Resources for Economic Historians
Some key international sites include:
The premier meta website for economic history
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
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 Archives – Australian 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.
Statistics New Zealand
Australian Bureau of Statistics
APEBH 2022 Conference Recordings:
Video recordings of sessions from the Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference 2022 can be seen below:
Noel Butlin Lecture:
APEBH 2021 Conference Recordings:
Video recordings of sessions from the Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference 2021 can be seen below:
Welcome and Session 1:
Noel Butlin Lecture: