Working papers (pre-prints) allow access to the latest research without the delay caused by a lengthy publishing process of academic journals. The field of economics has a strong tradition of working paper exchange. Working papers are produced:
by researchers at universities to be later published in books, journals, or presented at conferences, and
by governmental bodies, NGOs, think tanks, research centers and professional organizations, such as the Federal Reserve System, the World Bank, the National Bureau of Economic Research, etc.
Features access to full-text research papers published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, including titles from the Working Papers, Technical Working Papers, and Development of the American Economy series. These papers may prove useful for research in economics, political science, history, and public administration, among other academic disciplines.
SSRN is a pre-print server for economics, business, law and humanities. Many universities and research centers publish their working papers at SSRN. Uploading and searching working papers is free; a number of fee-based sources is also available. Acquired by Elsevier in 2016.
A collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 68 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics. The heart of the project is a decentralized database of working papers, journal articles and software components.
Hosted by the University of Connecticut, the Internet Documents in Economics Access Services (IDEAS) database contains over 700,000 citations, including links to working papers, articles, chapters, and books. A RePEc database.
Includes OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) books and reports arranged by subject area, periodicals, and interactive statistics. Topics include agriculture, developing economies, education, employment, energy, environment, migration, social issues, and sustainable development. OECD books and reports Working papers and journals