The International Historical Statistics books (International Historical Statistics, Africa, Asia, & Oceania, International Historical Statistics, Europe, and International Historical Statistics, the Americas) have now been compiled into a single online resource. This series contains a variety of historical statistics on a wide range of economic and social issues. International Historical Statistics, 1750-2010 is available via the Libraries’ catalog. The chapters can be viewed as PDF documents, with Excel available for downloading the statistical files.
Morningstar Investment Services has switched from print to online only access. The print version was formerly kept behind the Reference Desk in Bartle Library. Morningstar provides real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and closed-end funds. The database is limited to two simultaneous users.
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded this week to two American economists, Alvin E. Roth of Harvard and Lloyd Shapley of UCLA, for their work in market design and matching theory. Some selected works by and about Roth and Shapley are below.
Stochastic games and related topics : in honor of Professor L.S. Shapley, edited by T.E.S. Raghavan … [et al.] QA269 .S76 1991
The Shapley value : essays in honor of Lloyd S. Shapley, edited by Alvin E. Roth HB144 .S533 1988
Laboratory experimentation in economics : six points of view, edited by Alvin E. Roth. HB131 .L32 1987
Game-theoretic models of bargaining, edited by Alvin E. Roth HB144 .G36 1985
The Business and Company Resource Center database has a new name, Business Insights: Essentials, and a new interface. Users can now use keyword searching for the entire database, enhancing the discovery of company and industry information, including company histories and chronologies, financials, articles, SWOT analyses, etc. Graphs, charts, and tables are now downloadable.
The Libraries have added a new business database, Mergent Online. The database focuses primarily on company information, such as financials, executives, SEC filings, ownership, cost basis, and risk analysis. In addition, there are international economic indicators, industry reports, international stock market listings, and country reports. Search results can be saved, or downloaded to Excel.
The Mergent WebReports database has now been enhanced with data from the Mergent Municipal Manuals. The database provides electronic access (in PDF format) to all Moody’s/Mergent manuals ever published dating back to 1909. The Libraries’ subscription now covers both the Corporate and Municipal manuals. The Municipal Manual content includes bonded debt information for municipalities in the areas of school improvement, infrastructure, pollution control, urban renewal, etc.
The Libraries have added a new database related to private company data. Information on private companies can be challenging to find, so this is a unique resource. PrivCo is a source for business and financial data on major privately-held companies, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. PrivCo covers over 40,000 companies, including financial data, M&A and funding activity, ownership structure, and more. PrivCo also has over 10,000 investors, and advance search options by company and investor, giving the ability to generate fields of data based on criteria such as location, sub-industry, revenue and employee sizes, financial backing and more.
The Libraries have added a new database related to entrepreneurship called Entrepreneurial Studies Source. The database contains full text for more than 125 key periodicals, 135 reference books, numerous case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world’s largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.
The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank (producer of FRED), has retooled their Liber8 website and replaced it with Page One Economics. The new Page One Economics website offers “the data behind the economics, including a data “starter set” from our popular FRED website, to provide deeper understanding of important economic issues. The Page One Economics Newsletter contains the same timely essays as Liber8, but with more information and explanation–the back story on front page economics.” This month’s issue covers the Fed’s Econ Ed Mobile Earning App, Facts on Earning Inequality, FRED graphing tutorials, and more.
Accounting ethics by Ronald Duska, Brenda Shay Duska, Julie Ragatz.
HF5625.15 .D87 2011
Beyond the invisible hand : groundwork for a new economics, by Kaushik Basu.
HB71 .B37 2011
The first great recession of the 21st century : competing explanations, edited by Óscar Dejuán, Eladio Febrero, Maria Cristina Marcuzzo.
HB3717 2008 .F57 2011
Handbook of labor economics, edited by Orley Ashenfelter and David Card.
HD4802 .H36 2011 v.1-2
The interface : IBM and the transformation of corporate design, 1945-1976, by John Harwood.
HD9696.2.U64 I2547 2011
Leadership in nonprofit organizations : a reference handbook, edited by Kathryn A. Agard.
Oversize (*) HD62.6 .L413 2011 v.1-2
Unthinking : the surprising forces behind what we buy, by Harry Beckwith.
HF5415.32 .B435 2011