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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 As a result, previous vintages of data can be superseded and may no longer be available from various data sources.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. Please book your session via the Marshall Library web page Only available via terminal in Marshall Library.
Eikon Eikon is a set of software products provided by Thomson Reuters for financial professionals to monitor and analyse financial information. It provides access to real time market data, news, fundamental data, analytics, trading and messaging tools.

Please book your session via the Marshall Library web page Only available via terminal 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.

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EPWRF India Time Series

EPWRF India Time Series is produced by the Economic & Political Weekly Research Foundation. It is a unique database providing comprehensive coverage of the Indian economy and comprises over 50,000 variables within 20 different modules. Although availability varies many of the time series provide continuous data from 1950 onwards.

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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
Fitch Connect Fitch Connect provides access to the most comprehensive bank financial data set available in the market. Used by the world's leading banks and financial institutions to identify risk indicators across developed and emerging markets. It includes the world's leading bank fundamentals data set, and ratings and research covering the fixed-income universe. Cam domain ("Login with network" rather than credentials)
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
Global Financial Data The Global Financial Database provides long-range financial data on stocks, bonds, bills and other instruments, covering approximately 200 countries from the medieval world to the present. The first time you log in GFD you will be prompted to create your own personal login - you will only need to do this once. The GFD platform is called 'Finaeon'. Cambridge University members are able to register and create their own personal accounts
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
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 Barbora Sajfrtova, Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre :


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
ORBIS ORBIS, from Bureau Van Dijk, is the world's most powerful comparable data resource on private companies and has information on nearly 400 million private and listed companies with 41 million of these having detailed financial information. It's strengths include easily comparable information, extensive corporate owernership and holistic views of companies. Raven authenticated
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