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Economics of the Middle East: Country Profiles and Data

40.480 (Special Topics) Prof. Abbasi

CIA World Factbook

This site may be used to find economic, geographic, military, and transportation-related data.

Business Source Premier - Country Reports

 Business Source Premier may be used to find outstanding country reports with economic forecasts and reviews, business opportunity summaries, and risk assessments.  To access these reports, please follow these steps.

  1. On the Business Source Premier search screen, click Country Reports in the right margin.
  2. Select a country.
  3. Click on the link to the report that suits your needs.
  4. Click the edition/issue of the report that suits your needs.

Country Profiles


Country Profiles may be found in LexisNexis using the following steps.

  1. Click the Business tab in LexisNexis
  2. Click Country Profiles in the left margin
  3. Select a Country
  4. Select a Source Type
  5. Select a Source

Europa Yearbook

This source offers outstanding narrative information and numerical data on countries.  The most current edition may be found at the Reference Desk of Andruss Library (2nd floor).  Older editions may be found in the Reference Collection (1st floor) at the following call number.

JN1 .E85

This is a particularly useful source for obtaining ranked lists of trading partners, imported products, exported products, and more.

Doing Business In...

This is an exceptional source of information with very specific information on the business/investment climate in a given country.  Simply select a country from the dropdown menu and wait until the corresponding report appears.

World Bank

Though the data are sometimes dated, this site offers a trememndous amount of demographic, economic, and political information.

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