Other Sources on the Internet

Trade organisations

Trade organisations will often collect their data in an easy, usable format, for example, the British Bankers’ Association.

Non-Official Data Sources

The main non-official data sources are those collected by university researchers. Some of these sites are huge. The most famous is perhaps the Penn World Tables, which provides data designed for cross-country comparisons of GDP and growth.

The ESRC, which funds research in the social sciences, has a data archive (at the University of Essex).
http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

An American analogue is at
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/
To access this last site you may need to go through the data archive at Essex.

Trade organisations

Trade organisations will often collect their data in an easy, usable format, for example, the British Bankers’ Association.

Non-Official Data Sources

The main non-official data sources are those collected by university researchers. Some of these sites are huge. The most famous is perhaps the Penn World Tables, which provides data designed for cross-country comparisons of GDP and growth.

The ESRC, which funds research in the social sciences, has a data archive (at the University of Essex).
http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/

An American analogue is at
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/
To access this last site you may need to go through the data archive at Essex.

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