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Economics Library Guide: GLOBAL STATS WEB


globalEDGE: Michigan State University. Data for the 11 major trading blocs and participating countries. Statistical data for 201 countries - history, economy and political conditions. International business and trade information for the 50 states. News, events, and statistical data for 20 industry sectors.

Index of Economic Freedom: The Index covers 12 freedoms – from property rights to financial freedom – in 186 countries. Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free society, individuals are free to work, produce, consume, and invest in any way they please. In economically free societies, governments allow labor, capital, and goods to move freely, and refrain from coercion or constraint of liberty beyond the extent necessary to protect and maintain liberty itself.

International Monetary Fund: Organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

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International Financial Statistics: All aspects of international & domestic finance with history to 1948; Direction of Trade: Value of exports & imports between countries and their trading partners with history to 1980; Balance of Payments: International economic transactions data & International Investment Position with history to 1960; Government Finance Statistics: Budgetary & extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments with history to 1990. Also Available: Coordinated Direct Investment Survey; Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey; Financial Access Survey; Financial Soundness Indicators; International Reserves Template.
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: OECD's mission is to promote policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. Provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems.

United Nations: The UN is an international organization of 193 member states committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. Their work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.

United Nations Economic Policy & Analysis Division: EPAD iprovides research and policy analysis on global macroeconomic trends and prospects, frontier issues, emerging issues, and issues associated with countries in special situations, in the broad context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

United Nations Statistics Division: Committed to the advancement of the global statistical system.Compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.

The World Bank: With 189 member countries, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Goals: To end extreme poverty by reducing the share of the global population that lives in extreme poverty to 3% by 2030 AND to promote shared prosperity by increasing the incomes of the poorest 40% of people in every country.

World Economic Forum: Independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. World Economic Forum is impartial and not-for-profit; it is tied to no political, partisan or national interests.

World Trade Organization: WTO is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

Yearbook of the United Nations: Principal reference work of the United Nation and provides a detailed overview of the Organization’s concerns and activities. Each Yearbook is fully indexed and includes all major General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council resolutions.