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Economics: International

International Economic and Financial Organizations

The UC Berkeley Libraries also have detailed web guides to government information sources, including a guide to International Economic Organizations such as the World Bank, IMF, OECD and WTO, as well as guides to the United Nations and European Union.  Many of these organization create or collect data on development and inequality.

Organizations, Search Engines and Reference Tools

Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions.  Database of exchange and trade arrangements for all IMF member countries.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports and Profiles. Analysis and forecasts of the political, economic, and business environments in countries worldwide.

EconLit. Most comprehensive index to scholarly journal articles in economics. It also lists books and dissertations, and indexes articles within 'collective works' (books consisting of collections of essays or individual papers). 

EMIS.  In-depth coverage of company analysis, industry research, economic reports, forecasts, market dailies, macroeconomic statistics, deals, and financial reports for emerging market economies. 

Glossary of International Economics. By Alan V. Deardorff, Professor of International Economics at the University of Michigan.

IDEAS: Economics and Finance Research. A free bibliographic database on economics. Offering citations to thousands of full-text working papers, books and book chapters, and articles from peer-reviewed journals.

IMF Elibrary.  Library of IMF publications and statistics, including Key IMF statistical titles and the Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 

OECD iLibrary. Full-text publications and statistical data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

PAIS International and PAIS Archive. Indexes information related to public policy, politics, economics, and international affairs.

Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy. International economics encyclopedia  covering international trade, finance, economic development, etc.

Researching International Economic Law. Guide to International economic law sources from Georgetown University.

Routledge Politics and International Relations Online.  Collection of reference books on international organizations, political economy and many other topics.

World Bank e-Library. Full text collection of World Bank books, journals, and working papers from the mid 1990's to present.

World Trade Organization Documents. Documents and publications portal of the WTO: see especially the section on trade policy reviews, dispute settlements and legal texts

Selected Journals

Key Data Sources

Amadeus.  European financial database containing information on approximately 20 million companies from 43 countries. Up to 10 years of detailed information and consolidated statements provided when available.

BMI Online. Industry analysis and forecasts on political, economic, and health risks in 55 countries. Also include project data in the areas of infrastructure, power plants, natural gas, mines, refineries, and medical distributors.

Cross-National Time-Series. Statistical information on a range of countries, with data entries ranging from 1815 to the present. It offers a comprehensive extent of variables and country facts. 

CEIC Global. Database of time series covering countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Includes: National Accounts, Industrial, Sales, Construction-Property, Demographic-Labor, Domestic and Foreign Trade, Stock Markets, Banking, Inflation, Monetary, Forex, Investment, and more.

China Data Online. Macroeconomic statistics, city and county data, industrial sector data, and census updates for China. 

Data Planet. Provides access to data from licensed and public domain datasets from local, state and international governments and commercial organizations. Includes selected data from large foreign stock exchanges.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) World Investment Service Covers the world's 60 largest economies and provides detailed data and analysis on the political and economic background, business environment, business costs, and  detailed flows of investment and mergers & acquisitions by country and industry.

EMIS. Company analysis, industry research, economic reports, forecasts, macroeconomic statistics, deals, and financial reports for emerging markets. Over one million company profiles and ratings from international & local rating agencies.

Euromonitor Passport GMID International market intelligence on industries, countries, and consumers. Interesting data as well on consumer expenditures, religion, durable goods, fraud, population characteristics etc. Search by country.

Eurostat. Publications and statistics from the EU, with data in economics, population, agriculture, trade, transportation, the envornment and much more.

Global Financial Data (GFD). Long runs of historical data (over 6,000 series) and macroeconomic trends for over 150 countries: financials, interest rates, exchange rates and more.  Includes online encyclopedias that describe each dataset.

IMF Elibrary.  Library of IMF publications and statistics, including Key IMF statistical titles and the Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions 

Indiastat. Statistical data from Indian government and private sources: finance, agriculture, health, housing, transportation, and many other areas.  Note: userid and password required. Please inquire at any Library Reference Desk for assistance.

Mergent Online. Corporate financial database that provides information on U.S. and international public companies

Official Statistics on the Web. Access to social, economic and general data from official government sources.  Includes statistical offices, central banks and government agencies. Features a good subject list.

OECD iLibrary. Data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Includes data on economics and finance, trade, telecommunications, development, foreign aid, migration, and other categories.

PRS Country Risk Data. International political risk data, macroeconomic data, and forecasting, including measures of bureaucracy, corruption, civil disorders, ethnic tensions, inflation, terrorism, etc.

Statistics Canada. Time series data for the Canadian economy and its people: national accounts, prices, trade, demographics, historical census data, elections, agricultural, education, energy, and more. 

Total Economy Database.  From the Conference Board. Annual data covering GDP, population, employment, hours, labor quality, capital services, labor productivity, and total factor productivity for over 120 countries.

UN Data. From the United Nations. Wide range of economic, social, cultural, and demographic indicators: population, environment, health, economics, technology, trade, refugees, and more.

UN ComtradeDetailed trade data from 130 countries, detailed by commodity and partner country. 

UNCTADStat. Includes data on Foreign Direct Investment, remittances, merchandise trade, the information and creative economies, and maritime transport, and trade openness indicators.

UNCTAD Bilateral Foreign Direct Investment Data. (New). Best source for FDI by source and partner countries: e.g. investment outflows from China and/or the United States to individual developing countries. 

UNIDO Statistics Data Portal. International statistical data on industries and mining from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. (United Nations Industrial Development Organization International Industrial and Mining Statistics)

Universal Database of Russian Statistics. Statistical publications for Russian and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), from 2003 to the present. Site searchable in English.

World Bank Data CatalogCatalog of  international economic, financial, and socio-economic data sets from the World Bank. Among the most useful of the many datasets offered is World Development Indicators featuring time series data from 1960 for 207 countries in the areas of population, labour, education, economics, the environment and much more.

World Input-Output Database. Time series of world input-output tables and international supply and use tables; national input-output tables and national supply and use tables; socio-economic accounts; and environmental accounts for 27 EU countries and 13 other major countries.

Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS). Business data research service from The Wharton School providing access to financial, economic, and company data.  UC Berkeley subscriptions provide access to: COMPUSTAT, Amadeus, Global Insight, and many others. WRDS is generally restricted to faculty and graduate students in Berkeley's Business and Economics departments. Exceptions will be made for those with academic need outside those departments. Click on the link, choose "Register" and if you qualify a password will be sent by email. Workstations at the Business Library also provide single day use.

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