Economics Collection Policy


subject description and guidelines

  • The Libraries seek to support research in all aspects of economics, domestic and international, from the undergraduate graduate student through PhD and faculty levels of research. Areas of established specialization include but are not limited to microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic theory, economic development, economic history, psychological economics, econometrics, behavior economics, and game theory.


  • The main constituents for this collection are students and faculty associated with the Department of Economics. However, faculty and students in other social sciences disciplines across campus also use this collection.


collection strength

  • Overall, the collecting goals for Economics are suitable for dissertation-level research and undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate education and research.

collection level

  • research

geographical guidelines

  • The main emphasis of the collection reflects the work of Western scholars and publications of North American and European publishers.

areas of significant geographic coverage

country (self-governing)

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • United States of America

language guidelines

  • The Economics collection is primarily English language. Materials in Western European languages (mainly French and German) are collected selectively.


  • English

chronological guidelines

  • The emphasis of the collection is on current publications.


  • Reprints, theses, and festschrift and generally not acquired. Textbooks are only acquired if requested for course reserve.

material types

  • The collection covers scholarly journals, topical periodicals, data sets and a range of monographic publications from academic and trade presses, research institutes, and public agencies.


housed in

  • Olin Library 

related library subject collection


library contact

  • Cohen, Suzanne - Economics selector for ILR and Olin