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Economics: Home

This guide provides an overview of research methods and the Fordham University Library's collection of economics resources.

What is Economics?

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 MacroeconomicsMicroeconomics 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.

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Library of Congress Call Numbers for the Subject of Economics

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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