Subsidiary Collection Development Policy: Economics

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Chris Tang
Telephone: 6601-3492


Collections support the Economics Major and Minor within the Division of Social Sciences.

Course offerings include Principles of Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Mathematics for Economists, Game Theory. In the area of Applied Economics, this includes Behavioural Economics, Collective Choice: Values and Environmental Policy, Development Economics, Firms’ Strategies and Market Competition, International Finance, International Trade, Labour Economics, Law and Economics, Political Economy, Public Economics, Urban Economics.  [1]

The research carried out by faculty in Economics includes family economics, macroeconomics and monetary policy, public policies and economic inequality, use of game theory to model strategic aspects of economic policy, government-business connections, the effect of democratisation on bureaucratic performance, the supply of education, political economy, law and economics, legal institutions, tax evasion, charitable giving, institutions and economic performance, institutional and political factors shaping economic outcomes in developing countries, empirical industrial organisation, migration, the rise of populism, youth unemployment, labour market reform, labour market consequences of globalisation and automation, effects of liquidity crises on employment and incomes, market competition, dynamics of growth models, international trade and economic growth, the Banking Union, investment banking, direct investments, European economies, quantitative easing in the Euro zone, informational frictions, search frictions, market sorting, incentivisation and behaviour, climate policy, environmental economics, and use of historical events to understand economic problems.  [2]

Description of Materials Collected

The materials collected are scholarly.

The materials collected are in English.

There are no limitations on geographic range or chronological spans.

The range of call numbers under consideration is:

H 1-99 Social Sciences (General). Methodologies. Public policy.
HA 1-4737 Statistics. Theory and method. World statistical data.
HB 1-130 Economic theory. Economics as a science. History of economics and economic theory.
HB 131-200 Economic methodology. Mathematical economics. Quantitative methods including econometrics, input-output analysis, game theory. Microeconomics. Macroeconomics.
HB 201-250 Value. Utility. Price. Competition. Production. Theory of the firm. Supply-side economics.
HB 251-847 Wealth. Rent. Capital. Capitalism. Income. Interest. Profit. Entrepreneurship. Property. Consumption. Demand. Welfare theory.
HB 848-3710 Demography. Population. Occupations. Demographics by region or country.
HB 3711-3840 Business cycles. Economic fluctuations. Economic forecasting, Economic stabilization. Business cycles by region or country.
HC 1-1085 Economic history (General). Biography. Economic history by special topics, including environmental policy, industrial productivity, poverty, etc. Economic history by region or country.
HD 1-100 Management. Management economics. Economic development.
HD 101-1400 Land use. Real estate.
HD 1401-2320 Agriculture. Water resources.
HD 2321-3575 Industry and Industrialization. Rural industries. Home-based businesses. Small and medium-sized businesses. Artisans. Trades. Large industries. Factory system. Trade associations. Corporations. Cooperative societies.
HD 3611-4800 Industrial policy. The state and industrial organization.
HD 4801-6305 Labour systems. Wages. Industrial arbitration. Labour market. Classes of labour.
HD 6350-8999 Trade unions. Labour unions. Employers’ associations. Industrial relations. Cost and standard of living. Social insurance. Industrial welfare. Labour policy. Professions by industry, trade, region or country.
HD 9000-9501 Agricultural industries.
HD 9502-9505 Energy industries.
HD 9506-9649 Mineral and metal industries.
HD 9650-9664 Chemical industries.
HD 9665-9675 Pharmaceutical industries.
HD 9680-9714 Mechanical industries, including electrical utilities, electronic industries, and machinery.
HD 9715-9717 Construction industries.
HD 9720-9975 Manufacturing industries.
HD 9980-9991 Service industries.
HD 9999 Miscellaneous industries and trades.
HE 1-380 Transportation (General). Traffic engineering.
HE 380.8-1000 Water transportation. Ocean shipping.
HE 1001-5879 Land transportation.
HE 5880-7600 Postal services.
HE 7601-9760 Telecommunication industries.
HE 9761-9960 Air transportation.
HF 1-1039 Commerce (General). Boards of trade. Balance of trade. Commercial geography. Economic geography.
HF 1040-1054 Commodities.  Commercial products.
HF 1351-2999 International economic relations. International economic integration. Tariff. Free trade. Protectionism.
HF 3000-5000 Commerce by region or country.
HF 5001-6182 Business. Wholesale trade. Retail trade. Personnel management. Accounting. Marketing and advertising.
HG 1-200 Finance (General). Personal finance. Financial planners and institutions.
HG 201-3809 Money. Banking. Credit.
HG 3810-4000 International finance. Foreign exchange. International monetary system.
HG 4001-4500 Finance management.  Business finance. Trust services and companies.
HG 4501-6270 Investments. Investment companies and trusts.  Capital formation. Stock exchanges. Securities. Investments by region or country. Speculation. Lotteries.
HG 8011-9999 Insurance.
HJ 1-2004 Public finance (General). Public finance by region or country.
HJ 2005-8999 Public income and expenditure.  Budget.  Revenue.  Taxation.  Internal revenue. Customs administration. Government spending. Public debts.
HJ 9000-9700 Local finance. Municipal finance.
HJ 9701-9995 Public accounting. Auditing.


The collections include monographs in both print and electronic formats. Online databases of journals or economics statistics and datasets, are also considered and acquired.

Formats that are not collected:

  • Textbooks
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Microfilmed items
  • Print serials
  • Study guides

Collecting Priorities

Areas of concentration are:

  • Economic statistics and indicators
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Market Competition
  • International Finance
  • International Trade
  • Labour Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics
  • Urban Economics
  • Environmental Economics

Related Local Collections

  • Collections at National University of Singapore (NUS) Libraries
    • NUS Libraries collects Economics materials at undergraduate and graduate levels. These materials are located in the Central Library:
      • Print monographs.
      • Core electronic resources including databases, e.g. EconLit (Ovid), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), etc.
      • Print and electronic journal subscriptions, e.g. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Economist, etc.
      • The Economics Master and Ph.D. thesis collection of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
    • Collections at National Library Board (NLB) Libraries
      • NLB collects Economics materials for general readers.


[1] Yale-NUS College, “Economics: Programme Description,” accessed Jun 1, 2020,

[2] Yale-NUS College, “Economics:  Our Faculty,” accessed Jun 1, 2020,