The new Economics & Data Collections’ YouTube Video is now live. Special thanks to Federica Signoriello. Viewing time is 2.5 minutes. The text – with links to the resources highlighted – is further below. The Library has also launched a Welcome page for new EUI economists and new EUI users of statistical data, with a list of presentations in August and September. We look forward to welcoming all new Researchers and Fellows to the EUI. Benvenuti alla Biblioteca dell’Istituto universitario europeo!
The Library has launched a new directory of bibliographical databases, bibliographical software and reference works for economic literature and data science. The new directory is structured to provide synergies between online bibliographical databases and ‘traditional’ reference works and bibliographies. The new directory has the following structure:
- Online bibliographies / finding literature in economics and statistical science (EconLit, Web of Science and RePEc, &c.)
- Software for bibliography-building (EndNote, Zotero)
- Major reference works in economics and statistical science (Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, North-Holland/Elsevier Handbooks, Oxford Dictionary of Economics, &c.)
- EUI Library economics-related bibliographies (Bibliography of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis, Bibliography of the Euro and European Monetary Union &c.)
The EUI Library launched a new Economics Working Papers Directory on 28 March. The Directory includes (i) searchable databases of international economics working paper series – including Library-subscribed series (ii) EUI working papers (iii) how to order older economics working papers from storage and (iv) an index of prominent institutional publishers of working papers.
Eurostat has launched a new data access application procedure for micro data. From January 2017, EUI members should use the new Microdata Access Worlkflow Tool – which requires Principal Investigators to register via the EU Login authentication service.
The EUI Researcher – or Principal Investigator in a research team – should create an EU Login for the project application. (It is not necessary for all members of a research team to have a login.)
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics (Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel) has been awarded to Profs. Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström. The announcement by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on 10 October reads: “Modern economies are held together by innumerable contracts. The new theoretical tools created by Hart and Holmström are valuable to the understanding of real-life contracts and institutions, as well as potential pitfalls in contract design.” The Prize will be presented in December.
Zenodo – the open data repository service maintained by CERN – announced the abolition of the 2GB file size limit on 13 September. The repository now accepts files of up to 50GB. The EUI Library has created an EUI data community in Zenodo. EUI members can submit data for inclusion by writing to [email protected]