Statistical and other References

This is one of the most comprehensive collections of statistical and demographic databases and of data visualisation tools and sites on the Internet, ideal for researchers, students, journalists and anyone searching for indicators and statistics or looking to visualise such data etc.

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hundreds of thousands of statistical, demographical, indicator and timeline resources

at: >>> References by Date Published <<<

Our collection is constantly enhanced – and coming soon: Resources by Categories.

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Statistical References

(Last updated 2014-05-06)

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“The combination of some data and an aching desire
for an answer does not ensure that a reasonable
answer can be extracted from a given body of data.”

— John W. Tukey (the first of six “basics” against statistician’s hubrises)
in “Sunset Salvo”, The American Statistician 40(1), 72-76 (February 1986)

(Hat Tip rfortunes’s posterous blog)

The material has become so copious, that CrisisMaven had to put it into subdivisions of 100 references each (or HTML would not display the trailing entries) which can now be reached on subpages at intervals of 100 each (accessible when data are uploaded in the respective interval):

What’s new:  Visualisation resources etc. | Coming soon: more International Organisations, Demographics, Asia/Pacific, Economic History, Historical Monetary & Economic & Climate Data, as well as Visualisation Tools and Graphs and Charts

Honouring several requests, CrisisMaven will also begin to publish Climate Research meta data soon.

This list is the “raw” list with sources ascending “by date collected”. Soon we’ll provide at regular intervals two separate lists, one with the same “sources by subject matter” (such as Data Timelines, Health or Politics etc.), another by “region” (e.g. “world”, “continent” or “country” resp. “organisation” such as EU or OECD etc.).

This page contains links to all kinds of useful information pertaining to economics at large, such as historical data series, history of crises, economics in general, sites of economics journals, newspapers and magazines with sections on economics and finance, all sorts of blogs on matters economic, news services, some big companies of general interest, links to online libraries and library online catalogues etc. Some of the links will also be on the blog roll. Many sources are again “meta” link lists in themselves, leading to thousands more sources. Normally the sources in these meta lists have not been duplicated here.

All entries show data added and a category, a list of category  explanations will be added soon. A future version will then also be sorted along category lines.

Should you miss something, spot an error or want to make a suggestion, please leave a comment!


Added Section Reference Source Description Remarks
20100130 Data (Historical ) Portal for Historical Statistics, with the main focus on macroeconomic data on Sweden in the 19th and 20th centuries.
20100130 Data (General) Economic Time Series Page Over 400,000 data files, with charts and excel files for each Huge!
20100130 Data (Historical ) Economic History Association Abstracts, Book Reviews,Calendar,Course Syllabi, Databases, Directory, Encyclopedia, How Much Is That? Very compre-hensive!
20100130 Data (Historical ) Money – Past, Present & Future Information on Monetary History, Contemporary Developments, and Electronic Money
20100130 Data (Historical ) NBER Macrohistory Database National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) : pre-WWI and interwar economies, production, construction, employment, money, prices, asset market transactions, foreign trade, government activity Visit St. Louis Fed also for such data!
20100130 Data (Historical ) EconEd: Current Key Economic Indicators A premier source of classroom tested, Internet-based economic lesson materials for K-12 teachers and their students Says it all
20100130 Data (Current) Economic Report of the President (USA) The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.
20100130 Data (General) Library of Economics and Liberty – U.S. Data Sources Primary Sources  Secondary Sources – offers a unique combination of resources for students, teachers, researchers, and aficionados of economic thought
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  7. 2010-07-08 at 20:29

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  11. 2010-03-10 at 04:42

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  12. Michael E
    2010-03-06 at 20:38

    Hello – I have a question – I am trying to find statistics for children who do not have their Father in their lives, or who spend very little time with their own Fathers due to divorce. Divorce is the reason for the inadequate time. I am trying to find statistics that show an increase in suicide, depression, drug use, etc. for all children of divorce across the U.S.A. in which the family court system has kicked to the curb Fathers – thanks for any pointers in the right direction. I am a Father, professional, college-educated, with 2 beautiful children that I love, and have been kicked to the curb here in Tennessee.

    • 2010-03-06 at 21:09

      Hi Michael, I know many of these fates – despite research to the contrary courts still rule this way the world over. Give me some time – I’ll try and look into this. There must be some research “out there”.

  13. Ron Pittenger
    2010-03-04 at 21:19

    Publish or not at your discretion.
    Dear Crisismaven: I just saw your comment on the Royal Statistical Society’s testimony to Parliment at The Old Jarhead. I was the one who originally alerted TOJ to the RSS story. I got it from the wattsupwiththat blog. WUWT is devoted to climate news and is open to all sides of the spectrum of opinion, most readers have an interest in one or more of the sciences. I urge you to post your very well written comment there, as well as at TOJ. I wouldn’t be comfortable doing it for you, and I doubt TOJ will either. The original link is
    I assure you, they will welcome it. Thanks, Ron Pittenger

    • 2010-03-04 at 21:40

      Thanks very much – didn’t put so much stock in my own writing 🙂 Will do.

  14. 2010-03-04 at 14:33

    Yes, it is very informative

  15. 2010-02-24 at 17:37

    Thanks for the link, really very useful.

  16. 2010-02-23 at 14:30

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  17. 2010-02-20 at 21:08

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    • 2010-02-20 at 21:51

      Well I don’t mind you harvesting back links here 🙂 But I wouldn’t want to get involved, trying to keep equidistance against each and everybody …

  18. 2010-02-20 at 12:04

    Chris thanks for the link.
    Well I am actually interested in fighting liars,

    • 2010-02-20 at 12:23

      Well, welcome Wenger … this blog is about the truth in economics … let’s fight the liars in their lairs …

      • 2010-02-20 at 19:09

        For the German speakers on this blog, I’d like to share the info about a book that does exactly that, too: address the lies in economics.

        The book was written by Simon Bichlmaier, a trained banker who gave notice at the end of his training. It’s called “Zu Geld und Ökonomie”. More on

  19. 2010-02-19 at 14:13

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  20. 2010-02-18 at 11:49

    Thanks for sharing this w me on my site, Chris, I think this is one handy set of references and appreciate the effort!

  21. 2010-02-09 at 16:35

    Really useful 🙂

  22. 2010-02-06 at 10:07

    Really very useful .. But I am science guy. Hope I will one or the other day. I have bookmark the page.. Thanks for the Info.


  23. 2010-02-03 at 23:44

    Great resource, you may also want to add EUKLEMS: I use it quite a bit.

  24. 2010-02-01 at 21:10

    There is obviously a lot to learn. There are some good points here.

  25. 2010-02-01 at 20:18

    Just in case you stumble across sites with data on historic money supplies, I’d be most grateful to know.

    With many thanks in advance,

    • 2010-02-02 at 14:51

      Hi Sabine,

      I have obliged 🙂 by adding more on historical money supplies/aggregates/purchasing power parities/interest rates etc.

      These new links are towards the end under today’s (2010-02-02) date in my References. But check out other sources as well, a lot have data going back to about 1900. The very first historical site I ever put in isright at the top (

      I presume you are going to use this to graphically display things with your software? Probably should try and get yourself presented on Blog about Stats as well? Were you aware of Tufte’s work?

      • 2010-02-02 at 15:08

        Oh, how super. THANK YOU!

        Yes, indeed!

        I’m looking for the right data to make the right “visual statements”.

        I have emailed Arnim from Blog about Stats about “expressive data”, too!

        With many thanks for your interest and support,


  26. 2010-02-01 at 14:29

    The letters Dep are missing before the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

    • 2010-02-01 at 14:35

      Thanks, will fix. Avid readers always welcome 🙂

  27. 2010-02-01 at 14:25

    What a mine of information. THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED! Saves me a lot of work as my software can show more than Excel can. See besides

  28. 2010-02-01 at 00:35

    Great Idea.. See myself using this page often. Thanks

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