EconLit, the American Economic Association’s electronic database, is the world’s foremost source of references to economic literature. This database contains more than one million records, with citations and abstracts dating back to 1886. EconLit covers virtually every area related to economics.

EconLit uses the JEL classification system and controlled vocabulary of keywords to index six types of records: journal articles, books, collective volume articles, dissertations, working papers and full-text book reviews from the Journal of Economic Literature.

Subjects include:

  •     Business
  •     Capital markets
  •     Country studies
  •     Econometrics
  •     Economic forecasting
  •     Environmental economics
  •     Government regulations
  •     Labor economics
  •     Monetary theory
  •     Urban economics

Content Includes:

  •     Books
  •     Collective volume articles
  •     Dissertations
  •     Full-text book reviews
  •     Journal articles
  •     Working papers



Coverage Dates:
1886 - present; updated monthly