Data Sources

Some of these resources are publicly available. Others might require that you login through your NYU Abu Dhabi account.
Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS): The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) is a research project that was initiated in 1980. It is a response to a perceived need for policy relevant data that would allow policy makers to move beyond simply measuring rates of unemployment, poverty and health care use, for example, to understanding the determinants of these observed social sector outcomes.
Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS): The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 400 surveys in over 90 countries.
Gender Data Portal: The Gender Data Portal is the World Bank Group’s comprehensive source for the latest sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics covering demography, education, health, access to economic opportunities, public life and decision-making, and agency
World Bank Enterprise Surveys (WBES):An Enterprise Survey is a firm-level survey of a representative sample of an economy’s private sector. The surveys cover a broad range of business environment topics including access to finance, corruption, infrastructure, crime, competition, and performance measures.
Harvard Dataverse: The Harvard Dataverse Repository is a free data repository open to all researchers from any discipline, both inside and outside of the Harvard community, where you can share, archive, cite, access, and explore research data. Each individual Dataverse collection is a customizable collection of datasets (or a virtual repository) for organizing, managing, and showcasing datasets.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets: Data-Planet Statistical Datasets aggregates datasets sourced from reputable public and private organizations, such as OECD, China Data Online, the United Nations, and the U.S. Census. It covers topics across many subject areas, including education, population and income, industry, commerce, trade, housing and construction. Users can create custom extracts and download files in delimited, SAS, or shapefile formats.
EconLit: EconLit is published by the American Economic Association and indexes and abstracts a wide range of economics-related literature. An expanded version of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) indexes of journals, books, and dissertations, EconLit covers both economic theory and application. Coverage dates: 1969 to present.
Economist Historical Archive: Economist Historical Archive contains searchable complete copies of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2012.
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU): Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) country analysis and forecasts covers over 200 countries and highlights political, economic and business developments in all significant markets, both established and emerging.
EIU CityData: EIU CityData contains pricing information on more than 160 products and services in 123 cities worldwide. You can check everything from the cost of a loaf of bread in Adelaide to the average electricity bill of a local family in Zurich.
EIU Country Commerce Global: EIU Country Commerce Global is a practical reference guide to the specific operating conditions, commercial laws and business regulations in 55 countries. It offers unbiased guidance on critical issues such as obtaining proper permits and registrations, protecting your intellectual property in the Internet age and complying with local tax laws-including e-commerce rules. Covers 55 countries.
EIU Country Data: EIU Country Data is a comprehensive source of economic indicators and forecasts. Coverage: 1980 to 2008.
Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI): The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) provides bibliographic citations for articles in scholarly journals that regularly cover Latin America (including Brazil), the Caribbean, and U.S. Latinos, with an emphasis on the humanities and social sciences. HAPI indexes journals in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, and Italian, and it provides links when available to full-text sources, many of which are open access.
IndiaStat: IndiaStat provides access to statistics on health, higher education, agricultural and industrial production information, economic statistics, and tourism related data in India. The database also contains information bank and financial institutions, companies, co-operatives, crime and law, population, foreign trade, labour and workforce, housing, media, power, transport, urban-rural settlements, and economy.
NBER Working Papers: The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) includes the entire run of NBER Working Papers and NBER working paper series on historical factors in long-run growth and the NBER Technical Working Papers.
OECD iLibrary: OECD iLibrary is the online portal for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The iLibrary includes book collections, policy reports, statistical abstracts, and the OECD.Stat tool, with which users can create custom extracts from the OECD data warehouse.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN): Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is composed of a number of specialized research networks in the social sciences. Topics covered by networks include accounting, economics, financial economics, legal scholarship, and management (including negotiation and marketing). The SSRN eLibrary consists of abstracts of scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an electronic paper collection of downloadable full text documents in pdf format.
SpringerLink: SpringerLink provides access to journal articles, books, and reference works in the biomedical sciences, life sciences, and computer sciences.
World Bank eLibrary: The World Bank e-library is one of the most comprehensive collections in the area of social and economic development. Users can access and download the full text of books as PDFs.