Open Data for Africa

By Victoria Bird|July 26, 2013|Africa, Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has completed the network of Open Data Platforms in all 54 African countries. This resource provides data on a myriad of topics- ranging from food prices and economic data, through to mobile telephone ownership. It will allow open access to the data needed for managing and monitoring development results in African countries, including tracking progress on the Millennium Development Goals. The Open Data Platform is

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Access IMF documents online

By Victoria Bird|July 16, 2013|Development Studies, Economics, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) eLibrary Text Collection is now available to SOAS library users via our subscription to the UK Data Service. The IMF eLibrary Text Collection has periodicals, books and working papers – over 10,000 documents from 1951 onwards. This exciting new resource has information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalisation, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice and poverty reduction.

Economics – June 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|July 5, 2013|Economics|0 comments

Economic theory in a changing world : policymaking for growth / edited by Sajal Lahiri, Pradip Maiti. Capital as will and imagination : Schumpeter’s guide to the postwar Japanese miracle / Mark Metzler.

Your passport to global market information- try it now!

By Victoria Bird|June 17, 2013|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

Passport, provided by Euromonitor International offers global, regional and country level online market research, monitors industry trends and gives you strategic analysis and a market size and market share database for products. Subscribers use the system to support a wide range of academic research projects: · Global Trend monitoring · Cultural change in the 21st century · Economic development in developed and developing countries · Market and Company analysis ·

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Economics – December 2012 to May 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 12, 2013|Economics|0 comments

Globalization and economic nationalism in Asia / ed. by Anthony P. D’Costa. [Also available as an e-book from Dawsonera] Market threads : how cotton farmers and traders create a global commodity / Koray Çalışkan. [Also available as an e-book from ebrary]  End this depression now! / Paul Krugman. Frontiers of commodity chain research / edited by Jennifer Bair.

Economics – May 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 24, 2013|Economics|0 comments

Malawi growth and development strategy : from poverty to prosperity, 2006 – 2011 / Malawi. The macroeconomic theory of exchange rate crises / by Giovanni Piersanti. Manufacturing technology transfer : a Japanese monozukuri view of needs and strategies / Yasuo Yamane and Thomas Childs.

Webinar week at UK Data Service: Five free online sessions

By Victoria Bird|May 2, 2013|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Social scientists from all sectors are invited to participate in a series of webinars designed to introduce the data and resources available through the newly formed UK Data Service. All webinars are free of charge and open to anyone in the UK and overseas. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please reserve your spot by booking at the links below. An introduction to data available from

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Economics – April 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|April 26, 2013|Economics|0 comments

China’s economic development : institutions, growth and imbalances / Lu Ming … [et al.].  Multinational business finance / David K. Eiteman, Arthur I. Stonehill, Michael H. Moffett. Paths toward the modern fiscal state : England, Japan, and China / Wenkai He.

Datastream e-training sessions

By Victoria Bird|April 10, 2013|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

There is a series of e-training sessions being run by Thomson Reuters about Datastream, which might be of use to those collecting data for their dissertations. Details of the upcoming sessions below: Datastream in Office: Learn how to use Datastream from within Excel, Word and PowerPoint Thomson Reuters Datastream University Q&A Session: ask specific questions based on your research You can access these sessions from any PC- you do not

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Trial ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection

By Victoria Bird|April 9, 2013|Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Law, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

We currently have trial access to the ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection until 7 July 2013. The trial provides access to the following resources, in addition to those the Library already currently subscribes to from ProQuest: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) (1987 – current) ERIC (1966 – current) PAIS International (1914 – current) PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress (1871 – current) ProQuest Criminal Justice (1981 – current) ProQuest

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