This is a selective guide to sources of international, macro-level economic statistics.
The basic question to ask when looking for economic data is "Who cares about what I am studying?" Ideally, look for an organization that is concerned with your research as part of its mission. Examples include the International Labor Organization focusing on labor research; the International Monetary Fund focusing on monetary and fiscal concerns; the World Bank focusing on development. What exists for one country may not exist for another country. Data is generally inconsistent across borders. Always look at the methodology.
About this Guide
This guide will help you find information on political, economic, sociological, technological, legal and environmental issues effecting international companies and countries
International Trade and Economics: Find current, in depth statistics on trade, international economies and businesses.
Country Information: Find information on population, social, economic and political conditions. Individual country information can be found under this section.
Doing Business: Information on conducting international business; including cultures and etiquette