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American Time-Use Survey (ATUS)The ATUS is a time-diary data set collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides a detailed accounting of all activities during a 24-hour diary day for a nationally representative sample of people.
AtlasPlusCDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB PreventionLINK
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)Beta Suite is a powerful web-based tool allowing researchers to calculate stocks’ loading on various risk factors in a timely way. The tool is designed with flexibility in mind, capable of handling monthly, weekly, and daily rolling regression on a common set of market risk factors.
Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS)Medical Expenditure Panel SurveyLINK
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)LINK
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)Official macroeconomic and industry statisticsLINK
CDCBehavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SurveyLINK
Current Population Survey (CPS)A monthly survey collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau. It is best known as a source of monthly labor force statistics (the unemployment rate, etc.), but it contains other information as well. These data are primarily public-use, but some research may require approval to use a Federal data center.LINK
COVID-19 Data Repository The COVID-19 data repository of the JHU Center for Systems Science and EngineeringLINK
Economic Freedom of North America (EFNA); Economic Freedom of the Brazilian States Economic Freedom of North America employs 10 variables for the 92 provincial/state governments in Canada, the United States, and Mexico in three areas:
1. Government Spending;
2. Taxes; and
3. Labor Market Freedom.
Economic Freedom of the World (EFW)An annual survey published by the Canadian Think Tank Fraser Institute.LINK
Global Innovation Index (GII)Ranking the world’s countries and economies through innovational measures, environments, and outputs.LINK
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)Entrepreneurship study journalLINK
Global Populism DatasetGlobal Populism Database measures the level of populist discourse in the speeches of 215 chief executives (presidents and prime ministers) from 66 countries across all continents. The dataset covers 279 government terms and includes more than 1,000 speeches, mostly between 2000 and 2018. LINK
Groningen Growth & Development Center 10-Sector DatabaseThe GGDC 10-Sector Database provides a long-run internationally comparable dataset on sectoral productivity performance in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Variables covered in the data set are the annual series of value-added, output deflators, and persons employed for 10 broad sectors.LINK
IPUMSIPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS integration and documentation make it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community contexts. Data and services are available free of charge.LINK
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems (IPEDS)Information on U.S. colleges, universities, and technical and vocational institutions
ICPSR Institute for Social ResearchICPSR advances and expands social and behavioral research, acting as a global leader in data stewardship and providing rich data resources and responsive educational opportunities for present and future generations.LINK
Metropolitan Area Economic Freedom Index (MEFI)The MEFI is a county-based concept intended to capture the boundaries of the local economy.LINK
PatentViewA visualization, data dissemination, and analysis platform that focuses on intellectual property (IP) data.LINK
Penn World TablesThe definitive source for real national accounts dataLINK
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)The QCEW is collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics with the cooperation of the states. It provides basic information (employment, industry, and total payroll) on a near universe of establishments in the U.S. on a quarterly basis. A good amount of aggregated data from the QCEW is publicly available, but most projects using it as the primary dataset will eventually require approval to physically access a federal data center.LINK
Regime Type & Regime Change DatasetDataset on democracy, coups, and political institutions
Small Business Innovation Research database (SBIR)Small Business InnovationLINK
Thompson Reuter Venture XpertThomson VentureXpert is the single source for comprehensive information covering venture, buyouts, funds, private equity, firms, executives, portfolio companies, and limited partners. Through an intuitive interface, VentureXpert provides you with the tools you need to efficiently raise capital, invest it wisely, and exit from investments profitably.LINK
US Jockey ClubThe Jockey Club companies provide the industry with a wide range of products and services. Profits from the commercial entities enable The Jockey Club to provide financial support to important industry initiatives to improve the safety of the athletes and the integrity of the game and to establish a firm foundation to grow the sport.LINK
Varieties of Democracy Database (VDEM)A database about conceptualizing and measuring democracyLINK
World Bank Development Indicators (WDI)The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available and includes national, regional, and global estimates.LINK
World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBSE)The Enterprise Surveys are conducted by the World Bank and its partners across all geographic regions and cover small, medium, and large companies.LINK