Data Resources

The intention of this page is to provide links to sources of economic data.

If you have any suggestions for links to be added to this page please contact: Amanda Wilman at royaleconsoc@st-andrews.ac.uk, identifying the email Subject as ‘Sources of Economic Data’.

Disclaimer: All the links are provided in good faith and the Society cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers. If you are aware of broken or inappropriate links, please contact us.

Current Links

The Bank of England would like to raise awareness of articles from their Quarterly Bulletin as potential teaching resources for undergraduate / Masters-level economics and finance courses. Bulletin articles explore topics relating to the economy and economic policy. They are intended to be as succinct and avoid the use jargon where possible while explaining the underlying economics in a reasonable amount of depth. Further information is available from publications@bankofengland.co.uk.

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Useful teaching resources for undergraduate and graduate courses:

The Bank of England aims to conduct leading-edge research and analysis at the intersection of monetary, macroprudential and microprudential policy.

Read more about their One Bank Research intiative.

Latest from The Bank of England Quarterly Bulletin.

Confederation of British Industry - economic analysis

Other  Links and Economics Resources

Economics Journals Online
Economics Departments around the World
Economics Associations and Societies

Major Data Sources

UK Data Archive
MIMAS
Social Science Information Gateway
Social Science Data Archive (Australia)
Census Bureau (USA)

Resources for Economists on the Internet (sponsored by AEA)
Econometrics Links

The RES Womens Committee provides other links to further economics resources here.

RePEc provides many services to the economics profession, and you can see a listing of the major ones here: http://blog.repec.org/2013/03/12/a-compendium-of-repec-services/
All these services are provided without cost to the profession by a network of several hundred volunteers.

https://ideas.repec.org/ and http://econpapers.repec.org/ offer a searchable database of about 1,900,000 research papers and articles in Economics and Finance, in most cases with complete text, and in many cases with links to references and citations. Use of this database is free, and if you are interested in having your institution's publications listed, which is also free, please follow instructions at https://ideas.repec.org/stepbystep.html. About 1800 institutions and publishers participate already in this effort.

CEMMAP:  Economists and social scientists in the UK public and private sectors wanting to know how to use microeconometrics and microdata to inform policy making may be interested in currently advertised training courses from the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (Cemmap).

Links by Field

As we receive suggestions of sites with data in specific fields of Economics, we will add here links by field.

Development Economics

Economists and social scientists in the UK public and private sectors wanting to know how to use microeconometrics and microdata to inform policy making may be interested in currently advertised training courses from the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (Cemmap).

The Administrative Data Liaison Service

The Administrative Data Liaison Service (ADLS) is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to support administrative data based research in the UK.

UK Data Explorer includes interactive graphs of key UK economic indicators, along with notes on additional sources of data, at http://ukdataexplorer.com/headlines/

Economics Online is a digital resource for students of economics providing information and analysis on a comprehensive range of topics.

Economic & Social Data Service

All of the ESDS (Economic & Social Data Service) Government unlicensed teaching datasets are available at http://www.ccsr.ac.uk/esds/data/. Read a summary of the data available here.

CEIC Data Company Ltd

CEIC Data Company Ltd ("CEIC") are a company specializing in macroeconomic and sector data - http://www.ceicdata.com/

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