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Research Resources: Subject Guides: Economics


  1. Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases
  2. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks
  3. Selected Online Resources
  4. General Resources
  5. Labor Studies
  6. The Fed
  7. Statistical Sources

Indexes, Abstracts & Full-Text Databases

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks & Bibliographies

Selected Online Resources

General Resources

Labor Studies

Labor Unions and the Internet
From Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, this excellent site provides links to information about labor unions, collective bargaining, government offices, statistical data, and publications.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

The Fed

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Links to reports, articles, and data, including material from the Federal Reserve Bulletin.

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Includes the “Livingston Survey” of economic forecasts.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Contains information on foreign exchange rates, commercial paper, and interbank loan rates.

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Contains the newsletter Agletter, and the Payment Systems Research Database.

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
This site houses the Fed in Print database, and links to selected articles.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
This site houses the FRED II database.

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Contains “Instruments of the Money Market.”

Statistical Sources

BEA Regional Economic Accounts
Provides statistics about Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for states and metropolitan areas, and Personal Income for states, counties, metropolitan areas, micropolitan areas, metropolitan divisions and combined statistical areas, and BEA economic areas.

BEARFACTS (Bureau of Economic Analysis Regional Facts)
Consists of computer-generated narratives for states, counties, metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), and BEA Economic Areas. The narratives describe an area's personal income using current estimates, growth rates, and a breakdown of the sources of personal income.

Business Cycle Indicators
A compilation of the leading economic indicators, from The Conference Board.

China Data Online
The China Data Center at the University of Michigan is an international Center designed to advance the study and understanding of China. A primary goal of the Center is the integration of historical, social and natural science data in a geographic information system, where spatial and temporal references are maintained through a relational database. Its missions include: to support research in the human and natural components of local, regional and global change; to promote quantitative research on China studies; to promote collaborative research in spatial studies; and to promote the use and sharing of China data in teaching and research. Limit to 1 simultaneous user.

Economic Indicators and Releases
Provides links to current releases of economic data (from the National Bureau of Economic Research).

Access to statistical data from over 100 agencies of the federal government.

The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research is a project by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to expand on its mission to provide economic information and data to researchers interested in the U.S. economy. On this web site you will find links to scanned images of historical economic statistical publications, releases, and documents.

International Financial Statistics *Limited to 5 Simultaneous Users.
A standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. The database contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas.

View and extract data and metadata for over 200 countries or territories.

United Nations Statistics Division
A good place to begin searching for international economic data.

United States Economy at a Glance
Includes economic information on the National, State and Regional levels.

World dataBank
A data source that includes information on the global economy, finance, gender, education, health, natural resources, and environmental indicators. This resource, published by the World Bank, contains statistical data for over 600 development indicators and time series data from 1960 to the latest compiled for over 200 countries as well as 18 country groups. Databases include: World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, Africa Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millenium Development Goals.

World Development Indicators - see World dataBank

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