Historical Data

Multicountry

Macrohistory: Multicountry annual macroeconomic data set for 17 countries starting in the late 19th century. Maintained by the Macrohistory Lab Bonn

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IISH: List of links to price and wage data covering many countries and episodes. 

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EH.net: Database of the Economic History Association making available data sets from economic historians. Covers mostly US and UK.

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GPIH: Global Price and Income History Group of the UC Davis. Wordlwide data before 1950.

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David S. Jacks: Trade and commodity price data for various countries starting in the 18th century.

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United States

Historical Statistics of the United States (HSUS): Extensive macroeconomic and social data for the US starting in the 18th century. Downloads are gated.

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FRASER: Archive of historical documents for the US. "FRASER’s mission is to safeguard and provide easy access to economic history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System."

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NBER Macrohistory: Historical database of the NBER covering many aspects of the pre-WWI and interwar economy. Some coverage of the UK, France and Germany. Also available on FRED.

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MeasuringWorth: GDP, price and wage data for the US. Linked series starting in the 18th century and updated with modern data. Series are spliced from various sources and subject to a referee process. Free use upon request.

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United Kingdom

Three Centuries of Macroeconomic Data: Macroeconomic data compiled by the Bank of England going back to the late 17th century. Series are spliced from various sources and regularly updated with modern data.

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Gregory Clark: Income, wages and prices for England starting in medieval times.

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Scandinavia

Historical Monetary Statistics for Norway: Macroeconomic data maintained by Norges Bank starting in the early 19th century.

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Historical Monetary Statistics of Sweden: Macroeconomic data maintained by the Riksbank partly ranging back to the 13th century.

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Switzerland

Historical Statistics of Switzerland Online (HSSO): Historical statistics for Switzerland (and Cantons) starting in the 19th century maintained by the University of Zurich.

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Modern Data

Multicountry

OECD: Data on all aspects of the economy for OECD countried. stats.oecd.org contains possibility to generate large cross-country data sets. data.oecd.org features less data but charting capabilities. OECD MEI data can also be accessed via FRED (see below).

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IMF: Macroeconomic data from the IMF. Good coverage of aspects of the international economy.

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United States

St. Louis Fed: Data collection covering all aspects of the US economy. Vast possibilities of on-site data transformation and charting. In addition, easy access to OECD MEI. ALFRED is the St. Louis Fed real-time vintage data collection.

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Philadelphia Fed: Real-time data center assembling data and forecasts from the Greenbok, the Survey of Professional Forecasters and the Livingston Survey forecasts of economists, and much more... 

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Switzerland

dataseries.org: The Swiss FRED.

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Swiss National Bank: Macroeconomic statistics from the Swiss central bank.

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