The Economist

The Economist is a weekly magazine-format newspaper with a primary focus on world events, politics and business.

The University of Sheffield's online subscription covers unlimited access to all articles at, including blog content updated throughout the week, and the online version of the full weekly print edition from July 1997 to the present. Our subscription does not include Apps & Digital Editions (e.g. the Kindle edition), The Economist in Audio, or The Economist Espresso (daily briefing).

If you are interested in pre-1997 or historical content, we also subscribe to the Gale database, The Economist Historical Archive.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to The Economist website - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.

Please note that you do not need to subscribe or register individually to use our institutional subscription - any subscription information you see at is intended for personal subscribers and can be ignored.

The Economist recommend only using IE or Chrome browsers to access their website.  Firefox is not recommended.


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