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General Macroeconomic Topics


World Development Indicators (WDI): The WDI database, maintained by the World Bank, provides a comprehensive collection of development indicators covering various aspects of the global economy, including population, income, education, health, and much more. It is an excellent resource for cross-country comparisons and long-term trends.


[#global #productivity #development #global]


Penn World Table (PWT): The PWT is a widely used database that provides comparative data on economic performance and productivity across countries. It offers measures such as GDP, population, capital stock, and productivity, allowing for cross-country and over-time analysis.


[#productivity #development #global]



Conference Board Total Economy Database: The Total Economy Database provides data on output, productivity, employment, and other macroeconomic variables for many countries. It allows for cross-country comparisons and analysis of long-term economic trends.


[#productivity #development #global]


United Nations Comtrade Database: This database contains detailed bilateral trade data for merchandise goods from over 200 countries and territories. It provides information on the value, volume, and composition of global trade flows, allowing for analysis of international trade patterns, competitiveness, and economic integration.


[#trade #production #global]


World Input-Output Database (WIOD): The WIOD is a global economic database that provides input-output tables and related indicators. It enables analysis of global production networks, international trade, and the interdependence of economies.


[#trade #production #global]


European Union

Eurostat: Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union and provides a wealth of economic and social data for the EU member countries. It covers various topics such as national accounts, labor markets, trade, agriculture, environment, and more. Eurostat's data can be useful for analyzing the European economy and conducting comparative studies.


[#European Union]


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Statistics: The OECD provides a rich database of economic and social indicators for its member countries, which include major advanced economies. It covers areas such as national accounts, labor markets, trade, education, innovation, and more. The data is often used for comparative

analysis and policy evaluation.




OECD Economic Outlook: The OECD Economic Outlook provides comprehensive economic forecasts, analysis, and data for member countries and major non-member economies. It covers a wide range of macroeconomic variables, including inflation, interest rates, GDP growth, and fiscal indicators. The OECD data can be valuable for studying monetary policy and assessing economic conditions.




GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences: GESIS provides a range of social science data services and research infrastructure. Their data archive offers access to a wide range of social science datasets, surveys, and studies. They also provide tools for data exploration and analysis.





Statistisches Bundesamt (Destatis) - Federal Statistical Office: Destatis is the official statistical agency of Germany. They provide a wide range of official statistics covering various socio-economic aspects of Germany, including population, economy, labor market, prices, and more. Their data is valuable for macroeconomic analysis and understanding the German economy.




Statistische Landesämter or Landesstatistikämter - Statistical Offices of the federal states: Germany has multiple statistical offices at the regional level, such as the statistical office for the region of Berlin Brandenburg. These offices provide comprehensive data on the region's economy, society, and demographics. They offer valuable statistics on population, employment, education, and social indicators, aiding regional analysis and informed decision-making. Similar statistical offices exist for other German states and regions, contributing to Germany's statistical infrastructure at various administrative levels.




other statistical offices at the regional level:


https://www.statistik-bw.de (Baden-Württemberg)

https://www.statistik.bayern.de (Bayern)

https://www.statistik.bremen.de (Bremen)

https://www.statistik-nord.de (Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein)

https://statistik.hessen.de (Hessen)

https://www.laiv-mv.de/Statistik/ (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)

https://www.statistik.niedersachsen.de/ (Niedersachsen)

https://www.it.nrw (Nordrhein-Westfalen)

https://www.statistik.rlp.de/ (Rheinland-Pfalz)

https://www.saarland.de/stat/DE/home/home_node.html (Saarland)

https://www.statistik.sachsen.de (Sachsen)

https://statistik.sachsen-anhalt.de (Sachsen-Anhalt)

https://www.statistik.thueringen.de (Thüringen)

United States

Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED): FRED is a database maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and offers a comprehensive collection of economic data for the United States. It includes a wide range of macroeconomic indicators, financial market data, regional economic data, and more. FRED is widely used by researchers, policymakers, and economists.


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International Labour Organization (ILO)STAT: ILOSTAT is the statistical database of the International Labour Organization. It offers comprehensive labor market data at the global level, covering areas such as employment, unemployment, wages, labor force participation, and working conditions.


[#labor #global]

European Union

European Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS): The EU-LFS provides harmonized labor market data for the European Union member countries. It covers employment, unemployment, hours worked, and other labor market indicators, facilitating comparative analysis and understanding of the European labor market dynamics.


[#labor #European Union]


Labour Market Observatory (LMO): The LMO is an initiative by the European Commission that offers a wide range of labor market data and indicators for the European Union. It covers employment, unemployment, job vacancies, skills, and more, aiming to support evidence-based policymaking.


[#labor #European Union]


IAB - Institute for Employment Research: The IAB is a research institute that focuses on labor market issues. They provide access to various labor market datasets, including longitudinal employment data, surveys, administrative data, and more. Their data can be useful for studying labor market dynamics and policy evaluation.


IAB Data Repository: https://fdz.iab.de/en/startseite-en/

[#labor #Germany]

United States

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Data: The BLS is a U.S. government agency that provides a wide range of labor market data, including employment and unemployment statistics, wage data, occupational outlooks, and more. It is an excellent resource for understanding the U.S. labor market.


[#labor #United States]


Current Population Survey (CPS): The CPS, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and the BLS, is a monthly survey that collects data on employment, unemployment, and other labor force characteristics in the United States. It provides valuable insights into the U.S. labor market on a regular basis.


[#labor #United States]


U.S. Census Bureau Economic Census: The U.S. Economic Census provides detailed data on businesses and employment in various industries across the United States. It offers insights into the structure of the labor market, including employment by industry, wages, and other relevant information.


[#labor #United States]

Monetary/Financial Data


International Monetary Fund (IMF) Data: The IMF offers an extensive range of economic and financial data, including macroeconomic indicators, exchange rates, financial markets data, government finance statistics, and more. It covers a wide range of countries and provides valuable insights for analyzing global economic trends.


[#monetay #financial #global]


BIS Statistics: The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) offers a comprehensive database of international financial statistics. It covers data on exchange rates, interest rates, banking and financial indicators, and more. BIS data is particularly useful for studying global financial markets and analyzing cross-border financial flows.


[#monetary #financial #global]


Global Financial Development Database (GFDD): The GFDD, maintained by the World Bank, provides financial structure and development data for more than 200 countries. It includes indicators related to financial institutions, markets, and instruments, offering insights into financial systems around the world.


[#monetary #financial #global]


Global Economic Monitor (GEM): The GEM, provided by the World Bank, offers access to a wide range of global economic data and financial indicators. It covers topics such as GDP growth, inflation, trade, debt, and more, providing timely and comprehensive information for macroeconomic analysis.


[#monetary #financial #global]


Yahoo Finance: Yahoo Finance provides a wide range of financial data and information, including stock prices, historical data, financial news, and company profiles. It is a popular platform for tracking stock market performance and conducting basic financial analysis.


[#financial #global]


Google Finance: Google Finance offers real-time stock quotes, financial news, and interactive charts. It provides access to a wealth of information on stocks, mutual funds, and market trends. Users can create personalized portfolios and track their investments.


[#financial #global]


Financial Times Markets Data: The Financial Times offers a Markets Data section that provides access to a variety of financial market information, including stock prices, indices, currencies, commodities, and bond yields. It also offers interactive tools and charts for data visualization.


[#financial #global]

European Union

European Central Bank (ECB): The ECB is the central bank of the euro area. It provides a wealth of data on monetary and financial statistics, including interest rates, exchange rates, financial markets, and banking supervision. The ECB's data is essential for understanding the Eurozone economy and conducting monetary policy analysis.


[#monetary #financial #European Union]


Deutsche Bundesbank: The Deutsche Bundesbank is the central bank of Germany. It provides a wide range of economic and financial data, including statistics on money supply, interest rates, exchange rates, and financial stability indicators. It also publishes research papers and reports on monetary policy and the German economy.


[#monetary #financial #Germany]


Social Issues/Politics/Equality


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Reports: The UNDP publishes Human Development Reports that provide a comprehensive assessment of human development worldwide. The reports include data on human development indicators such as education, health, income, and gender equality, offering insights into social and economic well-being.


[#social #human development #global]


Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem): V-Dem is a global database that provides comprehensive data on various aspects of political systems, including democracy, rule of law, human rights, and governance. It offers a wide range of indicators and indices for comparative analysis and understanding of political dynamics.


[#politics #global]


World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index: The WJP Rule of Law Index assesses the adherence to the rule of law in countries around the world. It provides data on various dimensions of the rule of law, such as accountability, corruption, fundamental rights, and access to justice. The index helps to understand the quality of governance and legal systems.


[#politics #global]


World Values Survey (WVS): The WVS is a global research project that collects data on attitudes, beliefs, and values of individuals from different countries. It covers a wide range of topics, including political participation, tolerance, gender equality, and social norms. The survey data offers insights into societal perspectives and changes over time.


[#social #politics #global]


UN Women Data and Statistics: UN Women provides a comprehensive database on gender equality and women's empowerment. It offers a wide range of indicators and statistics on various dimensions, such as political representation, economic participation, violence against women, and gender gaps. The data helps to monitor progress and inform policies for gender equality.


[#equality #global]


Equality Trust: The Equality Trust is a UK-based organization that provides data and research on income inequality and social mobility. It offers a range of indicators, reports, and interactive tools to explore the extent of inequality within and across countries.


[#monetary #financial #United Kingdom]


SOEP - Socio-Economic Panel: The SOEP is a longitudinal panel survey that collects data on various aspects of individuals and households in Germany. It covers topics such as income, employment, education, health, and social participation. The SOEP data is widely used for studying socio-economic dynamics and intergenerational mobility.


[#social #Germany]



World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal: The World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal offers access to a wide range of climate-related data, including climate projections, vulnerability assessments, climate finance, and mitigation strategies. It provides valuable information for understanding climate change impacts and informing policy and planning decisions.


[#climate #global]


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): The UNFCCC provides a central repository of climate change-related data and information. It includes national greenhouse gas inventories, climate action plans, and reports on climate negotiations. The UNFCCC database is essential for tracking global efforts to address climate change.


[#climate #global]


Global Carbon Atlas: The Global Carbon Atlas is an online platform that offers global and regional carbon emissions data, as well as information on carbon sinks and sources. It provides interactive visualizations and data sets for understanding carbon dioxide levels, emissions trends, and related indicators.


[#climate #global]


Climate Data Online (CDO): The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides the Climate Data Online platform, offering access to historical climate data, including temperature, precipitation, and extreme weather events. It is a valuable resource for analyzing long-term climate trends and variability.


[#climate #global]


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): The IPCC is a scientific body that provides comprehensive assessments of climate change. Their reports include the latest climate science, impacts, adaptation, and mitigation strategies. The IPCC website offers access to these reports and other related resources.


[#climate #global]




International Energy Agency (IEA) Statistics: The IEA provides comprehensive energy statistics covering production, consumption, trade, and prices for various energy sources. It offers valuable insights into energy markets and the relationship between energy and the economy.


[#climate #global]


Maddison Project: The Maddison Project is a database hosted by the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) at the University of Groningen. It provides historical economic statistics, including GDP per capita and population data, for various countries and regions. The database covers a wide time span from the year 1 CE onwards, allowing researchers to analyze long-term economic growth and living standards. The Maddison Project is an invaluable resource for macroeconomists studying historical economic trends and comparing economic development across countries and regions.


[#general #history #globa]


Economic Policy Uncertainty Index: The Economic Policy Uncertainty Index, developed by economists at Stanford University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Nottingham, provides measures of economic uncertainty at the global level. It quantifies uncertainty based on media coverage and economic forecasts, offering insights into the impact of uncertainty on macroeconomic variables.


[#uncertainty #global]



These databases should provide you with a solid foundation for macroeconomic research. Explore the websites to find specific datasets, publications, and tools provided by each institution.