Economics information resources: Additional resources

Teaching resources 

Educators are always learning as we seek ways to be more engaging and effective in classes. Our guide to Teaching Resources for Business & Economics is a shortcut to books, journals and websites about economics instruction techniques and practices. It also highlights selected news, data, and case study sources that can supplement your lectures and assignments, as well as other SFU teaching support sites.

Associations and organizations

The following is a short list of a few of the many associations and organizations associated with the study of economics. To search for other organizations, try the sources listed at Trade Associations.

  To find Canadian public policy organizations resources, search the custom Google search for Canadian Public Policy Sources available from the University of Saskatchewan Library guide Public Administration and Public Policy: Grey Literature & Google.

Government information

Governments at all levels can be great sources of useful data and analysis. There are many government publications in the SFU Library. Try searching for them by AUTHOR with either the jurisdiction followed by the name of the ministry or department (see, for example, reports by the British Columbia Ministry of Small Business — truncating the name because the last part changes often) or the name of the department by itself (for example, Statistics Canada). Also, don't forget that many government publications can be found using the Canadian Research Index.


British Columbia Government
Links to the ministries and their publications and more. You might want to start with the Ministry of Finance. Use the BC government's Organizational Structure page to find other agencies and ministries.

Finance Canada
Information about Departmental services and publications, as well as links to other governmental and commercial sites. 

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada
Information about Canadian industries, trade, and more. 

Treasury Board Secretariat
Documents, including federal government estimates, reports, and policies.

United States

US Census Bureau
Get current industrial and demographic reports, economic census data, foreign trade analysis, and much more.

US Department of Commerce
A good starting place for information about US government business policies and programs as well as links to related agencies.

US Bureau of Economic Analysis
A good starting place for information about US economic accounts. Contains current and historical data often in downloadable formats

US Department of Labor — Bureau of Labor Statistics
If you're looking for inflation, consumer spending or employment related information, try here first. BLS also contains useful information on import/export price indexes.


Asian Development Bank (see also other regional development banks)

International Labour Organization

International Monetary Fund 

OECD (see also our OECD iLIbrary database)

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

United Nations

United Nations Economic and Social Council

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

World Bank

World Trade Organization

Directories of websites

Resources for Economists on the Internet
From the American Economic Association

International Economics Network
A directory of Internet resources for international economics, development, finance, and more. 

Special topics

BUEC BUZZ: Information Resources for Business and Economics

The BUEC BUZZ highlights resources (Internet, electronic, or print) of interest to students and faculty in business and economics at SFU.

Demographics and population studies

Demography : Organizations & Associations
PennState University Libraries' page lists major applied demography organizations, most of which will have links to resources.


Links for Econometrics
Detailed link site from The Economics Network

Handbook of Econometrics
A muli-volume ebook series with deep coverage of all aspects of econometrics from theories and models to applications. 

Economic history & the history of economic thought

Economic History Services
Besides various files of data, list archives, syllabi, etc., this site features home pages for organizations in the field. 

History of Economics: Resources
Links to resources on specific individuals, specific themes, archival resources, publications and other information from the History of Economics Society.

McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought
The History of Thought Archive represents an attempt to gather all material for the study of the history of economics at one site. This includes both primary texts, studies of those texts and of their authors.

Game theory

Economic and Game Theory
Created by UCLA Economics professor, David Levine, this site contains many useful resources for game theory, including a collection of working papers and bibliographies.

Vanderbilt professor Mike Shor has created a site rich in resource material for both educators and students of game theory and its applications to economics, business, political science, computer science, and other disciplines. Included are lecture notes, references to books and links to tests and quizzes.

Industrial organization

See these related guides:

International trade and development

Global Affairs Canada
Formerly known as Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Features resources such as trade agreements, information for exporters and links to other resources.

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
A public corporation created by the Canadian government to help communities in the developing world find solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems through research. This site has research reports and links to internet resources on development.

International Institute for Management Development
An independent not-for-profit foundation located in Lausanne, Switzerland whose research aims to help executives and companies to find new and innovative ways to sustain global competitiveness.  This organization is the publisher of our IMD World Competitiveness Online database.

SFU Library Guide: International Marketing Research
A large collection of links and search tips.  Although it is aimed at marketing students, many of the links cover international economic indicators and trade information.


Offered by the International Labor Organization, ILOSTAT allows you to view and extract data such as economically active population estimates and active employment by sex. 

OECD iLIbrary
Access statistical databases, including employment figures, through the Statistics tab at the top of the page and browse for data using the menu on the left side of the screen.

WWW Virtual Library - Labour History
Maintained by the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, this site is aimed more broadly at Labour Historians, but many of the resources are of use to economists as well.

Natural Resources

EnviroLink:The Online Environmental Community
One of the world's largest environmental clearing houses, EnviroLink includes provides links to thousands of environmental resources including government agencies, organizations and publications.

International Institute for Sustainable Development
Established in 1990 with continuing financial support from Environment Canada, CIDA and the Province of Manitoba. The site contains policy analysis, research reports, information for businesses, and measurement indicators for sustainable development.

Resource and Environmental Management (REM) Information Resources
SFU Library guide to REM resources, many of which are relevant to economics.


The ability to independently replicate studies is essential to research and the development of knowledge. A growing number of resources exist to facilitate that process.

Economics Journals -- with details on availability of data needed for replication
A guide from the University of California at Irvine. Scroll down to the box on the right side of the page with the header: "I want to replicate an economics article. Where's the article's data?"

Find Economic Articles with Data
From the University of Ulm (Germany), a tool to search for papers in Economics that have data, including ways to focus on the regression method and availability of data.

The Institute for Replication (I4R)
Newly launched in January 2022, I4R has a strong economics focus and has already started issuing reports that document the computational reproducibility and replicability of articles in major economics and political science journals

The Replication Wiki 
Browse or search through thousands of studies to replicate by their methods/software used, JEL codes, keywords, authors, data type, geographical origin of data, and data sources. Also check out hundreds of completed replications, corrections, and retractions.

The Journal of Comments and Replications in Economics
This Open Access title only launched recently and looks like it could become quite important in the field. It replaces another Open Access publication that published five volumes: the International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics (IREE). 

The Replication Network
"This website serves as a channel of communication to (i) update scholars about the state of replications in economics, and (ii) establish a network for the sharing  of information and ideas."