New Global Financial Database available to EUI members from 1 January 2017

The Global Financial Database of long-range series on stocks, bonds, bills and other financial data from 200 countries, is now available to EUI members. The Global Financial Database covers approximately 200 countries from the medieval period to present. EUI members can create an account on the GFD platform using an eui.eu mail account. A unique User Name and Password (case-sensitive) will be assigned via the eui.eu mail account. Enter the User Name (EUI mail address) and GFD Password at the login link (also in the top-bar menu).

2016 wave of Cross-National Time-Series economic historical data released on 16 May

EUI members now have access to the 2016 release of DataBanks International Cross-National Time-Series macro-economic historical database, which was released on 16 May. The Cross-National Time-Series database provides internationally comparative variables, including government expenditure, population, territorial size, GDP per capita, trade, infrastructure, conflict events, political measures and international status indicators. Data for over 200 countries is provided from 1815 onwards. The CNTS variables are described on this page. The publisher also provides an events dataset (2011-2015) with links to details of news sources for international events. Full details of how to access CNTS are on this EUI Library page.

New ‘Browse by Subject’ feature launched by Federal Reserve for Economic Historical Research

The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the upgrade of the FRASER digital archive of economic, financial and banking historical resources on 7 January. Historical records can now be browsed by over 1,000 subject-heads, such as monetary policy, business cycles, industrial production &c. Earlier this year, FRASER was upgraded with a new tool for downloading metadata in XML and JSON, a new PDF viewer with page-specific linking, and a new citation export function compatible with Zotero. Users of FRASER may also be interested in the FRED economic data portal and the GGDC Economic Historical Data directory. For access to statistical data at the EUI, please see this Library page.

New EUI Library Resource Page for GGDC Economic Historical Data (Groningen)

The Groningen Growth and Development Centre (Netherlands) maintains a portal of economic historical data resources for international macroeconomic research. GGDC-hosted data can be used for work on: historical population trends, GDP and GDP per capita; long-run economic growth and development; economic performance and productivity; economic interdependencies, inputs and outputs; and industrial sectors, labour and income. The portal gives access to Penn World Table data (8.1); Maddison Historical Statistics; the Total Economy Database and the GGDEC 10-Sector Database. Full details are on this new Library resource page.

2014 Release of Historical Cross National Time Series data, with new event log links

The 2014 release of the Databanks International Cross National Time Series database (1815-2013) is now available to EUI members. Due to the inclusion of new supporting materials – and media source links – the dossier structure has been updated as follows: (i) Core data, codebook and historical tabulation file of independent states (ii) User’s manual and bibliography and (iii) Source links/event log. The Cross-National Time-Series database provides worldwide historical variables on government type, conflict events, expenditure, population, territorial size, per capita GDP, trade, infrastructure, elections, legislative process, political measures and international status indicators. Full details are on this Library page.

New Online Version of ‘International Historical Statistics’ now available to EUI members

EUI members now have online access to International Historical Statistics. This is an interactive database version of Brian Mitchell’s 3-volume compendium of world statistical data. International Historical Statistics is structured in three broad geographical divisions and ten themes: Europe; Africa/Asia/Oceania; The Americas. Thematic coverage varies by year and country: Population and vital statistics; Labour force; Agriculture; Industry; External trade; Transport and communications; Finance; Commodity prices; Education and National accounts. This resource has been added to the Library Data Portal. There will be an overview of the Portal in the Library training room at 13:30 on Wednesday, 12 November.