Data and Papers

Here are links to additional data and miscellaneous papers that may be off-topic but interesting to the public at-large:

Reports, Data, and Charts
  •         IMF
    o   World Economic Outlook – “A survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year. It presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term.” (New reports April and October. Updates July and January)
    o   Global Financial Stability Report – “The Global Financial Stability Report provides an assessment of the global financial system and markets, and addresses emerging market financing in a global context. It focuses on current market conditions, highlighting systemic issues that could pose a risk to financial stability and sustained market access by emerging market borrowers.” (New reports April and October)
    o   Regional Economic Reports – “These reports discuss recent economic developments and prospects for countries in various regions. They also address economic policy developments that have affected economic performance in the regions, and discuss key challenges faced by policymakers. They address regional policy developments and challenges, and provide country-specific data and analysis, including through analytical pieces on issues of interest to a particular region.” (New reports twice a year. Updated periodically)
    o   Fiscal Monitor – “With increasing fiscal challenges in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, multilateral surveillance of fiscal developments, a key part of the IMF’s surveillance responsibilities, has gained further importance. In response, the Fiscal Monitor was launched in 2009 to survey and analyze the latest public finance developments, update fiscal implications of the crisis and medium-term fiscal projections, and assess policies to put public finances on a sustainable footing.” (New reports two to four times a year)
    ·         World Bank
    o   Global Economic Prospects – The Global Economic Prospects reports on growth prospects in different regions of the world. Estimates and historical GDP figures are provided as well as two special topical sections. (New reports twice a year)
    o   World Development Report – Each year, researchers at the World Bank write on a current trend driving global economic growth and development. The report provides extensive data and analysis on the topic which has global relevance. (New reports annually)
    o   Doing Business Report – “The Doing Business report series includes annual reports going back to 2004, a wide variety of subnational studies, and a number of special reports dealing with regions or topics.” (New reports annually and other regional case studies)
    o   World Development Indicators – “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.” (New reports annually)
    o   International Debt Statistics – “Focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies (data from Quarterly External Debt Statistics and Quarterly Public Sector Debt databases). Includes over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2014, for most reporting countries, and pipeline data for scheduled debt service payments on existing commitments to 2022.” (New reports annually)
    o   Global Financial Development Report – “The Global Financial Development Report is a World Bank series. It provides a unique contribution to financial sector policy debates, building on novel data, surveys, research, and wide-ranging country experience, with emphasis on emerging markets and developing economies. The report’s findings and policy recommendations are relevant for policy makers; staff of central banks, ministries of finance, and financial regulation agencies; nongovernmental organizations and donors; academics and other researchers and analysts; and members of the finance and development community.” (New reports annually)
    ·         OECD
    o   Education at a Glance – “OECD's annual Education at a Glance looks at who participates in education, what is spent on it, how education systems operate and the results achieved. The latter includes indicators on a wide range of outcomes, from comparisons of students’ performance in key subject areas to the impact of education on earnings and on adults’ chances of employment.” (New reports annually)
    ·         OPEC
    o   Monthly Oil Market Report – “The OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report covers major issues affecting the world oil market and provides an outlook for crude oil market developments for the coming year. The report provides a detailed analysis of key developments impacting oil market trends in world oil demand, supply as well as the oil market balance.” (New reports every month)
    o   Annual Report – “The OPEC Annual Report features a foreword by the Secretary General, reviews of OPEC Member Countries’ economic performances and the world oil market, activities of the OPEC Secretariat and listings of OPEC officials.” (New report annually)

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