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Natalia Madjarevic

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Specialist resources

Data Library

The Data Library| contains a wide range of data and statistics from across the globe. In some cases data is only available from specific machines in the Library.  The Moodle course, Library Companion for Data Users|, provides a good introduction to data resources and will help you locate material. 

Online and offline data provided by the Data Library can only be used by current LSE staff and students in pursuit of LSE related academic research.

Some of the most used data resources for Economics are:

  • Bloomberg - near real-time and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, futures for both international and domestic markets and more.
  • Datastream - international data on broad economic and financial matters, including company accounts, economic indicators, bonds, fixed income, commodities, equities and equity indices.
  • Orbis - company data covering approx. 65 million companies. 
  • SDC Platinum- information available on capital markets, M&A, syndicated loans, private equity, project finance, and more, SDC Platinum is the industry standard in financial transactions information.

The Data Library team| is also available to assist with any queries you may have about finding data or using individual resources. 

Current Research

LSE Research Online| is a collection of research produced by LSE staff.  It often contains contents which is full text and freely available. Items added to the library in the last month on Economics include:

  • Achieving full employment
    Mulgan, G., Pisani-Ferry, J., Muet, P. and Layard, Richard, eds. (2000) Achieving full employment. Policy Network, London, UK. ISBN 1903805007
  • Britain and EMU
    Dornbusch, R., Goodhart, C. and Layard, Richard, eds. (1990) Britain and EMU. Centre for Economic Performance and Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 190122905X
  • Britain’s training deficit: the Centre for Economic Performance report
    Layard, Richard, Mayhew, Ken and Owen, Geoffrey, eds. (1994) Britain’s training deficit: the Centre for Economic Performance report. Avebury, Aldershot, UK. ISBN 1856288781

A full list of current research produced by the LSE Department of Economics items is available via LSE Research Online: Browse by Department of Economics set|.

Working Papers

Working papers are an excellent source for discovering new research areas and works in progress. Various databases hold working papers on the subject of Economics, including:

  • RePEc - over 1500 archives from 76 countries with approximately 1.4m Economics research pieces from 1,700 journals and 3,700 working paper series.
  • EconPapers - uses the RePEc bibliographic and author data, providing access to the largest collection of online Economics working papers and journal articles. The majority of the full text files are freely available online.
  • SSRN - the SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 498,800 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection containing over 406,700 downloadable full text documents
  • IDEAS - the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely online.


LSE PhD Theses are indexed on Library Search|. Carry out a search and then limit to 'Dissertations, Academic'. More recent theses and a selection of older digitised theses are available via LSE Theses Online|. The PhD latest theses from the Department of Economics are:

Two heavily used resources for finding doctoral theses are:

  • Proquest Dissertations and Theses - PhD, M.Phil and Masters theses mainly from North America.
  • Index to Theses - UK and Irish PhD and M.Phil theses from 1716 to the present day.  Some records contain links to the full text available via EThOS.

Contact me| for further information on any of the specialist resources listed above.