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Web version of the old (first) and new (second) Statistical Accounts of Scotland, first published in 1791-99 and 1845 respectively. Covers a wide range of topics: wealth, class and poverty; climate, agriculture, fishing and wildlife; population, schools and the moral health of the people. Keyword and phrase searching of the whole text is possible.
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Macroeconomic Data in Capital IQ
Capital IQ provides a variety of Macroeconomics including GDP, population, currency etc. It can be searched in a variety of ways e.g. Markets > Macroeconomics and then search for a country.
You can then click on the economic indicator you want to pull up the data and get options to change the time series, export to Excel etc.
Datasets (Open Source or Free)
Owned by Google, Kaggle is an online community of data scientists. Datasets are publshed by the community for further analysis. These are not official sources of data.
Open data contributed by users and organizations across the world. You have to sign up to see most datasets but e.g. see sales: https://data.world/datasets/sales.
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Europe / International
A range of Economic statsitics relating to Europe, government finance, GDP rate etc
Books, papers, statistics and data analysis from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Access World Bank data via the Databank tab.
Extensive collection of US and international social and behavioural sciences micro data.
Economic, demographic, environmental statistics for all UN countries.
IMF eLibrary (International Monetary Fund
Information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction and more.