Econ 213 & 365: Econometrics
Abstract of the United States. Ref Desk HA 202 .A3x
Standard summary of social, political, and economic statistics of the U.S.
Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present. Ref
HA202 .H57 2006
Demographic, economic, and social statistics of the United States from colonial times to the end of the 20th century.
Useful for locating statistics gathered by U.S. federal government agencies that are available on the Web.
U.S. demographic and housing statistics
Data from the U.S. Decennial Census of Population and Housing, the Economic Census, and other surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. This site often provides an easier way to navigate to data than the Census Bureau's home page.
U.S. business and economic statistics
Economic Report of the President
Transmitted to the Congress. Ref HC 106.5 .A272
Tables in back of volume include U.S. economic statistics for the past 40-50 years.
Business Statistics of the United States. Ref HC 101 .A15x
Economic and industrial statistics used for calculating the GNP. Good for time series data.
Almanac of the 50 States. Ref HA 203 .A5
State Rankings. Ref HA 203 .U17x
World Development Indicators and Global Finance Report
Country-level, time series data on development from the World Bank. Topics covered include demographics, the economy, and the environment. Data may be saved as Excel or ASCII files.
Variety of economic and social data for OECD countries.
International Financial Statistics. Ref HG 3881 .I6264x
Detailed statistics on the financial and monetary conditions of countries of the world. From the International Monetary Fund.
OECD Economic Outlook Statistics and Projections
Extensive macroeconomic time series data for OECD countries and non-OECD zones. Includes historical statistics as well as projections extending two years beyond the current date.
Examples of specialized sources
Statehealthfacts.org (Kaiser Family Foundation)
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (Bureau of Justice Statistics). Ref HV 7245 .N37b
Black Americans: A Statistical Sourcebook. Ref E 185.5 .B512
Digest of Education Statistics (National Center for Education Statistics). Ref L 11 .D48
Ward's Motor Vehicle Facts and Figures. Ref HD 9710 .U5 M63a
For more sources...
Statistics -- U.S. and
Statistics -- World and Economics Data (U.S.)
Lists of statistical Web sites most often used by Skillman reference staff. (Many have been added to this list because other econometrics students have found them useful.)
Lafayette Library Catalog
To find more sources in Skillman, search the library catalog by keyword for your topic and the word statistics—e.g., statistics and sports.