Political economy is the systemic study of economic forces in society. The field of political economy covers topics such as social choice, electoral competition, public choice, public economics, and comparative electoral systems. The following list of reference materials, databases and resources are recommended for conducting research in this area of study. Before using the recommended article databases below to start your research, here are a few tips when choosing databases:
The two largest general academic databases are EBSCOhost and ProQuest Central. Known primarily by their vendor names, EBSCO and ProQuest are aggregators of individual databases that use a single search interface. Each contain a combination of full-text and citation databases and provide a varied mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, general magazines, and newspaper resources. EBSCO and ProQuest are also multidisciplinary, which means they cover a wide range of subject areas.