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

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Which one of these sources best represents fiscal deficit data?

I'm currently recollecting data for an econometrics model I want to build later on with a panel data model. However, sometimes it is difficult to find certain information. For example, I want to ...
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Is there a reference that plots different countries' debt-to-GDP ratios over (long) times?

This old blog post has an interesting plot that demonstrates that the U.K.'s current debt-to-GDP ratio is significantly below its very-long-term (180-year) average. Is there a plot anywhere that ...
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Best reports / data sources on economics flows / trade between US & China?

curious for any suggestions on reports or data sources on trade and flows between the US and China? In addition, the impact that the current political frictions could potentially have moving forward ...
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How do I find monthly domestic interest rates for Panama for the early nineties?

I am looking for monthly domestic interest rates for Panama from before December 1996. Any type of interest rate will suffice - deposit rate, money market rate, saving rate, lending rate. The time ...
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List of stock and bond indexes for countries

I am doing some master`s degree research and looking for the list of stock/bond indexes for developed and developing countries. So the excel-file I should gather in the end will look like this: ...
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Business climate data collection experiments

Hernando de Soto in his book "The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else" describes a series of experiments in different countries, illustrating economic ...
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What is the average percent of value an employee makes which he gets on salary (called)?

I'm looking for any statistics showing the average percent of money employees get from the monetary value they create, primarily from the US or EU. Is there a term for this ratio?
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Where to find the latest statistics of brain drain in the world?

Where to find the latest statistics of brain drain in the world? I would appreciate your suggestions.
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Statistical distribution of firms by revenue in competitive market

I would like to produce a simple distribution of competitive market firms based on their revenues. I know the number of firms in the market n, the total market ...
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Comparable data on second-hand market?

I see neither the WB nor the OECD collect data on second hand markets. However, estimates for fashion, for example, suggests this are quite significant (US here: https://luxiders.com/second-hand-...
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Data for producer prices for products

I am working with some data that express the environmental byproducts for the manufacturing of specific broad product categories (e.g. milk, soap, leather). The statistics are given per dollar of ...
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Data for currency crises

Dear StackExchange users, I am currently studying currency crises and for that I need data from 1980-2018. I have used data from IMF, OECD, BIS, WORLD BANK, etc., but I still have some missing data ...
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Difference between unemployment rate between ILO and bureau of labor statistics

Why there are differences between the unemployment rate of the US between the data of the bureau of labor statistics and the ILO (international labor organization). Have they different definitions of ...
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Data for income distributions

Knowing the average income per capita or the median income is a rather poor economical indicator of a country, even when given in PPP\$. Knowing the (dimension-less) Gini index is somehow better, but ...
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Good source for marginal propensity to consume by country?

Is there a good data source that aggregates the MPCs of various countries? Thanks.
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Comparative data on agricultural subsidies

Where can I find data on the agricultural subsidies of each country, ideally in a comparable fashion? I've googled without success. I hope there are some experts on this forum that can direct me to ...
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The world's largest companies

There are several criteria (or key figures) to list the world's "largest" companies, giving quite different lists: revenue (in \$) profit (in \$) assets (in \$) market capitalization (in \$) number ...
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Data for CGE experiments?

Does anyone know of any open-source U.S. data sets in a format appropriate to whole-economy CGE econometric modeling, i.e. data sets covering the entire economy, divided into at least 20 sectors, with ...
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Data of Inflation and unemployment for a Panel Data

I am looking for data of Inflation and unemployment to run a Panel Data of a Philips Curve. Can anybody help me with some website/source that I can find data like these? In my mind I would need too ...
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Characterizing nations in global commodity market

I'm not an economist, so I'm looking for help making sure I'm not reinventing the wheel, or if I am, that it's at least round. I've been set the task of modeling a multi-step supply chain using UN ...
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Sources for macro economic forecast data

I need data for these long run(atleast 10year forward) macroeconomic parameters from 2000, meaning I need forecasted data as in 2000 for 2010 so I can backtest my model with actual realised data: ...
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Beta convergence: data uncertainties

Maybe these questions are silly for many of you but I’m trying to conduct a beta convergence analysis using data from the Penn World Table, and I have run into some uncertainties. For the dependent ...
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How can I obtain State level Investment in the US?

How can I obtain investment level data by state in the US? I want to analyse how Public investment vs Private Investment responded to TFP shocks on a state level, so I am looking for Gross Private ...
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Engel’s Coefficient Data

Does anyone know of any good data sources where we can find Engel’s Coefficients by nation?
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Physical goods in a typical household

Estimating how much of physical goods a somehow typical person or household owns today (say in the Western world, compared to former times) is not so easy I guess, but there is one single number that ...
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Costs of transportation

I assume that it makes sense to ask for the energy costs of transportation of different goods per weight and volumetric mass density, depending on the means of transportation (truck, train, ship, etc.)...
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Where can I find a complete list of goods affected by NAFTA?

I am looking for the list of goods that NAFTA, preferably in the format of what is subject to tariff reduction. I have found a few potential leads, but none seem to be exhaustive: https://www....
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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.
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What do they mean by “bottom line” and why did US IRS turned back 810 millions to IBM? and what do they mean by “unspecified “ layoffs?

In the quarter ended in March, IBM’s revenues rose by 5.1 percent to \$19.1 billion, and its gross profits were up by 6.1 percent to \$8.25 billion. There were a whole bunch of things that affected ...
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US Student debt volume and default rate data source

I would like to see data for private and public student loans and their default rate over time
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Existing metric for personal productivity hours needed per life hour?

With about 50 hours of productivity a week, including work, cooking, etc. I can complete the tasks and pay the expenses necessary to live about a week. Subtract maybe 5 hours of labor that goes into ...
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World Inequality Database: Top 10% Income Share U.S. vs. Top 10% Average Income

I want to use the U.S. data from the World Inequality Database for a VAR analysis. However, I am confused as to why the series for the top 10% income share only runs back to 1962, while the series for ...
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Data source for the relative frequency of different kinds of expiration date by retailers? (use by, sell by, best by)

I'm not sure if this is the correct Stackexchange site for this question, but I am interested in the economic and environmental effects of food waste reduction. A common policy proposal to reduce food ...
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How to find data about earning per share of S&P 500

I am working on a small project regarding PE ratio of SP500,for which I need historic earning per share data of SP500. I searched finance yahoo, but it has only prices data. Could anyone tell me the ...
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Where can I find the statistics of import crude oil to China?

Is there any website that shows statistics of import crude oil and commodities to China daily or monthly?
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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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Isn't it the case that figures on employment should equal the sum of employees plus the self-employed?

This is a question about data consistency. I'm using the AMECO database and I'm interested in employment data for Greece. My current understanding is that the series about Employment (NETD) should ...
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Military expenditure over time

The following graph from the world bank website shows the world wide military expenditure in percentage of the world GDP over time from 1988 to 2015 I am trying to find similar data over a much ...
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Are there internationally published sources of trade sanctions?

How to implement embargoes with respect to a trading company? Let's assume i am a small trading agent which assists and guides small exporters and importers while keeping embargoes and light ...
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What is a Labor Rate Index

For an report (professional not academic) I was asked for the Labor Rate Index of my region, which is a data point I've never been asked for before. After some googling I've found the term referred ...
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Collapse of Lehman Brothers: What did they have in their books?

What kind of products did Lehman Brothers have on their books that caused the collapse? Do we have access to data on this topic?
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CEO Compensation in Banking Data

My main goal is to compare CEO compensation for banks across different countries. Does anybody know where I can find data on CEO compensation for banks for different countries or a paper which ...
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Data Set of Bourguignon and Morrison 2002 AER

This question is about the following paper: F. Bourguignon and C. Morrison "Inequality among World Citizens: 1820-1992", American Economic Review, Vol. 92, No. 4. (Sep., 2002), pp. 727-744. On p.730,...
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Difference between “Level” and “Flow” in the Z.1 Fed data

The Z.1 Fed data can be found in FRED. I notices that many similar data sets are labelled "Flow" or "Level". For example, Financial business; total liabilities, Flow Federal government; total ...
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Existing metrics for amounts of leverage used in financial sector

My current understanding is that excessive leverage caused the Great Recession. Are there existing metrics for measuring the levels of leverage currently used in the US financial sector (lending, ...
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Where can I get national debt data?

I'm trying to find out about the history of South Africa's government debt. However, I couldn't manage to find suitable literature or websites showing the history. It is also very difficult to find ...
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Energy Costs by Source over Time

I'm looking for a comparison I can make between "traditional" energy sources and solar energy. Ideally, I'd like to show how much solar energy has yet to come down in price before it is cheaper than,...
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Reliable US yearly population and netmigration estimates by state from 1970 up to today

I am looking for US data on population and net migration by state and year from 1970 up to recent years (2015, 2016, 2017)? Is there a reliable, clean and integrated/compatible source? For 2010 to ...
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Gelman and Hill's Data on Effects of Child Support Enforcement

In Gelman and Hill's 2007 book, Data Analysis Using Regression and Multilevel/Hierarchical Models, chapter 11 begins the exploration of multilevel models. To do so, they introduce a data set that ...
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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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