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SMU Libraries

Economic Statistics: Databases

Guide to sources of economic and financial time series data.

Databases Intro

Databases allows you to search for scholarly journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. Some databases include the full text. Specialized databases contain economic data, financial data, marketing data or statistical data.

See Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy.

Most databases can be accessed from off-campus. Enter your SMU id and password.  

Selected Statistical Databases

World Development Indicators

To access the World Development Indicators database, click here.

Databases with Market and Forecast Data

Introduction to CEIC

Passport Video

Passport is a global market research database. Besides providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide, it contains economic time series data for more than 100 countries. This video provides an example of how one can retrieve economic data from the Passport database. The economic variable chosen is wage per hour in manufacturing


The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy