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Economics: Data & Statistical Resources

U.S. and International Statistical Resources

Economic Report of the President
     The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.
     An important vehicle for presenting the Administration’s domestic and international economic policies, it provides
     an overview of the nation's economic progress with text and extensive data appendices.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
     The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for
      measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect,
      analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.

Economic Indicators - Census Bureau
      The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal economic indicators.  It provides links
       to information produced by a number of Federal agencies.

Historic U.S. Economic Statistics
      Historic Economic censuses (2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982, 1977) and the County and City Business Patterns.
      (1989 to present)

FRED - St. Louis Federal Reserve
      What is FRED? Short for Federal Reserve Economic Data, FRED is an online database consisting of more than 61,000
      economic data time series. FRED, created and maintained by Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of
      St. Louis. 

International Financial Statistical Yearbook
     The Yearbook monitors the financial health of nations with economic time series data for exchange rates, balance
     of payments, national accounts, employment, production and wages, interest rates, and etc. Arranged by country.
     Central Library / Reference / Floor 2 / HG 61 .I57 -- Some of this data is available in Datastream.

Penn World Tables
     The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices
     for 189 countries/territories for some or all of the years 1950-2010. The European Union or the OECD provide more
     detailed purchasing power and real product estimates for their countries and the World Bank makes current price
     estimates for most PWT countries at the GDP level.

     This database was developed by the Statistics division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social
     Affairs.  It offers over 60 million data elements covering a range of themes.  Good resource for global statistics.

     Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European
     Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.

World Data - Resources for Economists
     Another valuable resource for U.S. and International statistical data.

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