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Business Source Complete provides ull-text business journals and hundreds of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of business. Other resources include financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.  Includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.  Also has some journal abstracts, books, links to related web sites, maps, and country data.

Data-Planet provides online access to a large repository of statistical datasets with over 90 Billion data point from more than from over 65 source providers and 16 subject categories. The Data-Planet repository enables users to locate, analyze, and cite statistical data. The interface provides many interactive tools that can be used to view detailed datasets as trend lines, charts, and heat maps.

EconLit is a comprehensive indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature produced by the American Economic Association.

EIU provides data and forecasts about political, economic, and business climates of various regions and up to 200 countries, as well as related news, analysis, and risk factor assessments.

Coverage includes the Country Commerce, Country Finance, Global Forecasting Service, and ViewsWire.

This database updates Historical Statistics of the United States, last published by the Bureau of the Census in 1975, which reproduces over 37,000 statistical series from over 1,000 sources. All tables include citations to data sources and descriptions of data anomalies. Comprehensive signed essays on each topic put the statistics in historical context.

IMF eLibrary is a statistical database from the International Monetary Fund. The library subscribes to International Financial Statistics (IFS) and Direction of Trade statistics (DOTS).

IFS contains country financial data (exchange rates, foreign exchange, SDRs, money supply, capital supply, commodities, etc.) dating back to 1948.

DOTS Provides data on the country and area distribution of countries' exports and imports by their partners for about 156 countries.

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands offers essential international business etiquette practices and culture cues.  It includes more than 70 country profiles.

OECD iLibrary is the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals. Publications include country studies, forecasting publications, reports, periodicals, and socio-economic databases. Topics covered include agriculture, developing economies, education, employment, energy, environment, migration, social issues, and sustainable development.

Passport GMID is a collection of valuable country, industry, company and consumer intelligence: internationally comparable market statistics on industries, countries and consumer; full text market reports, company reports and country reports; expert analyst comments on emerging industry trends, country trends and consumer trends.

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States, it is a snapshot of America and its people.

World Development Indicators includes economic and socio-economic data from more than 230 countries, incorporating data from the World Bank publications: World Tables, Social Indicators of Development, World Population Projections, the World Development Report, and the World Bank Atlas.

U.S. Government

Includes links to Principal U.S. Federal Statistical Agencies:

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Census Bureau

Economic Research Service

Energy Information Administration

National Agricultural Statistics Service

National Center for Education Statistics

National Center for Health Statistics

Statistics of Income (IRS)

Provides data and statistics on banking, earnings, economic analysis, trade and more.

Includes data on General Business Statistics, Consumer Statistics, Demographics, Economic Indicators, Employment Statistics, Income Statistics, Money & Interest Rates, Production & Sales Statistics, Trade Statistics, and Statistics for Specific Industries.

Contents are developed for U.S. businesses doing business in foreign markets.  Market research reports are searchable by industry, region, country and report type.  Registration is required to access report.

Economic Research & Data --  Data releases include Bank Assets and Liabilities, Bank Structure Data, Business Finance, Dealer Financing Terms, Exchange Rates and International Data, Flow of Funds Accounts, Household Finance, Industrial Activity, Interest Rates, Money Stock, and Reserve Balances and Other.

The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) -- The survey data include information on families’ balance sheets, pensions, income, and demographic characteristics.

Links to statistics and information from more than 100 agencies in the U.S. Federal Government.

International Statistics

Provides links to country statistical yearbooks or similar collections (census, "facts and figures," etc.) for 143 countries worldwide.

Provides download access to over  9,000 indicators from World Bank data sets.

Data section offers economic data from 2003 to the present. The data is presented in these categories: Economy Snapshots, Subnational Snapshots, Topics, Rankings, Simulating Regulatory changes, and Historical Data.  Rankings section provides ranking for all economies on their ease of doing business, from 1 – 183.

Provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 183 economies.

The following data sources are useful:

CIA: World Factbook  Contains all vital information and statistics for most countries around the world.

Statistical Data Sources The globalEDGE Database of International Business Statistics (DIBS) is a comprehensive source of statistical data. 2,460 fields of data are offered.

United Nations:UNdata  A searchable statistical database provided by the United Nations Statistics Division.

From the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics --  Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web.

Broad range of macroeconomic and social indicators.  Particularly useful are:

Social Indicators

Demographic Yearbook

UN Human Development Reports

UN Regional Commissions

Web Resources

Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.  Searchable for NBER Working Papers & Publications, Data, and Activities (Programs).

Includes web site links to U.S. Macro and Regional Data; Other U.S. Data; World and Non-U.S. Data; Finance and Financial Markets; Journal Data and Program Archive; Dictionaries, Glossaries & Encyclopedia; and many more.

This page lists selected sources of economic statistics and numeric data that are licensed by the UC Berkeley libraries and available freely on the web. The content on the page is broken down by category:

Data Visualization

United States/Regional Macroeconomic

International Macroeconomic

Business & Industry

Demography & Labor


Inequality & Investment

Economic History

Environmental Economics

Financial Data

International Trade



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Business/Economics Librarian
Created by gsnipes on Sep 20, 2012 Last updated Feb 9, 2017
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