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Economics Juniors (2020) International Macroeconomics (Iqbal Zaidi)

Major Sources for international macroeconomic statistics

World Development Indicators
HomeAnnual economic, social, educational, environmental and health data from many of the World Bank's major statistical publications. Provides data from 1960 to the present.  If researching African nations, also see Africa Development Indicators which has some additional variables.  WDI drops items over time and numbers do change.  
Recording on using WDI.

Global Financial Data

Global Financial Data Presents a New Web-Based REST API
Data on bonds, commodities, interest rates, stock markets and indices, futures, exchange rates, GDP, prices, and unemployment. World exchange rates back to 1624, inflation rates back to 1748, and wholesale prices back to 1720. Major commodities going back to 1784. Some annual series go back to the 1200s. Methodology and sources are documented. The stock market indices go back to 1693. Also included are data on stock market capitalization, dividend yields, price/earnings ratios, total return performance indices, and Global Financial Data's World Stock Market Indices.  Recording on content and use of GFD


CEIC Data - Global Database
Provides macroeconomic and financial time series data for many countries. Contains a wide range of data on topics including national accounts, government and public finance, demographic and labor markets, inflation, foreign trade, foreign direct investment, financial markets, and data on a variety of industry sectors. Includes subnational data for Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Russia. 
Note:  Do not forget to logout.  Limited to 5 concurrent users.
Recording on content and using CEIC

  Economist Intelligence Unit

Economist Intelligence Unit | EY - Global
International economic, social, and political data and forecasts on a time series basis. Data is derived from national governments, trade associations, BIS, IMF, IFC, OECD, the World Bank, and EIU's own researchers. Consists of EIU Country Data (international economic data and forecasts on a time series basis), EIU Market Indicators and Forecasts (social, economic, and political risk data), EIU World Investment Service (foreign direct investment), and EIU City Data (detailed cost comparisons of major international cities). Some of their other services offer overviews of various international industries, commercial regulations, risk briefings, and update services. Textual analysis and forecasts can be found in the EIU Country Profiles, Reports, and Forecasts1996+ or the Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports Historical Archive 1952-1995.
Recording on the EIU products

Global Insight
>IHS Global Insight
Best source for United States national, state, and metropolitan data. International data includes IMF's International Financial Statistics, Direction of Trade, and Balance of Payments as well as OECD's Main Economic Indicators and National Accounts. Limited data coming directly from other countries is also included.  Requires connecting to SRA Aventail/Sonic Wall.
Recording on content and using Global Insight.


OECD iLibrary

3rd OECD Meeting of Mining Regions and Cities | MIREU
Statistics on the OECD countries regarding topics such as general economic indicators, agriculture and food, bank profitability, economic forecasts, education, employment, globalization, industrial structure, institutional investors, international development, migration, trade, international direct investment, national accounts, governmental revenue, science and technology, services, social expenditure, industrial structural analysis, and telecommunications.
Recording on content and use of OECDiLibrary

Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive

Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive | CNTS Data Archive
Economic, social, and political indicators of nations and empires of the world including countries and empires that no longer exist. Select data goes back to 1815.
Recording on using CNTS.