The economics department offers the B.A., B.S. (quantitative emphasis), and Ph. D. degrees. A joint undergraduate major in business and economics is possible. The faculty teach and conduct research in the areas of econometrics, economic development, economic history, environmental economics, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, monetary theory and policy, public finance, and regional and urban economics. Members of the Department include 14 regular faculty, 3 visiting faculty, 2 professors fo practice, 18 Ph.D. graduate students, 6 masters students, and 80 undergraduate majors.
Subject Resource Guide
Major topical descriptors include: Economics - general, economic conditions, history of economic thought, economic analysis/theory - general, prices and price theory, consumption (economics), theory of production, macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics & statistics, economic growth & development, public utilities, government ownership, economics of industries, privatization, money & banking - general, inflation (economics), international banking, savings institutions, taxation - general, tax reform, tax exemption, specific types of taxation, income tax, sales tax, property tax, inheritance tax, gift tax, business taxes, other specific taxes, international economics, economic planning/policy, economic forecasting, public finance - general, local economics, national/local economic relations, regional economics, public accounting, capitalism, socialist economics, labor economics - general, labor supply, employment of specific groups, migrant workers, seasonal & part-time employment, employee benefits, employment/unemployment, brain drain, professionalism, and economics of natural resources.
Monographs, monographic series, specialized reference works, bibliographies, and serials are collected. Textbooks, non-Tulane dissertations, and audio-visuals are purchased selectively at user request.
To broaden access and conserve physical space, journals are sought online whenever this format is available. Print may be cancelled to reduce costs when ownership of the online version is assured. When ownership of the online version is not assured, online access at additional cost will be sought within the amount budgeted for economics journals. Monographs and other types are generally purchased as printed text. Other formats are considered, especially when the alternative format would improve access or utility.
English is sought.
Emphasis is on the current state of economic knowledge. Some collection is undertaken in United States economic history.
Emphasis is placed on items published during the last three years. Older materials are selectively purchased. Out-of-print materials are sought to replace lost materials considered indispensible to the collection, or upon faculty request.
No geographic restrictions are applied.
The Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is one of 14 members of a cooperative consortium of southern research libraries called KUDZU, which includes a shared online catalog. Loan requests through this system receive priority processing and expedited two-day delivery. The library is also a member of the cooperative Center for Research Libraries (CRL) in Chicago, through which we may borrow a wide range of rare materials for our users. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty may borrow materials directly from the main library nearby at Loyola University of New Orleans through a reciprocal agreement called TU/LU. Graduate students and faculty may borrow materials at other New Orleans area academic libraries, and at other academic libraries throughout the state, through the LALINC consortium. For more information about cooperative borrowing privileges inquire at the library's Circulation Desk.
Principal sources of supply include Blackwell's Book Services.
Related funds includes the Selley Fund (European studies since 1750,) Carter Memorial Fund (United States history,) the Monroe Labouisse Fund (social sciences,) and the Horace Renegar Fund (social science and public relations).
Selection tools include Blackwell's new title database, Books In Print, and reviews in Choice and major professional journals, e.g., Journal of Economic Literature. Special attention is given to faculty, staff, and student requests.