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Rigorous, impartial, and comprehensive analysis
Expert analysis combined with downloadable data
Complete archive from 1952 to 1995

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Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports Archive provides detailed coverage of political, economic and commercial developments worldwide from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s historical Country Reports (previously Quarterly Economic Reviews), covering all countries from 1952 to 1995. Comprehensive quarterly overviews allow researchers to gain a thorough understanding of an event, policy or development from one or two reports.

The depth of the archive allows researchers access to a consistent, impartial voice back to 1952, and in addition to the highly regarded insight from EIU, each report contains tables with detailed country level statistics downloadable to Excel allowing users to see the numbers behind the text. Keyword searchable full text allows users to quickly find references to specific people, events or companies whichever report they occur in.

  • Content Type: Reports, Tables
  • MARC Records: Yes
  • COUNTER compliant: Yes
  • Athens enabled: Yes
  • OpenURL Enabled: Yes

The complete archive

All EIU Country Reports (including previous incarnations as Quarterly Economic Reviews and Three-Monthly Economic Reviews) back to 1952 are included to provide the most comprehensive single source of global economic analysis available, giving users a huge archive of information all in a single voice.

In depth reports and statistics

Reports are quarterly allowing researchers to gain a thorough understanding of a historical event from one document, rather than piecing together from numerous sources that are often only providing daily updates. Each report contains tables with detailed country level statistics, many of which are difficult to find elsewhere, allowing users to see the numbers behind the text.

Downloadable figures and tables

All figures & tables within a report are captured at object level and can be searched and downloaded separately. Users can download data tables into spreadsheets making it easier to use & combine statistics from different reports.

Impartial, reliable analysis

The Economist Intelligence Unit is well known for the quality and impartiality of its analysis giving users the confidence that they are using reliable, vetted information free from any form of bias.

Global coverage

Applies to researchers no matter which regions they are focusing on with coverage of all countries worldwide with specific reports for almost200 countries. Countries are indexed consistently making it easy to browse or search for the relevant reports.

Available online for the first time

Librarians can save up to 120 feet of shelf space or upgrade their incomplete paper archive to provide a more complete service to their users, with every report scanned and delivered online with full-text keyword searchability, making it easy to discover relevant content across the entire archive.

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