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- OFFSTATS lists web sites offering free and easily accessible social, economic and general data from official or similar "quotable" sources, especially those that
provide both current data and time series. In the country lists, these are mainly web pages provided by statistical offices, central banks and government departments and agencies, whereas the topics list is comprised of links to the statistics pages of international organizations and associations and a few commercial sites.
- See Bill Goffe's guide (Resources for Economists) for economics data.
- Inomics EconDirectory - Indicators_and_Statistics
- Statistics Finland lists links to statistical services
- Econ Data and Links are listed by John A. Shaw, California State University, School of Social Sciences. This page also provides some actual numbers of current economic data.
- DDCN is a centralized clearing house and data archive on transition and emerging market economies. DDCN archives and provides access to socio-economic micro and macro data on these economies.
- B&E DataLinks of the ASA (American Statistical Association) contains a searchable index of annotated statistical data links. Categories include finance, macroeconomics, and labor and general microeconometrics.
- The Social Science Data Archives provide Data on the Net, which is a searchable and browsable list of sources of numeric social science data including actual data, data archives, data libraries, vendors of data, and social science gateways.
- Business and Economics Numeric Data: link lists and databases for data described by Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.
- Yahoo: Statistics and Indicators
- The World Bank data sources include: development targets for the early 21st century, national statistics for countries and regions, development indicators, country at a glance tables, sectoral data, and sample maps showing some environmental and other data
- Facts and figures for just about every nation. The most recent CIA World Factbook is available among the CIA publications. You can find the older versions of the CIA World Factbook also.
- InfoNation is a two-step database interface that allows you to view and compare statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations.
- UNCTAD-TRAINS (TRade Analysis and INformation System) is a comprehensive computerized information system at the HS-based tariff line level covering tariff, para-tariff and non-tariff measures as well as import flows by origin for more than 100 countries.
- With TradeStats Express individuals can retrieve, visualize, analyze, print, and download (US) trade data. This site will also generate custom-tailor graphics, data tables, and thematic maps using the latest annual trade numbers. It is perfect for researching national and international trade statistics.
- International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC) Infobases contain information on trade bibliographies, contacts, statistics and services. The trade statistics are taken from the COMTRADE data base of the United Nations Statistics Division. There is also a listing of external sources of data.
- Empirical Investigations in International Trade is a site originally by Jon Haveman. The pages include concordances between some of the many many different industrial classifications in the world, as well as some other commonly used international trade data that are freely available, or have been compiled from readily available sources.
- The Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) is an international data archive and research network. The information server provides an introduction, a downloadable newsletter, downloadable working papers, country documentation (incl. basic income and poverty statistics) and useful links. It allows academic researchers to analyse income and labour force surveys for 25 countries on four continents: Europe, America, Asia and Oceania. Registration is required (free for member countries citizens only).
The Luxembourg Employment Study (LES Project) aims to construct a databank containing Labour Force Surveys from the early nineties from countries with quite different labour market structures. These surveys provide detailed information on areas like job search, employment characteristics, comparable occupations, investment in education, migration, etc. The LES team has harmonised and standardised the micro data from the labour force surveys in order to facilitate comparative research.
- Sitrends.org makes data, reading lists, ideas, and information concerning the world's service sectors readily available to the public. The goal of Sitrends is to motivate more research and discussion of service sector issues.
- Social indicators covering a wide range of subject-matter fields are compiled by the Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, from many international sources in the global statistical system.
- Social Sciences Data Center and Geographic Information Systems Lab provide a collection of numeric data distributed through the US Depository Library Program, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and some 75 international government organizations, as well as data from non-governmental surveys such as the National Health and Social Life Survey.
- The DPLS Online Archival Repository is a growing collection of datasets available on the WWW for downloading and conducting secondary analysis by Social Science researchers. The list of titles reflects the archival holdings of the Data and Program Library Service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, established in 1966.
- Internet Crossroads in the Social Sciences is a guide to Social Science data available on the Internet, maintained by librarians at the Data and Program Library Service at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Hyperlinks with annotations denoting content, quality, and other relevant clues are arranged by subject area and type of resource.
- Social Sciences Data Collection (UCSD) provides full-text (US) federal documents, Digital Library Text, Electronic Newsletters, and UCSD Maps and Spatial Data.
- International Energy Annual by the US Department of Energy's Energy Information Agency contains time series data on the production and consumption of energy and energy-related data.
- The Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) provides Macroeconomic Data Resources listed by country and subject areas in their Economy section.
- The Oxford Latin American Economic History Database (OxLAD) is a free, downloadable, on-line resource for reliable, consistent, and comparable economic and social data series from 1900-2000 for 20 countries in Latin America. It is produced by the Latin American Centre of Oxford University
- LatinFocus offers services to economics and finance professionals engaged on a daily basis with Latin American markets and includes online statistical database of the seven largest Latin American economies (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela) - economic growth patterns, inflation, fiscal accounts, external balances and the political environment, list of links, Consensus Forecast publication.
- There is a continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress (US) under the Country Studies and Area Handbook Program, sponsored by the Department of the Army. This online series presently contains studies of 91 countries.
- The NBER On-line data includes a MacroEconomic History Database that has some coverage of the United Kingdom, France and Germany, although it predominantly covers the United States. More than 3500 series are available. The data set covers all aspects of the pre-WWI and interwar economies, including production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions, foreign trade, and government activity.
- Canadian Economy Online is a guide to the national economy that provides statistics and access to federal government information.
- Canadian Industry Overviews are a component of a larger Strategis Industry Canada Online service. "Strategis" alone possesses over 60,000 documents that are considered to be of interest to Canadian industry.
- Statistics Canada's electronic publication contains Canadian information on GDP by income and expenditure, Balance of international payments, Labour productivity, International investment position, National balance sheet accounts as well as monthly data on Gross Domestic Product by industry.
- The NBER MacroEconomic History Database has some coverage of the United Kingdom, France and Germany, although it predominantly covers the United States. More than 3500 series are available. The data set covers all aspects of the pre-WWI and interwar economies, including production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions, foreign trade, and government activity.
- Fairmodel - Macroeconomic forecasting model of the US economy works as a client/server application over the web. Work with FAIRMODEL, a macroeconometric model of the U.S. economy, to forecast the economy, do policy analysis, and examine historical episodes. Table and graph on line and/or download all or part of the data from 1952:1 through 2003:4: historical data, forecast data, and data you may have created.
- EconDataNet offers links to sources of state and regional socioeconomic data for the United States. Links are organized by subject and by data provider. We also provide a downloadable User's Guide to Socioeconomic Data for Understanding Your Regional Economy.
- The Economic Time Series Page by Ted Bos is a collection of economic time series useful for economic forecasting. The majority of the data is USA data.
- StatLib is a system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information by electronic mail, FTP and WWW by the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University
- E L S A - Econometrics Laboratory Software Archive from University of California, Berkeley, provides codes for econometric work and pointers to datasets.
- USA Demographic Data Viewer from SEDAC & CIESIN. DDViewer allows the user to create maps at a multitude of geographic resolutions
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides data online, including US Economy at a Glance and a listing of other official data providers on their www-site.
- The Internet Data Site of the Economic Policy Institute - DataZone provides access to 50 tables of historical labor market, earnings, and income data. Tables can be browsed as well as downloaded in spread sheet format. Also tables providing recently updated figures and statistics on the labor market, family income,prices, GDP, wages, poverty, trade, the budget deficit, and interest rates are included.
- The Panel Study of US Income Dynamics from Univ. of Michigan is a longitudinal survey (since 1968 onwards) of a representative sample of US individuals and their families. The data are collected annually, and the data files contain the full span of information collected over the course of the study. PSID data can be used for cross-sectional, longitudinal, and intergenerational analysis and for studying both individuals and families.
- EDGAR, a Database of Corporate Information, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Its primary purpose is to increase the efficiency and fairness of the securities market for the benefit of investors, corporations, and the economy by accelerating the receipt, acceptance, dissemination, and analysis of time-sensitive corporate information filed with the agency.
- The Public Register Annual Report Service's (PRARS) annual reports online.
- Inflation conversion factors: tables to convert US dollars of (almost) any year dollars of recent years.
- The Inflation Calculator page by S. Morgan Friedman provides links to other online inflation related sites also.
- USDA Economics and Statistics system provides access to 300 data sets and full-text reports from the economics agencies of the USDA. Searching the system, you can find data sets and reports about field crops, fruit, nuts and vegetables, livestock, dairy, poultry and aquaculture, agricultural trade, international agriculture.
- The US Bureau of the Census provides, among many other, trade statistics from the Foreign Trade Division Home Page
- The Dismal Scientist offers economic data and analysis, at the metro, state, and national level. The site includes forecasts, demographic information, and economic statistics.
- The (US) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) at the US Department of Transportation provide transportation related information and statistics for the transportation research and planning communities. Also international data and reports are available.
Institutions in Economics Data
- The International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board provides access to the Special Data Dissemination Standard, the General Data Dissemination System, and the Data Quality Reference sites. This site provides information about economic and financial data disseminated by member countries. This site provides information on data produced and disseminated by member countries. The Data Quality Reference Site provides access to contributions in the field and includes a selection of articles and other sources related to data quality issues.
- Statistical Offices are listed in EDIRC
- Statistics Finland lists statistical organisations
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