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Economics: Background info

Recommended Starting Points

If you're looking for some alternatives to Wikipedia, try searching for information in this collection of reference books.  You'll be able to check facts and learn context for any number of topics.

Explore Handbooks on Economics and Finance

Consider exploring handbooks on topics within economics and finance.  Handbooks are typically a compilation of essays written by experts in a particular discipline or field.  They are often excellent resources for exploring new topics.  If you are looking for additional handbooks, try searching in the UW Catalog using handbook as a keyword with related terms.  Examples might include:

handbook and finance, handbook and economics, handbook and political economy, or handbook and globalization

Examples of some specific handbooks in our collection include the titles below.