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(International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences: 2nd Edition)
Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences. William A. Darity, Jr. Edition: 2nd ed. Macmillan Reference 2008

Agricultural Crisis in America: a Reference Handbook
Title: Agricultural crisis in America [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Dana L. Hoag. Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1999. Description: xvi, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists
Title: A biographical dictionary of dissenting economists [electronic resource] / edited by Philip Arestis and Malcolm Sawyer. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : E. Elgar, c2000.

Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists
Title: A biographical dictionary of women economists [electronic resource] / edited by Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand, and Evelyn L. Forget. Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, c2000. Description: xxviii, 491 p. ; 24 cm.

Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Managerial Economics
Title: The Blackwell encyclopedic dictionary of managerial economics [electronic resource] / edited by Robert McAuliffe. Edition: [Pbk. ed., 1999]. Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell Business, 1999, 1997.

Business Statistics of the United States: 2005
This book compiles statistical data published by numerous government agencies on the U.S. economy, industry, and regional/state data. Edition: 10th ed., 2005 Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Bernan Press, 2005

Economic Report of the President
The Economic Report of the President offers many statistical tables with long runs of yearly data. These include statistics related to GDP and other national income statistics; population, employment, wages, and productivity; production and business activity; consumer and producer price indexes; money stock, credit, and finance; government finance; corporate profits and stock market indices; international trade and exchange rates; and more.

Encyclopedia of Health Services Research: 2009
The Encyclopedia of Health Services Research addresses the study of the accessibility, costs, quality, and outcomes of healthcare. Articles are grouped under 22 Reader Guide Categories and also an A-Z listing, and subject guides. Bibliography includes links to web resources and print titles. Los Angeles : Sage, c2009. ISBN:9781412951791 (set : alk. paper) 1412951798 (set : alk. paper) Description:2 v. (xxx, 1409 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm. Subjects:Public health--Research--Encyclopedias. Medical care--Research--Encyclopedias. Health Services Research--Encyclopedias--English.

Encyclopedia of Public Choice
The Encyclopedia of public choice [electronic resource] / editors, Charles K. Rowley and Friedrich Schneider. Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c2004. Economic Policy; Social Policy; Political Policy

Encyclopedia of World Poverty
THE THREE VOLUMES of the Encyclopedia of World Poverty contain some 800 original, previously unpublished articles written by over 100 independent or affiliated scholars. This encyclopedia is intended for use as an authoritative and rigorous source on poverty and related issues. It provides extensive and current information and insight into the contemporary debate on poverty. It can also be used as a reference to other sources through its cross-references and bibliographies. It is a timely project; 2005 was marked by a declaration of concern with poverty by world leaders at the G-8 summit and at the World Economic Forum.

Eponymous Dictionary of Economics: a Guide to Laws and Theorems Named After Economists
Title: An eponymous dictionary of economics [electronic resource] : a guide to laws and theorems named after economists / edited by Julio Segura and Carlos Rodríguez Braun. Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., c2004.

Foreign Trade of the United States: Including State and Metro Area Export Data: 2001
Title: Foreign trade of the United States [electronic resource] : including State and metro area export data / editors Cornelia J. Strawser, Sohair M. Abu-Aish, Linz Audain. Edition: 2nd ed. Publisher: Lanham, MD : Bernan, c2001. Description: xxvii, 450 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History is designed to answer such key questions as: How has the U.S. Constitution shaped the economy of the United States? What were the consequences of Prohibition on consumers behavior? This title presents 1,000 entries, era overviews, event/movement profiles, biographies, business/industry profiled, geographic profiles, and more.

Handbook of Applied Economic Statistics
Handbook of applied economic statistics edited by Aman Ullah, David E. A. Giles. Publisher: New York : Marcel Dekker, c1998. Description: xi, 625 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subject(s): Economics --Statistical methods. The most important objective of this volume is to cover the developments in both applied economics statistics and the econometric techniques of estimation and hypothesis testing.

Handbook of International Economic Statistics: 1992-1999 /CIA, Directorate of Intelligence.
The Handbook provides basic worldwide statistics for comparing the economic performance of major countries and regions. In general, the data in the Handbook are for 1970, 1980, and individual years in the period 1990-97.

Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics: Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other Labor Data
Title: Handbook of U.S. labor statistics [electronic resource] : employment, earnings, prices, productivity, and other labor data / editor, Eva E. Jacobs ; associate editor, Mary Meghan Ryan. Edition: 8th ed., 2005. Publisher: Lanham, MD : Bernan Press, c2005. Description: xxix, 484 p. : chiefly tables ; 29 cm.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy
Macmillan encyclopedia of energy / John Zumerchik, editor in chief Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Macmillan Reference USA, 2001. Articles explore everything from Albert Einstein, seismic energy, and acid rain, to lasers and building design. The Encyclopedia supports the curriculum in earth science, chemistry and life sciences, social studies, political science and more.

Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography
Title: The Oxford handbook of economic geography [electronic resource] / edited by Gordon L. Clark, Maryann P. Feldman, and Meric S. Gertler ; with the assistance of Kate Williams. Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000. xxvii, 742 p. : ill., maps, charts ; 23 cm.

Oxford handbook of philosophy of economics / edited by Harold Kincaid, Don Ross.
This title is a cutting-edge reference work to philosophical issues in the practice of economics. It is motivated by the view that there is more to economics than general equilibrium theory and that the philosophy of economics should reflect the diversity of activities and topics that currently occupy economists. Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2009. Description:xvii, 670 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

SPI: state personal income
SPI [computer file] : state personal income. Publisher: Washington, DC : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Measurement Division, 1996- Subject(s): Income --United States --Statistics --Databases. Other Contributors: United States. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Regional Economic Measurement Division.

State Profiles: the Population and Economy of Each U.S. State
Title: State profiles [electronic resource] : the population and economy of each U.S. state / editor Helmut F. Wendel ; associate editors, Sohair M. Abu-Aish, Katherine A. DeBrandt. Edition: 2nd ed., 2002. Publisher: Lanham, MD. : Bernan Press, c2002. Description: xiii, 578 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

Trader’s Guide to Key Economic Indicators
The trader’s guide to key economic indicators [electronic resource] / Richard Yamarone. Edition: 1st ed. Publisher: Princeton : Bloomberg Press, 2004. Description: xiv, 267 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Contents Gross domestic product -- Indices of leading, lagging, and coincident indicators -- The employment situation -- Industrial production and capacity utilization -- Institute for supply management indices -- Manufacturers’ shipments, inventories, and orders -- Manufacturing and trade inventories and sales -- New residential construction -- Conference board consumer confidence and University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment indices -- Advance monthly sales for retail trade and food services -- Personal income and outlays -- Consumer and producer price indices.