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AREAER Online

Alternative Titles
Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions Online
AREAR
IMF AREAER
Description

The Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions (AREAER) tracks the exchange rate and trade regimes of all members of the International Monetary Fund (currently 187 countries and three territories). The online version has data back to 1999.  The print version goes back to 1950.

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Statistics
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30668
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China Geo-Explorer II

Alternative Titles
China Geo-Explorer
Description

It provide China's demographic and economic data, maps, charts and reports in web-based delivery system. Government Statistics in provincial, city, and county level, Population Census, Economic Census (1995, 2001, 2004), Industrial Census (1995), Geographic and Environmental data are available. Available in both English and Chinese. Created and managed by the U of Michigan China Data Center. UM user only. 2010 census data will be updated in the end of 2013. 

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Database
Map(s)
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30579
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Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Statistical Data Sets
Data-Planet Statistical Data Sets
Data-Planet Ready Reference
Description

Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, private companies, and intergovernmental organizations. Subjects include health, crime, population, finance, industry, and marketing.

Data is available for the world as a whole or for selected countries. Data for the U.S. are shown by state, often by county, sometimesby census tract and zip code. Time series data may go back several decades.

Data sources include the U.S. government, the World Bank, Dow Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, Mergent, and Standard & Poors.

The University Library has Datasets Basic Subscription, which does not include EASI Market Planner, IMF data or data from the U-M China Data Center.  U-M China Data Center is available from China Data Online.  IMF data in IMF eLibrary Data.

Type
Numeric Data
Statistics
Coverage
International, US, state and local statistics.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30456
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World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS)

Alternative Titles
UNCTAD TRAINS, UN COMTRADE, WITS
Description

World integrated Trade Solutions (WITS) gives access to international merchandise trade and protection related data and offers built-in analytical tools allowing users to assess the impact of tariff changes. WITS provide users with capabilities to retrieve and analyze trade and tariff data; convert data between different nomenclatures; customize country and product groups; and download data. WITS also includes simulation tool to calculate the impact of tariff changes on trade flows (trade creation and diversion), tariff revenues, and consumer welfare using partial equilibrium modeling tools.

 

The World Bank, in close collaboration and consultation with the various International Organizations such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Center (ITC), United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), has developed the World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS). This software accesses and retrieves information on trade and tariffs which is compiled by the following international organizations:

 

  • The United Nation Statistics Division (UNSD) Commodity Trade (UN COMTRADE) Data Base contains merchandise trade exports and imports by detailed commodity and partner country. Values are recorded in US dollars along with a variety of quantity measures. The Database includes information for over 170 countries, some of which have been reporting these types of statistics to the United Nations since 1962.The data are recorded according to various internationally recognized trade and tariff classifications.

  • The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Trade Analysis Information System (TRAINS) contains information on Imports, Tariffs, Para-Tariffs and Non-Tariff Measures for 119 countries. The data on tariffs, para-tariffs and non-tariff measures are available at the most detailed commodity level of the national tariffs (i.e., at the tariff line level). The data are recorded according to three internationally recognized trade and tariff classifications.

  • The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Integrated Data Base (IDB) contains imports by commodity and partner country and MFN applied and where available preferencial tariffs, at the most detailed commodity level of the national tariffs. the Consolidated Tariff Schedule Data Base (CTS) contains WTO bound tariffs, Initial Negotiating Rights (INR) and other indicators. The CTS reflects the concessions made by countries during goods negotiations (e.g., the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations). The IDB and CTS are practical working tools and there are no implications as to the legal status of the information contained therein.

 

New user needs to create personal account to access data (no fee required).

 

Type
Database
Numeric Data
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30253
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Encyclopedia of Global Studies

Alternative Titles
Sage Reference Online
Description

This encyclopedia covers both transnational topics and intellectual approaches to the study of global themes.  Topics include the globalization of economies and technologies, diasporas and the dispersion of peoples and transnational aspects of social and political change.  Other topics include the global impact of changes in the environment, technology and health, and issues related to global civil society.

Helmut K. Anheier and Mark Juergensmeyer, editors.  2012. 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30041
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Landscan

Description

The LandScan Global Population Databases, developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, represent resolution global population distribution databases available. This is a geographically based, population distribution model.

LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at one-kilometer resolution over an average 24 hour period.

The LandScan algorithm uses spatial data and imagery analysis technologies and the most up-to-date census data within an administrative boundary. Accurate administrative boundaries are an integral part of the LandScan population distribution modeling process. These population distribution models are tailored to match the data conditions and geographical nature of each individual country and region.

Most national censuses count populations by measuring where people sleep (or reside) rather than where they work or travel. LandScan integrates daytime movements and collective travel habits into a single measure to produce a better representation of where people are located during an average day.

With improvements added this year, high-resolution imagery sources were used extensively for validation to refine urban areas, land cover data, and thousands of smaller villages and populated places.

GIS users can access these data directly from GIS via:

Description adapted from http://www.eastview.com/online/landscan , which provides additional information

Type
Map(s)
Coverage
2000-2012
Stable URL
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ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States

Alternative Titles
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistical Abstract of the US
Stat Abs
Description

The US Census Bureau published the Statistical Abstract of the United States from 1878-2012.  The company ProQuest picked up the series beginning in 2013.  

Type
Statistics
Coverage
Starts with 2013
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11913
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National Journal

Alternative Titles
National Journal Policy Central
National Journal Group Policy Central
Policy Central
National Journal Almanac
Almanac of American Politics
National Journal Subscriber
NationalJournalSubscriber
Description

Current news, polls and predictions covering the United States Congress and the President. Includes the Almanac of American Politics, which profiles of current members of Congress and other elected officials.  National Journal Subscriber also includes: National Journal Magazine, National Journal Daily, National Journal Hotline, Daybook, and columns such as The Cook Report.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11687
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Statista

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Description

Statista includes ready-made statistical charts, graphs and tables on marketing, demographics, communication, technology, politics, health, leisure and public opinion polls.  About 20 percent of the data in Statista comes from government sources like the World Bank and the U.S. Census.  The rest comes from industry, marketing, and trade groups. The tables, charts and graphs can be downloaded as images or into Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel.

Type
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11589
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FDsys

Alternative Titles
Federal Digital System
FD Sys
FedSys
Fed Sys
GPOAccess
GPO Access
Description

Replaces GPOAccess as the digital repository for United States government publications and documents. 

Type
Catalog
Database
Directory
Search Engine
Coverage
Bills, laws, government reports, GAO Reports, Public Papers of the Presidents
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11517
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