Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It is divided into two major parts - Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Microeconomics is the branch of economics that deals with how individuals, including people and companies, respond to economic conditions. Macroeconomics looks at the economy as a whole. That includes trying to understand what drives the business cycle from boom to bust, or from growth to recession, and what controls overarching economic indicators such as gross domestic product, unemployment and inflation.
This is the Library of Congress classification outline for the subjects of business and economics. Contact a reference librarian for further information about sub headings which may be helpful when considering a topic for a research paper.
Subclass H Social Sciences (General)
Subclass HA Statistics
Subclass HB Economic Theory. Demography
Subclass HC Economic History and Conditions
Subclass HD Industries. Land Use. Labor
Subclass HE Transportation and Communications
Subclass HF Commerce
Subclass HG Finance
Subclass HJ Public Finance
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