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Academic Search Premier
This resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.
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Using the acronym for “journal storage”, this collection contains complete back issues of 241 scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines. Issues from the most recent five years for each title are not included in the collection.
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LexisNexis Academic
Provides access to wide range of news (full-text newspapers), business, government, legal and reference information.
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ProQuest Research Library
Contains the citations and abstracts of over 1,000 titles in the broad areas of social sciences and law. Of those 1,000 titles, 710 provide users with full-text, images and graphics online. Indexing and full-text coverage begins in the early 1990s for most titles.
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American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a conservative think-tank dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare.
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Angus Maddison Project
"The Maddison Project has been initiated in March 2010 by a group of close colleagues of Angus Maddison, with the aim to support an effective way of cooperation between scholars to continue Maddison's work on measuring economic performance for different regions, time periods and subtopics."
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Archive for the History of Economic Thought
"This archive is an attempt to collect in one place a large number of significant texts in the history of economic thought."
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Bank for International Settlements
"The mission of the BIS is to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster international cooperation in those areas and to act as a bank for central banks. "
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Barro and Lee Educational Attainment Dataset
"The Barro-Lee Data provides educational attainment data for 146 countries in 5-year intervals from 1950 to 2010."
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Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE)
Provides the full-text of papers exploring the development and use of new technologies on the world economy.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis is a division of the U. S. Department of Commerce. This agency publishes data and analysis of regional, national and international economics.
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NEW Bureau of Labor Statistics
"The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics."
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Cato Institute
The Cato Institute is a libertarian think-tank dedicated to increasing the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace.
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Center for International Development Datasets
The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University is a university-wide center that works to advance the understanding of development challenges and offer viable solutions to problems of global poverty. The CID is Harvard’s leading research hub focusing on resolving the dilemmas of public policy associated with generating stable, shared, and sustainable prosperity in developing countries. Our ongoing mission is to apply knowledge to and revolutionize the world of development practice. [The dataset webpage] is a depository for data developed through research at the Center for International Development at Harvard University (CID)."
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Center for Systemic Peace
"The Center for Systemic Peace (CSP) ... is engaged in innovative research on the problem of political violence within the structural context of the dynamic global system, that is, global systems analysis. The Center supports scientific research and quantitative analysis in many issue areas related to the fundamental problems of violence in both human relations and societal-systemic development processes."
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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Keeping an eye on the government's budget decisions, CBPP is particularly interested in how these decisions affect low-income Americans
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Council on Foreign Relations
The Council on Foreign Relations is a centrist think-tank dedicated to sharing ideas to promote understanding of U.S. foreign policy choices.

Economic Indicators - Economics & Statistics Administration
The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) releases 12 monthly and quarterly Principal Federal Economic Indicators collected by its constituent bureaus: the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). These indicators include Gross Domestic Product, New Home Sales, and the U.S. Trade Balance.
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Economic Policy Institute
The Economic Policy Institute is a progressive think-tank dedicated to broadening the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers.
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Federal Reserve
"Economists at the Federal Reserve Board conduct innovative research on a broad range of topics in economics and finance. In addition to presenting their research to policymakers, Board economists share their research at academic conferences and publish it in peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly outlets."
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Fiscal Times
"The Fiscal Times (TFT) is a digital news, opinion and media service offering comprehensive quality reporting on vital fiscal policy, economic and consumer issues."
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Frasier Institute: Economic Freedom of the World
"The Economic Freedom of the World index data has been incorporated in a software tool which you can use to search, filter, and export from. In addition, the entire World Bank Development Indicators are available so correlations can be drawn between economic freedom and economic outcomes such as health, wealth, literacy and many more."
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Freedom House
"Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world. Freedom House speaks out against the main threats to democracy and empowers citizens to exercise their fundamental rights. We analyze the challenges to freedom; advocate for greater political and civil liberties; and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change."
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GSS: General Social Survey
"The General Social Survey (GSS) is one of NORC’s flagship surveys and our longest running project. The GSS started in 1972 and completed its 26th round in 2006. For the last third of a century the GSS has been monitoring social change and the growing complexity of American society."
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Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think-tank dedicated to formulating and promoting conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
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Institute of Economic Affairs
"The IEA is the UK's original free-market think-tank, founded in 1955. Our mission is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems."
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International Economic Development Council
"The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,500 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base."
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International Monetary Fund Data
"The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available."
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International Property Rights Index
"This economic index has continuously proven to be the most inclusive and far reaching study on the correlation between economic success and property rights worldwide. In 2007, the Index studied and compiled data on physical and intellectual property rights amongst 70 countries. The 2014 edition has now grown to compare 97 countries in detail and broadly analyses 34 other economies."
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International Trade Centre
"The International Trade Centre has developed five online tools Trade Map, Market Access Map, Investment Map, Trade Competitiveness Map and Standards Map that collectively help improve international-trade transparency and enable companies and trade support institutions to identify export/import opportunities and compare market-access requirements. The tools help trade policymakers monitor national trade performance and prepare for trade negotiations."
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IPUMS Population Center
"The MPC is one of the world’s leading developers of demographic data resources. We provide population data to thousands of researchers, policymakers, teachers, and students. All MPC data are available free over the internet. IPUMS-International provides harmonized data for 1960 forward, covering 560 million people in 258 censuses from around the world."

Luxembourg Income Study
"LIS acquires datasets with income, wealth, employment, and demographic data from a large number of countries, harmonises them to enable cross-national comparisons, and makes them available for public use by providing registered users with remote access."
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Mercatus Center
"Freedom in the 50 States presents a ranking of the American states based on how their policies promote freedom in the fiscal, regulatory, and personal realms."
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NYU Development Research Institute
"Founded in 2006, the Development Research Institute (DRI) is devoted to rigorous, scholarly research on the economic development and growth of poor countries. DRI is an independent and non-partisan organization led by NYU Professors William Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, and is home to a team of researchers and students."
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OECD - Observer
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publication.
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OECD Statistics
"OECD.Stat is the statistical online platform of the OECD where users can search and access OECD’s statistical databases. Working across and within individual datasets, you will be able to: build tables by selecting variables and customising the table layout, extract and download large volumes of data (up to 100,000 cells in Excel, and 1,000,000 in CSV format), view detailed metadata on methodology and sources."
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Penn World Tables
"PWT version 8.0 is a database with information on relative levels of income, output, inputs and productivity, covering 167 countries between 1950 and 2011. On this website, you find access to the data and documentation."
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Peterson Institute for International Economics
"The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit institution for rigorous, intellectually open, and in-depth study and discussion of international economic policy. Its purpose is to identify and analyze important issues to make globalization beneficial and sustainable for the people of the United States and the world and then to develop and communicate practical new approaches for dealing with them. The Institute is widely viewed as nonpartisan."

Resources for Economists
The American Economic Association has compiled links to datasets for US and World economic data.
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Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean
"This website includes statistics on poverty and other distributional and social variables from 24 Latin American and Caribbean countries, based on microdata from households surveys."
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Standardized World Income Inequality Database
" The goal of the Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID) is to meet the needs of those engaged in broadly cross-national research by maximizing the comparability of income inequality data while maintaining the widest possible coverage across countries and over time."
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Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
"SIEPR scholars conduct studies on important economic policy issues in the United States and other countries. SIEPR’s goal is to inform and advise policy makers and the public and to guide their decisions with sound policy analysis."
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Statistical Abstract: National Data Book
Published by the census bureau, the latest data on births, deaths, marriages, divorces, employment and many other numbers.
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U.S. Census Bureau
Census information both current and past can be viewed by state and county.
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U.S. Department of the Treasury
Official site of the United States Department of the Treasury. The Resource Center contains information about U.S. economic policy, financial markets, tax policy, and terrorism and illicit finance.
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U.S. International Trade Commission
"The United States International Trade Commission is an independent, quasijudicial Federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade. The agency investigates the effects of dumped and subsidized imports on domestic industries and conducts global safeguard investigations."
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United Nations Conference on Trade & Development
"UNCTAD, which is governed by its 194 member States, is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with development issues, particularly international trade—the main driver of development. Its work can be summed up in three words: think, debate, and deliver. Reflection on development is at the heart of UNCTAD’s work. It produces often-innovative analyses that form the basis for recommendations to economic policymakers. The aim is to help them take informed decisions and promote the macroeconomic policies best suited to ending global economic inequalities and to generating people-centred sustainable development."
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World Bank Policy Research Working Papers
"The Development Economics Group Vice Presidency (DEC) seeks to increase understanding of development policies and programs by providing intellectual leadership and analytical services to the Bank and the development community. DEC is the research and data arm of the World Bank."
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World Bank PovcalNet
"PovcalNet is an interactive computational tool that allows you to replicate the calculations made by the World Bank's researchers in estimating the extent of absolute poverty in the world. PovcalNet also allows you to calculate the poverty measures under different assumptions and to assemble the estimates using alternative country groupings or for any set of individual countries of the user’s choosing. PovcalNet is self-contained; it has reliable built-in software that quickly does the relevant calculations for you from the built-in database."
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World Bank World Development Indicators
The World Bank's online tool, called DataBank, is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics.
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World Bank World Governance Indicators
"The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 215 economies over the period 19962013, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability, Political Stability and Absence of Violence, Government Effectiveness, Regulatory Quality, Rule of Law, Control of Corruption." Downloadable dataset available.
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World Economic Forum
"The World Economic Forum is an International Institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation. IT engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Together with other stakeholders, it works to define challenges, solutions and actions, always in the spirit of global citizenship. IT serves and builds sustained communities through an integrated concept of high-level meetings, research networks, task forces and digital collaboration."
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World FactBook
The CIA's profile of each country with general information about geography, population, government, weather, and travel advisories. Includes maps.
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World Trade Organization - International Trade and Market Access Data
Datasets, analytical publications and statistical reports on trade, tariffs and market access.

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