10th anniversary issue of Library Economics & Statistical Data e-Bulletin on 8 November

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The 10th anniversary issue of the weekly Library e-Bulletin on economic resources and statistical data was circulated on Friday, 8 November (no.391). The e-Bulletin – first issued on 7 November 2003 – provides updates on statistical data, new books and resources for economic and socio-economic research. Sign up with an @eui.eu account via [email protected]Read a public version synopsis of the e-Bulletin here…

The Library launched access to the International Historical Statistics database on Friday, 8 November.  IHS (published by Palgrave) is an online compendium of national and international socio-economic data from 1750 to present.  Data are available in both Excel and PDF tabular formats.  Visit the new Library IHS resource page for full details.

From January 2014, the Library will provide access to Springer Economics and Statistics e-Books.  Access will also include diverse works in the Springer Business Collection.  Content will be fully integrated (via keyword search) with economics journals in SpringerLink.  Details are in this Springer brochure.  A launch announcement will follow at the end of the year.  The Library will launch access to selected e-books on the Palgrave platform before the end of 2014.  An update will follow.

On Tuesday the Library launched access to the new UNIDO Industrial Statistics Database.  The UN Industrial Development Organization provides harmonised industrial development statistics for 166 countries from 1963.  The database contains statistics on the number of establishments by sector; employment; wages and salaries; output; value added; gross fixed capital formation and number of female employees.  Visit the new Library UNIDO resource page for full details.

The German Social Sciences Data Archive (GESIS) released new software tools for use with Eurostat Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) on Monday.  STATA and SPSS transfer routines are now available.  Full details are on the GESIS site.  For access to EU-SILC at the EUI, visit this Library page.

The EUI Library has been invited to test the beta version of the new 2014 Web of Science bibliographical database interface.  EUI scholars who are interested in joining a small focus-group should sign up via [email protected].

The Library will launch a Research Data Survey in the coming days. The survey will be circulated to EUI Researchers, Faculty and Fellows.  We ask all those who are using data to participate.  Full details will follow by email.

The World Bank Data has launched five additional web language versions: Chinese, French, Hindi, Russian and Spanish.  Full details are on this World Bank page.

Video of yesterday’s widely-reported European Central Bank press conference following the meeting of the ECB Governing Council has been posted at this link.  The Library’s Euro resources directory and bibliography is available at this link.

There will be an Introduction to the EUI Data Portal and the 2013 Research Data Guide in the Badia Library training room at 13:30 on Tuesday (12 of November).  The list of November and December presentations for Economists and Users of Statistical Data is in the One-Stop Guide.

2013 EU-Labour Force Survey Documentation: On Wednesday Eurostat issued updated support documentation for EU-LFS microdata.  The four new PDF documents are now linked from the Library’s EU-LFS resource page under Support links.

Journal Table-of-Contents Alerts’ Service: From last Friday, the EUI’s premium subscription to JournalTOCs covers 23,000 international scholarly journals, including over 6,000 open access titles.  Enter the JournalTOCs platform via this catalogue record and sign in with an eui.eu account to create a ‘Followed Journals’ alert list.  Tables-of-contents from the journals selected will be emailed as they are published. JournalTOCs is developed at Heriot-Watt University.

The 2013 Legatum Prosperity Index global rankings and analysis were released on Tuesday at this link.

All Books Shortlisted for the 2013 Financial Times Book-of-the-Year award are now in the EUI Library. Click on the title links for full details and shelfmarks: The Alchemists: three central bankers and a world on fire by Neil Irwin; Big Data: a revolution that will transform how we live, work and think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier; The Billionaire’s Apprentice: the rise of the Indian-American elite and the fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund by Anita Raghavan; The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone; Lean In: women, work and the will to lead by Sheryl Sandberg; Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the men who bluew up the British economy by Iain Martin.  The winning title will be announced in London on 18 November.

Eurostat has announced that – as of the 2013 Edition – the Eurostat Yearbook is no longer released as a PDF file or as a printed book. The last English edition available as PDF is the 2012 edition.  All previous editions (1996-2012) are available as PDF files at this link.

New Books in the Library this Week:

Cover photocopies of these new titles are displayed on the Departmental Library notice board (Villa San Paolo) from today: Economic Inequality in Latin America: migration, education and structural change by Carlos Villalobos Barría; The Oxford Handbook of Adam Smith edited by Christopher J. Berry; Economic Statecraft and Foreign Policy: sanctions, incentives and target state calculations by Jean-Marc F. Blanchard and Norrin M. Ripsman; Energy, Environment and Economic Transformation in China by Shiyi Chen; Making Capitalism Fit for Society by Colin Crouch; The Great Escape: health, wealth and the origins of inequality by Angus Deaton; Beyond the Developmental State: industrial policy into the Twenty-First Century edited by Ben Fine et al; Achieving Development Success: strategies and lessons from the developing world edited by Augustin K. Fosu; An Introduction to Knowledge Information Strategy: from business intelligence to knowledge sciences edited by Akira Ishikawa and Juro Nakagawa; Renewable Energy Policy Convergence in the EU by David Jacobs; Data Mining and Business Analytics with R by Johannes Ledolter; Knowledge and the Economy by Peter Meusburger et al; Gentlemen Bankers: the world of J.P. Morgan by Susie J. Pak; Q-Squared: combing qualitative and quantitative approaches in poverty analysis by Paul Shaffer; Econometric Methods for Analyzing Economic Development by Peter Schaeffer and Eugene Kouassi; Structural Adjustment and Unit Labour Cost Developments in Europe’s Periphery: patterns before and during the crisis by Michael Landesmann and Doris Hanzl-Weiss; Banking on Democracy: financial markets and elections in emerging countries by Javier Santiso; Random Dynamical Systems in Finance by Anatoliy Swishchuk and Shafiqul Islam; Integrating Varieties of Capitalism and Welfare State Research: a unified typology of capitalisms by Martin Schröder, and; Public Works as a Safety Net: design, evidence and implementation by Kalanidhi Subbarao et al.


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