Researching your paper
Researching and writing a paper on developing economies requires the use of resources that cover the following concepts:
- Country information
- Public policy
- International organizations
- Foreign policy
- Economic conditions
- Business climate
The databases in the box on the left will help you efficiently research the many sources available and applicable to your paper.
Databases for Economics and Economic Development Research:
- Business Source Premier
Core business database for finding scholarly articles. Publications tab is an excellent, comprehensive information source for a huge number of countries.
- ABI/Inform Global
Great source of peer reviewed/scholarly articles related to business and academic business topics.
Academic source with journal articles on a wide variety of topics including international development and economic policy.
Newspapers and Magazines
Great source for reports and working papers on international affairs.
- P.A.I.S. International
Provides books, reports and articles on issues related to economic policy and development.
- IMF Financial Statistics
IFS covers exchange rates, fund accounts and the main global and cuntry economic indicators for more than 200 countries dating back to 1948. For GDP growth, inflation, unemployment, payments balances, exports, imports, external debt, capital flows, commodity prices, and more.
Search Factiva for newspapers and trade publications to understand a country's business and investment climate.
- Mergent Online
Country profiles can be found by clicking searching the box on the lower right hand portion of the screen.
- Country Watch
Economic, business and political information for 200 countries.
Covers regional and global economic development with analysis on events of significance to developing economies.
- EIU Views Wire
Offers in-depth coverage of about 200 countries and events related to economic and business development. Excellent for researching statistic related to a company's investment climate.
- CIA World Factbook
In depth information about global economies, politics and government.
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