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Library Resource Guide for: STATISTICS AND DATA


American Economic Association - RFE provides a resource guide to major data sets.

Bureau of Economic Analysis is an agency of the Commerce Department, which provides data on the U.S. economy.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Inflation Calculator (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) find out equivalent pricing back to 1913.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Data Services offers macroeconomic data for countries and cities throughout the world. It also provides market indicators and forecasts.

EconData contains over 1,000 links to economic data sets. This site also breaks down data by provider, e.g. state, federal, private.

Econstats offers economic data from different nations.

Energy Information Administration provides official reports and statistcs on energy from the U.S. Government.

European Central Bank is a source of information on country economies, exchange rates, currencies, and similar data.

Fraser (Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research) holds historical data on a number of different economic subjects for the United States.

Handbook of International Economic Statistics is part of the Central Intelligence Agency and provides international economic statistics and maps. (PDF)

Historical data: tick data: statistical data / Chicago Mercantile Exchange contains historical financial and commodity derivative exchange data from Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Index of Economic Freedom (2005) is a publication made by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street journal, containing global statistics, maps, and articles on economic policy.

Interactive Study of Consumers provides information on consumer spending. Email required for viewing.

International Financial Statistics (IFS), compiled by the IMF, has data on exchange rates, banking, money, liquidity, interest rates, prices, production, etc. for most countries in the world. Library has copies from 1948 onward.

International Trade Statistics contains annual international trade statistics provided by the World Trade Organization.

Laborsta, part of the International Labor Organization (ILO), contains labor data from different countries.

LexisNexis Academic Business has financial data about companies, EDGAR filings and annual reports.

LexisNexis Statistical Publications and DataSets easy access to 12 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets. Scan the contents of over 580 datasets. Data includes numerous federal sources such as the Bureau of Labor, the Census, the IRS, and the FBI. International sources include the China Data Center, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Deutsche Boerse Group, Bombay Stock Exchange, and more. Time series typically extending back an average span of 34 years, and necessary bibliographic/citation information.

LIS Database compiles data on the economic states of various countries, including housing, income, economies, and taxes.

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) contains and Agricultural Statistics Database with statistics on various commodities searchable by state and county level.

National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS) is the main statistical compiler of Chinese data. Data are online from 1996 - present.

NCCS Data Web maintained by the National Center for Charitable Statistics, offers a weath of data about the non-profit sector in the United States. Data include the Busines Master File (BMF), which has descriptive data on organizations registered with the IRS; IRS Return Transaction Files (RTF), which contains financial data for organizations that file IRS Forms 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-PF; and IRS Statistics of Income Sample Files (SOI), which has 300 variables for 501(c)(3) organizations."

NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research) is a nonprofit research organization with data sets about macroeconomics, industry, international trade, patents, etc.

Panel Study of Income Dynamics reports health, economic, and behavioral statistics in the context of family income.

Penn World Table by the University of Pennsylvania gives international economic data from 1950-2000.

ReferenceUSA contains searchable and downloadable data on Business name, Executive title, Business type, Sales volume, Employee size, etc.

Report on the American Workforce, 2001 provides pdf files of employment characteristics since 1948.

Statistical Review of World Energy contains tables and maps on different sectors of the energy market, customizable energy tables, as well as comprehensive reports on the state of world energy.

STAT-USA data from the Department of Commerce. Please ask me for the username and password.

Unionstats gives American union membership data from 1973.

U.S. Census Bureau offers a variety of economic data.

  • CenStats Database has quick census data from building permits to businesses by NAICs.

U.S. Department of Labor:

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics gives data on employment, prices, working conditions, productivity and technology. Data can be customized for download.

University of Texas Inequality Project (UTIP) measures inequality of wages and earnings and patterns of change in industry in the world.

World Development Indicators (WDI Online)

Yahoo!Finance offers news about the financial market