Document Types Indexed in EconLit

Six types of documents are indexed in EconLit: (1) Journal Articles, (2) Books, (3) Collective Volume Articles, (4) Dissertations, (5) Working Papers in Economics, and full-text (6) Book Reviews from the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL). Each type is described below.



JOURNAL ARTICLES

The number of journals indexed in EconLit has grown from 182 periodicals in 1969 to over 1,000 journals today. Journals are selected for inclusion in EconLit on the basis of their peer-reviewed economic content, which must be substantial or of equal emphasis in interdisciplinary journals.

Look here for a complete list of journals currently indexed in EconLit with links to publishers' URLs.

EconLit includes references to articles in economics journals from all over the world, most of which are in English or with English summaries. For records dating from years 1969-78, EconLit includes journal articles only in English or with English summaries. Beginning with 1979 updates, EconLit includes a small number of non-English journals, some of which print articles without English summaries. (Non-English articles without English summaries are classified by only one subject descriptor: "Foreign Language Article.")

Abstracts begin with 1987 updates in EconLit and appear for about one-third of the journal articles until 1989, when abstracts begin to appear for most full journal articles.

Journal articles are classified using subject descriptors corresponding to the Journal of Economic Literature classification system. Records also include keywords and geographic descriptors when appropriate.

Records for journal articles include the ISSN number of the journal. Authors' institutional affiliations appear in records added since 1990.

Searches may be limited to articles in journals by including the document type "journal article."

Links to Full-text Articles

Libraries and institutions link EconLit to their holdings of full-text electronic journals. In addition, they may permit DOI links to nonsubsription articles on a pay-per-view basis. Libraries should contact their EconLit electronic service provider for information.

An example of a typical EconLit journal record appears next:

TITLE: Interfirm Relationships and Informal Credit in Vietnam
AUTHOR(s): McMillan, John; Woodruff, Christopher
AUTHOR AFFILIATION: Stanford U; Stanford U
SOURCE (BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION): Quarterly Journal of Economics; 114(4), November 1999, pages 1285-1320.
DOCUMENT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 1999
SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS: Economic Development: Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment Financial Intermediation (O160); Socialist Enterprises and Their Transitions (P310); Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation (L140); Contracts; Firm; Firms; Network
GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTOR(s): Vietnam
ABSTRACT: Trading relations in Vietnam's emerging private sector are shaped by two market frictions: the difficulty of locating trading partners and the absence of legal enforcement of contracts. Examining relational contracting, we find that a firm trusts its customer enough to offer credit when the customer finds it hard to locate an alternative supplier. A longer duration of trading relationship is associated with larger credit, as is prior information gathering. Customers identified through business networks receive more credit. These network effects are enduring, suggesting that networks are used to sanction defaulting customers.
ABSTRACT INDICATOR: Yes
UPDATE: 200004
AVAILABILITY: Publisher's URL
ISSN/INTERNATIONAL STANDARD SERIAL NUMBER: 0033-5533
ACCESSION NUMBER: 0512460

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BOOKS

EconLit includes abstracts of published books over 60 pages with economic content from the Annotated Listing of New Books section of the Journal of Economic Literature. Coverage begins with books annotated in the 1987 JEL issues.

Send questions about how to include economics books in EconLit to dawnw@jeljournal.org . See the Submissions to EconLit and JEL section.

Searches may be limited to books by including the document type "book."

An example of an EconLit book record appears next:


TITLE: The Political Economy of Tax Reform
AUTHOR(S): Ito, Takatoshi; Krueger, Anne O., eds.
SOURCE (BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION): NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics, vol. 1. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1992, pages x, 348.
DOCUMENT TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION YEAR: 1992
POST-1990 DESCRIPTORS: Taxation and Subsidies: General (H200); tax; taxation
PRE-1991 DESCRIPTORS: National Taxation, Revenue, and Subsidies (3230)
ABSTRACT: Twelve papers, with comments, originally presented at a conference sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Korea Development Institute and held in South Korea in June 1990, examine the complexities of tax reform in a global economy. Part 1 presents a theoretical basis for considering some important issues of interdependence in tax policy and provides a survey of taxation structures in eight Asian economies: Hong Kong, Indonesia, south Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Part 2 analyzes the political-economic interactions that underlie the tax reforms undertaken in Japan, the United States, South Korea and Taiwan. Part 3 addresses the individual aspects of the linkages between tax structure, economic efficiency, growth, and interdependence. Contributors are mainly economists. Ito is at Hitotsubashi University. Krueger is at Duke University. Author and subject indexes.
ABSTRACT INDICATOR: Yes
UPDATE: 199212
ISBN/INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBERS: 0-226-38667-8
ACCESSION NUMBER: 0272822
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COLLECTIVE VOLUME ARTICLES

EconLit indexes articles (chapters) in collective works, conference proceedings, collections of essays on a particular topic, papers from research projects, collections of papers by a single author, and Festschrift volumes (articles collected in honor of a distinguished person).

Collective volume articles are classified in the same manner as journal articles, including subject descriptors, keywords, and geographic descriptors. Collective volume records do not include abstracts.

The title of the collective volume, editors, and publishing information are included on the record. If an article has been identified as previously published, the original copyright date also appears.

Non-English articles are omitted from EconLit unless an English summary appears in the volume. Foreign language articles with English summaries include the note "With English Summary" in parentheses after the English translation of the title.

ISBN numbers appear on collective volume records and may be used to find the abstract of the entire book or the full text of the book review, if the book was reviewed. (See the examples of EconLit records).

Searches may be limited to collective volumes by including the document type "collective volume."

An example of an EconLit collective volume record appears next:


TITLE: Aging of Population, Social Security, and Tax Reform
AUTHOR(S): Noguchi, Yukio AUTHOR AFFILIATION: Hitotsubashi U. SOURCE (BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION): Ito, Takatoshi; Krueger, Anne O., eds. The political economy of tax reform. NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics, vol. 1, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1992, pages 211-30.
DOCUMENT TYPE: Collective Volume Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 1992
POST-1990 DESCRIPTORS: Taxation and Subsidies: Efficiency; Optimal Taxation (H210); Economics of the Elderly (J140); Social Security and Public Pensions (H550) ; Aging; Social Security; Tax
PRE-1991 DESCRIPTORS: Fiscal Theory; Empirical Studies Illustrating Fiscal Theory (3212); Economics of Aging (9180); Social Security (9150); National Government Expenditures (3221)
ABSTRACT INDICATOR: No
UPDATE: 199506
ISBN/INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBERS: 0-226-38667-8
ACCESSION NUMBER: 0357172
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DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS IN ECONOMICS

Dissertations appear in the database beginning with the year 1987. The university and degree awarded (Ph.D. of D. Bus.) appear on the record.

The texts of dissertations in economics are not examined by the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) staff. Lists of dissertation titles with subject classifications are supplied to the American Economic Association by the individual graduate departments. See the Submission of Doctoral Dissertations in Economics instructions.

Searches may be limited to dissertations by including the document type "dissertation."

An example of an EconLit dissertation on economics record appears next:


TITLE: Economists' Interpretations and Applications of Thomas S. Kuhn's Theory of Scientific Revolutions
AUTHOR(S): Patchak-Schuster, Thomas
SOURCE: Michigan State University, Ph.D. 1994
DOCUMENT TYPE: Dissertation
PUBLICATION YEAR: 1994
POST-1990 DESCRIPTORS: Economic Methodology (B410)
PRE-1991 DESCRIPTORS: Economic Methodology (B410)
ABSTRACT INDICATOR: No
UPDATE: 199509
ACCESSION NUMBER: 0357172
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WORKING PAPERS IN ECONOMICS

EconLit is collaborating with the RePEc Project: Research Papers in Economics to include records in EconLit from the RePEc database of working papers. RePEc is a volunteer-driven initiative to create a public-access database that promotes scholarly communication in economics and related disciplines.

Many recent working papers records include links to the full-text of the paper. As with all URLs in EconLit, the links will be checked and corrected regularly.

Searches may be limited to working papers by including the document type "working paper."

An example of an EconLit working paper record appears next:


TITLE: Monetary Policy without Money: Hamlet without the Ghost
AUTHOR: Laidler, David
AFFILIATION: University of Western Ontario
SOURCE: University of Western Ontario, Department of Economics, UWO Department of Economics Working Papers: 20037
DOCUMENT TYPE: Working Paper
DATE: 2003
ABSTRACT: Today's standard model of monetary policy has aggregate demand responding directly to an interest rate under the central bank's control, and ignores the role played by the quantity of money in the transmission mechanism. Even though monetary policy is usually aimed at controlling price level behaviour, and the price level is appropriately modelled as being determined by the interaction of the supply and demand for money, it is going too far to characterise this standard model as "Hamlet without the prince". Canadian experience shows that the current framework has worked too well, and its predecessor, based on money growth targeting, worked too badly for this to be fair. Nevertheless, inflation is a monetary phenomenon, and monetary aggregates continue to have useful leading indicator properties. These facts, among others, suggest that a theory of monetary policy which pays explicit attention to the money supply permits a coherent understanding of monetary policy issues. The neglect of money by current approaches leads to a fragmented analysis of monetary policy, just as the omission of the Ghost's demand for vengeance from a production of Hamlet would undermine the play's coherence.
AVAILABILITY: http://www.ssc.uwo.ca/economics/econref/html/WP2003/wp2003_7.pdf
COPYRIGHT / ATTRIBUTION: Information provided in collaboration with the RePEc Project: http://repec.org
UPDATE: 200404
ACCESSION NUMBER: 0726079
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BOOK REVIEWS

Full-text book reviews from Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) appear in EconLit beginning with the September 1994 update. Book review records on EconLit include ISBN numbers, and book reviews are classified using the same subject descriptors that appear on the book record.

Searches may be limited to book reviews by including the document type "book review."

An example of an EconLit book review record appears next:


TITLE: Review of: The Political Economy of Tax Reform
AUTHOR(S): Westphal, Larry E. (Reviewer)
AUTHOR AFFILIATION: Swarthmore College
SOURCE (BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION): Journal of Economic Literature; 32 (4), December 1994, pages 1894-95.
DOCUMENT TYPE: Book Review
REVIEWED BOOK: Ito, Takatoshi; Krueger, Anne O., eds. The political economy of tax reform. NBER-East Asia Seminar on Economics, vol. 1. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1992. [ISBN: 0-226-38667-8]
PUBLICATION YEAR: 1994
POST-1990 DESCRIPTORS: Taxation and Subsidies: General (H200); tax; taxation
PRE-1991 DESCRIPTORS: National Taxation, Revenue, and Subsidies (3230)
ABSTRACT INDICATOR: No
BOOK REVIEW (FULL TEXT): This worthwhile volume is the result of a conference -- held in Seoul, Korea in June 1990--Jointly sponsored by the Korea Development Institute and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Each chapter will be of considerable value to readers interested in its subject matter.

...

The final two chapters focus on direct foreign investment. Kun-Young Yun carefully estimates effective tax rates on such investments made in Korea, finding that most rates are well below ten percent, with many being negative. In overview of direct investment in Taiwan, Chin-Huei Chang and Peter Cheng demonstrate that it also provides an attractive tax climate for direct investment.

I trust that the foregoing sketch of the volume's complete contents will suffice to entice the many readers who can benefit from one or more of its chapters.


UPDATE: 199503
ISBN/INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBERS: 0-226-38667-8
ACCESSION NUMBER: 0348403
 

 

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