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PEST Analysis: Economic Environment

This guide identifies resources to use in a PEST Analysis for assessing the dynamics of the international business environment and its corresponding opportunities and threats.

The economics of a country influences decisions to invest. Some factors that should be considered are inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, unemployment and the labor supply, income distribution and long-term prospects for economic growth.

Country Economic Profiles & Risk Measures

Labor Statistics

Economic News

To find specific publications click on the link below:

and enter the title of any publication for which you are looking (e.g., The Economist). This will lead to links to databases in which the publication may be found. Clicking on a database (e.g., ABI/INFORM Global) will take you to the record for the publication within that database and allow you to access specific volumes and issues.

Additionally, a link to LIU Libraries Print & Microform may also be provided for those titles available in the LIU Libraries Periodicals Collections. If you wish to have a copy made of an article in the Library's Collections, use the Digital Delivery Request Form.

If LIU does not subscribe to a publication or have access to its full-text , you can still request individual articles through Interlibrary Loan.

Economic Data

Economic data, forecasts and analysis are published by central banks, government agencies, international organizations like the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and research consultants. Begin searching for data with one of the following sources: