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Introduction to Statistical Data

  • The Library Data Portal provides access to the EUI's major statistical resources
  • Research data support services are introduced on this Library page
  • EUI-licensed data can only be accessed by current EUI members
  • Please read the Conditions of Use before accessing data
  • Access to micro data requires additional registration. Micro data cannot be accessed by short-term EUI visitors
  • For assistance, write to Thomas Bourke at [email protected]


Macroeconomic data

Macroeconomic databases provide statistics on global, regional and national economic and political-economic developments, provided by international organisations and major data publishers including: Databanks, ECB, Eurostat, Global Financial Data, IMF, OECD, Standard & Poor’s, Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv, World Bank, UN and WIIW. Macroeconomic data resources are described on this Library page.


Microeconomic and socioeconomic data

Micro-socioeconomic databases provide individual, family, household and company observations. Major providers include: DIW, Eurostat, GESIS, ICPSR, Moody’s Analytics/BvD and UKDS. Microeconomic data resources are described on this Library page.

Access to micro data on the EUI Library restricted data server requires registration. Current EUI members can register for access as follows:

  • complete the micro data registration form (selecting the required data set from the drop-down menu) and;
  • sign two conditions of use agreements at the Economics information office (BF085) or at the Economics Departmental Library information desk (Villa La Fonte).

Separate registration is required for each micro data set. Registered EUI users are given access to the Library's restricted data server. Applicants may also be required to complete parallel registration with data issuers. Specific instructions are provided on each micro data description page at 'How to access.' For assistance, write to [email protected]


European, EU and Euro area statistics 

Data for research on pan-European topics, EU states, European sub-state regions and Europe in the global context are accessible via these Library resource pages:


2019 Library Research Data Guide

The 7th edition of the EUI Library’s Research Data Guide was published on 18 March 2019. 

Research_Data_Guide_2019_coverThere are ten sections:

  1. Data discovery and the EUI Library Data Portal
  2. Data protection, database copyright and ethical use
  3. Data management plans
  4. Managing data during the research project cycle
  5. The EUI ResData repository: preserving and sharing data
  6. Research data management in EU Horizon 2020 projects
  7. Open Data
  8. Qualitative data in the humanities and social sciences
  9. Infrastructure, software and support
  10. International research data guidelines


Open data and the EUI ResData repository

There is a growing trend among scholars, government agencies and international organisations to share data and associated documentation, code, software and tools. Open data resources are available via the internet. Major data repositories are indexed in the international re3data registry, the data repositories’ section of the Open Access Directory and Google Dataset Search.

EUI members can submit their research datasets for inclusion in the EUI ResData repository - a solution for preserving and sharing data outputs. To submit a dataset for inclusion in ResData, complete the Library's online form. The Library will then make an appointment for data transfer. By submitting the form, EUI members certify that the dataset for reposit is the result of original data generation, or is the output of significant, value-added, elaboration of pre-existing sources. For support with the preparation of datasets for submission, please write to [email protected]


Data software


Data manuals and books on statistical science

Software manuals are available at the Badia Library and the Economics Departmental Library (001-005 shelfmark range). Online manuals are linked from this page. Books on statistical theory are located in the 500 range at both locations. To suggest new data manuals for acquisition, write to [email protected]  Manuals may be requested for delivery from the Badia Library to the Economics Department by following the instructions on this Library page.


Weekly e-Bulletin: data updates

Every Friday during term, the EUI Library issues the Bulletin of Economic Research Resources and Statistical Data. The weekly Bulletin provides news about statistical data, journals, books and ebooks - and information on how to use Library databases and internet resources for economic, socio-economic and economic-historical research. The Bulletin can only be distributed to EUI mail accounts. Sign up by sending a message with 'subscribe' in the title, to [email protected] 


Classification of the EUI Statistical Data Collection

  • Statistical data are classified by (i) international organisation (ii) country (where applicable) and (iii) subject grouping
  • The classification combines the Statistics Europe framework (6th ed, LIB 016.314) and the Eurostat theme listing
  • This system is also used for the archived paper statistics collection
  • Access online statistical databases via the EUI Library Data Portal.


Statistics on microform and paper

The Microform Collection on the ground (garden) floor of the Badia Library includes historical statistical components of general series; international census publications; annual reports of central banks; publications from the League of Nations, and early IMF, OECD and OEEC series. Selected volumes of historical statistics are located in the monographs collection on the lower garden floor of the Badia Library.


Statistics reference works

These international statistical reference works are available at the EUI Library:

The full list of reference works for statistical and economic research is on this Library page.


Terms and conditions of use

Access to data provided under license by the EUI Library is restricted to current EUI members. Under license agreements for data resources:

  • Users may not distribute or allow any other party to have access to data which is provided under license
  • Users may not modify or create a derivative work of the licensed materials without the permission of the licensor
  • Users may not remove, obscure or modify any copyright or other proprietary notices included in licensed materials
  • Users may not use licensed materials for commercial purposes
  • Users may not retain or distribute substantial portions of a database, and must comply with any post-project data destruction undertakings in the license.

Full details are on this Library page and in the Library Catalogue under 'Terms of Use.'  The web sites of data providers also give database-specific terms and conditions of use.


Data support

  • For research data support write to [email protected] or visit one of the information desks:
  • Badia Library office, right side of entry-level floor: weekday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (tel. 2346)
  • Economics Department information desk: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 15:00 to 18:30 (tel. 2904).





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