General Economic Data

See also the resources on my companion page for the ISA Compendium's "Review of Available Data Sets" article, which may have been updated more recently than some of the resources on this page.

My International Political Economy and International Organizations pages may also provide relevant information or data.

IMF Primary Commodity Prices

Historical Commodity Prices (from IndexMundi; separate graphs and data are selectable for numerous commodities from the left side of the screen.)

World Tourism Organization data (from the UN data browser; see also the UNWTO's Facts and Figures and Tourism Indicators pages.)

International Telecommunication Union data (including telephone, cellular mobile phone, computer, and Internet access; see also the ITU data page.)

Economic Capabilities

My International Political Economy and International Organizations pages may also provide relevant information or data.

Penn World Tables (from Heston, Summers, and Aten; the leading resource for cross-national economic time series data)

National Accounts-Official Country Data and National Accounts-Estimates of Main Aggregates (from the UN data browser)

Industrial Commodity Statistics (from the UN data browser; see also the UNSD Industrial Statistics site and Industrial Commodity Statistics Yearbook)

IADB GlobalLink (for the Western Hemisphere; over 500 economic, financial, political, and social indicators)

Macroeconomic Factors and Growth Data (from Stan Fischer)

Data on Physical Capital Stock (from Nehru and Dhareshwar)

Economic Productivity Data (from Bartelsman and Gray)

Political Instability and Economic Growth Data (from Alesina, Ozler, Roubini, and Swagel)

Saving and Investment Data (from Jones and Obstfeld's paper "Saving, Investment, and Gold: A Reassessment of Historical Current Account Data")

Trade and Aid

My International Political Economy and International Organizations pages may also provide relevant information or data.

COW Trade Data (from Barbieri, Keshk, and Pollins)

Kristian Gleditsch's Expanded International Trade and GDP Data

UN Commodity Trade Statistics (from the UN data browser; see also the UN ComTrade database)

World Bank Global Development Finance data (data on debt, investment, and transfers; available through the UN data browser)

Net Aid Transfers data set (1960-2006) (by David Roodman; from the Center for Global Development web site)

Aid, Policies, and Growth data from William Easterly, Ross Levine and David Roodman and Anarchy of Numbers data from David Roodman (several data sets used to investigate the relationship between foreign aid and economic growth/development, from the Center for Global Development web site)

Trade Agreements Database (from Robert Pahre at Illinois)

Trade Openness Data (from Jeffrey Sachs and Andrew Warner, at Harvard's Center for International Development data archive; an Excel spreadsheet indicating whether or not each country is considered to have trade openness in each year)

Trade-Related Data (from economist Jon Haveman at Purdue)

Development

My International Social Data, International Political Economy and International Organizations pages may also provide relevant information or data.

World Development Indicators (from the World Bank; see also WDI data through the UN data browser as well as the World Bank's Quick Reference Tables and Quick Query interface with access to the data)

OECD Development Aid data (from their Query Wizard for International Development Statistics, or QWIDS; see also an alternative interface)

World Development Reports (from the World Bank; includes data tables on size of the economy, quality of life, population and labor force, poverty, distribution of income / consumption, education, health, land use and agricultural productivity, water use, deforestation, and protected areas, energy use and emissions, economic growth, structure of output, structure of demand, central government finances, balance of payments / current account / international reserves, private sector finance, role of government in the economy, power and transportation, communications / information / science and technology, global trade, and aid / financial flows. See also their Data by Topic.)

Human Development Indicators (from the UNDP's Human Development Report Office; includes a wide variety of economic and demographic indicators for both developed and developing countries. See also a discussion of the Human Development Index (HDI), Human Poverty Index (HPI), Gender-related Development Index (GDI), and Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM), all of which are included here. Additional data may be available in earlier Human Development Reports on the same web site.)

OECD Statistics search interface (an interface to access a variety of social, economic, and environmental data from the OECD; see also their Frequently Requested Statistics and Index of Statistical Variables.)

Joint External Debt Hub (JEDH) (a joint undertaking by the BIS, IMF, OECD, and World Bank to compile external debt statistics; includes bank loans, debt securities, Brady bonds, trade credits, bilateral loans, multilateral claims, international reserve assets, and summary statistics)

UNICEF Statistical Tables, Statistics by Area, and Statistics by Country (data drawing from UNICEF's annual The State of the World's Children and Progress for Children volumes.)

Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers

My International Political Economy, International Conflict, and International Security pages may also provide relevant information or data.

SIPRI's Arms Transfer database (see also their arms production data)

SIPRI's Military Expenditure database

League of Nations Statistical Yearbook - Statistical and disarmament documents (from the Northwestern University library. This is an attempt to digitize League of Nations documents,and currently covers most of the history of the yearbook.)

Regional Economic Data

My International Political Economy and International Organizations pages may also provide relevant information or data.

Statistics in Latin America (from LANIC at the University of Texas; links to databases with a variety of economic, political, and social data about individual Latin American countries or the entire region)

Soviet Economic Decline data set (from Easterly and Fischer)


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