Law and Economics
This page provides links to some of the best online resources in law and economics,
but is by no means exhaustive. In some instances, print resources available in the
Pritzker Legal Research Center will be more suitable than those listed here.
Northwestern University School of Law students are especially encouraged to visit or call (312-503-8450)
our Reference Desk for help with law and economics research questions. For resources
on international economic law, please see our International Trade, Business, and Economic Law page.
Law and Economics web sites
- Encyclopedia of Law and Economics. Edited by Boudewijn Bouckaert and Gerrit De Geest. This resource "attempts to survey the whole law and economics literature in nearly 5,000 pages." Each entry provides "reviews of the literature, written by an authority in the field, and a quasi complete bibliography." Also available at this URL
- Financial Economics Network. A comprehensive web resource for those seeking financial information about the region.The network publishes "Professional Announcements" weekly, which includes information about calls for papers, professional meetings, and job listings.
- FindLaw: Law and Economics Resources. Gateway to laws, journals, mailing lists, government agencies, and other information.
- FINWeb. Lists "Internet resources providing substantive information concerning economics and finance-related topics."
- Hieros Gamos: Economics and the Law. Gateway to information on supranational organizations, national regimes, discussion groups, publications, and other resources.
- Resources for Economists on the Internet. Sponsored by the American Economic Association, this site provides links to over 1,200 economics resources of interest to academic and practicing economists.
- Making of the Modern Economy : The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 1450-1850 - "Digital facsimiles of literature on economic and business published from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century from the collections of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London, England, and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School; with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University, and from Sterling Library at Yale University. Collection contains materials on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade and transport; documents the dynamics of Western trade and wealth; focuses on economics interpreted in the widest sense, including political science, history, sociology; special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing."
- NUcat. To search for books and other materials in the Northwestern University libraries.
- Berkeley Law and Economics Working Papers
- Centre for Economic Policy Research Discussion Papers . Discussion papers published by the Centre from 1999 to present in the areas of international macroeconomics, international trade, public policy, labor economics, financial economics, industrial organization, and transition economics.
- Columbia Law School Center for Law and Economic Studies Working Papers. Number 124- available in PDF.
- Economics Research Network (Social Science Research Network) . Provides access to numerous economics journals and working paper series.
- John M. Olin Center Discussion Papers in Law and Economics (Harvard University). Full text of all papers (1999-) available; most papers from 1997 and 1998 also available full text.
- National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers. Search for papers issued since November 1994 (#4935).
- NetEC. "[A]n international academic effort to improve the communication of Economics via electronic media." Includes the ability to search for journal articles and working papers in both electronic and print formats.
- United States, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics Working Papers. Number 211 (Feb. 1996)- available full text.
- University of Chicago Law School, John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics Working Papers. Most papers issued since September 1992 available full text.
- University of Michigan Law School John M. Olin Center for Law and Economics Discussion Papers Series. Most papers, 1999-, available in PDF.
Academic Programs in Law and Economics
Other Organizations and Governmental Agencies