The history of French pasta – History item of the month

Dessaux, Pierre-Antoine. Vermicelles et coquillettes: histoire d’une industrie alimentaire française. Tours: Presses universitaires François-Rabelais, 2023. If you enjoyed last month’s blogpost about the role of shells in early modern history, you may be pleased to know that shells feature in this too, although in the edible form of pasta. Library books about pasta, as you […]

New Global Financial Database available to EUI members from 1 January 2017

The Global Financial Database of long-range series on stocks, bonds, bills and other financial data from 200 countries, is now available to EUI members. The Global Financial Database covers approximately 200 countries from the medieval period to present. EUI members can create an account on the GFD platform using an eui.eu mail account. A unique User Name and Password (case-sensitive) will be assigned via the eui.eu mail account. Enter the User Name (EUI mail address) and GFD Password at the login link (also in the top-bar menu).

2016 wave of Cross-National Time-Series economic historical data released on 16 May

EUI members now have access to the 2016 release of DataBanks International Cross-National Time-Series macro-economic historical database, which was released on 16 May. The Cross-National Time-Series database provides internationally comparative variables, including government expenditure, population, territorial size, GDP per capita, trade, infrastructure, conflict events, political measures and international status indicators. Data for over 200 countries is provided from 1815 onwards. The CNTS variables are described on this page. The publisher also provides an events dataset (2011-2015) with links to details of news sources for international events. Full details of how to access CNTS are on this EUI Library page.

New ‘Browse by Subject’ feature launched by Federal Reserve for Economic Historical Research

The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the upgrade of the FRASER digital archive of economic, financial and banking historical resources on 7 January. Historical records can now be browsed by over 1,000 subject-heads, such as monetary policy, business cycles, industrial production &c. Earlier this year, FRASER was upgraded with a new tool for downloading metadata in XML and JSON, a new PDF viewer with page-specific linking, and a new citation export function compatible with Zotero. Users of FRASER may also be interested in the FRED economic data portal and the GGDC Economic Historical Data directory. For access to statistical data at the EUI, please see this Library page.

EUI Library acquires ‘Monetary Reform and the Bellagio Group’ archival publication

The Library now provides online access to Monetary Reform and the Bellagio Group, the published archive of the Bellagio Group (1964-1977). The Group – founded by Fritz Machlup, William Fellner and Robert Triffin – was the predecessor of the Group of Thirty. EUI members should log in for access to the online full text. The collection contains “over 300 rare texts, the majority of which are previously unpublished; source archives include Yale University, The Hoover Institution, Stanford University and the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro; editorial apparatus includes a substantial general introduction, volume introductions, headnotes and endnotes, and a consolidated index appears in the final volume.”

EUI Library launches access to Oxford Handbooks Online in four core disciplines

The Library now provides access to Oxford Handbooks Online in the EUI’s four primary disciplines: Economics, History, Law and Political Science. The Handbooks are edited collections on “current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate.” New Handbooks in the four clusters will be available to EUI members as they are published. For the complete list of titles and full text access, open this Catalogue record. A list of Handbooks by discipline is at this link.