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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Missing private sector credit in IFS for Euro-area countries 1998--1999

I'm using the IMF International Financial Statistics (IFS) database through their online Query Builder (http://elibrary-data.imf.org/DataExplorer.aspx) to obtain measures of credit by "other ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I get aggregate dollar values out of Zillow?

I am interested in getting aggregate dollar values for listings/sales on Zillow (for the whole country summed together, for example). Unfortunately, Zillow's data page seems to only show the "ZHVI", ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Searching a proxy for monthly GDP

I am searching for a proxy for monthly GDP. The variable should be high correlated with GDP and available for most countries. 1980-2014 on a monthly basis would be nice. Do you have any suggestions?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...