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General microeconomic data repositories

TitleAbstractAccess Route
Center for the Study of Auctions, Procurements and Competition Policy Auction, procurement, and competition policy related data and software from Penn State University
Unrestricted
ICPSR (Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research) This collection of data contains most of the US micro-datasets. It can be useful for studies and research in sociology, political science, economics, demography, education, child care, health care, crime, minority populations, aging, terrorism, substance abuse, mental health, public policy and international relations Unrestricted
Microdata from developing countries An extensive list of microdata sets on household and firm surveys for developing countries Unrestricted
Minnesota Population Center

Contains micro datasets for the leading population surveys in the United States. The most important ones are the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey. These contain survey responses from 40,000 and 300,000 Americans respectively on questions relating to income, schooling, education, family decomposition, unemployment, health status and insurance. Data is easy to collect using menus and starts as early as 1850.

Note : You will need to create a free account using your Cambridge University e-mail and agree to the terms & conditions (e.g. you will not use the data for commercial purposes) before you can download data. It may take a day for accounts to be approved

Free / Registration required
Pew Research Center Provides survey data on on a variety of topics including American politics, social and demographic trends Free / Registration required
UK Data Service Discover UK's largest collection of UK and international social, economic and population data. Includes major UK government sponsered surveys, cross-national surveys, longitudinal studies, UK census data, internatjional aggregate, business data and qualitative data. A list of the surveys available from the UK Data Service is available here. Raven / Registration required
UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) UK's largest independent produce of official statistics and its recognised national statistical institute. It is responsible for the collection & publication of data related to the economy, population and society of the UK. Unrestricted
US Census Bureau Economic Census Performs a census of American business and the economy every 5 years and provides data by location, firm-size, firm-age and firm location. It also provides business data and summary statistics from annual firm surveys. Unrestricted
World Bank Micro Data Library The Microdata Library facilitates access to data collected through sample surveys of households, business establishments or other facilities. These 'microdata' sets may also originate from population, housing or agricultural censuses or through an administrative data collection processes. The Library contains supporting documentation from censuses and surveys conducted or supported by the World Bank, as well as by other international organizations, statistical agencies and other agencies in low and middle-income countries Unrestricted
WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)

WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 250 terabytes of data across mulitiple disciplines including accounting, banking, economics, finance and statistics. It provides access to S&P, Capital IQ,, CRSP, NYSE, Thomson Reuters, Bureau van Dijk, Global Insight, OptionMetrics and other important business research databases.

Using a standard query structure - for example company name, dates of interest, financial parameters - students can create customised reports. These can then be stored, revisited and exported.

The Judge Business School can authorise class accounts for students on MPhil & Undergdraduate courses. Before using WRDS students from Economics will need to register to use the Judge Business School Library at : https://jbs.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cT8ij1zSwBlQjFr

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