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Economics Collection Profile

Books and eBooks

Collection policy reflects the evolving research and teaching requirements of the EUI Economics Department, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Max Weber Programme, School of Transnational Governance and users of economics literature and data campus-wide. To suggest books and manuals for acquisition, write to [email protected]

At the Badia Library, the Economics Books Collection is in the 330-339 shelf range; the Statistical Theory Collection is at 500-519 and the Data Manuals Collection at 001-006.

The Economics Departmental Collection at Villa La Fonte (same classification) is accessible 24 hours per day with EUI card. A full list of books and manuals in the Department is on this inventory page.

All eBook titles are indexed in the Catalogue.

WebVideo17This short video gives an overview of EUI Library collections and services for economists and users of statistical data.



There are substantial holdings in international economics, monetary economics, political economy, finance, economic crises, Keynesian and neoclassical approaches, institutions, consumption, saving, production, employment, investment, inflation, business cycles, central banking, sovereign risk, fiscal policy, taxation, international trade, foreign direct investment, economic integration, globalisation and international commerce.


The collection includes socio-economic literature on households, families and firms, income, wealth, distribution and inequality, social stratification, behavioural economics, transaction costs, production, market structure, competition, monopoly, oligopoly, market imperfections, auction theory, general equilibrium and disequilibrium, welfare, cost-benefit analysis, social choice, information, decision-making, social networks and contracts.


The collection includes literature on methodology, hypotheses, estimation, semiparametric and nonparametric approaches, statistical distributions, Bayesian analysis, cross-sectional models, spatial models, time-series analysis, panel data, survey methods, computational techniques, game theory, experimental approaches and data estimation.

Statistical Theory and Data Science

There are large holdings in statistical theory and methods, data science, applied mathematics, probability, calculus, data mining, machine learning, graph theory, artificial intelligence, modelling, optimisation, regression analysis, experimental design, survey methods and time series. Data manuals are listed in this Library directory. Access to data is via the EUI Library Data Portal. Data support services are introduced on this page.


Journals Collection

Electronic journals are accessible via the Library Catalogue. EUI members can also access e-journals off-campus. The Economics Journals Collection is predominantly in electronic format. Older paper holdings are held in storage.

Publishers' e-journal platforms can be used for bibliography-building. Among the most important in economics are Science Direct, Springerlink, Ingenta, JSTOR, Sage and Wiley Online. 

The Library maintains an Economics Reference Directory which introduces the EconLit and Web of Science databases; the RePEc and EconBiz portals; the JournalTOCs table of contents' database; and Google ScholarGoogle Scholar Citatations and Google Scholar Metrics

Statistical Data Collection

Research data services are introduced on this Library page.

The EUI Data Portal provides access to macroeconomic and micro-socioeconomic data resources. There are three sub-directories:

  • Macroeconomic databases provide statistics on global, regional and national economic and political-economic developments from international organisations and major data publishers including: Databanks, ECB, Eurostat, Global Financial Data, IMF, OECD, Refinitiv, Standard & Poor’s, World Bank, UN and WIIW
  • Micro-socioeconomic databases provide individual, family, household and company observations. Major providers include: DIW, Eurostat, GESIS, ICPSR, Moody’s Analytics/BvD and UKDS
  • European, EU and Euro area resources provide data for research on pan-European topics, EU states, European sub-state regions and Europe in the global context.

The 8th edition of the EUI Library’s Research Data Guide (May 2020) has ten sections:

  1. Data discovery and the EUI Library Data PortalData Guide 2020
  2. Data protection, database copyright and ethical use
  3. Data management plans
  4. Managing data during the research project cycle
  5. Repositing and preserving research data in the Cadmus repository
  6. Research Data in EU funded projects
  7. Open Data
  8. Qualitative data in the humanities and social sciences
  9. EUI infrastructure, software and support
  10. International research data guidelines


Working Papers Collection

Most working papers in economics are freely available online and can be located via RePEc (the research papers in economics portal) and Google Scholar. The following subscription (and part-subscription) series should be accessed via the Library Catalogue: NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research); CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research); FMG (Financial Markets Group) and SSRN (Social Science Research Network). Full details are in the economics working papers' directory.


Data Software Manuals Collection

Online versions of data software manuals are linked from this Library directory. Paper versions at the Badia Library and the Economics Department Library (Villa La Fonte) are located at shelfmarks 001-005. Stata 16 manuals are only published in electronic format. Stata monographs are listed in this Library directory.


Reference Collection

Economics and statistics reference works are available online and at the Badia Library and the Economics Departmental Library (Villa La Fonte). The Reference Directory has three sections:

  • Bibliographies, and finding literature in economics and statistical science
  • Software for bibliography-building managing references
  • Major reference works in economics and statistical science.


Economic News Resources

EUI members have premium access to online international news resources, including The Financial TimesThe Economist and The New York Times.

The EUI Library provides access to international news databases and archives:

The Microform Collection is located on the ground (garden) floor of the Badia Library:

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


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


Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]




Page last updated on 28 May 2020