History of Economics
Richard Cobden letters Richard Cobden (1804-1865) was a leading Victorian political stateman well known for his involvement in free trade debates and the anti-corn league. This site supported by the Arts and Humanities research council provides access to a wealth of several thousand transcripts of letters, speeches and other manuscripts relating to his life and […]
Library of Congress Dun and Bradstreet digital book collection Online volumes have been expanded to cover most of 1859 to 1879 and 1900 to 1924. These are of value for economic historians and business historians as R.G. Dun & Company, now known as Dun & Bradstreet, was a credit reporting agency that provided ratings on an […]
Westland100.org.uk is a good resource for social and economic historians. In addition to the history of the factory, it features an extensive oral history archive of aircraft manufacturing in Yeovil from 1915 to 2015. Articles and online sound files are provided. Topics covered include: trade unions and women workers.
New for economic and economic historian researchers from the World Bank: a database of fiscal data which can be downloaded in Excel or Stat format. It is described in a working paper by Kose et al 2017 and examines government debt sustainability (or the ability to service a debt) in over 60 nations from 1990-2016. It […]
It is now possible to search issues of the US Congressional Record (which comprises the debates and proceedings of the United States Congress and the history of Bills and other legislation) from the 1940s (volume 87) onwards via the official gov.info website. This includes the Second World War, the Marshall plan and the Cold War. Also recently […]
Chemist store Boots has just released a fascinating timeline of images about its company history which economic historians may find useful. It gives key dates and images of stores and boots beauty brands from 1849 onwards.
The website History of Economic Thought re-launched recently thanks to support from the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Run by Gonçalo L. Fonseca, research fellow at the Institute, the site aims to be a “link tank” directing readers to resources on economic theory. It covers thinkers from the pre-classical period to the modern day. History of Economic Thought contains: […]
A new free open access journal from Brill and a number of research institutes based in the Netherlands seeks to highlight research based on data. All articles focus upon methods and associated datasets are stored in DANS Materials are in English and Dutch. The first issue has content on socio-economic history.
The University has recently acquired some historical newspaper archives amongst which are the Economist 1843-2011 and the Financial Times 1888-2010. For more information see our News Sources Page or the Gale NewsVault information page.
A new blog has been launched hosting archive materials about the history of economics in America. Run by Irwin Collier of Freie Universität Berlin, it hosts materials from his project investigating the teaching of economics in the United States from the 1880s to the 1950s. It covers the ‘big guns’ of US economics at Harvard, […]