Show me the data! (slides June 2014)


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These are the slides presented in several sessions at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge. They give an overview of the different platforms offering data and statistics.

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  • Show me the data! (slides June 2014)

    1. 1. Marshall Library of Economics Show me the data! MPhil June 2014 edition
    2. 2. 1. What is out there? by empiredeslumieres (Flickr) (CC BY-NC 2.0)
    3. 3. • Free online data • Subscription online data • Datastream & Bloomberg terminals
    4. 4. 2. Where do I start?
    5. 5. Statistics : United Kingdom Data related to economy, population & society (national/regional/local levels): Annual Population Survey, HM Revenue and Customs uktradeinfo Statistics : National Statistics Institutes Major national statistics institutes of Europe and North America: Office for National Statistics, USA: Bureau of Economic Analysis Statistics : International Data Economic, social and development statistics from international bodies: IMF, World Bank, IEA, OECD, UN, Eurostat, ILO Statistics : Regional organisations Major organizations of Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe: African Development Bank, North American Free Trade Agreement, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, European Central Bank,
    6. 6. Statistics : International organisations International organizations producing major statistics: IMF, NATO, OECD, etc. Statistics : Historical Includes historical national time series data and facsimile reproductions of key statistical publications: Annuaire Statistique, Statistical Abstract of the United States, etc. Statistics : National Data Archives Archives and research institutes offering online data: UK Data Archive (Essex), Institute for Quantitative Soc. Sci at Harvard
    7. 7. Statistics : United Kingdom Bank of England - Statistics
    8. 8. Statistics : International Data UN Comtrade • detailed imports and exports statistics • from statistical authorities of nearly 200 countries/areas • annual trade data from 1962 to the most recent year. • Premium access (unlimited downloads) • Access by IP recognition (but access beyond Cambridge IP can be arranged)
    9. 9. Statistics : National Statistics Institutes Consumer Expenditure Survey Link via FedStats
    10. 10. Statistics : Regional organisations European Central Bank
    11. 11. Statistics : National Data Archives UK Data Archive (Essex)
    12. 12. Statistics : International organisations OECD
    13. 13. Statistics : Historical History Data Service
    14. 14. Digital Library of Historical Directories, 1750-1919
    15. 15. You will need to register to download the data!
    16. 16. Statistics : Databases Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED)
    17. 17. IndiaStat
    18. 18. Bankscope • A comprehensive, global database of banks’ financial statements, ratings and intelligence .... • Access currently only on campus.
    19. 19. MOxLAD (Montevideo-Oxford Latin American Economic History Data Base)
    20. 20. Bloomberg / Datastream 1 Bloomberg & 1 Datastream terminal in Library Gallery Booking is required at Issue Desk or online via Marshall Library www page (where you can also check availability)
    21. 21. Bloomberg: • current and historical financial data • business newswires • descriptive information & statistics on over 52,000 companies worldwide. • platform also offer various analytical tools
    22. 22. Datastream: • data on broad range of financial entities & instruments • global coverage • daily prices, trading volumes, and return indices, updated at the end of every trading day • over 100,000 equities in nearly 200 countries • data on bonds, options and other derivatives, mutual funds (unit trusts), market indices, exchange rates, macroeconomic variables, and corporate financial data.
    23. 23. International Country Risk Guide (ICRG) - assesses political, financial, and economic risk for 140 developed, emerging and frontier markets. - uses nearly 30 metrics - Access: email Simon or Clemens, or email Marshall
    24. 24. 3. Data analysis software support
    25. 25. 3.1 Software manuals available in Library
    26. 26. Eg. Stata
    27. 27. 3.2 Online statistical software support sites & training E.g. Stata
    28. 28. STATA
    29. 29. STATA
    30. 30. STATA
    31. 31. Finally .... • If you have a problem locating data, or accessing a particular resource, email us at • If you know of a free resource you think we should have on our www pages, please use our Online Resource Suggestion Form