Economic information sources

Scientific repository of open access e-prints. Includes an economics and quantitative finance section.

Bloomberg contains current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures.

EBSCOhost Business Source Ultimate


  • Academic journal articles: major source
  • Company Profiles: International Datamonitor Profiles from the world's largest companies
  • Country Reports: Including economic competitiveness reports, political risk yearbooks and emerging markets monitor
  • Market Research Reports: market research handbooks and Datamonitor Marketwatch reports
  • Industry Profiles: Country and geographic areas analyses, including market forecast data and reports from the EIU covering key industries
  • SWOT analyses from Gartner Inc, working papers, case studies and analyst and executive interviews

EBSCO Mobile for using EBSCO on a smart phone, if you are using an iPad use the above link as normal.

A subject portal for economics and business, providing searching across a range of databases including RePEc, EconStor (Open Access working papers, journal articles, conference proceedings etc), and the economics and business sections of BASE (Open Access articles and books).

Economics, Econometrics and Finance e-journal and e-book collection
This journal collection contains 71 titles with the oldest title going back to 1967. There are also 78 e-books.

Economic academic literature database with full-text access, including country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, labour economics and monetary theory.

Global Forecasting Service 
Available with registration from the Economist Intelligence Unit. Provides forecasts of important variables such as GDP growth, inflation, fiscal and monetary policy and commodity prices for economies around the world. Forecasts take account of risks and provide a broad view of the prospects for the world economy.

IBISWorld is a comprehensive collection of UK industry market research and industry risk ratings.  It includes statistics, analysis, forecasts and Brexit Impact Reports.

NBER Working Papers

National Bureau for Economic Research contains economic research for public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.

OECD iLibrary
Publications from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Please use Firefox or Chrome to download tables and charts.

Passport: Industrial
Euromonitor International analysis of the industrial makeup of the world’s 18 largest economies. Each economy is split into 177 industries with cross-country and cross-industry comaprable statistics.

RePEc: Research Papers in Economics
Working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components in Economics and related Sciences.

S&P Capital IQ
Provides data on public and private companies, investment firms, capital transactions, and people. Offers sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools to create bespoke reports.

S&P Global Market Intelligence
A global financial database providing news, macreconomics data and financials and analytics of banks and insurance companies.

UK Data Service
A comprehensive resource for social and economic data. It provides a single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including large-scale government surveys, international macro data, business micro data, qualitative studies and census data from 1971 to 2011.