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Disciplinary Repositories: Economic Repositories

An overview of open access repositories by discipline.

Economic Print Repositories


  RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 93 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences.


Subjects Covered Economics
Launch Date 1992: Started as NetEC.  1997: RePEc created.
Managing Entity Team of volunteers in 93 countries including U.S., Spain, Sweden, Germany, Canada, Italy, and Romania.  Domain hosted at Boston College.
Types of Prints Accepted Working Papers, Journals, Sofware Components, Books, Book Chapters, and more
Acquisition Approach Publishers deposit and RePEc harvests metadata that is supplied by authors on servers.  Individual authors can upload via MPRA (Munic Personal RePEc Archive).
Additional Notes Over 1,900 archives from 93 countries have contributed about 2.3 million research pieces from 2,800 journals and 4,500 working paper series

 AgEcon Search

AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholary research in the broadly defined field of agricultural and applied economics.

Subjects Covered Agricultural and applied economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food security and supply, energy and natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, international trade, and economic development.
Launch Date 1995
Managing Entity Cooperative project of the University of Minnesota Libraries, the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). 
Types of Prints Accepted Conference presentations, working papers, journal articles, government documents,  theses and dissertations, and pre-prints or post-prints of journal articles.  
Acquisition Approach Publishers Deposit and Authors Deposit.  
Additional Notes There are no costs involved in searching or  downloading material from AgEcon search.  There are no charges for posting papers for groups who submit/upload their own content.  There is a minimal chart if you need the University of Minnesota to perform any digitization or uploading tasks.