Professor Aswath Damodaran’s Data Page

For the last two decades, Aswath Damodaran has dedicated the first two weeks of each new year to a ritual. He obtains/collects/downloads data on all publicly traded companies listed globally, using a variety of data sources, and then analyzes and presents the data, aggregated at a number of different levels: by country, by region (US, Europe, Emerging Markets, Japan, Australia & Canada) and by industry. … [ Read more ]

Global Database: Economics and Finance, the Global Finance website, presents a free database of information on finance and economics – including such topics as M&A, macroeconomics, FDI flows, and income and taxation – with interactive maps and tools that help present the data in a user-friendly format.

Developed and designed by project coordinator Alessandro Magno and prepared by seasoned journalists Tina Aridas and Denise Bedell, each page presents facts, figures … [ Read more ]

The CHAT Dataset

This note accompanies the Cross‐country Historical Adoption of Technology (CHAT) dataset. CHAT is an unbalanced panel dataset with information on the adoption of over 100 technologies in more than 150 countries since 1800. The data is available for download at [ Read more ]

The S&P 500 at Your Fingertips

Countless hours have been spent by stock market investors researching the historic performance of the S&P 500 stock market index but until now, they’ve had to slog through spreadsheets or go datamine other reams of data to be able to extract the data they’re after, and that’s before doing any number crunching! Now however, everything has changed because we here at Political Calculations are putting … [ Read more ]

Introduction to Economic Analysis

R. Preston McAfee offers his economics textbook online in MS Word and PDF formats for free.

This book presents introductory economics (“principles”) material using standard mathematical tools, including calculus. It is designed for a relatively sophisticated undergraduate who has not taken a basic university course in economics. It also contains the standard intermediate microeconomics material and some material that ought to be standard but … [ Read more ] Economic Time Series Page

Economagic is meant to be a comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting. This site was started in 1996 to help students in an Applied Forecasting class. The idea was to give students easy access to large amounts of data, and to be able to quickly get charts of that data.

At this time, … [ Read more ]

World Bank Privatization Database

This site provides information on more than 9,000 privatization transactions in developing countries from 1988 to 2003. Search transactions by country, region or sector for a particular time period or for the entire period covered in the database.’s FreeLunch’s FreeLunch provides you with FREE access to over 100,000 economic, financial, and demographic data series. Topics include:
– Consumer Markets
– Demographics
– Flow of Funds
– Government
– Income & Earnings
– Industry
– International Trade
– Labor markets
– Money, Credit & Interest rates
– Prices
– Real Estate
– Society
– Stock Markets & Foreign Currency

FRASER™ (Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research)

The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research is the newest project by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to expand on its mission to provide economic information and data to researchers interested in the U.S. economy. On this web site you will find links to scanned images (in Adobe® Acrobat® PDF format) of historical economic statistical publications, releases, and … [ Read more ]

Biz/ed Glossary and Diagram Bank

This site “has over 1000 business and economics definitions and nearly 200 of the most common diagrams for you to search or browse.” Also includes a list of acronyms. From a British “provider of Internet-based learning materials for the economics and business education community.”

Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy

The purpose of this site, which is a companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) series, “is to promote better understanding of globalization, world trade and economic development, including the forces, values, events, and ideas that have shaped the present global economic system.” The site features the complete six-hour television program, a timeline from 1911 through 2003, dozens of country reports, material about key individuals, … [ Read more ]

Economics of Networks

At this site, you will find a collection of information on economic issues of networks, such as the telephone and fax communications networks, the Internet, financial exchange and credit card networks, as well as on “virtual networks,” such as the virtual network of all Windows or all Mac computers.

The World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY)

The World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) is the world’s most renowned and comprehensive annual report on the competitiveness of nations, ranking and analyzing how a nation’s environment sustains the competitiveness of enterprises.

Published annually since 1989, the IMD yearbook examines the relationship between a country’s national environment and the wealth-creation process, ranking “the ability of nations to provide an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises.”

The … [ Read more ]

Economic Stats Briefing Room

Wish you had access to President Bush’s economic data? Relax, you’re a taxpayer-the White House Web site will share with you. The Economic Statistics Briefing Room provides links to everything from an aggregate balance sheet for commercial banks to prices paid by farmers. All the data is compiled by federal agencies and is available on their Web sites, but the Economic Statistics Briefing Room collects … [ Read more ]