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Economic Statistics: Home

Guide to sources of economic and financial time series data.

Introduction

This guide points you to sources that contain mainly economic statistics and time series data.  The sources covered include subscribed databases available only to the SMU community and publicly available websites. For Social Statistics, please click here

This guide is maintained by Melody Chin.

 

Definition

Economic statistics: Data related to the economic activity of individuals and entities such as firms and government. -- Source: A Dictionary of Economics. John Black, Nigar Hashimzade, and Gareth Myles. Oxford University Press, 2009.  

Economic indicators:  A collection of statistical information about the economy. The most commonly used country economic indicators include the gross domestic product , output by sectors, private consumption, retail sales volume, employment, unemployment, average earnings, investment, productivity, inflation, producer input and output prices, current account, volume of trade in goods and services, exports, imports, public debt, and interest rates. -- Source: A Dictionary of Economics. John Black, Nigar Hashimzade, and Gareth Myles. Oxford University Press, 2009. 

 

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