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Economics: Getting Started

2014 Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded

French economist Jean Tirole was named the recipient of the 2014 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences for his analysis of market power and regulation.

If you would like to read more about his work, the library has several resources to offer:

New Economics Resources at UK

New Databases

Two new data sources are now available.  The IMF data, formerly available only in CD-ROM, is now accessible via an online database. 

Economics News

Newspaper Databases:
UK Libraries currently subscribes to the following newspaper databases, all of which contain a great deal of economic news:

Access World News
Full-text of over 600 U.S. newspapers, including the Lexington Herald-Leader (1983 - present) and other Kentucky newspapers. Access World News also covers over 1,300 foreign English-language news resources.  Also includes the section "Access Business News," which includes a current subscription to the Economist, among many other papers.

LexisNexis Academic
Includes access to over 5,600 news, business, legal, medical and reference publications (most full-text, the rest abstracted), primarily newspapers, magazines and journals. Covers local, regional and international newspapers (in English and non-English languages). Includes a section for "Business News Publications."

Wall Street Journal
Daily newspaper provides coverage of U.S. and International financial and business news. Full-text (with abstracts) from ProQuest.

Internet Resources:
The following sites, freely available on the web, are also helpful sources of economic information:

New York Times:  Economics

Washington Post:  Economy Watch

Los Angeles Times:  Money and Company

Wall Street Journal - Economy

Greg Mankiw Blog

Truck and Barter


Economics Roundtable

Paul Krugman Blog - New York Times

Business and Economics Liaison

Peter Hesseldenz
W.T. Young Library

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506-0456

(859) 218-1840

New Economics Books

Here are a couple of the many new economics books recently added to our collection.