Resources for Economic Historians

Some key international sites include:

The premier meta website for economic history

H-Business Net
A valuable resource for business history

WWW Virtual Library for Economic and Business History
There is very extensive information to be found at the WWW Virtual Library for Economic and Business History including a list of the key organizations for many nations

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)
A database of working papers, journal articles, and software components.
Also see NEP: New Economics Papers – an announcement service which filters information on new additions to RePEc into edited reports.

Active national and international societies and organisations include:

International Economic History Association

Economic History Society

Economic History Association

Association of Business Historians

The Business History Conference

The European Business History Association

The Business History Society of Japan

Canadian Network for Economic History

Socio-Economic History Society (Japan)

National Bureau of Economic Research
Online Data Sets, Working paper-Books-Research Family searches, and Publication details.

International Institute of Social History
The International Institute of Social History (IISH) is one of the world’s largest documentary and research institutions in the field of social history in general and the history of the labour movement in particular.

Some key Australian and New Zealand sites include:

Guide to Australian Business Records

An excellent site on business archives in Australia is:

Directory of Archives in Australia

National Register of Archives and Manuscripts in New Zealand

The Noel Butlin ArchivesAustralian National University
A nationally significant collection of primary source material relating to business and labour. The NBAC holds archives of industrial organisations, businesses, professional associations, industry bodies and the labour movement.

The University of Melbourne Archives
The business collections include the records of wholesalers and retailers, factories and foundries, solicitors and architects, along with the records of some of Australia’s largest mining companies.

National statistics

Statistics New Zealand

Australian Bureau of Statistics