Country Economic Reports & Forecasts
Each of the databases referenced below offer reports and forecasts on national economies.
"Stratfor is a geopolitical intelligence firm that provides strategic analysis and forecasting to individuals and organizations around the world. By placing global events in a geopolitical framework, we help customers anticipate opportunities and better understand international developments."
Economist Intelligence Unit
The Country Reports module offers analysis of economic and political developments and forecasts for countries in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Business Source Premier aggregates country reports published by IHS Country Monitor, CountryWatch and other economic consulting firms. To find these reports type the country name in the first search box and use the drop down to limit to Geographic Terms. Scroll down the initial search screen to Limit Your Results to Publication Type and select Country Report.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development publishes a prescriptive series called Economic Survey. Browse by Theme (Economic) and Country (target) to retrieve.
EMIS Intelligence (Emerging Markets Information Service)
As the title suggests this database does not cover large, well established economies. To find country overviews and forecasts published by firms such as Oxford Economics, use the drop down to select your region, use the publication type drop down to select Analysis/Research, use the Topic drop down to select Country Overview/Profile and Forecasts.
Passport (Euromonitor International)
Use the black navigation bar to retrieve Countries & Consumers to get reports on business environment, trade, finance, industry & communication.
Free creditable country information curated by Michigan State.
CQ Press Library (CQ Press)
Navigate to Political Handbook of the World for concise, but in-depth recent political histories.
World Bank Data The World Bank makes country time series data on a wide variety of indicators (development, trade, finance, trade, gender, education, infrastructure, labor, health) freely available.
International Monetary Fund Data The IMF offers free data sets by country on International Financial Statistics, Direction of Trade, Balance of Payments, Economic Outlooks, Exchange Rates and others
United Nations Data The UN offers data bases that cover education, development, crime, trade, environment, industry, labor, and national accounts
OffStats is an index to statistics published by nations and international organizations.
Principal Global Indicators Comparable data for G-20 economies
Eurostat Comparable date for European Union countries.
Economist Intelligence Unit
Market Indicators and Forecasts provides country data on a wide variety of dimensions.
National level data on a wide variety of topics with data visualization features
News & Current Events
Economist (this is a link to content from the library subscription) Using the Economist.com may be preferable for browsing, but you will encounter a pay wall.
Wall Street Journal (this is a link to content from the library home page) VSB students may prefer to use their WSJ.com accounts
Financial Times Use your Villanova email to register for access to FT.com
Bloomberg Businessweek (this is a link to content from the library subscription). The Bloomberg.com site may be preferable for browsing.
Scholarly Article Databases
EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (ProQuest)
PAIS International (ProQuest)
Indexes and abstracts journal articles, books, working papers and dissertations in the field of economics based on the Journal of Economic Literature's subject classification
. Provides access to the full-text of selected journals including all American Economic Association journals. Topics include economic theory and history, monetary theory, labor economics, international, regional and urban economics. Coverage goes back to 1886.
The Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) database contains references for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more.
Columbia International Affairs Online - CIAO (Columbia University Press)
Aggregates research in international affairs. Includes journal articles, country data and maps, working papers, conference proceedings, and policy briefs together with a small selection of books and streaming video content.
Social Sciences Citation Index/Web of Science
Provides access to current bibliographic information and cited references from the journal literature in the physical and social sciences. Search by article title word, journal title, author, cited author or reference, or address word (e.g. author's institution). Coverage begins 1956 to present.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences, including the legal research network and political science network. You must have permission or rights to post content to SSRN
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Provides access to scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, and country-and industry-focused reports.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Provides access to a wide range of academic business journals and trade magazines. Topics include management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international business, operations management and management information systems. Full-text access may be embargoed for up to three years. Coverage goes back to 1965.
Aid, Development, Trade
USAID United States Agency for International Development
AidData Open data for international development
ELDIS News and research on development and environment.
International Development Association World Bank aid arm.
OECD iLibrary Reports, studies and statisitics on all aspects of development.
Bureau of Economic Analysis International Accounts
United Nations Conference on Trade & Development
World Trade Organization
HeinOnline & Lexis-Nexis International trade law journals and treaties
American Society of International Law Electronic Resource Guide (to Economic Law & other topics)