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Economics Research Guide: Data / Statistics

Selected Sources for Economic Data

Additional Websites


Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports  Country, industry, and risk analysis from The Economist (basic information free, more detailed information $)

CIA World FactBook Country data including information on geography, people and society, government, economics, military, and transnational issues

Doing Business in...   The Doing Business report series includes annual reports going back to 2004, a wide variety of national studies, and a number of special reports dealing with regions or topics. Use the tabs to read report summaries and to download. Additional country and regional reports can be downloaded.

Country Studies-This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy

Country Risk and Economic Research  The Country rating reflects the extent to which a country’s economic, financial, and political outlook influences financial commitments of local companies.

Legal Information Institute--section "World Law" has links to individual country's banking laws, sometime monetary policy, etc.

Eldis   Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues.


Recent Research from FRED

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Additional websites


Ka Neng Au, Business Librarian and creator of the International Business LibGuide at Rutgers University, has given permission to link to his guide and to the extensive list of sources on International Business that he has compiled