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Economics is a social science concerned with the factors that determine the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

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BLS employment with respect MSA's or Zipcodes from year 2008

I am trying to extract data related to employment data from bls with respect MSA or any geographies such as Census tract / Zip code. As I am working in R, I used "blscrapeR" package but so confused to ...
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Where can I find publicly available economic data (American) on consumption, business spending, etc. for 1900-1950, by county/region?

I'm not very familiar with data sources in the United States, but is it possible to find "standard" economic data, like household expenditures, average/median household income, average/median business ...
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Gender pay gap dataset

I'm looking for detailed data from which I can explore the gender pay gap, I'm not looking for any country in particular, but the more the better. The important point for this is how detailed the ...
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Area income data for percentiles other than the median?

I'm looking for data similar to the Area Median Income, except that provides information about other percentiles. For instance, what are the 10th or 90th percentiles of income in my county? I saw ...
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US data in postal code level which varies in time

What interesting economic, real estate, social data or some similar indicators are available with the following constraints: - Available for majority of states in US at high granularity (zip code, ...
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Where do I get data on how many people move from country to country globally in a year?

I'm calculating total addressable market for a business that has to do with immigration. I need to know how many people physically relocate to another country with intention to settle there ...
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Where can I find a data set on the federal student loan debt since at least 1965?

As the title says, I'm not sure where I can find the data set I'm looking for. I'm trying to explore the relationships between inflation rate, total student enrollment, and total amount of student ...
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Looking for a regression analysis project idea

I'm looking for a regression analysis project idea for an undergrad econometrics course. Any topic is allowed; however it has to contain one of the following: Panel data Probit model Logit model A ...
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Which currencies are used in IMF's / Worldbank's PA.NUS.FCRF forex data?

I need annual, historic exchange rates of currencies worldwide. The PA.NUS.FCRF seems to be a great data set for that: it's open, spans almost all countries worldwide, and for many countries it dates ...
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U.S. personal debt ratio distribution?

Where can I find the distribution (histogram) of personal debt ratios in the United States?
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News Article Data

I'm looking to find historical news articles (Politics/ Economics especially, eg. CNN, Bloomberg) from the past several years. The articles would need to have time stamps and be downloadable as an ...
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Micro-finance data set

I am looking for the data sets on micro-finance institutions per country. I have tried to find it in the World Banks data base but I couldn't find anything.
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Accessing historical data from the U.S. Census of Manufacturers

I am looking for historical data from the U.S. Census of Manufacturers for the period from 1945 to today, and ideally even for the period before 1945. On this website, I found out that such data does ...
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Oral contraceptive sales in the USA, especially Washington DC and Maryland

I have an emergency department hospital admission data-set for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Oral contraceptive use is a risk factor for DVT. I would like to correlate oral contraceptive sales with ...
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US state-level: Mean and median per capita income for 1950 to today

I am looking for mean and median per capita income data for each US-American state and for each decadal year from 1950 to 2010. Ideally, I would like to see the data combined in one data set (in total ...
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Data on US-production in each industry as defined per NAICS

I am looking for data on economic production (as in GDP) split by industries. So, for example, how much value did the car-manufacturing industry produce in 2016? And this for all industries. ...
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US county-level temporal economic data

For a research project I'm very interested in economic data such as unemployment rate on a monthly basis for individual counties in the US. Is this available somewhere? I know that the information I'...
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Fracking Cost per Barrel of Oil

I am looking for a historic and on-going source for fracking cost per barrel of oil. Ideally for the USA with regional and/or State values. However, larger sources are welcome. Any ideas?
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Historic Thompson-Reuters CRB Data?

Anyone know of a 20-30 year history of the Thompson-Reuters commodity index (example)? I looked through Quandl, but I didn't find the commodity index that is tied to this one - I found quite a few ...
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In the famous LaLonde dataset what treatment does “treat” represent?``

lalonde is an oft-used data frequently used for in statistical software packages. This data was drawn from the PSID and National Supported Work Demonstration. Subsamples of the dataset are included ...
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Where can I find the data for secular bull and bear markets?

I'm interested in doing some analysis on the Secular Bull and Bear Markets graph as found on this page. Ideally I would like daily data, but end of year data would be fine. The article also mentions "...
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Data used in Reinhart & Rogoff's “Growth in a Time of Debt”

Is the data used in the infamous "Growth in a Time of Debt" paper available somewhere? (Either the uncorrected or the corrected version.) More info about the paper: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Are there any Open datasets for Human Resources?

Are there any Open datasets/Taxonomies/… for Human Resources ? They would probably have to be anonymized. On any of the following topics Assessments/Background Checks Benefits Enrollment Recruiting ...
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Bids on apartments

In some countries, such as the USA, apartments are usually sold through real-estate agents: the buyers send bids to the agent, the agent forwards the bids to the seller, and the seller selects the ...
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Data request: how long do consumers wait for certain discounts, savings, and bargains?

I'd like to know where I can find data regarding consumers' willingness to wait for discounts, bargains, savings, and so forth. Units can be in time, or in time per discount percent, etc. Related ...
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Looking for historical daily quotes for USD

I am trying to find USD currency rate to the Germand Mark, "Deutsche Mark" (DM) back till 1959. The "Deutsche Mark is the ancestor of the euro. The data should be daily. OHLC is super, but just Close ...
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Transactions Between Financial Intermediaries

There was one question similar to what I am about to ask, but it is too narrow. Does anyone know of any data that give transactions, financial obligations, financial deals/agreements, or other major ...
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I'm looking for panel data on Merger and Acquisition

I am looking for sources of available datasets on M&A. My preference would be for a clean panel dataset that might have previously been used for the purpose of studying the effect of M&A on ...
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Looking for open dataset containing vacation / annual leave data for counties of the European Union?

I am looking for a preferably open dataset that contains information regarding the dates that that employees took days off their annual leave for the countries of the EU. Is there any similar ...
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Looking for open source funding data of South American startups

Looking for open source data sets for funding details of South American startups. Would be more interested in that of the messaging apps startups, but a general dataset of the funding details of all ...
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Data by county or by zip code on commercial new construction permits issued across the United States

I am looking for number of new commercial buildings built or permitted at the county or zip code level and would like to know if there is somewhere I can find this for the entire country. ...
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Average income by age group, for all countries?

Is there any data source that lists average income, disposable income, or salary by age group? I would like to get something like the follows. Country | 25-34 | 35-44 | 45-54 | 55 and over Belgium | ...
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The list of projected GDP in the past?

I would like to get any data that predicted GDP in the past (e.g. the projected 2015 GDP that was released in 2000). I don't mind what organization the data was released by, as long as it is prominent ...
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Macro Indicators of Economic Data by ZIP Codes or Cities in the US

I am looking for a tabular (preferably) dataset or a website's API that contains the economic data of zip codes, counties or cities in the US. This dataset has to go back at least to 2003 (it's not ...
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Where can I find a cost of living index by zip code?

I am particularly interested in housing costs; specifically 1-bedroom apartment rentals. For clarity, I mean a database that's free (as in beer) to query with an arbitrarily large number of zip codes....
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How can I find state-level data on the unemployment rate of youth for 2014 and 2015?

I have found state-level, monthly unemployment data for 2014/2015, and I have found national monthly youth unemployment data for 2014/2015. However, I need all four together; State-level, monthly ...
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Inconsistent UCC usage in Consumer Expenditure Survey

This question perhaps does not belong here. If you do know where it belongs, please let me know and I will delete the question. Data: Consumer Expenditure Survey from the BLS (PUMD) Files used: ...
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Land Use Data for Beijing for 1985 and 2010

I am looking for land use data for Beijing for 1985 and 2010
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Data on the number of “remote” workers by country

I'm trying to find estimates of how many workers in each country have remote (also known as 'virtual' or 'digital') sources of income. This is focused on developing countries so I really need data ...
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Is there any state wise and quarterly downloadable US economic data apart from GDP?

I am looking for some downloadable US economic dataset, apart from GDP data, which has data state wise and quarterly. I went through BLS website but either couldn't find any relevant data which has ...
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Are there sources for interstate movements of companies?

Is there data on the interstate migration of companies. Including Headquarters moving from one state to another Employment, by job or broad category, increasing or decreasing by company by state?
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Where to find public dataset on teachers and public employees salary?

I saw some data on internet that showed this info at the individual level. Is such data available to public to download?
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Regional Economic Accounts from BEA in a single dataset

The Bureau of Economic Analysis has some basic data on the US state and metropolitan areas: http://www.bea.gov/regional/index.htm It also has bulk downloads and a query system. Still, I wonder ...
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Black market premium data, all countries 1960-2010

The "black market premium" is commonly used as a determinant of economic growth. Data for all countries between 1960 and 1999 is available from the Global Development Network Growth Database at NYU ...
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Raw housing stock of particular city

I want to get the raw number of units of housing stock that there is in a particular city in month X of year Y (even yearly data would be fine). This place shows yearly stock from 2010 onwards. Here ...
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Full UN Comtrade Database

UN Comtrade database, the major source of bilateral trade data online, has a free query tool: http://comtrade.un.org/data/ But it has limits on "query complexity", which makes bulk downloads ...
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Business microdata from UK Data Service

UK Data Service has several very interesting business surveys with the data that rarely appear elsewhere. It describes turnover, cost of capital, organizational structure, and other microeconomic ...
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Discrepancies between World Bank and OECD GDP data

I just noticed that basic data such as historical Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at market prices in local currency differs between the World Bank (WB) and the OECD. For instance, for Canada between ...
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Composite Index creation, using WDI database from World Bank

This question might sound vast, however I really need some help finding a composite index which I could calculate using specifically World Bank's WDI database. The concept of that index is not really ...
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Where can I find actual agricultural contracts?

I'm looking for real agricultural contracts, that is actual contracts between farmers and processors (preferably in North America). Any ideas? Generally I am thinking of contracts between farmers and ...