Use the Business Source Complete database to find country overviews of the economic situation.
Another option is to review the Country Reports from the Economist Intelligence Unit. These provide an excellent narrative of the political and economic conditions in a country.
Click on a call number when you're looking at a book in the catalog to browse the virtual shelves (combined holdings of both Roanoke and Hollins).
Of course, you can also go to the shelves and browse the stacks...
Use the Mergent Online database, and click on the Industry Analysis tab, and then Historical Industry Reports, to see the list of industry reports available. Each industry report is divided by geographic region, and country profiles are included within each report.
The Journal of Political Economy is the flagship journal in the field of political economics. It can also be accessed from the links below.