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Tools, Time Series & Data
Open data for international development. AidData increases aid transparency by providing tools, visualizations, services, and data related to development finance.
CIA World Factbook
Provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
Council of Economic Advisors
An agency within the Executive Office of the President. It offers advice on the formulation of both domestic and international economic policy.
From the U.S. Census Bureau
Includes statistics on new residential construction, wholesale trade, international trade, retail inventories, and more.
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Provides links to online sources of economic data produced by the New York Fed and other Reserve Banks.
Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC)
An online data visualization and distribution platform focused on the geography and dynamics of economic activities. The OEC integrates and distributes data from a variety of sources to empower analysts in the private sector, public sector, and academia.
The OEC is currently designed and developed by Datawheel, but it began as a research project at MIT’s Collective Learning group (former Macro Connections Group). The OEC was the Master Thesis of Alex Simoes (2012), directed by Professor Cesar A. Hidalgo.
In 2012 the OEC was spun out of MIT as an open source project. The OEC was refined throughout the years, expanding its technical and analytical capacities.
Penn World Tables 6.3
Provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 189 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2007.
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