This semester we’ve discussed a number of topics related to economics, including supply and demand, competition, unemployment, and the GDP. Hopefully when you listen to the Economy stories on NPR now, you’ll feel like this:
Rather than like this:
If you want to delve further into some of these topics, check out these books available at Andersen Library:
- Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty; translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Call number: HB501 .P43613 2014, Main Collection (3rd floor)
- A Concise History of Economic Thought: From Mercantilism to Monetarism, by Gianni Vaggi and Peter Groenewegen. Call number: HB75 .V32 2003, Main Collection (3rd floor)
- A History of the Federal Reserve, by Allan H. Meltzer. Call number: HG2563 .M383 2003, Main Collection (3rd floor)
And don’t forget about all of the great free resources available through the Federal Reserve:
- FRASER: The Federal Reserve Archive, known as FRASER, is a great place to find historical information about the economy.
- FRED: FRED is home to the Federal Reserve’s economic data.
- Econ Lowdown: Econ Lowdown contains educational resources related to economics topics.
- Research Resources: If you think you already know the basics of economics, you might want to check out some of the Federal Reserve’s publications, including the Regional Economist and Economic Synopses. You can also read articles and working papers from professors and other scholars at RePEc.org’s IDEAS site.