This guide is meant to help you find laws and information on issues related to international finance; the goal is to provide useful (but not exhaustive) resources. You may also find the sources in the Regulation of Financial Institutions guide helpful.
Research requires analysis and synthesis of information, and no one resource will likely provide sufficient information or data on any given topic.
While conducting your research, you may want to explore:
Industry information for external data informing international finance
International organizations focusing on issues of international finance
Practice and study aids, i.e., treatises
News sources, including blogs
For many of these databases, you will need your Harvard University ID and PIN. For others, you may need to register to gain access. If you have any trouble accessing a database, please contact the library.
You can identify industry specific associations using the Encyclopedia of Associations. You can also search Google for the industry and using the site:.org limiter. [example search: international finance site:.org]
Visit an industry association's website to read more about the organization, its members, and its mission. Many organizations support a trade publication, publish industry research and statistics, and follow current events related to its members.
To research equity analyst reports, you may need to visit the Harvard Business School library or use the Bloomberg Terminal on the 3rd floor of Langdell Hall. Please email Lisa Lilliott Rydin (email@example.com) for additional information.
Below are some subscription databases for industry and market research:
In addition to using the Bloomberg Law, Westlaw, and Lexis's Securities Mosaic research platforms, there are many other databases for corporate, and finance-related data. For links and descriptions, please see:
Several of these databases are highlighted below.
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