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BNA Publications.  Includes the law reporters International Trade Reporter and WTO Reporter.

CCH Internet Tax Research Network.  For access to the CCH OmniTax School Library with U.S. Federal and state tax information. Includes the Standard Federal Tax Reporter, Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations, Revenue Rulings, and court cases.

CISG DatabaseDatabase on the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) maintained by the Institute of International Commercial Law, Pace University Law School. 

Competition Policy International. CPI provides news and commentary on competition and antitrust issues around the world. Also provides access to CPI Journal and Antitrust Chronicle.

Economic Analysis of the Law.  Provides assistance to law and economics scholars bringing their scholarship to a wider audience, including policy makers, legislators and judges. 

Econlit. Most comprehensive database to scholarly journal articles in economics. Also lists books and dissertations, and articles within collective works.

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics. Comprehensive encyclopedia (at Boalt Law Library.)

IBFD (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation). Comprehensive collection of world-wide taxation laws and information. To access, select "IBFD Tax Portal."

IDEAS. Free database on economics with full-text working papers, books, book chapters, and articles from peer-reviewed journals.

Investment Claims.  Fully searchable database of awards, treaties, and commentaries related to international investment and arbitration. Also contains national arbitration laws in English.

Intellectual Property Watch (IP Watch)Intellectual Property Watch is a non-profit, independent news service which reports on the interests and behind-the-scenes dynamics that influence the design and implementation of international intellectual property policies.

Investor-State LawGuide. Collection of tools for researching international investment treaty law. Includes all publicly available decisions and awards. NAFTA and ICSID awards and decisions are the most complete.  Click "Member Login" at the top of the page. Best using Internet Explorer.

Law & Economics: Findlaw.  Free online guide to journals, associaitons, blogs, and more.

KluwerArbitration.com. Covers international commercial arbitration, including conventions, national legislation and case law, commentary, and information on bilateral investment treaties.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law.  Comprehensive encyclopedia on this subject.

Worldtradelaw.net.  Detailed summaries and commentaries on WTO Panel and Appellate Body Reports. E

World Trade Online.  Access to the latest in trade news. Each day's complete issue of Inside U.S. Trade, plus retrospective coverage.

Organizations

American Law and Economics Association.  Leading American association in this field, publisher of the The American Law and Economics Review.

Canadian Law & Economics Association.

European Association of Law and Economics. Institutional response to the increasing importance of the economic analysis of law in Europe.

Key Data Sources

American Community Survey. Provides ongoing data to assist communities in planning for development.  Data is gathered on topics include age, sex, income, health insurance, veteran status and disabilities. 

Bank for International Settlements. International organization which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation. Its website has statistics on the global financial system.

European Central Bank. The central bank for Europe's single currency, the Euro.  This website contains statistics on inflation, GDP, the unemployment rate and labor productivity, amongst other topics.

FedStats. Many sources of government statistics.  Searches can be done by topic, geographic area or agency. 

FDIC Statistics on Banking.  Bankruptcy Research Database: data on all large, public bankruptcy actions filed in the United States Bankruptcy Courts since 1979.

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED). Portal for U.S. economic time series data from the St. Louis Federal Reserve. See also Fraser,  scanned images of U.S. historical economic statistical publications and other documents.

International Courts Data. Collection of datasets related to the empirical study of international courts and tribunals. Includes data on compliance, judicial dissents, information on judges, caselaw citations, sentencing, and more.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Data archive which hosts data on 16 different topics such as crime, education, aging and substance abuse.

Statistical Abstract of the United States. Summary statistics on the social, political and economic organization of the United States with data from a variety of federal agencies. Earlier versions of the Statistical Abstract from 1878 to 2012 are available on the U.S Census Bureau's web site.

Historical Statisics of the United States. Collects U.S historical statistics from over 1000 sources. 

Macro Data Guide.  Amazing guide on internationa macro data.  The Law Crime and Legal Systems section includes sections on the following:

Stanford Securities Class Action Clearinghouse. Provides detailed information relating to the prosecution, defense, and settlement of federal class action securities fraud litiation. 

Statistical Abstract of the United States.  Contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States as well as selected international data.  Earlier versions of the Statistical Abstract from 1878 to 2012 are available on the U.S Census Bureau's web site.

The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study. Longitudinal study collects information about income, work, assets, disability and physical health of people nearing or at the end of their working life.

The University of Michigan's Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Longitudinal study of 9000 families, collecting data on health, economics and social behavior.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Produces national economic data, regional and industry-specific data as well as international data.

World Federation of Exchanges. Trade association of 54 publically regulated stock, futures and options exchanges.  Contains monthly, annual and time series data. 

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