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Leon Hess Business School

Economics and Finance Research Sources

  • The Baker Group
  • www.jamesbaker.com/research – Articles on investment strategies

  • Briefing.com
  • www.briefing.com – Analyses of financial and economic news and events

  • Brookings
  • www.brookings.edu – Research reports on domestic and international policy issues

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • www.bea.gov – National and international economic statistics

  • Census Bureau
  • www.census.gov – Data on the United States people and economy

  • The Central Intelligence Agency
  • www.cia.gov – The World Factbook provides data on countries worldwide.

  • The Chicago Board of Trade
  • www.cbot.com – Information on futures and options on futures exchanges

  • Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
  • www.cboe.com – Daily financial statistics

  • The Conference Board
  • www.conference-board.org – Consumer Confidence Index; Leading Economic Indicators

  • Data links
  • pages.stern.nyu.edu – Web links to macroeconomics information, data, and analysis

  • Energy Information Administration
  • www.eia.gov – Energy data and forecasts

  • Federal Reserve Statistical Release
  • www.federalreserve.gov/releases/ – Data on interest rates for selected U.S. Treasury and private money market and capital market instruments

  • Federal Reserve System
  • www.federalreserve.gov – Monetary, financial, and economic data for the United States

  • Federal Reserve Economic Data
  • research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/ – A database including 19,932 U.S. economic time series

  • Finance! Yahoo
  • finance.yahoo.com – Domestic and international financial data

  • Financial Forecast Center
  • forecasts.org/data/ – Economic and financial forecasts

  • Form4oracle
  • www.form4oracle.com/welcome – Alerts, reports, data, and analysis on insider trading

  • Free Lunch
  • www.economy.com/freelunch – Freelunch.com is a free service provided by Moody’s Economy.com, a leading independent provider of economic, financial, country, and industry research that helps businesses, governments, and professional investors worldwide meet their diverse planning and information needs.

  • The Institute for Supply Management
  • http://www.ism.ws/ – ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports on business.

  • The International Labour Organization
  • www.napm.org – Publishes research on work and employment worldwide.

  • International monetary fund
  • www.imf.org – Reports, articles, and time series data on a number of economic and financial variables including loans and exchange rates.

  • International Organization for Migration
  • www.iom.int – International Migration Reports; International Migration Law Database

  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
  • www.icpsr.umich.edu – Social Science data

  • Investors.com
  • www.investors.com – Investor’s Business Daily, providing domestic and international financial information and data.

  • Market Watch
  • www.marketwatch.com – Domestic and international financial data, reports and forecasts.

  • Moody’s Economy
  • https://www.economy.com/ – Economic data, analysis, and forecasts

  • Morning Star
  • www.morningstar.com – Tracks financial market developments for investors, researchers and educators.

  • NASDAQ
  • www.nasdaq.com – The official Web site of the NASDAQ Stock Exchange

  • Nasscom
  • www.nasscom.in – Provides data, information, and reports on outsourcing related activities in India

  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • www.nber.org – National demographic, health, trade, industry, and macroeconomic data

  • The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc
  • www.nymex.com – Information on physical commodity future exchanges

  • Nyse Euro next
  • www.nyse.com – NYSE Euronext, the holding company of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext N.V.

  • Resources for Economists (REF)
  • www.aeaweb.org/resources – Domestic and international economic and financial data

  • Reuters
  • www.reuters.com – International financial news and data

  • Transparency International
  • www.reuters.com – International reports and data on corruption; Corruption Perception Index

  • United Nations Development Programme
  • www.undp.org – International reports, articles, and data related to economic development. See specifically the annual Human Development Report.

  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • www.dol.gov – Employment, prices, and other national economic data

  • Value line
  • www.valueline.com – Publications on “stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks

  • The World Bank Group
  • www.worldbank.org – International reports, articles, and data related to economic development. See specifically the annual World Development Report.

  • The World Health Organization
  • www.who.int/en/ – Consumer Confidence Index; Leading Economic Indicators

  • Zacks
  • www.zacks.com – Guides to investment research