EIU Country Data

By Victoria Bird|March 20, 2013|Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

You can now access the Economist Intelligence Unit’s CountryData database to find detailed financial information for 50 countries, from 1980 to the present- and with forecasts for up to 2030 for some key variables. It’s also possible to obtain summary information of the EIU Country Outlook reports. EIU CountryData contains over 280 variables, divided into the following major categories: Gross domestic product, Fiscal and monetary indicators, Demographics and income, Foreign payments, External debt stock,

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Statistics, databases and websites – guidance for SOAS students beginning dissertations

By Victoria Bird|March 19, 2013|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

Beginning research for your dissertation can make you feel a little lost, especially when you are searching for statistics or other data. Statistics and other factual databases are not just for Mathematicians, or Economists- they can provide powerful evidence for any Social Science discipline. This post will introduce some of the sources for non-specialists. Start point- Library databases A good start point is to consider what you actually need in

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Off-campus access to Bankscope, Oriana, Zephyr and EIU CountryData

By Victoria Bird|March 7, 2013|Development Studies, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

It is now possible for SOAS students and staff to access Bankscope, Oriana, Zephyr and EIU CountryData off campus, via Shibboleth, and without the need of an extra password. To access, either click the links below, or for more information on what each database contains, access from the Data and Statistics section of the Library Website. Bankscope: detailed financial information for more than 29,000 banks worldwide Zephyr: M&A, IPO and venture capital

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FREE Access to a Wiley Special Collection of Articles on China and the World Economy: Investment and Trade

By Victoria Bird|March 7, 2013|China and Inner Asia, Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Unknown|0 comments

Wiley Publishers have created a special collection of articles, edited by Professor Shujie Yao, featuring 16 papers that “…have been carefully selected from a broad range of economic journals. All the papers have large numbers of downloads and citations, but they share a common focus of interest: China and the World Economy from an Investment and Trade Perspective.”  Professor Shujie Yao has provided a full introduction here, which is also available in Chinese. Simply click on

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Economics – February 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 1, 2013|Economics|0 comments

In the shadow of violence : politics, economics, and the problems of development / edited by Douglass C. North … [et al.]. China’s post-reform economy : achieving harmony, sustaining growth / edited by Richard Sanders and Chen Yang. India today : economy, politics and society / Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss, Craig Jeffrey.  Slaves, freedmen, and indentured laborers in colonial Mauritius / Richard B. Allen.  Arbitraging Japan : dreams of capitalism

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Economics – December 2012 & January 2013

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

The Philippines in ASEAN : reflections from the listening room / M. C. Abad Jr. From miracle to maturity : the growth of the Korean economy / Barry Eichengreen, Dwight H. Perkins, and Kwanho Shin. The growth of international business / edited by Mark Casson. International trade : selected readings / ed. by Jagdish Bhagwati. Invested interests : capital, culture, and the World Bank / Bret Benjamin. The global grapevine

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Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA) free access to 10th anniversary issue

By Victoria Bird|January 15, 2013|Economics, Financial and Management Studies, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

FREE access to 10th Anniversary Celebratory Issue Volume 11, Issue Supplement S1, January 2013 This special issue is a celebration of ten years of the journal. Given the excellent flow of submissions, the editorial team decided not to invite contributions specifically for this issue, but to select a sample of representative articles coming through the regular submission process. The set of topics ranges from ethnic and political conflict to credit

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Economics – September to November 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 19, 2012|Economics|0 comments

Microeconometrics using Stata / A. Colin Cameron, Pravin K. Trivedi. The market system : what it is, how it works, and what to make of it / Charles E. Lindblom. The nature and logic of capitalism / Robert L. Heilbroner. Regaining Europe : an economic agenda for the 21st century / George Irvin International capital markets: systems in transition / edited by John Eatwell and Lance Taylor. [Available as an

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Finding company or industry information – digging deeper

By Victoria Bird|December 19, 2012|Economics, Financial and Management Studies|0 comments

How do you go about finding out who runs a business?Or information on a company? Or which firms are major players in an industry? Beyond merely Googling and then searching the webpage of said company, there is a myriad of sources available to you to research company data. Here are a few tips to get you started. Library Databases Business Source Premier: this database contains detailed company profiles for the world’s 10,000 largest

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Economics – November 2012

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 6, 2012|Economics|0 comments

Global financial crisis and challenges for China / Yang Mu, Michael Heng Siam-Heng. Indonesia’s economy since independence / Thee Kian Wie. China and Angola : a marriage of convenience? / edited by Marcus Power and Ana Cristina Alves. Macroeconomics and monopoly capitalism / Ben Fine, Andy Murfin.  Africa, tropical timber, turfs and trade: geographic perspectives on Ghana’s timber industry and development / J. Henry Owusu. The market system : what

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