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

This guide has the information you need to complete your research paper

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.

  • At the top of the screen, click the link for Economies and select Economy, Finance and Trade
  • Go the section for "Statistics" and use the pull-down menu to select "GDP"
  • Click Go
  • 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
  • Click the link Economies and Consumers Annual Data on the left-hand column
  • Use the pull-down menu to select the years that you need (forecasted data is available to 2030
  • 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.