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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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Historical Sectoral Data

Is there anyone who has converted data provided by Mitchell (2013) book International Historial Statistics into an accessible format like .csv or .dta? The book contains data from the 19th century ...
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Current Population Survey (CPS) before 1962

I am trying to find monthly CPS data for years before 1962, which is the first year available through IPUMS. I checked on the NBER website but they only provide data from 1976 on. CPS should have been ...
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Looking for datasets about poverty and its effects (eg education, health)

I want to analyse the impacts of poverty (absolute poverty) on areas such as education and health. Some of the variables I would like to analyse are: years of schooling, rates of diseases, ...
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Estimating current job openings by income level

Are there any open data sources estimating the number of current job openings by income level? I've attempted to go through a variety of government and Federal Reserve sites to put together some ...
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Seeking R Package for GINI Coefficient Calculation with Zero and Negative Values

I'm working on calculating the GINI coefficient in R to analyze various aspects of wealth inequality. Specifically, I am interested in decomposing GINI by different subgroups. However, my data ...
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Global inflation-linked private debt data

There are many available studies on total global debt figures; both private and public amounts. Specifying the question to inflation-linked (in some contexts referred to as inflation-indexed) debt ...
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the availability of data on quarterly and monthly world economic growth, specifically the GDP growth rate

I would greatly appreciate if you could help me to obtain access to reliable and up-to-date data on world economic growth or the GDP growth rates at both the quarterly and monthly levels. This is just ...
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Households' wealth deciles by country

I'm looking for data (either directly the deciles, or data allowing me to compute the deciles) on households' wealth by country on the recent years. Much of the data that I have found only include the ...
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Dataset about Japanese companies

Being mathematician, I suddenly faced a problem with a dataset for the econometric research. Specifically, I'm looking for a dataset about Japanese companies containing such fields as revenue, EBITDA,...
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Cost of living dataset

I'm trying to compare what the equivalent salary would be between two cities based upon the cost of living in each city. I want to be able to build something like CNN's cost of living calculator. ...
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Data on which topics angel investors have been interested through the years?

I'm interested in knowing which topics angel investors have...well...invested in during the last years. Preferably in Europe. This is because I want to prove that the "going green" movement ...
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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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Where can I get projections of the population by income level and age (such as population by income percentile) in a US county through 2040?

For example, a long-term projection of the population in Fulton County, GA (not this one specifically, just a random county I picked) with the number of people age 65+ earning more than $100,000, the ...
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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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Cumulative income by decile

I was wondering if anyone knows of a data source to get national-level cumulative income accruing to each decile data for different countries. The data used to be available on Povcalnet but I can't ...
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Asking for some sources of country-level data regarding technology literacy, cashless level, financial moneytary policy, and financial stability

I am looking for the sources for these variables (country-level), as many countries as possible about: the technology literacy levels, cashless level, financial monetary policy, and financial ...
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Open data set for fair trade commodities in developing countries (any: bananas, sugar, wine/grapes)

Are there an open or freely available datasets on fairtrade goods (produce and products) in the developing countries? Looking for product, produce type, price data, location data and/or any type of ...
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Does anyone have the monthly data export and import of Russia?

I am looking for data regarding the export and import of Russia during the recent 3 months monthly. I am wondering if anyone can give me a hint
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Historical monthly farm/agricultural data 1950 to the present

I would like to find machine readable monthly data going back to at least 1950 relating to farming and agriculture. Of particular interest are commodity prices for core commodities: corn, wheat, beef ...
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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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Household income by ZIP+4

Does anyone know of a source to find household income by ZIP+4? I have found IRS information on each five digit ZIP, but was hoping to find more precise information by ZIP+4.
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Where to get IMDb datasets

IMDb offers a great deal of useful structured information for research. There're multiple ways to get small pieces of its database: Download a subset of data from http://www.imdb.com/interfaces Use ...
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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 data ...
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Where can I find income distribution data?

For any/many countries I'd like to find data on income distribution: for every amount of money, how many people earn that much income. Alternatively, data representing wealth or other similar values ...
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Where can I find the list of price elasticities of demand for various industrial products, such as electricity?

I am writing an economic piece and I would like to find estimated that are not older than 10 years at least.
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How do I programmatically and reliably determine how much a sum of money was in some other currency at a given date without paying money?

I've long searched for this, but only find entities that want me to pay them money. I don't have money. I can't pay money. This is for my personal, non-commercial use. I can't afford to pay for every ...
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Data on Consumer Price Index (inflation rate) by state (USA)

I'm looking for a dataset that would contain historical CPI/inflation for each state of the US. It seems that bls.gov should have this data, but it's either regional (South/North) or area (city/town) ...
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Statistically who gets higher **average** income, an employed engineer or an IT startup founder?

Starting your own startup is a great idea, you may become as rich as Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. Wait... or may not. It of course depends on your skills and perspiration they ...
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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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Open access finance data set

I am looking for a finance data set. Particularly, I am interested in EuroStoxx50 or indices like S&P 500, and DAX data sets.
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Where can I find economic multilateral treaty data?

I am doing a project on multilateral treaties and am having trouble finding a data set on multilateral economic treaties. I am looking for data with signature and/or ratification dates. Does anyone ...
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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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Looking for average economic impact of all Farmlands per acre in Florida or U.S

I am researching on road alignment optimization. The research goal is to find least cost road alignment between two given points, considering highway codes. One of major factors which I want to ...
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Land cost data of the region Caucasus

I am using the R package 'prioritzr' to identify new possible conservation areas in the lesser caucasus for different species. One main data input to solve the problem is the average land cost per ...
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How to Retrieve Minimum Wage Data

I am trying to find minimum wage data in the API as it is shown on this page: https://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/america.htm#stateDetails. I know that there is the https://data.dol.gov/get/...
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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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Recent Macroeconomics dataset of all countries in the World

I need a dataset that contains recent macroeconomics attributes for countries. I have tried to make my own by joining Wikipedia tables on GDP, GDP per capita, population, poverty, imports, exports, ...
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UN Global Comtrade Database

UN Comtrade database, the major source of bilateral trade data online, has a free query tool: http://comtrade.un.org/data/ However, the API limits the number of requests per hour and the size of ...
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Table of imports and exports by value from country to country

I am looking for a list that lists for each world country, the total amount of imports and exports to and from that country, in some currency, as well as a table that has in its x,y position the entry ...
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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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Dataset of historical economic forecasts

Where could I get a dataset of economic forecasts made over years? For instance, the history of predictions for GDP, current accounts, and other key national variables by the World Bank and IMF? Or ...
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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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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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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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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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Crowdsourced local consumer prices

I cannot find any web resource for crowdsourced consumer prices - e.g. gas/petrol, water, electricity, and food basics like rice. I am aware of consumer indices such as http://www.fao.org/giews/...
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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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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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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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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 ...