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Wiley Blackwell 

Journal of Public Economic Theory (JPET)    

Useful Research Links

Merriam Webster

Library of Congress Research Tools 


World Health Organization

The World Bank
Loans money to developing nations.

The Council for Global Education

World Education 

United Nations
Group of 188 member countries.  

North Atlantic Treaty Organization.  

European Union
Common market of 27 European nations.  

World Trade Org.
Regulates global trade and tariffs.  

Int'l Monetary Fund
Promotes int'l economic stability.

Org. of Petroleum Exporting Countries.  

G8 Summit
Yearly world economic discussion.  

Fights international criminal activity.    

Org. of American States
Union of North and South American nations.  

Multi-governmental Orgs
Links to groups worldwide.     

UN High Commissioner for Refugees.  

Protects the rights of children.  

World Food Program
Feeds 89 million hungry people.  

Supports people infected with HIV/AIDS.  

Comm. for Refugees
Learn about refugee issues.  

Development Gateway Foundation  Share resources and  tools for development.  

U.S. financial aid to poor countries.  

North American Free Trade Agreement.  

Human Rights
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.   

· – provides government information by topic  

·         Internal Revenue Service Tax Statistics – This site contains both reports and spreadsheets on various categories of taxes and income.  

·         Bureau of Economic Analysis – The BEA provides information on U.S. economic data on topics such as GDP, income, and employment, at national, state, and local levels. The BEA also provides data on U.S. international economic transactions such as trade, foreign direct investment.  

·         Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – The BLS provides data on employment, wages and prices at various levels (national, state, and local).  

·         Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)--The BTS provides data on modes of transportation (e.g. air, rail, and highway) and related subjects (e.g. safety, airline performance, and energy consumption).  

·         Comparative Welfare States Data Set (CWSDS) – The CWSDS provides data on 18 OECD countries from 1960 onwards and includes many economic, political, and policy information as well.  

·         Current Population Survey – This is a joint project between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Census Bureau. The CPS is a monthly survey that collects basic socio-demographic information and labor force characteristics.

·         Congressional Budget Office (US) – Official site for current and historical budget data for the US.  

·         County Business Patterns (CBP) – The CBP is a Census Bureau publication with detailed business data down to the county level.  

·         Current Population Survey – This is a joint project between the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Census Bureau. The CPS is a monthly survey that collects basic socio-demographic information and labor force characteristics.  

·         National Bureau of Economic Research – is a private, nonprofit research organization dedicated to studying the science and empirics of economics, especially the American economy.  

·         US Census Bureau  – The US Census provides information on income studies, health, and many other important statistical information in the US.  

·         Dow Jones Averages – This site contains current and historical data for various Dow Jones indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average).  

·         EIU Country Reports – The Economist Intelligence Unit provides country reports online including economic, political, and social indicators. In addition, there are statistical reference tables in each report.  

·         EconData – This is an excellent starting place for time-series economic data. Data on exchange rates, GDP, trade, finance, etc. are available for the U.S. at both the national and state levels and at different frequencies (annual, quarterly, or monthly).  

·         Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture – ERS provides economic and other information and analysis on agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural America.  

·         Economagic Economic Time Series Page – This site provides times-series data from many different federal agencies (e.g. Census Bureau, the BLS) primarily geared toward the US.  

·         Eurostat Statistics DVD – This database provides a variety of economic and social data on EU members at the national and regional levels.  

·         Federal Reserve Economic Data (FREDII) – FRED II includes time-series data for information such as GDP, interest rates, exchange rates, consumer prices, and banking. Most of the data are from the 1950's onwards.  

·         FEDSTATS – FEDSTATS provides data on the U.S. and contains links to statistical resources produced by the federal government.  

·         Foreign Labor Statistics – This site, which is hosted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, allows for international comparisons of unemployment, compensation, and other indicators.  

·         Global Market Information Database (GMID) – GMID is produced by Euromonitor International and contains time-series data (1977-present) on a very wide range of economic and social indicators such as income, GDP, consumer expenditures, and population demographics. The data are available through both Excel-ready spreadsheets and .pdf reports.  

·         Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) – The GGDC is run by the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. It offers a variety of downloadable datasets with economic data for both developed and developing countries (although the most detailed data are for developed countries).  

·         IMF International Financial Statistics – The IFS is a standard source of statistics on various aspects of international and domestic finance.  

·         Indiastat – Indiastat focuses on India specifically and contains data on a very wide range of social, economic, and political topics.  

·         The Inflation Calculator – This site contains a calculator that adjusts any given amount of money for inflation, according to the Consumer Price Index, from 1800 to 2006.  

·         International Labour Organization – The ILO is the main international labor-rights advocacy group in the world and has brought together a variety of information about labor rights and working conditions internationally.  

·         International Price Indexes – This site, which is hosted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, contains data on prices of goods and services traded between the U.S. and the rest of the world.  

·         Joint External Debt Hub (JEDH) – The JEDH is a very detailed site on external debt with time-series data going back to the early 1990's. The database is a joint project of the BIS, the IMF, the OECD, and the World Bank.  

·         Moody’s – Moody’s is a leading independent provider of economic, financial, country, and industry research. The company provides country analysis; financial markets; industrial markets; and regional markets. The information provided can be used for such as strategic planning; product and sales forecasting; risk and sensitivity management; investment research, and many others.  

·         National Bureau of Economic Research – The NBER is a private research institution with various resources in terms of data, links, and working papers. The NBER is a great starting place for finding macro-level and micro-level economic data on such subjects as international trade, patents, and industrial activity/output.  

·         National Science Foundation IRIS Database – The NSF's IRIS (Industrial Research and Development Information System) Database contains a great deal of data on research and development spending within industry in the United States. Topics include both R&D spending (by industry, by source, and by function) and R&D personnel. The data are time-series data, with coverage varying by table.  

·         The Panel Study of Income Dynamics – The PSID is a longitudinal study of economic and demographic behavior among different social groups in the US.  

·         PovertyNet - Data on Poverty – PovertyNet provides resources relevant for research on poverty, including links to several international/comparative datasets on the topic.    

·         Resources for Economists – This site is hosted by the American Economics Association (AEA). The site is an excellent starting point for locating data sources on US and international economic issues and analysis.  

·         SimplyMap – SimplyMap is an Internet-based mapping application that enables users to develop interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data.  

·         SocioSite – This site (housed at the University of Amsterdam) offers links to a large number of social and economic data archives around the world.  

·         SourceOECD – SourceOECD is an online service that provides full-text access to OECD studies, periodicals, and statistics (1960 forward). Included are annuals, outlooks, policy reviews, conference proceedings, analytical reports, guidelines, working papers, all periodicals, and 27 statistical databases.  

·         State Politics and Policy Quarterly Data Sources – This site has time-series data for the American states on basic economic, political, and social information. Depending on the variable, the data coverage is from 1975 to 2001.  

·         Statistical Abstract of the United States – Electronic version of the popular resource. The Statistical Abstract contains a wealth of information on numerous socio-economic and demographic indicators for the US.  

·         StatUSA – StatUSA compiles and provides statistics from the U.S. Government from 1973 onwards (varying by topic) and also provides some limited international data.  

·         Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean – This site provides social and economic indicators for the countries in this region.  

·         UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics – UNCTAD's on-line Handbook of Statistics contains a variety of data related to international trade, investment, and development.  

·         U.S. County and City Data Book (University of Virginia) – The 1988, 1994, and 2000 electronic editions are available on this site. These data books contain information on a variety of state-level socio-economic and demographic indicators.  

·         The World Bank (Data & Research) – The World Bank is not a bank but an organization made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member countries—the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). The organization is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.  

o       World Bank Research Group – The WBRG holds numerous downloadable datasets on various international trade, development, and finance issues.  
o       World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI) – The WDI provides convenient access to over 500 indicators on over 200 countries.  
o       Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects – This is a World Bank site with a database on privatization in infrastructure sectors (energy, telecommunications, transport, and water/sewage).  

·         Yahoo! Finance – A convenient source of market data. The site also offers historical quotes that may be useful for time series studies.