide range of international economic, demographic, social, and environmental data.

OFFSTATS more information

Locate official statistics by country, region, or topic. Compiled by U. of Auckland Library.

Penn World Table more information

Purchasing Power Parity and national accounts time series (1950-2007) for 189 countries.

Choose PWT 6.3 > Data Download

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Search for full-text articles on your country from The Economist (keep in mind not all content on the public site is available for free).

Remember to set date limits/sort by Date Descending, and all the other useful options to refine your search,  located on the left side of the results screen.

Kidon Media-Link more information

Links to news sites from all over the world. Sites labeled en are in English.

Factiva more information

Search thousands of international newspapers and journals.

  • Search by region + subject: Development/humanitarian aid, Economic news
  • Search by region + source > category > By type: Economics & country analysis
  • Narrow results with Discovery Pane categories (left of screen)
  • News Pages > pulldown to Global > browse headlines, or search the Global Newsstand
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EconLit (EBSCO) more information

Preeminent database for economics: articles, books, working papers, dissertations.

Eldis more information

Clearinghouse for NGO research, working papers.
Go to Country Profiles > choose topic, then browse for those marked as Eldis articles.

SocINDEX with Full Text (EBSCO) more information

Find articles and conference papers from the field of sociology.

ECON326: Economic Development / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: January 09, 2015