A work-in-progress collection of easy (and some not so easy) to access data sets. Created for the Data Analytics for Economists course at the University of Wisconsin -- Madison, but all are welcome. Suggestions and corrections are always appreciated (ruhl2@wisc.edu).

Data repositories


Data blogs and other resources

  • The FRED blog: Short posts on topical economic questions and observations.
  • Reddit's data is beautiful: As much chaff as wheat, but worth an occasional look.
  • Fivethirtyeight: Economics, sports politcs...a bit of everything.

  • COMTRADE visualization: Showcases visualizations that use COMTRADE data. Some good stuff and some good examples of overwrought, hard to follow visualizations.