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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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Evidence for the economic impact of open data?

Open Data is discussed in many contexts, ranging from transparency, government accountability, and their economical benefits. Are there up-to-date studies and publications analyzing the real and ...
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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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Should we open our data?

Our company runs a business similar to Yelp but limited to a regional area. Currently we are thinking of licencing our Point of Interest database under a free licence. Of course that would mean that ...
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Is the data used to calculate national CPI public?

What data is used to calculate the CPI (Consumer Price Index) and if it is open, where can I find it?
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How many software developers are there in the world, per country?

This question has been asked (and closed) in various forms across this network, ie: Stack Overflow: How many software developers are there in the world? Programmers: Where can I find ...
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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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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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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 to find number of companies by year revenue?

I'm trying to find number of companies which reach a certain scale of revenue per year. For example in USA is x companies with revenue $100k-$1M, y companies with revenue $1M-$10M, z companies in ...
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How can I access open data on the Indian rupee value, inflation and sensex index over time?

I would like to have an open data source on inflation, rupee value and sensex index data over period of 10 years of India.
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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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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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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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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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IRS Statistics of Income, machine-readable

Does anyone know of anyone else who has compiled a machine-readable set of the IRS's SOI Tax Stats - Historical Table 2, i.e., these? The .xls files available from the IRS are crosstabbed and ...
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Are zip-code-level IRS income tax data available for every year, in machine-readable fomat?

The IRS publishes income tax data by zip code for certain years (1998, 2001, 2004-2008 etc.) but a) certain years are missing, like 1999 and 2000, and b) only for 2008 and afterwards are the data ...
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Global customs and trade import/export data on the shipping container level

I'm looking for global customs/trade data on the shipping container level that looks like the tables here: http://customstoday.com.pk/import-historical-customs-clearance-evidence-data-2014/ Pakistan ...
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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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Source of CIA World Factbook estimates

Does anyone know if the CIA World Factbook (WF) country estimates are the CIA's own or whether they come from the World Bank (WB) or other sources? As of today (2015-05-20), CIA WF's page on, for ...
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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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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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Looking for datasets with sigmoidal relationships

I'm looking for a phenomenon, preferably within social sciences/economy, with available datasets that follow a sigmoidal relationship. For example, a relationship could be between the amount of money ...
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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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Change of real estate ownership

My research involves the following questions: How common is it for a person who owns some real estate (house, farm, etc.) to sell/lose it? Conversely, how common is it for a person who owns no real ...
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Historical data on buy-sell recommendations by stock market analysts

Investments banks issue buy-sell recommendations based on their equity research. An example of Goldman Sachs' for Apple. Is there a structured dataset that contains key parameters of such ...
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What are good examples of how open data is driving community development?

I am looking for examples of how open data is helping to drive community development, with a focus on the United States. We are seeking examples across a broad range of community development domains,...
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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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Extending North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

If I want to integrate with the NAICS system but want to "zoom in" on certain categories, and to add categories for various illicit or underground activities. Is there a standard way of extending the ...
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Occupational Outlook Handbook dataset

Where can I download BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook data? You can find most information in separate tables on the BLS's website, but maybe a more comprehensive dataset is available?
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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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Database of all Coca Cola (and its franchises) bottling plants locations worldwide

For economics-related research I'm looking to map all the Coca Cola bottling plants worldwide. Where can I find such a list?
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Taxation systems across countries

Where can I find a dataset describing taxation systems across countries? More specifically: How many taxes businesses and individuals pay Do individuals pay taxes directly to domestic tax agencies or ...
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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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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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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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Datasets of detailed statistics from MMORPGs

Are there any datasets of MMORPG statistics? I mean detailed "snapshots" of a virtual world that contain parameters of the game, current status of players (items owned, performed actions), internal ...
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How to estimate subjective value?

Value is subjective. One person might want a certain house so much that he will pay for it $2 million, while another person won't give even $0.5 million to the same house. The market price of the ...
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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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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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VAT Rates of EU or better all Countries

In this Wikipedia Entry, there is a list of VAT rates ind EU countries and all other countries raising VAT. Is there a machine readable open source for such data? I have checked dbpedia but they do ...
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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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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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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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Historical Mobile App Rankings/Downloads and Prices

I am a PhD student in Economics who is starting a new research project on the mobile app market. For this project, I would ideally need historical data on the rankings (or downloads), prices, and ...
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Open alternatives to the IMF data

The IMF has five datasets: International Financial Statistics (IFS) Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS) Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS) Government Finance Statistics (GFS) Trade and Investment ...
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microcredit or microfinance data

Data: I am seeking a panel style data set containing information on microfinance. I am aware of large studies around Bangladesh. Context: I am attempting to undertake a research project on the ...
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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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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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Looking for data on 3D Printer sales trends worldwide

I'm trying to find data on sales of 3D printers worldwide over the last few years. Can anyone help me? I'm basically looking for the data to include type of printer, years, sales, so that I can ...