Purpose of Collection: The Economics collection at Carleton Library supports the research activities of faculty, students and staff and the instructional requirements of undergraduate and graduate programs. Economics is an interdisciplinary area of studies within the Faculty of Public Affairs. As such, the collection also provides support for, and draws from teaching and research in a wide variety of related fields such as African Studies, Biology, Business, Canadian Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Environmental Studies, Law, Sociology, Political Science, Women and Gender Studies and Journalism.

For concrete examples of our collections in action, please visit our subject guides for Economics, African Studies, Geography, Finance, International Affairs.

Academic Departments & Programs Supported:

Themes/Subject Coverage

  • Economic policy and conditions
  • General economics: economic history, history of economic thought, economic systems
  • Monetary and fiscal theory, policy and institutions
  • Economic statistics, econometrics, mathematical methods and models
  • Economic dynamics: growth, development, planning fluctuations
  • International economics: trade, investment, aid, development, theory and policy
  • Industrial organization; technological change; industry studies
  • Political economy
  • Public economics
  • Economics of the environment
  • Welfare economics; consumer economics; social economics
  • Manpower; labour; population
  • Industrial relations; collective bargaining
  • Women and the economy; feminist economics
  • Urban and regional economics
  • Economic geography
  • Agricultural economics

Selection Guidelines


Current resources are acquired. Earlier material may be purchased in response to faculty and student requests.


All countries and all regions are included.


English is the primary language of the collection. Works in other languages may be collected when requested by faculty and students.

Types of Material

Books, journals, working papers, dissertations/theses, films, government documents, textbooks and data.

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