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III. Policies: Economics

  • Subject name: Economics
  • Subject abbreviations: ECON
  • Bibliographer:Gabrielle Wiersma
  • Other subject responsibilities:N/A
  • Address: 184 UCB
  • Phone:303-492-4316
  • Email: Gabrielle.Wiersma@Colorado.edu

I. Purpose:

Materials are purchased to support the research and teaching in the Department of Economics.

A. Curricular emphasis:
Economic Theory and Econometrics.


B. Research emphasis:
International Economics, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Public Economics.


C. Level of Degrees granted:
BA, MA, PhD.


D. Special Studies Programs:
Urban and Regional Economics, Development Economics, Labor Economics and Demography, Economic History, and Industrial Organization.


E. Other Subjects That Overlap and Utilize Materials:
Political Science, Business, Sociology, Geography, Environmental Studies.


F. Institutes or Labs That Utilize Materials:
Carl McGuire Center for International Studies; Center for Economic Analysis.


G. Special Populations Outside University That Utilize Materials:
Teachers, Government Employees, Analysts, Public Patrons.

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Methods of Acquiring Materials:
General library approval plan via Blackwell North America, select firm orders via various vendors, special orders for faculty and students per request. Gift materials accepted based on needs of the collection.


B. Languages:
Primarily English.


C. Chronological Guidelines:
All periods covered with an emphasis on current materials.


D. Geographical Guidelines:
International with emphasis on North America.


E. Treatment of Subject:
Popular works collected only if exceptional quality. Textbooks not generally purchased.


F. Types of Materials:
Indexes and abstracts generally acquired in electronic format. Books and serials to support programs. Serials usually purchased in electronic format. AV formats and dissertations as required.


G. Date of Publication:
Current with some retrospective as needed.


H. Other General Considerations:
Materials generally housed in Norlin stacks. Older materials may be in offsite storage (PASCAL).

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class

HB Economic Theory

HC Economic history and condition

HD Industries. Land use. Labor

HE Transportation and communication.

HF Commerce