Economics & Data Links . . .                                         

 

1.  The Fordham University Library Web page is an excellent starting point.  Once you are here you should click on the Data Bases and Indexes Link Under Electronic Resources.  Next click on the General Periodical Indexes link.  Here you will find links to Lexis-Nexus and JSTOR, among other useful sites.  The Business and Economics Link (on the Databases and Indexes page) has many other great links to directories and company industry information. 

 

2.  Lexus-Nexus Data Search Index for International and U.S. data (Fordham has a membership, so you can access this data site for free on any computer at Fordham that is on the network).  On the main page choose “statistical” under “search for other information.”  Then depending on the kind of search you wish to do, click on the appropriate link from the list of choices available (the most helpful options probably will be the Search Tables Research Edition and List of Links).

 

3.  Consumer and Producer data:  Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

 

4.  Resources for economists on the internet.  Choose the data link on the main page.  On the Data page you will find links for U.S. Macro and Regional Data, World and non-U.S. Data, data on Finance and Financial Markets, and a link to Journal Data and Program Archives.

 

5.  World Bank Data, for a specific (free) data query on Development Data from past 5 years from the World

                                    Development Indicators, go to: http://devdata.worldbank.org/data-query/.

 

6.  Economagic www.econmagic.com has links to time series data sources from over 100,000 data files, with charts and Excel files for each.  An eight week membership is inexpensive (about $10-$12).

 

7.  Hussman Econometrics, links to data sources for interest rates, stock market data, money supply, economic and fiscal data, exchange rates and commodity prices, international financial statistics.

 

8.  Historical stock market prices (this starts with the S&P500, but any ticker symbol may be entered in the search box at

the top of the page). 

 

9.  National Bureau of Economic Research (macroeconomics, international economics, business, consumer, etc.).

 

10.  FRED website at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (compilation of most government data sources). 

 

11.  Federal Reserve Board of Governors (for Historical Interest Rates, Historical U.S. Financial data),

and also try http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/ for statistical releases and historical data.

 

12.  Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Unemployment and Price Indices).

 

13.  U.S. Census Bureau (data on income, employment).

 

14.  Historical Census Data from 1790-1960.

 

15.  Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Commercial Bank Data.

 

16.  Penn World Tables/International Macro Data.

 

17.  United Nations Statistics Division

 

18.  Virtual Economy Home Page.

 

19.  Development Data at Development Gateway.

 

20.  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Data. On the left-had side of the page, under “Find,” click on “Statistics.”