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BA 497: Business Policy, Strategy, and Ethics (James): Economic Data & Demographic Information

This guide will help you with your research

Economic Data

This database is the best resource for economic indicators. It will also contain many statistics that you can use as independent variables.

Example: I want historical and forecasted GDP data and inflation rates for the United States.

  • On the main page, select Economies with the Pulldown menu
  • Click Go
  • Click the Plus sign+ for Economy, Finance and Trade (Select Consumer if you need data such as disposable income)
  • Scroll down to GDP and click the arrow
  • Select all of the types of GDP data that you need
  • Click Next
  • Go to Geographies and select USA
  • Click Search
  • Scroll down to the section for Economies and Consumers Annual Data and select "View Full Data Set"
  • Use the pull-down menu to select the years that you need (forecasted data is available to 2040
  • Click Apply

Example: I am looking for demographic information on Malibu.

  •    Type Malibu in the Community Facts box and click Go
  •    Select the relevant categories such population, selected economic characteristics, etc.