Category Archives: Websites

Freely available publications and datasets

 I have compiled a list of freely available websites containing publications, research and datasets which you may find useful when completing assignments and projects:
Bank of England
The Bank compiles and publishes a range of monetary and financial statistics and research.
Bank for International Settlements
Publications and data on the global financial system and central bank community
City of London Research Publications
The City of London publishes free economic research publications covering City issues.
CORDIS is the European Commission’s contains information on all EU-funded research projects
US company filings
Detailed statistics on the EU.
Government Publications
International Monetary Fund
Publications and data from the International Monetary fund
London Stock Exchange
Statistics from the London Stock Exchange
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK.
Principal Global Indicators
The PGL dataset provides internationally comparable data for the Group of 20 economies (G-20) and economies with systemically important financial sectors that are not members of the G-20.
Quandl offers free access to datasets
UK National Statistics
Data on economy, population and society at national and local level. Summaries and detailed data releases are published free of charge.
United Nations Development Programme
Research and publications from the UNDP
Statistics and publications from UNCTAD; the United Nations body responsible for dealing with international trade
Warwick Industrial Relations Research Unit
Publications and research from the IRRU at Warwick Business School
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum publishes reports which examine global issues
City Business Library (CBL) – London
The City Business Library (CBL) is a public library providing business information which is free to access.

Quandl- freely available time-series data

Quandl- an open repository of time-series data 

Quandl allows quick and easy searching of freely available data. Coverage includes financial, economic and social datasets.

It is worth cross-checking your datasets against those found within Library subscriptions such as Bloomberg and Datastream.




Business case studies

I often get asked for help finding case studies on various topics. Here are a few tips for searching for case studies:

  • A lot of books available in the Library contain case studies. To find these try adding “case studies” to a keyword search on the Library Catalogue.
  • You can search for journal articles containing case studies in a similar way. Add “case studies” to your search on e-journals databases like Business Source Premier or ABI/Inform Global. Alternatively look for an option to limit your search by selecting “case study” as the Document Type.

There are also a lot of case studies available for free online. They are often written by teaching staff in business schools or researcher centre staff. We’ve grouped together some useful links under the case-studies tag on the warwickbuslib Delicious account.

Academic bloggers in business and economics

Blogging is increasingly being used by academics as a method of communication. Blogs allow the research community to share and discuss ideas much more easily and quickly than more traditional publishing routes. Warwick’s Vice Chancellor, Nigel Thrift, has blogged on this topic.

Below the image are a list of blogs written by academics from Warwick and beyond in the fields of business and economics. This is by no means an exhaustive list; if there are others that you read please share them in the comments.

Business Blog by JASElabs, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License  by  JASElabs 

Bloggers from Warwick

Bloggers from around the world

  • Behind Blue Eyes – Simon Taylor, Lecturer in Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Dilip S Mutum – Dr Dilip S Mutum, Lecturer in Marketing and Advertising, Coventry Business School
  • Economics 101 – John B Taylor, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
  • Greg Mankiw’s Blog – Greg Mankiw, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Andrew McAfee’s Blog – Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Ramblings – Ana Isabel Canhoto, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Oxford Brookes University

Planet Money

Money by AMagill, on FlickrPlanet Money is a podcast and blog from NPR (National Public Radio). It provides features and lively debate on a range of topical economic issues.

Categories on the blog include currency, debt, developing economies, government and housing.

Although created in the US it has a global focus. Recent podcasts have covered the following:

Image credit: Money by AMagill


QFinance Logo

QFinance is an online financial resource providing articles, reports and opinion pieces on best practice in the world of finance. It has been created by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing.

The site’s content is developed in collaboration with leading practitioners in finance and financial management. Topics covered include:

  • balance sheets
  • cash flow
  • financial markets
  • financial regulation
  • investment
  • governance
  • ethics
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • operations

Economist Special Reports

The Economist publishes bi-monthly special reports in four categories:

  • Countries and regions
  • Business
  • Finance and economics
  • Science and technology

The latest report is on China addresses the balance between economic success and resistance to reform. Articles in this report cover topics including urbanisation, consequences of an ageing population and the government’s role in industry.