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Economics Portal: Getting Started with Economics Research

Starting Point for Economics Research

Key Resources


Beyond Dodd-Frank

While discussions about banks that are "too-big-too-fail" are often muddled by jargon, an Institute for New Economic Thinking interview with Carroll School of Management Finance Professor Edward Kane  gets a nod for clarity from the New York Times | "Beyond Dodd-Frank" Interview


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 extended one more year (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 extended one more year (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.


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

Subject Guide

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