Welcome to the resource guide for Economics at Montana State University. This guide provides a variety of resources for people in economics, including article databases, journals, government information, and websites. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
aculty and instructors: please let us know if you would like us to add additional resources to this guide or if you would like a course-specific guide created. You an also schedule an instruction session to help students with their course-related research projects.
Department of Economics and Agricultural Economics at Montana State University
Individuals, business firms and governments face daily decisions about how to allocate scarce resources. The choices are extensive and range from which career to seek, workers to hire, goods to produce and policies to implement. Economics is the study of this critical decision-making behavior. It is a mode of thinking and reasoning with widespread application.
The skills that employers value most highly are the ability to think critically and carefully, the ability to learn new skills and the ability to solve problems. Some vocations may require very specific skills (for example, knowledge of a particular computer software package). However, skill requirements change over time. The need for people who can think, learn and solve problems is timeless. Economics hones these time-honored abilities.
A collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 89 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences. The heart of the project is a decentralized bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components, all maintained by volunteers. The collected data are then used in various services that serve the collected metadata to users or enhance it. So far, over 1,800 archives from 89 countries have contributed about 2 million research pieces from 2,300 journals and 4,300 working paper series.