Submitted on Friday, 10/28/2011, at 8:26 AM

Topics in Macroeconomics

Fall 2011

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-436; Brian A. Bethune (Section 01)

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Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

EconLit with Full Text (1969 to present)
From the American Economic Association -- the foremost source of references to economic literature.

LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.


Anything Research
Market research and industry trends.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.

ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.

WDI Online (1960 to present)
World Development Indicators providing international social and economic statistics from the World Bank.


General Finding Aids
International, US state, county and local area statistics

See "E" in "topics A-Z" for a list of sources for economic statistics collected by the US Federal Government

US Bureau of Economic Analysis
Preview national and regional data by using tabs. Built custom tables using the interactive data tab.

NBER Data - wealth of well-documented data from the National Bureau of Economic Research

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Link for the subject areas

S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices
The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are the leading measures for the US residential housing market, tracking changes in the value of residential real estate both nationally as well as in 20 metropolitan regions. The indices are calculated monthly and published with a two month lag. New index levels are released at 9am Eastern Standard Time on the last Tuesday of every month.

Manufacturing and Construction Statistics
see the link here to New Residential Construction

National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)
See each state's Department of Revenue.
Nelson Rockefeller Institute of Government and the Center for the Study of States
This links to the Research and Data page.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
See also the Regional Data section

China Data Online
Comprehensive online database focusing on economic statistics of China, arranged by regions and categories. Includes monthly and yearly reports on China’s macroeconomic development, statistical databases about China’s population and economy at the provincial, county, and city level, and financial indicators of more than 568 industrial branches. Also includes statistical yearbooks, census data, industrial and marketing surveys, and an atlas of China.

European Union statistical portal.

Provides India-specific socio-economic statistical facts and figures culled from various secondary level authentic sources. Includes industry, labor, tourism, population, health, education, and general data.
(Username/Password required for access is available at Ref-Desk)

International Financial Statistics
AC Frost reference desk / HG3881 .I627 / CD-ROM

OECD ILibrary
Full access available at UMass Library. Here is a preview of content

United Nations Data

World Bank Data Catalog