Last Updated: May 30, 2014
EXPERT TIP: You can search articles and books to determine sources of statistical data used by the authors. Alternatively, some databases in the Statistical Data section below also include narrative/textual analysis (e.g., IMF e-Library, OECD iLibrary).
EXPERT TIP: Many sources of US economic data are provided free by government agencies rather than from the subscribed databases below.
Includes major UN databases and those of several related IGO's
- Data Catalog [World Bank]
Empirical data from the World Bank, some back to 1960
- IMF e-Library
Contains the International Financial Statistics (IFS) database and other IMF databases and books
- Global Financial Data (GFD)
Focuses on long time series of stock and bond indices and macroeconomic data.
- Historical Statistics of the United States
Good for long statistical time series relating to the USA, mostly derived from government data
- OECD iLibrary
Text of OECD publications since 1998 plus key statistical databases (e.g., Intl. Trade by Commodity Statistics; IEA data)
- ProQuest Statistical Insight
Indexes government, IGO, and private sources of empirical data (usually online or on microfiche in Perkins Public Docs.)
- UN Comtrade
Detailed commodity-level trade data from the UN Statistics Division
- Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
Portal to datasets providing financial, accounting, economic, management, marketing, banking and insurance data