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NEW Angus Maddison Project (Economics Research)
"The Maddison Project has been initiated in March 2010 by a group of close colleagues of Angus Maddison, with the aim to support an effective way of cooperation between scholars to continue Maddison's work on measuring economic performance for different regions, time periods and subtopics."
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NEW Bank for International Settlements (Economics Research)
"The mission of the BIS is to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster international cooperation in those areas and to act as a bank for central banks. "
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NEW Barro and Lee Educational Attainment Dataset (Economics Research)
"The Barro-Lee Data provides educational attainment data for 146 countries in 5-year intervals from 1950 to 2010."
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NEW Center for International Development Datasets (Economics Research)
The Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University is a university-wide center that works to advance the understanding of development challenges and offer viable solutions to problems of global poverty. The CID is Harvard’s leading research hub focusing on resolving the dilemmas of public policy associated with generating stable, shared, and sustainable prosperity in developing countries. Our ongoing mission is to apply knowledge to and revolutionize the world of development practice. [The dataset webpage] is a depository for data developed through research at the Center for International Development at Harvard University (CID)."
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NEW Center for Systemic Peace (Economics Research)
"The Center for Systemic Peace (CSP) ... is engaged in innovative research on the problem of political violence within the structural context of the dynamic global system, that is, global systems analysis. The Center supports scientific research and quantitative analysis in many issue areas related to the fundamental problems of violence in both human relations and societal-systemic development processes."
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NEW Fiscal Times (Economics Research)
"The Fiscal Times (TFT) is a digital news, opinion and media service offering comprehensive quality reporting on vital fiscal policy, economic and consumer issues."
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NEW Frasier Institute: Economic Freedom of the World (Economics Research)
"The Economic Freedom of the World index data has been incorporated in a software tool which you can use to search, filter, and export from. In addition, the entire World Bank Development Indicators are available so correlations can be drawn between economic freedom and economic outcomes such as health, wealth, literacy and many more."
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NEW Freedom House (Economics Research)
"Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world. Freedom House speaks out against the main threats to democracy and empowers citizens to exercise their fundamental rights. We analyze the challenges to freedom; advocate for greater political and civil liberties; and support frontline activists to defend human rights and promote democratic change."
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NEW Institute of Economic Affairs (Economics Research)
"The IEA is the UK's original free-market think-tank, founded in 1955. Our mission is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems."
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NEW International Economic Development Council (Economics Research)
"The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,500 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base."
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NEW International Monetary Fund Data (Economics Research)
"The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available."
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NEW International Property Rights Index (Economics Research)
"This economic index has continuously proven to be the most inclusive and far reaching study on the correlation between economic success and property rights worldwide. In 2007, the Index studied and compiled data on physical and intellectual property rights amongst 70 countries. The 2014 edition has now grown to compare 97 countries in detail and broadly analyses 34 other economies."
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NEW International Trade Centre (Economics Research)
"The International Trade Centre has developed five online tools Trade Map, Market Access Map, Investment Map, Trade Competitiveness Map and Standards Map that collectively help improve international-trade transparency and enable companies and trade support institutions to identify export/import opportunities and compare market-access requirements. The tools help trade policymakers monitor national trade performance and prepare for trade negotiations."
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NEW IPUMS Population Center (Economics Research)
"The MPC is one of the world’s leading developers of demographic data resources. We provide population data to thousands of researchers, policymakers, teachers, and students. All MPC data are available free over the internet. IPUMS-International provides harmonized data for 1960 forward, covering 560 million people in 258 censuses from around the world."

NEW Luxembourg Income Study (Economics Research)
"LIS acquires datasets with income, wealth, employment, and demographic data from a large number of countries, harmonises them to enable cross-national comparisons, and makes them available for public use by providing registered users with remote access."
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NEW Mercatus Center (Economics Research)
"Freedom in the 50 States presents a ranking of the American states based on how their policies promote freedom in the fiscal, regulatory, and personal realms."
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NEW NYU Development Research Institute (Economics Research)
"Founded in 2006, the Development Research Institute (DRI) is devoted to rigorous, scholarly research on the economic development and growth of poor countries. DRI is an independent and non-partisan organization led by NYU Professors William Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, and is home to a team of researchers and students."
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NEW OECD Statistics (Economics Research)
"OECD.Stat is the statistical online platform of the OECD where users can search and access OECD’s statistical databases. Working across and within individual datasets, you will be able to: build tables by selecting variables and customising the table layout, extract and download large volumes of data (up to 100,000 cells in Excel, and 1,000,000 in CSV format), view detailed metadata on methodology and sources."
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NEW Penn World Tables (Economics Research)
"PWT version 8.0 is a database with information on relative levels of income, output, inputs and productivity, covering 167 countries between 1950 and 2011. On this website, you find access to the data and documentation."
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NEW Peterson Institute for International Economics (Economics Research)
"The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit institution for rigorous, intellectually open, and in-depth study and discussion of international economic policy. Its purpose is to identify and analyze important issues to make globalization beneficial and sustainable for the people of the United States and the world and then to develop and communicate practical new approaches for dealing with them. The Institute is widely viewed as nonpartisan."

NEW Resources for Economists (Economics Research)
The American Economic Association has compiled links to datasets for US and World economic data.
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NEW Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (Economics Research)
"This website includes statistics on poverty and other distributional and social variables from 24 Latin American and Caribbean countries, based on microdata from households surveys."
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NEW Standardized World Income Inequality Database (Economics Research)
" The goal of the Standardized World Income Inequality Database (SWIID) is to meet the needs of those engaged in broadly cross-national research by maximizing the comparability of income inequality data while maintaining the widest possible coverage across countries and over time."
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NEW U.S. International Trade Commission (Economics Research)
"The United States International Trade Commission is an independent, quasijudicial Federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade. The agency investigates the effects of dumped and subsidized imports on domestic industries and conducts global safeguard investigations."
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NEW United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (Economics Research)
"UNCTAD, which is governed by its 194 member States, is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with development issues, particularly international trade—the main driver of development. Its work can be summed up in three words: think, debate, and deliver. Reflection on development is at the heart of UNCTAD’s work. It produces often-innovative analyses that form the basis for recommendations to economic policymakers. The aim is to help them take informed decisions and promote the macroeconomic policies best suited to ending global economic inequalities and to generating people-centred sustainable development."
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NEW World Bank Policy Research Working Papers (Economics Research)
"The Development Economics Group Vice Presidency (DEC) seeks to increase understanding of development policies and programs by providing intellectual leadership and analytical services to the Bank and the development community. DEC is the research and data arm of the World Bank."
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NEW World Economic Forum (Economics Research)
"The World Economic Forum is an International Institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation. IT engages political, business, academic and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Together with other stakeholders, it works to define challenges, solutions and actions, always in the spirit of global citizenship. IT serves and builds sustained communities through an integrated concept of high-level meetings, research networks, task forces and digital collaboration."


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