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Requests for (references/links to) data that address a specific question or need.

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Are there any non-paywalled reputable economics journals?

I'm contributing to another open-source economics project, and was looking to compile a list of primary sources for modern developments in the field. Basically something to help bridge the (...
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Where can I find data on income and social mobility over time? How far back is data available?

I'm interested in income and social mobility. I understand that Piketty's research deals with the the distribution of income over a long time period. I have also seen some of Chetty and Saez's ...
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What are some good repositories for economic data

Economic data is a very broad concept. It can include discrete preference relation data-sets as well as extensive time series data. But it is important that theories are tested against data, and the ...
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Is elasticity of substitution between goods empirically constant?

In New Keynesian models, we use a lot of CES assumption, usually Dixit-Stiglitz, to develop an economic model. Is CES, constant elasticity of substitution between goods, empirically (approximately) ...
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Examples of Applied Micro Paper with R (!) Code and Data in Public Repository

Can anyone suggest examples of relatively simple applied micro papers (e.g. an RCT or straightforward regression model) of possible interest to a general audience, that have their data and code, ...
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Are there any datasets for protectionism?

Are there any data sources or variables that measure how protectionist a country is? If so, what are they?
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What is the percentage of announced Merger & Acquistion deals actaully completed?

I am assuming that not all M&A deals announced are completed. There are factors such as anti trust laws and consumer protection agencies that legally prohibit the two companies from completing the ...
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Why did the Federal Reserve change the data about USA GDP?

This is the data published on 20 March 2013 FOMC meeting: (http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/fomcprojtabl20130320.htm) 20 March 2013, Change in real GDP (actual): ...
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Historical US Housing Data Availability

Papers like Ng and Moench (2011) and Negro and Otrok (2007) use historical housing data to estimate latent variables that correspond to some "true" or "truer" measure of house prices or housing ...
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What are good dataset alternatives to estimate value functions?

Suppose we want to estimate for many goods in the economy (or classifications thereof) the preferences of each household for these goods. We may want to restrict the analysis to specific utility ...
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Any databases with CEO letters and shareholder letters?

I am doing a research with content analysis, verifying certain disclosures on CEO letters and Shareholder letters present in annual reports of listed companies in the London Stock Exchange. Can ...
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Testing Roberts's Law: data request on CEO pay and company characteristics

I posted here regarding sources for Roberts's Law. In this paper it gives a clear qualification of what Roberts's law is. (Page 9, ...Cross-sectional prediction..) ..In a given year, the ...
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Free source of large amounts of financial data

I am looking for a free source of large amounts of long term financial data on stocks, exchange rates, government bond rates, etc. I know there is Thomson Reuters, but this requires a costly ...
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Government spending and revenue statistics

I am looking for thorough statistics of budgetary spending and revenues by category for approx all oecd countries. If not for all oecd i will be happy to have data only for Switzerland. I am ...
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How can I get total home values on 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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Which data on GDP to use?

Wiki's article provides with 3 sources for GDP data: IMF, World Bank and CIA. I wonder which of them is better (i.e. more accurate)? Also, what about reliability of so called Penn tables? If anyone ...
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What is was the total corporate Income earned in the United States in 2014?

What is was the total corporate income earned in the United States in 2014? The question may seem simple, but I have been looking for a reliable source to inform me of this figure, and I hope someone ...
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Increasing prevalence of price discrimination

It seems to me that the variation of prices for similar or identical products has grown over the last decade. A few examples: On major air routes, price differences between low-cost and traditional ...
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Where can I get pizza data

I'm studying the pizza market, especially in Utah, and I would like to know if there are any pizza data sources. Can some kind of sales tax data be used to study pizza? Is there a straight up pizza ...
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What are some helpful online tools (databases, etc..) for economic analysts?

More specifically, I'm looking for a online database of US economic statistics that is regularly updated. Most of my searches result in older data, that is not particularly useful for what I need it ...
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Are there any major commodity markets with a public order book?

Most major exchanges seem to have secret order books. For example, on the NYSE only the specialists know the order books. On the NASDAQ only the market maker can see the order book. On Globex, the ...
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Is Firing Costly in the US?

I suppose that it doesn't cost most firms much to get rid of cheap labor, and that high wage workers typically have contracts that imply high compensations in case of firing. But what about the ...
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Macroeconomic Measures of Human Capital

How exactly do you measure human capital for a given country and what numbers are included in that measure. The reason why I ask is because im interested in simulating the Mankiw–Romer–Weil version ...
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Is there any statistics available on forecasting failures?

Like what percentage of financial/economical forecast fail? Or how often do politicians create bad policies based on wrong forecasts?
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Where can I find information on relationships between different commodities?

I'm looking for information about relationships between commodities. Essentially, what things do you need to use to produce other things. The info doesn't need to reflect the current state of ...
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Data: Attitude towards global warming

I'm interested in data that reveals public opinion towards global warming in the US. It'd be best to have a time dimension to it, but I'm interested in data from around the year 2000. Since it is ...
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Reference request: Gender wage gap / Minority wage gap

Disclaimer: I am neither a social scientist nor an economist. I hope the ESE is the right place to ask this question. Disclaimer 2: I do not intend to spark an ideologically driven discussion here. ...
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Old Measure of Inflation Still Tracked?

At this ZH link (paranoid blogger warning), the free documentary mentions that using an old measure of inflation, which was used during Paul Volcker's years at the Fed, inflation has been much higher ...
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Literature / Evidence on Cash Hoarding of Firms

I have received anecdotal evidence (heard stories) about many firms hoarding cash (liquid assets) post 2008 and not spending it despite availability of many projects with positive NPV. However, when I ...
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Distribution of US after-tax money income by household size

I'm looking for the US household distribution of after-tax after-transfers income by household size, at a finer grain than quintiles. CPS has total money income (after-transfer) in ~$2,500 increments, ...
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Source of commodity production statistics?

What would be a recommended source of historical data for commodity production amounts which is current up to the previous year or better? For example, if I wanted to know the annual global ...
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Distribution of firm sizes and firm age

What are public sources for US firm/plant sizes, in order to characterize the firm size distribution? And what are stylized facts about the firm size distribution: What does it approximate to? ...
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List of commercial banks by country in Europe

How do I find a list of all operating commercial banks by country? I am only interested in commercial banks. Not building societies nor community banks. I expected that that list should be made ...
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Longitudinal microdata on house migration patterns

I am looking for a database that has longitudinal microdata for housing migration patterns. Optimistically, the data would look something like: In 2006, Person #2341 made $X, was Y years old, and ...
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Does any international organization (such as IMF) provide data on capital control / financial openness?

I've read some literature on measuring capital control / financial openness, but I am wondering if there is any data directly collected by international organizations like IMF that measure capital ...
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Sources of historical cross-country government debt to GDP data

I am looking for a source containing debt (government debt) to GDP data of different governments. Do you know of any reliable sources with data going back as far as possible (at least 1960s)?
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Distribution of loans by types of interest

Im looking for some kind of report that would inculde data on the distribution of loans by types of interest(fixed/floating), spesificaly global not just for one country(developed, undeveloped, ...
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Demand functions in merger simulation models

Currently competition authorities usually decide whether to approve a merger or not based on the total revenues or capacities of the merging firms and some rule of thumbs. A reason for this is that ...
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Link goods to sector (UCC to NAICS)

Universal Classification Code (UCCs) are six digit codes that identify items or groups of items. Here are some UCCs: 190903 Food and non-alcoholic beverages at restaurants, cafes, fast food places on ...
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Database for Monthly GDP

Can anyone point me to a source of monthly GDP? So far I only find yearly and quarterly. I need it for the period of Jan/1999-Jan/2015 for USA, Japan, the Eurozone and UK. Thank you!
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How Africans use their wages?

I was researching poverty in Africa and was reading about their daily wages. Based on the article linked, 2/3 of Africans live on less than $1.25 USD, a day. However, what this article and many ...
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Where to find more detailed data for International Comparison Program 2011?

According to the World Bank PPP conversion factors, in 2014, 0.86 SGD could buy as much stuff in Singapore as could 1 USD in the USA (presumably Averagetown, USA). The market exchange rates in 2014 ...
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Estimates of the global STEM workforce?

I am looking for any recent estimates of the global STEM workforce (STEM = Science Technology Engineering Mathematics, and ideally includes software engineers). Time series data would be even better, ...
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Test data for repeat sales indices

I'm interested in calculating a repeat sales index like that of Case and Shiller (1987) or Bailey, Muth and Nourse (1963). While I believe I have a handle on the econometrics, to test my ...
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Annual price of precious metals

I need a list (or separate lists) with average prices of precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium, etc.), by year. I prefer the annual average price or at least the price at the end/...
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Long term trade data request

Can anyone recommend a resource for very long term trade data? (1500-2014). I have looked and found bits and pieces here and there but haven't come across any single data-set covering all of it. I am ...
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Can anyone recommend a resource for monthly trade data for Mexico from before 2010?

Can anyone point me to a resource where I can find monthly series data (specifically for 2003-2013) on Mexico's imports and exports in nominal (current) Mexican Pesos (MEP) including broken down by ...
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Free Data Source for Credit Spreads?

Credit spreads are a key economic indicator. They are the difference between yields on corporate and government debt. They are a measure of confidence in the private sector, they provide insight into ...
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Market Value of a publicly traded company

I want to know the market value (market capitalization) of a company on a particular day in the recent past (within the past 5 years). How can I do this, may be with the help of Google Finance or ...
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Data Set for Mankiw, Romer, and Weil 1992

I am trying to replicate the results of Mankiw, Romer and Weil 1992, and cannot seem to find the original data.