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Research Guides

ECON 617 - Strategies of Multinational Firms (Spring 2018)

Need to Know: How to Cite Data

While a lot of attention is paid to finding and using datasets, it is just as critical to attribute the information properly and cite it.  Each discipline or publication seems to have its own convention for citing either in reference lists or in text.

Here are some sources that may provide assistance:

Data repositories and scholarly data sites may also provide a preferred citation for a dataset. Here are few that are core in policy sciences:

Different citation styles will also offer guidance on how to cite data:

Foreign Direct Investment Data Sources

Foreign Direct Investment data is generally provided as country inflows or outlows and by industry:

FDI Rankings and Analysis

These reports and news articles may provide some ideas to get started on your project: