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Subject guide for Economics

On this subject guide you can find a selection of electronic resources relevant to students of economics.
You are always welcome to contact the library for help.  

Reference works

Article databases

  • ABI Inform Global
    Large article database. Covers a wide range of business related fields, such as management, marketing, branding, consumer behaviour, business communication, social media, corporate culture. Academic articles and articles from trade journals
  • Business Source Complete
    A key economics and business database. Covers all areas relating to business, including management, economics, finance, banking, insurance, auditing, law, marketing, production management, public administration, etc. Contains a large amount of academic journals and articles in full-text.

  • EconLit
    Economics articles, books, theses and working papers at a high academic level. Well-suited for research and preparatory work for dissertions/theses.
  • Google Scholar
    Google's own collection of links to scholarly information. Be aware that you are searching through material of very mixed quality, of which much is not scientific. A citation search is possible - also on books.

  • Scopus
    Extensive database of citations and articles, covering a broad range of subjects.

  • Web of Science
    Extensive database of citations and articles, covering a broad range of subjects.

Newspaper and media

  • Børsen.dk
    Archive access via Infomedia
  • Factiva
    Dow Jones Factiva is a unique database, combining extensive global news with first-class business information. Good for both global news searches as well as market and business information

  • Finans.dk
    Financial news portal from Jyllands-Posten/Politikens Hus. News and more in-depth articles, which broadly cover the fields of economics, politics and financial news

  • Finanswatch
    Portal with news and articles on economics and the financial sector

  • InfoMedia
    Access to all Danish national and local daily newspapers as well as a selection of local weekly newspapers. In addition, access to individual Danish journals/trade magazines and web sources.

Working papers

  • CEPR Discussion Papers
    Access to working papers from the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Access to the programme areas: Industrial Organization, Labour Economics, Public policy and Transition Economics.

  • CESifo Working Papers 
    Working papers from research groups centred around the Centre for Economic Studies and the Ifo Institute in Munich.

  • EconPapers 
    Contains a large collection of working papers in the field of economics from research institutions across the world.

  • Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University
    Access to Economics Working Papers, CREATES research papers and Management Working Papers via the department's website.   
  • IZA Discussion Papers 
    Working papers from IZA - Institute for the Study of Labor / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit in Bonn.

  • NBER Working Papers
    Working papers from the US National Bureau of Economic Research.

  • SSRN (Social Science Research Network)
    Access to working papers from, amongst others, Economics Research Network and Financial Economics Network.

Statistics and analyses

  • Statistics Denmark
    Access to StatBank Denmark, News from Statistics Denmark and Documentation of Statistics.

  • Eurostat
    Access to publications and databases from the EU's statistical office. Contains statistics at a European level and is good for comparisons between the countries and regions.

  • OECD iLibrary
    The database provides access to OECD's large quantity of publications and statistics on economic and social issues. It covers, among others, macroeconomics, foreign trade, education, employment, development and research.

  • IMF elibrary
    Access to IMF’s publications and databank. Good for comparative financial analyses between countries.

  • International Labor Comparisons
    Data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Used for comparing labour market conditions across a number of countries.

  • (BIS) Bank for International Settlements  
    International statistics collected by BIS in collaboration with central banks and other national financial institutions. Good for analysis of financial stability, international cash flows and global liquidity.

  • PWT (Penn World Table)
    Large database with macroeconomic data sets covering a wide range of countries.
  • United Nations National Accounts - Analysis of Main Aggregates (AMA)
    National accounts figures from 1970 onwards for more than 200 countries and areas of the world.     
  • UNSD Statistical Databases
    United Nations databases with access to international statistics on economic and social issues. You can find, for example, Comtrade and Monthly Bulletin of Statistics .

  • World Bank Data Catalog
    The catalogue contains a list of the data that is available through the World Bank's website, including; World Development Indicators, Global Financial Development and World Development Reports.

Financial information

  • Eikon
    Eikon is a database with daily financial and economic data. Good for exporting large data sets for further work in Excel.
    Book a PC with Eikon installed, placed in "Company Corner" at AU Library, Fuglesangs Allé.

  • Nasdaq Newsclient
    Access to stock exchange announcements, financial statements, as well as prospectuses for companies listed on the Nordic and Baltic stock exchanges. Contact AU Library, Fuglesangs Allé in order to get access.

  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service)
    Portal for a wide range of financial databases, of which AU has access to a selection. Access only for students and staff at AU. Users must register in the system to receive a username and password.
    Use the guide to WRDS.

    Databases in WRDS:
    COMPUSTAT Global, covers more than 90% of global trade with listed companies from more than 80 countries. EMDB covers more than 2,000 shares from more than 50 countries.
    COMPUSTAT North America, covers more than 20,000 US and Canadian companies.
    CRSP, with data on securities - shares and bonds.
    Option Metrics, with access to historical data from the US stock and options market.

Company information

  • Orbis 
    The library's largest corporate directory, with access to 100+ million international companies. Detailed financial information, information on ownership and mergers and acquisitions. Very advanced search and export possibilities.
  • Zephyr 
    ZEPHYR covers information relating to acquisitions (M&A), IPO and venture capital, with links to detailed financial business information. Contains 1 million transactions - half of them European. You can book help with using the Company Corner via book a librarian.  
  • Orbis Bank Focus 
    Access to detailed information on 40,000 banks worldwide. You can book help with using the "Company Corner" at AU Library, Fuglesangs Allé via book a librarian.  

Audit and accounting

  • Accountancy Europe
    Group of 50 organizations from 37 different countries, who see themselves as an advisory body for politicians and other decision-makers within areas such as auditing, tax, financing, reporting and management related to accounting.

  • EFRAG (European Financial Reporting Advisory Group)
    Advisory body to the EU in relation to the implementation and analysis of current auditing and accounting standards. 

  • Danish Business Authority
    Updated news information on accounts and annual reports from the Danish Business Authority.

  • FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board)
    Background material on FASB and access to specific standards with updates. 

  • FRC (Financial Reporting Council)
    Independent British advisory body for auditors and accounting firms.

  • FSR - Danish auditors
    Website for Danish auditors, which is a trade association for Danish auditing and consulting firms.

  • IAASB (International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board)
    Independent body which, in the public interest, work to strengthen the quality of standards within the auditing and insurance industry.

  • IFAC (International Federation of Accountants)
    Website which includes international auditing standards.

  • IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) 
    Website with background material on IFRS standards. Also contains current standards. Requires the creation of a user login.

  • IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors)
    American based body that works to create a good framework for dynamic leadership in the profession of internal auditors. 

  • Inform
    Inform (previously Comperio) is PwC's accounting and auditing research library, which, among other things, provides access to international, British and American accounting standards in full-text. Can only be used at AU Library, Fuglesangs Allé. Requires a password, please contact the staff at AU Library, Fuglesangs Allé.   
  • Karnov Group
    Portal that provides access to Danish legislation with comments, as well as judgements and journal articles in full-text. In addition, the portal provides a single point of access to key resources within the areas of auditing and accounting. You must be on AU’s network in order to get access to Karnov Group.
    LAW: Karnov, UfR (Danish weekly law reports), MAD (environmental law decisions and judgments)
    TAX, VAT & DUTIES: SR-tax (journal of new laws and regulations), Skattepolitisk Oversigt (tax policy overview), Ugeskrift for Skat (weekly tax journal) All the content which was previously found in Magnus.
    AUDITING: Accounting handbook, bankruptcy law, Danish auditing standards, FSR - Danish Auditor's professional notes, accountancy magazine (1980-2006), auditor's court decisions.
    ACCOUNTING: Accounting handbook, Danish Financial Statements Act with comments, international accounting standards (IAS, IFRS, SIC, IFRIC). 

  • PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)
    Proposals and comments on American accounting standards.

Useful links

  • National Bank of Denmark
    The National Bank of Denmark's website with access to publications and statistics.

  • Danish Ministry of Finance
    Ministry of Finance's website with access to economic analyses, state budgets, financial reports and other publications. 

  • American Economic Association - Resources
    Extensive collection of links to information on the internet about economic matters. Published by the American Economic Association. 

  • The Danish Economic Councils
    Among other things, publishes the Danish Economy, the biannual assessment of economic activity, also known as the Vismandsrapporten (the economic wise men’s report).



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