Reference and Biography
Who's who in economics, ed. by Mark Blaug and Howard R. Vane. 4th ed. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2003, 971 p.
Widener | RR 4504.5
HOLLIS number 
Who's who in economics, ed. by Mark Blaug. 3rd ed. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., 1999, 1235 p.
--Does not replace the 3rd ed. which comprises a biographical dictionary of major economists covering 1700-1996. The 4th ed. includes only economists alive as of January 1, 2002.
A biographical dictionary of dissenting economists, by Philip Arestis, Malcolm C. Sawyer. Cheltenham, U.K.; Northampton, Mass.: E. Elgar, 2000
A biographical dictionary of women economists, by Robert W. Dimand, Mary Ann Dimand, Evelyn L. Forget. Cheltenham, U.K.; Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, 2000
Economic thinkers: a biographical encyclopedia, by David A. Dieterle. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood, 2013
Economic Literature and Statistics/Data
The Government Documents/Microforms Collection is the primary location for statistics produced by the U.S. and other governments and by international organizations. Many reference sources for statistics of all kinds are located there.
Data Series Online (eh.net)
Federal Reserve Economic Data offers many economic data time series.
Statistical abstract of the United States, prepared by the chief of the Bureau of Statistics, Treasury Department. Washington, 1879- .
Proquest (2013-present), Census Bureau (2012), including earlier editions (1878-2011) .
Documents (Lamont) | Harvard Depository.
Documents (Lamont) | Ref | HA202 .U54x.
Lamont | REFERENCE READY REF | HA202 .A2x Latest edition only.
Widener | RR 4219.4 (Latest ed.) .
Recent editions in several Harvard libraries.
Several overviews of U.S. and foreign statistics are available:
The statistical work of the national government, by Laurence F. Schmeckebier. Baltimore, Md., The Johns Hopkins Press, 1925, 574 p.
Baker Business | Historical Collections -- Baker Old Class | DBD S347
Law School | Harvard Depository | US 964 SCH
Widener | RR 4219.2
--Offers an excellent review of pre-1925 government statistics.
HOLLIS records of books containing largely statistics bear the term <Statistics> attached to their subject headings, e.g., <France--Statistics> and <France--Emigration and immigration--Statistics>. You can enter <France> [Subject search] and scan the resulting list of subject headings or retrieve all the statistics books under France with a keyword subject keyword search, e.g., <France statistics>. This search will also retrieve <Aliens--France--Cultural assimilation--Statistics>.
Harvard Libraries Electronic Resources
Proquest Statistical Insight combines:
- American Statistics Index (1974- ) for all U.S. Government statistics
- Statistical Reference Index (1980-) for other U.S. statistics
- Index to International Statistics (1983- ) for international organization statistics
Full-text of the documents indexed is available on microfiche in Government Documents and Microforms.