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Subject Definition

Economists study how society distributes resources, such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery, to produce goods and services.  They conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts on a wide variety of issues, including energy costs, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, business cycles, taxes, and employment levels, among others.

--Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance


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  • Business Source Complete  
    Comprehensive coverage of business journals and periodicals for management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. Includes Country Monitor and Industry Yearbook Reports from WEFA. Also 35 country reports from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Wall Street Words. Also includes author profiles for the 20,000 most cited authors in the database.

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