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Clain data sources for economics

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Clain data sources for economics

  1. 1. EconometricsEco 3137<br />Linda Hauck<br />Fall 2010<br />
  2. 2. Literature Search<br />
  3. 3. Literature Search<br />Keywords, JEL Subjects<br />Boolean AND OR<br />Scholarly Journal Limit<br />Narrow Publication date<br />Getting Full text<br />
  4. 4. Statistics & Data Considerations<br />Form (print, pdf, xls, SAS, zip, SPSS)<br />Cross section(moment in time), panel (time series), condensed panel (averaged)<br />Harmonized, comparability<br />Scope, frequency, units<br />Method/documentation/metadata/crosswalks<br />
  5. 5. Common Statistical Sources<br />U.S. Federal Government<br />State & Local Governments<br />Foreign Governments <br />International Organizations/NGO’s (IMF, World Bank, UN)<br />Private Associations (NYSE, Conference Board, Major League Baseball, Think Tanks, Universities, Companies)<br />
  6. 6. Finding Statistics & Data<br />Leverage data from literature review<br />Use abstracts/indices/directories<br />The Telephone<br />Keyword and Drill Down<br />
  7. 7. Finding Statistics & Data<br />Aggregators<br />Subscription Sources<br />Global Financial Data<br />Statistical Lexis Nexis<br />IHS Global Insight<br />ICPSR<br />WRDS<br />Free Sources<br />Data.gov<br />World Bank<br />OffStats<br />OECD<br />IMF<br />Economist Intelligence Unit<br />
  8. 8. Practice<br />Consumer Spending Food=f(CPI food, DI)<br />Who publishes Consumer Price Index Food?<br /> Who publishers Disposable Income?<br />Country Remittances Data?<br />Consumer Confidence?<br />Existing Housing Sales/New Home Starts?<br />

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