Presentation on macro data sources.
StatBank: The CSO’s main database.
Irish Housing Statistics from the Dept. of the Environment.
US National Accounts data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
National Account Data for EU Countries: AMECO Database.
US financial data from the Federal Reserve Board.
US macro and financial data from the St. Louis Fed’s FRED. Good for charts.
The ECB’s Statistical Data Warehouse.
US stock market data from Robert Shiller.
Ken French‘s data on returns for various types of stock portfolios.
Developmentdata.org: A fantastic collection of all sorts of cross-country information and other development data.
Data from the World Bank on health, development, finance and other things.
IMF World Economic Outlook database
Cross-Country PPP-comparable data from the Penn World Table.
Data from the World Bank Project: “Doing Business“.
Cross-country and and cross-sector data for Europe: The EU KLEMS Project.
Asset and Liabilities of US Banks. From the Federal Reserve.
Statistical Data Warehouse. From the ECB.
FRED. The St. Louis Fed. Very good for charts.
The EONIA rate (European Overnight Interest Average)
Volume of overnight unsecured lending in the Euro area.
The ECB’s Balance Sheet.
The Fed’s Balance Sheet (Factors Supplying Funds is Assets, Factors Absorbing Funds is Liabilities)
Selected Interest Rates from the Federal Reserve.
Economics Blogs That Sometimes Cover Issues Related to this Course
FT Alphaville. Detailed coverage of financial news stories.
Felix Salmon. Reuters blog on financial issues.
Economist’s View. Academic Mark Thoma from Oregon offers views and links to articles on the US economy.
Calculated Risk. The top site for US economic news, with a particular focus on housing.
Econbrowser. US macroeconomic commentary from academics Menzie Chinn and Jim Hamilton.
Monetary Dialogue with the ECB. Not a blog but lots of papers by leading European economists on monetary policy issues.
Those watching the ongoing Euro-mess might be surprised at a policy recommendation that the Fed should behave more like the ECB. That’s what Republican Senator Bob Corker does in today’s FT. My comments here.
Yesterday, I appeared on a panel on the Euro crisis at the Infiniti finance conference at Trinity College Dublin. The slides from my talk are available here as a PowerPoint slideshow and here in PDF. My comments were more negative about the future of the euro than I have ever been before.