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EGGS 221: Economic Geography


This guide is intended to serve as a multipurpose tool for those doing general research in your course Economic Geography. Please note that there are other Library Guides on specific Economics-related topics.  This guide is comprised of listings of and guidance for reputable web sites and research databases.

BU students and other researchers may certainly use the Library's databases while off-campus.  To do this:

  1. Select the link to the database, such as EconLit.
  2. Login with your MyHusky ID and password (the same that you use for BOLT, student email, etc.)

For more info, check out the Library's Off-Campus Access page.

Remember, although this guide offers sources well-suited for your work, you may access all of the Library's online information resources at

As always, if you have questions about your economics research, you may contact Michael Coffta, Business Reference Librarian, using the contact information to the left.

Encyclopedia of Latin America

Chapters include:

Mexico:Background and US Relations

US-Mexican Water Sharing: Background and Recent Developments

Peru: Politics, Economy and Elections in Brief

Paraguay: Where Corruption and Poverty Hamper Development

Paraguay's Dramatic Land-Use Change in the 20th Century

Assessing Paraguay's Possible Futures

Argentina: Background and US Relations

Argentina's Post-Crisis Economic Reform

Historical Currency Convertor

To accurately compare past years' of the GDP, balance of payments, etc., of two nations, one must not only convert one nation's currency to a common currency, but convert the currency using historical currency exchange rates for the year(s) in question.

To accomplish this, use's Historical Currency Convertor.

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