Introduction to Statistical 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, Refinitiv, Standard & Poor’s, 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 dataset. 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.' Short-term EUI visitors do not have access to EUI-hosted micro data.
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:
Library Research Data Guide, 8th edition
The 2020 edition of the EUI Library Research Data Guide has ten sections:
- Data discovery and the EUI Library Data Portal
- Data protection, database copyright and ethical use
- Data management plans
- Managing data during the research project cycle
- Repositing and preserving research data in the Cadmus repository
- Research Data in EU funded projects
- Open Data
- Qualitative data in the humanities and social sciences
- EUI infrastructure, software and support
- International research data guidelines.
EUI Research Data in the Cadmus Repository
EUI members can submit their research datasets for inclusion in the EUI Research Data Collection. To submit a dataset for inclusion, please 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]
Open data refers to the growing trend among scholars, government agencies and international organisations to share data outputs and associated documentation, code, software and tools. Open data resources are available via the internet. Major data repositories are indexed in Google Dataset Search, the international re3data registry and the data repositories’ section of the Open Access Directory.
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
The full list of reference works for statistical and economic research is on this Library page. These major international statistical reference works are available at the EUI Library:
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.
- 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: Fridays from 15:00 to 18:30 (tel. 2346).
Page last updated on 30 March 2021