Links to Useful Data

This page provides links to data sources on the World Wide Web. I would be very interested to hear about other useful sites with data; please e-mail me with any suggestions you might have. The links given below were active as of March 18, 2010.

1. Links to Economic and Financial Data
 
TITLE WEB SITE DATA TYPE FORMAT AVAILABLE
Stern OnLine Data Access http://www.stern.nyu.edu/it/rds/research/index.html data on basic economics, industrial compustat, bank compustat, business information compustat, global vantage, stock, bond & indices; data available as SAS data files & ASCII files; user name and password required;
Global Financial Data  https://www.globalfinancialdata.com/ annual data on stock markets, inflation rates, interest rates, exchange rates,etc; data available in various formats;
National Bureau of Economic Research Macrohistory Database   http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/index.html historic data on production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions, foreign trade and government activity; data available in Micro-TSP.db format which is readable by TSP, Micro-TSP, Eviews, RATS and other packages;
Federal Reserve Economic Data  http://www.stls.frb.org/fred/ historical U.S.economic and financial data, including daily U.S. interest rates, monetary and business indicators, exchange rate, balance of payments and regional economic data; compressed files in .zip or self-extracting.exe formats, others in ASCII format;
Bureau of Labor Statistics  http://stats.bls.gov/ employment, average annual pay, and many other economic statistics; data available in ASCII format;
WebEc Economics Data  http://www.helsinki.fi/WebEc/webecc8d.html one of the best and complete economics data links including data on both international and domestic data categorized by area and country; various data formats, some data available as ASCII,Excel and other convenient format; others available as print-out tables;
Bill Goffe's Resources for Economists   http://rfe.org/showCat.php?cat_id=2 data for U.S. and regional economies; links to many other U.S. data sites; links to world/non-U.S. data; data available in different forms depending on source; 
The Connecticut Economic Information System   http://www.ct.gov/ecd/site/default.asp data on employment and labor force, demographic and social statistics; exports, the growth of economy and other economic indicators; data available in excel format;
Yahoo! Finance  http://finance.yahoo.com/ stock quotes & other data on financial market; data downloadable in spreadsheet format;
National Economic Accounts  http://www.bea.gov/bea/regional/data.htm Local area economic data for states, counties and metropolitan areas; data available in excel file;
Financial Data Finder  http://fisher.osu.edu/cgi-bin/DB_Search/
db_search.cgi?setup_file=finance.setup.cgi
links to historical data and quotes on banks, derivatives, equity, exchanges, fixed income, investment, real estate, etc; data available in printed-out table or ASCII file;
Damodaran Online  http://www.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar This page provides information on how to collect data from a variety of sources; it also allows you to look at and download a number of data sets that you might find useful in corporate finance and valuation; data available in downloadable format; 
Economagic  http://www.economagic.com/ This page provides links to more than 100,000 economic time series. data available through cutting and pasting; Excel files are available by subscription; 
Free Lunch
 http://www.economy.com/freelunch Links to many financial, economic, and demographic data
data available through cutting and pasting

 2. Links to Other Social Science Data
 
TITLE WEB SITE DATA TYPE FORMAT AVAILABLE
EH.net   http://eh.net/ehresources/ databases include data on U.S. population series; labor  force data by all kinds of categories; data of the rural agricultural workforce by sex and by age-group, by county at census dates from 1800-1900; data available in both ASCII and Excel format;
Crime & Justice Electronic Data Abstracts  http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/ crime and justice data containing thousands of numbers and hundreds of categories, displayed by jurisdiction and over time; data presented in spreadsheets in .wk1 format; convenient to use with analytic software;
Yale StatCat  http://ssrs.yale.edu/statcat/index.jsp links to a lot of social science survey data;  data provided within extract and analysis systems and/or in downloadable formats;
Survey Documentation & Analysis  http://sda.berkeley.edu/ data on national omnibus surveys; racial attitudes and prejudice; health surveys; US census microdata and data for testing; data available in ASCII format;
Data and Information Services Center  http://www.disc.wisc.edu/ a complete social science data archive for use in social science research; data are free to download;
Yahoo Social Science Data Archive  http://dir.yahoo.com/Social_Science/Social_Research/Data_Collections/
Science/Social_Research/Data_Collections/
links to all kinds of data archives data available in different kinds of formats;
Social Sciences Data Collection (SSDC)  http://ssdc.ucsd.edu/ links to all kinds of social sciences data data available in different kinds of formats; some data have access restrictions;

3. Links to Sports Data
 
TITLE WEB SITE DATA TYPE FORMAT AVAILABLE
The Sports Data Page  http://it.stlawu.edu/~rlock/sports.html
sports.html
links collected to help students and instructors find current & archived sports data; data available in printed-out tables

4. Data about the entertainment industry
 
TITLE WEB SITE DATA TYPE FORMAT AVAILABLE
Internet Movie Database  http://www.imdb.com/ Very extensive information about movies, including revenues, budgets, etc.;  data available in printed-out tables;
The Numbers  http://www.the-numbers.com/ Very extensive information about movies, including revenues, budgets, international figures, etc.;  data available in printed-out tables;
Box Office Mojo  http://www.boxofficemojo.com/ Movie box office information ;  data available in printed-out tables;
Rotten Tomatoes  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/ Movie reviews ;  data available by movie;
Playbill On-Line  http://www.playbill.com/ Information about the Broadway theatre, including Broadway grosses (and discount tickets!)  data available in printed-out tables;
Broadway League  http://www.broadwayleague.com/ Information about the Broadway theatre, including Broadway grosses   data available in printed-out tables;
Billboard  http://www.billboard.com/ Information about the music industry ;  data available in various charts;

5. Links to Comprehensive Data
 
TITLE WEB SITE DATA TYPE FORMAT AVAILABLE
The Info Service  http://info-s.com/ Links to just about everything you can think of data available in different forms depending on source
Regional Statistics  http://www.fedstats.gov/ links to more than 70 federal agencies with regional statistics on agriculture; demographic and economic; crime; education; energy and environment; health; labor and national accounts;etc;  data available in compressed ASCII files;
Government statistics related to business
http://www.policyexpert.co.uk/businessresources/
links to various Federal databases
data available in various formats
International OECD Statistics  http://www.oecd.org/statsportal/0,2639,en_2825_293564_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
0,2639,en_2825_293564_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
links to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development statistics on agriculture; demographic and economic; crime; education; energy and environment; health;  some data available in Excel and ASCII files; others as printed-out tables
Center for International Earth Science Information Network  http://www.ciesin.org/ data resources including archive of census related products; China dimensions data collection; environmental treaty texts; gridded population of the world, etc; data usually available in ASCII format;
National Climatic Data Center http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html links to weather-related data categorized as Climate; Geophysical; Oceanographic; Radar and Satellite;  data available as downloadable format;
Statistical Resources on the Web http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stcomp.html
libhome/Documents.center/
stcomp.html
complete links to all kinds of online data archives; data available in different forms depending on source;
Statistics Data Sources   http://www.statistics.com/ links to many different data archives data available in different forms depending on source

6. Links to Data for Teaching Statistics
 
TITLE WEB SITE DATA TYPE FORMAT AVAILABLE
The Dataset and Story Library (DASL)  http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/DASL/
DASL/
provides data from a wide variety of topics that illustrate the use of basic statistics method; data may be searched by data subjects or by statistical techniques; data available in ASCII format;
Statistics on the Web  http://www.claviusweb.net/statistics.shtml links to more general statistical resources on the web, with a good section related to teaching statistics.
Juha Puranen's Statistics Education links  http://www.causeweb.org/resources/links.php links to many statistical teaching resources on the web.

This page was originally created by Lan Ma and Jeffrey S. Simonoff, and is maintained (sporadically) by Jeffrey Simonoff.