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The EUI Library Data Portal was upgraded with a new tabular structure and two new resource guides on 12 September. The Data Portal is a one-stop index to licensed and open data resources for economic, social, political economic and economic historical research.
The Portal was presented at the Badia Fiesolana, on Tuesday, 13 September. EUI members who would like to receive the PPT should write to [email protected]
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.
EUI members now have upgraded access to the new online version of CNTS. The Cross-National Time-Series database provides internationally-comparative economic and political variables, including government expenditure, population, territorial size, per capita GDP, trade, infrastructure, conflict events, elections, legislative process and international status indicators. Data for 200 countries is provided from 1815 onwards. The 2014 release contains ‘Links’ files – bridging to media sources for major international events. Full details.