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Economics: Books

A guide to finding information in economics. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

For example: Mankiw and Economics

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Key locations

2nd Floor


330 Economics
330.18 Econometrics
330.9... Economic history and conditions (by country)
330.91732 Urban economics 
331 Labour economics
331.112 Labour market
332 Financial economics
332.1 Banking 
332.6  Investment finance 
333 Land economics
333.79  Energy policy
335  Economic ideologies
336 Public finance 
336.42  Public finance: Great Britain 
337  Tariff policy 
337.1  Free trade
337.914  European economic integration 
338  Industrial economics and production economics
338.0183  Economics of change; economic aspects of technological innovations
338.72  Entrepreneurship 
338.74  Corporations
338.82 Monopolies
338.83  Mergers 
338.88  Multinationals, cartels 
338.9...  Economic planning and policy; economic development (by country)
339  Income and wealth
381 Domestic trade
382 International trade

Call Numbers for selected topics

Agricultural economics 338.1

Banking 332.1
Big business 338.8
British economic history 330.942
British economic policy 338.942
Business cycles 338.54
Business ethics 174
Business history (companies) 338.76…
Business history (industries 338.47…

Capitalism 330.15
Cartels 338.88
Conservation of natural resources 333.72
Consumption of wealth 339.4
Corporations 338.74
Cost of living 339.42

Derivatives 332.63
Development economics 338.9

Econometrics 330.18
Economic conditions (by country) 330.9…
Economic policy (by country) 338.9…
Economic theory 330.1
Economics of change 338.0183
Employment 331.11
Energy policy 333.79
Entrepreneurship 338.72
Environmental economics 333.7
European economic integration 337.914
Exports 382.6

Finance 332
Foreign exchange 332.45
Foreign investments 332.673
Free trade 337.1

Housing 331.833

Income and wealth 339
Industrial economics 338
Industrial sociology 331.8
Inflation 332.414
International finance 332
International trade 382
Investment finance 332.6

Keynesian economics 330.156

Labour economics 331
Labour market 331.112
Land economics 333

Management 658
Mathematical economics 330.182
Mergers 338.83
Monetary economics 332.4
Monopolies 338.82
Multinationals 338.88

National income accounting 339.3

Public expenditure 336.39
Public finance 336

Real estate business 333.33
Regional development 338.9

Secondary industries 338.4…
Securities 332.63
Small firms 338.64
Stock exchanges 332.61

Tariff policy 337
Taxation 336.2
Trade (domestic) 381
Trade (international) 382
Transportation 385-388

Unemployment 331.13
Urban economics 330.91732
Urban land economics 333.77

Wages and earnings 331.2
Women in employment 331.4

New books

Citation example in the APA style

Mankiw, N.G., & Taylor, M.P. (2006). Economics. London: Thomson.

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