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Social Sciences

A guide to the academic majors within the department identifying resources used in the study of the social sciences subject fields of economics and political science (American politics and international affairs).

Welcome to Economics

The Economics program at West Point includes required courses on the national and international economies, the decision-making processes of firms and individuals, and the application of economic principles to national security issues.

Economics Databases



Global Economy - Financial Times

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  • Concise Encyclopedia of Economics 
    Developed and maintained by EconLib. For students and practitioners in the discipline of economics.
  • Trading Economics 
    Trading Economics provides its users with accurate information for 196 countries including historical data for more than 300.000 economic indicators, exchange rates, stock market indexes, government bond yields and commodity prices. Their data is based on official sources, not third party data providers, and their facts are regularly checked for inconsistencies. has received more than 100 million page views from more than 200 countries.

Government Documents

Enhanced oversight after the financial crisis: The Wall Street Reform Act at One Year

Call Number: Electronic Resource
Publication Date: 2011
Hearing before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on how the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in will help prevent another financial crisis.

Federal Government Websites

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