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Albrecht Ritschl's datasets on 20th-century Germany
Data is available in downloadable Excel spreadsheets and includes the following : Annual national accounts (1925-1938) : Corrected quarterly employment series (1925-1938) : 15 other quarterly series, including output, private consumption, capital stock, money, etc. : Monetary base, M1, M2, and their components, revised annual data (1924-1943)

American Colonial Wealth Estimates, 1774
Publisher: University of Michigan
Part of the ICPSR

ArcGIS Open Data
Publisher: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Publisher: ArcGIS

Billion Prices Project
Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BPP ollects prices from hundreds of online retailers around the world on a daily basis. It currently monitors daily price fluctuations of approximately 5 million items sold by 300-plus online retailers in more than 70 countries.

BLS Databases, Tables & Calculators by Subject
Publisher: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

CDC Wonder
Publisher: U. S. Chief Information Officers Council
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control
Search for sets of public health data.

Center for International Development at Harvard University (CID). Research Datasets
Publisher: Center for International Development. Harvard University (CID).

CESSDA (Council of European Social Science Data Archives)
Publisher: Council of European Social Science Data Archives

County Explorer
Publisher: National Association of Counties
Includes a mapping function with the ability to look at cities and states. Data mostly from Census and the government. Related to their annual County Tracker.

Damodaran Online
Publisher: Aswath Damodaran
A collection of current and historical (back to 1999) data sets useful for those doing corporate finance and valuation research. It was created by Aswath Damodaran a professor at the Stern School of Business at NYU.

Data Portals
Publisher: Open Knowledge Foundation
A Comprehensive List of Open Data Portals from Around the World

Data Sources on the Internet
Publisher: American Economic Association

Data Tools and Apps (Census)
Publisher: U.S. Bureau of the Census
Publisher: U.S. General Services Administration

Datafiles from the International Institute of Social History
Publisher: International Institute of Social History
Links to datafiles on various subjects: prices, wages, inflation, income, etc.

DataFinder (BLS)
Publisher: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publisher: Open Knowledge Foundation
Provides free access to many of CKAN's core features, letting you search for data, register published datasets, create and manage groups of datasets, and get updates from datasets and groups you're interested in. (registration is required)

EconData : A Source of Economic Time Series Data from INFORUM
Publisher: University of Maryland. Economics Dept. INFORUM Research Group.
Catalog Record

U.S.government data has been put into a standard, easy-to-use form and is publicly available on this site. Series include national income and product accounts (NIPA), labor statistics, price indices, current business indicators, and industrial production. The EconData Contents page contains a more complete list of the series covered. The EconData Archive page contains U.S., State and Local, and International databanks that have not been updated for several years

Economic Census by Year
Publisher: U.S. Bureau of the Census
Economic Census data from 1977 to present.

Economic statistics for United States, U.K., China, Japan, and International. Includes foreign exchange and futures data.

Energy Information Administration
Publisher: U. S. Department of Energy

Enterprise Surveys Data
Publisher: World Bank
This offers an array of economic data on 127,000 firms in 139 countries. The surveys cover a broad range of topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, crime, competition, labor, obstacles to growth, and performance measures.

European State Finance Database (ESFD)
Publisher: Economic History Society
It was first developed as part of a project on ‘The Origins of the Modern State in Europe, 13th to 18th centuries’ which was sponsored by the European Science Foundation (1989 to 1992). Coverage includes: ustria, England, France, the Low Countries, Poland, Prussia, Russia, Spain, Spanish America and Switzerland. Much of the data relates to different types of taxes, but there is also material relating to army size, wool and cloth exports and imports and stock prices.

European Union Open Data Portal
Publisher: European Commission

FCC License View
Publisher: U.S. Federal Communications Commission
Downloadable data sets available.

FFIEC Central Data Repository's Public Data Distribution
Publisher: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council

Financial Statement Data Sets
Publisher: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Selected information extracted from exhibits to corporate financial reports filed with the Commission using eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) back to 2009. Data sets will be updated quarterly.

FRASER: Federal Reserve Archive
Publisher: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
How to use the new FRASER(2014)

FRED-Federal Reserve Economic Data
Publisher: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Catalog Record

Download data series. See entry for GeoFRED.

FTC datasets
Publisher: Federal Trade Commission

Publisher: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Allows you to create, customize, and share geographical maps of data found in FRED®. Easily access the details and adjust how the data are displayed. You can also transform the data and download it according to geographic category and time frame.

Global prices & Income: Data map
Publisher: Global Price & Inchome History Group - Business History Conference
International historical series data: Global prices & income; American Incomes 1650-1953; Nominal GDP; Government budget.

Groningen Growth and Development Centre. GGDC Databases
Publisher: Groningen Growth and Development Centre. University of Groningen
GGDC database provides economic data series for 11 countries in Africa, 11 countries in Asia, 2 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, and 9 in Latin-America. World Penn Table includes database on relative levels of income, output, inputs and productivity, covering 167 countries between 1950 and 2011. EU KLEMS database covers the European Union.

Historical Financial Statistics
Publisher: Center for Financial Stability
This a free, noncommercial data set on exchange rates, central bank and commercial bank balance sheets, interest rates, money supply, inflation, international trade, government finance, national accounts, and more. The focus is data from roughly 1500 to 1950, although there is earlier and later data. Data is being added so not all sets have full coverage.

Historical statistics of Japan
Publisher: Japan. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Statistics Bureau.
This includes time-series data from a vast amount of statistics covering various fields including land, population, economy, society and culture. The statistics covered in this publication range from 1868 but ceased to be updated as of April 2012.

How much is that?
Publisher: Economic History Services
Catalog Record

See also Databases link includes a number of data sets.

ICPSR is an international consortium of more than 750 academic institutions and research organizations and maintains a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences. It hosts 21 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

International Monetary Fund Data
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
All IMF’s statistical databases, including International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payment Statistics, Government Finance Statistics, and Direction of Trade Statistics, are available free of charge. See data sources for various types of information.

Kenneth R. French Data Library
Publisher: Dartmouth
French is a professor at Dartmouth and this site provides historical data on the stock market.

Luxembourg Income Study Database (LIS) and Luxembourg Wealth Study Database (LWS)
Publisher: LIS Cross-national Data Center
LIS acquires datasets with income, wealth, employment, and demographic data from many high- and middle-income countries, harmonises them to enable cross-national comparisons, and makes them publicly available in the two databases. Data is available to researchers for free in some situations but is fee-based for others, but registration is required for all.
Provides comparators, graphs and data sets.

Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank (various databases)
Publisher: Rutgers University Libraries

Publisher: Base de Datos Oxford América Latina
Statistical series for more than forty economic and social indicators over the whole twentieth century, covering twenty countries in Latin America. Includes publicly available data for 1900-2000 from a wide range of official publications but coverage is being expanded backwards to 1870 and forwards to 2010. This source is in Spanish and is sponsored by the University of Oxford and the Universidad de la Republica Uruguay.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Data.
Publisher: National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

National Historical Geographic Dataset
Publisher: University of Minnesota
Includes historical datasets of primarily government produced data.

National Statistics (U.K.)
Publisher: U.K.Office for National Statistics.

Publisher: Code for Africa
A repository of open data on the African continent with support from Code for Africa, the World Bank and Google.

Penn World Table
Publisher: Center for International Comparisons. University of Pennsylvania

Prices and Wages: Index to Websites
Publisher: International Institute of Social History

Publisher: Quandl
Source for financial, economic, and alternative datasets, serving investment professionals. Free but registration is required
Publisher: re3data
Cite is a listing of 1,500 research data repositories on a range of discipline. Project partners are: Berlin School of Library and Information Science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Library and Information Services department (LIS) of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the KIT Library at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Libraries of the Purdue University.

State of the City (data system)
Publisher: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs: demographics, economic, unemployment, building permits, Jobs, Business Establishments, Average Pay, violent and property crime rates, state HMDA data, city and suburban government finances.

StatsAmerica is a service of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. This initiative is funded in part by the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration. Includes: state & county profiles/data, a Measuring Distress tool, radius tool, occupation data, etc.

Tax Statistics (IRS)
Includes excel spreadsheets and pdf files of print statistical publications.

Total Economy Database
Publisher: The Conference Board
This database includes data for 123 countries from 1950 onwards, consists of the following series: Real Gross Domestic Product,Population,Employment, Annual Working Hours,GDP per Capita,GDP per Person Employed,GDP per Hour Worked,Labor Compensation Share,Change in Labor Composition,Growth in non-ICT Capital Services,Growth in ICT Capital Services, Growth in Total Factor Productivity.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Economic Research Service
Provides lists by topics, data, ERS pubications, etc.

UNECE Statistical Database
Publisher: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Urban Transition Project
Publisher: Brown University
The project uses historical census data to document the state of U.S. cities from the end of the 19th Century into the early 20th Century.

World Bank Data
Publisher: World Bank

World Income Inequality Database
Publisher: United Nations University World, Institute for Development Economics Research
Collects and stores information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. Also links to other data sets: Income Distribution in Latin America, Social Assistance, Politics and Institutions database, Government Revenue Dataset, Small and Medium Enteprisue Survey Dataset, etc.

World Wealth & Income Database
Publisher: Fellows
World Top Income Database data is an outgrowth of work done by Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, Anthony B. Atkinson

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