Country Economic Reports & Forecasts

Each of the databases referenced below offer reports and forecasts on national economies.

  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.

  OECD iLibrary
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)  Limitations on Use
Use the black navigation bar to retrieve Countries & Consumers to get reports on business environment, trade, finance, industry & communication.

  Global Edge
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.

Country Statistics

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.

  Data-Planet (Sage)
National level data on a wide variety of topics with data visualization features

News & Current Events

Foreign Affairs

Economist (this is a link to content from the library subscription)  Using the 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 accounts

Financial Times  Use your Villanova email to register for access to

Bloomberg Businessweek (this is a link to content from the library subscription). The site may be preferable for browsing.

BBC News

Scholarly Article Databases

  EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)

  PAIS International (ProQuest)

  Columbia International Affairs Online - CIAO (Columbia University Press)

  Social Sciences Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate)

  Social Science Research Network (SSRN)  Limitations on Use

  ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

  Scopus (Elsevier)

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)