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Economics Portal: Getting Started with Economics Research

Starting Point for Economics Research
Key Resources

A Useful Rule for Monetary Policy
In good times as in bad, the "Taylor rule" would help the Fed explain its policies to lawmakers and the American public, writes Murray and Monti Professor of Economics Peter Ireland in his latest piece for Economics 21

New Resources
Amadeus (BC Community) Access is for one year only (6/2014-6/2015)
A database of comparable financial information for public and private companies across Europe. Note BC subscription includes very large companies, about 1 million. Access is also provided via WRDS.
Bankscope (BC Community) Access for one year only (4/2014-4/2015).
Bankscope contains detailed financial information for the following public and private banks: ••Top 8,000 European banks ••Top 14,000 North American banks ••1,000 Japanese banks ••1,200 Russian banks ••Over 5,000 other major banks ••The leading 35 supranational banking and financial organizations.  Each bank report contains a detailed consolidated and/or unconsolidated balance sheet, an income statement and interim reports with up to 16 years of information. Bankscope also provides ratings, rating reports, country risk ratings and reports, news and detailed ownership information and bank structures. Access is also provided via WRDS. (BC Community) Access is for one year only (4/2014-4/2015).
Market research reports in many industries including: service industries, consumer goods, demographics, food and beverage, heavy industry, life science, public sector and technology and medi

StateStats (BC Community)

Data coverage of each state including health care, crime, education and more. You'll find reliable, easy-to-use data from more than 80 different sources covering more than 15 years. When you find data you're interested in explore it using the mapping and graphing tools, compare it with other data sets, or export it to Excel.

Database Trials at Boston College
Check out databases on trial at BC. Includes many different subject areas.

Subject Guide
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