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Education Resources

Economics Education Resource Guide - general economic education resources which comprise introductory resources, study resources, research and data resources and others.

Electronic Libraries

Library of business and economic literature (in Russian)
- Electronic study guides, methodological materials, and scholarly monographs on economics, finance, management and marketing. In a separate section, there are reviews and scholarly articles on economic, managerial, and marketing issues in organizations.

Library of Economics and Liberty - The library is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty. It offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought. It has e-books, articles, electronics encyclopedia, etc. The website is provided by Liberty Fund, Inc., a private, educational foundation.

Oxford University Press Reading Room - offers scholars and students the opportunity to sample chapters and other extracts from a wide range of its new publications.

E-Library of Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC)

The Online Books Page

Publications and Datasets

World Bank Open Data: free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe

UNESCO Social and Human Science Periodicals

Centre for the Study of Living Standards. The Centre for the Study of Living Standards is a non-profit, national, independent organization that seeks to contribute to a better understanding of trends in and determinants of productivity, living standards and economic and social well-being through research.

RAND Corporation Publications - The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit research organization that claims to provide objective analysis and effective solutions that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world. RAND books and publications can be purchased online, or downloaded for free in PDF format. RAND makes its research available for free as a public service. If you find a publication useful, please consider purchasing a copy to help support RAND's research efforts.

United Nations Population Fund - Information, reports, press releases and facts from UNFPA, and links to related population and reproductive health issue resources.

Population Reference Bureau (PRB) - The Population Reference Bureau has been informing people about the population dimensions of important social, economic, and political issues. Their mission is to be the leader in providing timely and objective information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.

A catalogue on publications on Economics (in Russian): A collection of books, working papers, articles, publications, and dissertation on economics.

Institute for International Economics - The series of working papers is intended to convey the preliminary results of our ongoing research. The research described in these papers is preliminary and has not gone through the usual review process for Institute publications. The views expressed in these papers are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the individual members of the Institute's Board or Advisory Committee. We welcome feedback from readers and encourage you to convey your comments and criticisms directly to the authors.

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) - This is a collaborative effort of over 100 volunteers in 41 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components. Any institution is welcome to join in contributing its research materials. All RePEc material is freely available.

Research papers of Hal R. Varian - This link directs you to a range of research papers of the very famous economist Hal R. Varian.

European Economy-Economic Papers - Economic Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs or by experts working in association with them. This publication series intends to increase awareness of the technical work being done by the staff and to seek comments and suggestions for further analyses.

The Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation - This is an established research centre focusing on the economic transition in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and East Asia.

NEP (New Economics Papers) - The goal of NEP (New Economics Papers) is to provide subscribers with up-to-date information to the research literature.

Econdata - EconData.Net is designed to help practitioners, researchers, students, and other data users quickly gain access to relevant state and substate socioeconomic data. The site aims to be a convenient, comprehensive first stop for anyone searching among the vast, disparate array of public and private data sources on the Web. EconData.Net is sponsored by the Economic Development Administration as a service to regional data users, and is jointly operated by Impresa, Inc. and Andrew Reamer & Associates, independent economic development consulting firms.

Gridded Population of the World (GPW) - Analysis of world population using latitude and longitude quadrilaterals for population information rather than countries.

International Monetary Fund e-Library  An online book and data store where you can find IMF publications in a variety of languages and multiple formats.

BREAD - Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development: Working Papers

Publications at CEFIR - Center for Economic and Financial Research at New Economic School (In English and Russian)

European Social Survey – The European Social Survey (the ESS) is a biennial multi-country survey covering over 30 nations. To access data files, you have to register as ESS data user.

Global Corruption Barometer – The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) is a public opinion survey that assesses the general public’s perception and experience of corruption in more than 60 countries around the world.

World Values Survey – The World Values Survey (WVS) is a global network of social scientists who have surveyed the basic values and beliefs of the publics of more than 80 societies, on all six inhabited continents.

Central and Eastern Eurobarometer - The Central and Eastern Eurobarometer (CEEB) was an annual general public survey carried out from 1990 to 1998.

Survey Questionnaires - is an information resource, in the field of social research, with a particular emphasis on quantitative survey methods.

Demographic and Health Survey - Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) are nationally-representative household surveys that provide data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health, and nutrition.

World Database of Happiness - Continuous register of scientific research on subjective appreciation of life. You can find information on 135 present day nations.

Reference Sources (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries) - EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History is designed to provide students and laymen with high quality reference articles in the field. Articles for the Online Encyclopedia are written by experts, screened by a group of authorities, and carefully edited. A distinguished Advisory Board recommends entry topics, assists in the selection of authors, and defines the project's scope.

The Handbook for Economics Lecturers - This is a set of guides to inform and improve the practices of university teachers of economics. The guides, though self-contained, are grouped under four section headings of teaching, assessment, course design and evaluation. Each guide has been written and edited by academic economists with experience of a particular aspect of learning and teaching practice.

Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences/UCSB

OED - Oxford English Dictionary online: an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.

Links on Caucasus

CA&CC Press
The CA&CC Press® AB /Central Asia & Central Caucasus Press AB/ site is the joint home page of the
Institute for Central Asian and Caucasian Studies
in Sweden and the Institute of Strategic Studies of the Caucasus in the Republic of Azerbaijan. The site contains information, periodicals, monographs, and other publications prepared by these institutes.

Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development
Includes news, publications and resources on Georgian society and human rights.

Center for Caucasus Studies at Oresund University
The Center is a common academic forum for Caucasus Studies in the Oresund region. It unites an extensive competence on the Caucasus that is found in diverse disciplines at different departments and academic institutions in the Oresund region, for instance, political science, history, economy, art, religion, languages and ethnic relations.

Columbia University: Central Asia and the Caucasus

An internet resource page hosted by the East European, Russian, and Eurasian National Resource Center at Columbia University.

EurasiaNet provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.

Gender Information Network of South Caucasus
The portal was created with the aim to assist in finding information about organizations working on gender issues and women’s rights in South Caucasus. The site contains information about women’s networks, coalitions, existing gender libraries, region’s publications and international documents, as well as announcements about upcoming seminars and trainings.

Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Independent news from the Balkans, Caucasus and former Soviet Union, in several languages.

The Caucasus Institute
The Caucasus Institute is a policy think-tank based in Yerevan, Armenia. Its goal is to promote inclusive policy-making in Armenia through conducting research, producing and advocating policy documents and encouraging a pluralistic and informed public policy debate. 


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