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Economics-Statistics: Internet Resources

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Google's advanced search allows you to search by domain name (on bottom line of the advanced search form).

Entering .edu or .gov into this line will only return results from educational or US government sites, which tend to contain more reliable scholarly or factual information. You will still have to evaluate the sites for authority, accuracy, currency, and objectivity.

Statistics

American FactFinder

American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys.

 

Economic Report of the President

The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. It overviews the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices
Economagic This page is meant to be a comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting. This site (set of web pages) was started in 1996 to help students in an Applied Forecasting class. The idea was to give students easy access to large amounts of data, and to be able to quickly get charts of that data

Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of EPA is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment -- air, water and land -- upon which life depends. EPA's Strategic Plan identifies the measurable environmental and human health outcomes the public can expect from EPA and describes how we intend to achieve those results.

Federal Digital System

GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of government
Federal Reserve System      The Federal Reserve's Duties fall into four general areas:
- conducting the nation’s monetary policy by inf luencing the monetary and credit conditions in the economy in pursuit of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates
- supervising and regulating banking institutions to ensure the safety and soundness of the nation’s banking and financial system and to protect the credit rights of consumers
- maintaining the stability of the financial system and containing systemic risk that may arise in financial markets
- providing financial services to depository institutions, the U.S. government, and foreign official institutions, including playing a major role in operating the nation’s payments system
 Financial Forecast Center   The Financial Forecast Center is a site that specializes in the creation of forecasts related to money: investments, loans, finance, economics and employment.
International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 186 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.

 National Agricultural Statistics Service  

The National Agricultural Statistics Service provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

UNdata

UNdata (a world of information) is a single web entry point to 34 UN Databases containing 60 million records covering crime, education, the environment, climate change, food, health and many more. Graphical, numerical and textual downloads available.