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Economics Books and eBooks

The Main Library is located at the Badia Fiesolana. The Departmental Library is at Villa la Fonte. All books and ebooks are indexed in the Catalogue.

At the Badia Library, the Economics Collection is located in the 330-339 shelf range on the entry-level floor. The Statistical Theory Collection (500-519) and the Data Manuals Collection (001-006) are also located on the entry-level. The Departmental Library is located on the second floor at Villa La Fonte.

Books and manuals in the Departmental Library are listed on this page, with links to eBooks. Note that works in the Departmental Library can only be used in Villa La Fonte.

Books may be borrowed from the main Library (Badia Fiesolana) for 30 days - renewable if not requested by another reader. Books may be requested for delivery from the Badia Library to the Department by following the instructions on this Library page. Log into ‘My Library Account’ by entering the 14 digits on the EUI card. For password, use the last five digits of the card number. Loans can be renewed by following the instructions on this Library page.

The Profile of the Economics Collection is at this link. Read about the Statistical Data Collection here.

Click on the cover images below for full details of new titles, 18 – 24 November.

This short video gives an overview of Library collections and services for EUI economists and users of statistical data.


New Books and eBooks, 18 – 24 November


Departmental Library (Villa La Fonte)

VLFbiblio2016The Economics Departmental Library is located on the second floor of Villa La Fonte (VLF-035). Economists can access the collection 24 hours per day with EUI card.

Books and manuals in the Departmental Library are listed here, with links to eBooks.

Books may only be consulted in the Departmental building. It is not permitted to keep books in workspaces or offices overnight. Readers should be familiar with the Departmental Library Rules:

  • Complete the check-out / check-in form for each book
  • Books cannot be taken out of the Villa La Fonte
  • There are no overnight or weekend loans
  • All books must be available at the Departmental Library each morning
  • These rules apply equally to Researchers, TAs, Fellows and Professors.


Book delivery service

DeliveryVan80x8030-day loan copies may be requested for delivery from the Badia Library to the Economics Department (Villa La Fonte) and other EUI campus buildings.

1) Locate books in the Library Catalogue - being careful to select the edition(s) required

2) Click on 'Place hold'

3) Log into ‘My Library Account’ by entering the 14 digits on the EUI card. For password, use the last five digits on the card

4) Select ‘VLF’ as location for delivery, and click the green button. A confirmation email is sent when books are dispatched from the Badia Library

5) Collect books at at the VLF Porters’ office between 08:30 and 19:00 on weekdays. (Books may also be collected at the Badia Library issue desk.)

Books may be returned via the book drop-box in the foyer at Villa La Fonte.

This video explains the book delivery procedure.


eBooks in economics

eBooks for courses in the Economics Department are listed in the second column of this page.

All eBook titles are indexed in the Catalogue. EUI members also have access to eBook collections from these publishers:


Bibliography-building for economic research

The Library maintains a Directory of Bibliographies, Bibliographical Software and Reference Works for Economic Research.

The EUI Library Catalogue can be used for bibliography-building and exporting bibliographical metadata.

Book reviews are available in the New York Review of BooksLondon Review of Books and Times Literary Supplement. Paper versions of these publications are also available on the left side of the entry-level floor at the Badia Library.

The Library maintains a Bibliography of the Global Financial Crisis (38th ed. May 2018) and a Bibliography of Academia (10th ed. April 2019). All works are in the collection.

EconLit is an online database of worldwide economics literature, providing bibliographical records, article abstracts and links to EUI full-text journals.

The Web of Science is a bibliographical database of articles from 12,500 peer-reviewed journals, with tools for advanced search, citation analysis and rankings' reports. The Web of Science, published by Clarivate Analytics, is cross-indexed with Google Scholar.

Publishers' e-journal platforms can be used for bibliography-building. Among the most important in economics are Science DirectSpringerlinkIngentaJSTORSage and Wiley Online.

RePEc - Research Papers in Economics - is a database of working papers, preprints and bibliographical information, including all EUI economics working papers.

EconBiz - a portal of economics and business literature maintained by ZBW - provides access to scholarly papers and bibliographical records in German and English.

Google Scholar can be used for literature search, and to access full-text journals in the EUI collection. This resource can be complemented with Google Scholar Citatations and Google Scholar Metrics.

The JournalTOCs table of contents' database provides bibliographical information from scholarly journals worldwide. Set up an alert by creating an account on the right side of the JournalTOCs' homepage.

Cadmus is the EUI publications' database (institutional repository). All EUI economists - Professors, Researchers and Fellows - are requested to submit details of works published during their time at the EUI to the Cadmus database. Where possible, full texts are included.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics is the premier international economics reference work, comprising over 3,000 entries on all branches of economic sciences. Topic bibliographies can be exported in multiple formats. The online version is constantly updated. EUI Library economics reference works are listed in this directory.


Suggesting books, ebooks and software manuals for acquisition

Readers are encouraged to suggest books and ebooks for acquisition by writing to [email protected] All new and older titles are considered. Books in any language may be suggested. Departmental Teaching Assistants and Professors are requested to signal new course requirements before the beginning of each term. Requests for extra copies - and transfers from the Badia Library to the Departmental Library - should be sent to [email protected]


Weekly alerts: new economics books and ebooks

All new books and ebooks in economics and data science are announced in the EUI Library's weekly Bulletin of Economic Research Resources and Statistical Data. Scholars who would like to receive the Bulletin, should send a sign-up request to [email protected] The Bulletin is only delivered to eui.eu mail accounts. Photocopies of the covers of new books are posted on the Departmental Library notice board every Friday during term (Villa La Fonte, 2nd floor).


Interlibrary loan service

Before placing an interlibrary loan request, economists are requested to send the title of the book(s) required to [email protected] so Library staff can consider for acquisition.

To request economics books or articles via interlibrary loan, readers should complete the book request form, or the article request form, at the lower left of this page.


Classification of books and manuals: economics and statistical science

The Books Collection is organised according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.

001    Data manuals and data science
330    Economics: general works
331    Labour Economics
332    Financial Economics
333    Environmental Economics
336    Public Finance
337    International Economics
338    Production Economics
338.5 Microeconomics
339    Macroeconomics
381    Domestic Trade
382    International Trade
384    Communications
388    Transportation
511    Principles of Mathematics
512    Algebra
519    Probability and Applied Mathematics
519.3 Game Theory
658    Business





Page last updated on 15 November 2019