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Statistical databases

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TitleAbstractAccess Route
Archival Federal Reserve Economic Data (ALFRED) ALFRED allows users to retrieve vintage versions of economic data that were available on specific dates in history. ALFRED states that "In general, economic data for past observation periods are revised as more accurate estimates become available. As a result, previous vintages of data can be superseded and may no longer be available from various data sources. Vintage or real time economic data allows academics to reproduce others' research, build more accurate forecasting models, and analyze economic policy decisions using the data available at the time". Unrestricted
Bloomberg Bloomberg provides current and historical financial quotes, business newswires, and descriptive information, research and statistsics on over 52,000 companies worldwide. You can only access the database at one dedicated terminal in the Marshall Library. Additional Bloomberg terminals are available at the Judge Business School in Trumpington Street. Available only in Marshall Library
Datastream A comprehensive on-line historical database provided by Thomson Financial that encompasses a broad range of financial entities and instruments with global geographical coverage. Datastream includes daily prices, trading volumes, and return indices, updated at the end of every trading day, for over 100,000 equities in nearly 200 countries worldwide. It also includes data on bonds, options and other derivatives, mutual funds (unit trusts), market indices, exchange rates, macroeconomic variables, and corporate financial data. Available only in Marshall Library
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Data The EIU database Country Data is a source for global economic indicators and forecasts for over 150 countries. It contains over a million individual data points covering over 280 series and running from 1980 to 2008. It is updated monthly. Cam domain / Raven password
Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) FRED is a database maintained by the Research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis that has more than 143,000 economic time series from 57 sources. The data can be viewed in graphical and text form or downloaded for import to a database or spreadsheet, and viewed on mobile devices. They cover banking, business/fiscal, consumer price indexes, employment and population, exchange rates, gross domestic produce (GDP), interest rates, monetary aggregates, produce price indexes (PPI), reserves and monetary base, U.S. Trade and international transactions, and U.S. Financial data. The time series are compiled by the Federal Reserve and collected from government agencies such as the U.S. Census and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unrestricted
FRASER (Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research) FRASER is a digital archive begun in 2004 to safeguard, preserve and provide easy access to the United States' economic history - particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System - through digitization of documents related to the U.S. Financial system : Publications of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors / Publications of each of the Federal Reserve banks / Statements, speeches and archival materials of the Federal Reserve policy makers / Government data publications / Statistical releases / Congressional hearings / Books / Reports by various organizations. Unrestricted
International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) The International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) uses nearly 30 metrics to assess political, financial, and economic risk for
140 developed, emerging and frontier markets.
Contact the Marshall Library for username / password A comprehensive database providing recent Indian socio-economic statistics and data. Campus access only at present. Cam domain
IPD (Investment Property Databank IPD is a unique database containing commercial real estate information for hundreds of private and institutional investors. It produces research and analysis used globally by individuals connected to the real estate market, especially investors, analysts and researchers. The information available provides a long performance history (25+ years for many markets) and which are mostly appraised quarterly. Contact the Marshall Library for username / password
Montevideo-Oxford Latin American Economic History Database (MOxLAD) The Montevideo-Oxford Latin American Economic History Database : MOxLAD is a database that contains statistical series for a wide range of economic and social indicators covering twenty Latin American countries for the twentieth century and beyond. Coverage is now being extended back to 1870. Unrestricted
OECD iLibrary OECD's online library for books, papers and statistics. It contains all the publications & datasets released by OECD, International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre and the International Transport Forum. Cam domain / Raven password
Offstats : official statistics on the Web A database of freely accessible official statistical resources maintained by the University of Auckland Library. Unrestricted
Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) The Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) collection provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937. The collection goes far beyond the basic population reports with a wealth of textual and statistical material which provide an in-depth view of the economy, society (through births, deaths and marriages) and medicine during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Unrestricted
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Database on Military Expenditure Provides military expenditure data by country from 1988 onwards in local currency, at current prices ; in US dollars, at constant (2009) prices and exchange rates ; and as a share (%) of GDP. Unrestricted
UN Comtrade UN Comtrade contains detailed imports and exports statistics reported by statistical authorities of nearly 200 countries or areas. It concerns annual trade data from 1962 to the most recent year. It is considered the most comprehensive trade database available with more than 1 billion records. The database is continuously updated. Whenever trade data are received from the national authorities, they are standardized by the UN Statistics Division and then added to UN Comtrade. Cam domain / Raven password
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Gender Statistics Database Database for sex-disaggregated social data. Unrestricted
United Nations Millennium Indicators Database This site presents the official data, definitions, methodologies and sources for more than 60 indicators to measure progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. Unrestricted