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Data-Planet allows users to retrieve U.S. and international statistics & data, and create tables, charts, & maps from a variety of sources. Data are organized by subject and source; users can browse by folders or keyword search.
Subject categories include: Banking, Finance, and Insurance; Criminal Justice and Law; Education; Energy Resources and Demand; Food and Agriculture; Government and Politics; Health and Vital Statistics; Housing and Construction; Industry and Commerce; International; Labor and Employment; Natural Resources and Environment; Population and Income; Prices and Cost of Living; Stocks and Commodities; Transportation and Travel. Java must be enabled to use this database.
IFS is a standard source of economic and financial data for most countries of the world. Includes many macroeconomic indicators including prices/inflation, employment, and national income & product accounts (GDP).
The main statistical data search page for the United Nations.
Country Overviews & Economic Studies
Each of the sources listed in this box will give you a sizeable overview of a country's economic environment. Start with these to get a general view of the country's situation; additionally, these overviews may help answer many of the assignment's questions directly.
Researchers will find this resource useful for comprehensive country profiles, chronicles of national history, government, and political parties, as well as information on intergovernmental organizations.
Provides 45-65 page overviews of the history, economy, politics, and risk forecasts for 100 countries. It provides 10 years of economic data, with description and analysis of the political players and situation written by experts.
Each Country Study includes information on the economic, political, and social system of a particular country. Also discussed are the people, their beliefs and values, and their interpersonal relationships. Covers 101 countries and regions.
Palgrave's Dictionary of Economics Online
Need help choosing research topics? Dying to calculate the price elasticity of demand? Can't remember what heteroscedasticity means? It's all here...
Palgraves is the premier subject encyclopedia for the field. You will find it useful for getting definitive explanations of economic concepts, browsing for research paper topic selection, and locating additional sources for further reading from the article bibliographies. Covers all aspects of the field, including micro and macroeconomics, economic history, econometrics, international, urban, financial, monetary, public, and theoretical economics.
US Newsstream enables users to search current U.S. news content and archives back to the 1980s; includes national and regional news sources like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Star Tribune, etc..
Factiva is a great source for finding up-to-the-minute news articles from publications around the world including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Financial Times among thousands of others; also contains many smaller market news sources, trade magazines, and journals. Limited to 6 simultaneous users.
The Economist is an important and respected English-language newsweekly magazine. This link gives access to a university-wide website subscription that should give you access to the content without paywalls. Includes current and prior coverage back to 1997; see the separate Economist Historical Archive for coverage back to 1843.