Public Policy

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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Chatham House online archive

Description

"Chatham House Online Archive contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the world-leading independent international affairs policy institute founded in 1920 following the Paris Peace Conference.

The Institute's analysis and research, as well as debates and speeches it has hosted, can be found in this online archive, subject-indexed and fully searchable."--From the website.

 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30038
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Alternative Titles
Global Attitudes Project
Description

Pew Global Attitudes examines international public opinion on a broad range of issues, from people’s assessments of their own lives to views about the current state of the world.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11945
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Pew Research Center Center for the People & the Press

Alternative Titles
Center for the People & the Press
Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press
Description

This project project provides independent public opinion survey research about American attitudes toward politics and policy. Formerly, the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press (1990-1995), the Center has been sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts since 1996. Major reports examine long-term trends in political values, U.S. views on policy issues and priorities and political knowledge and news interest.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11933
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Pew Research Center

Alternative Titles
Pew Research Center Center for the People & the Press, Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Pew Internet & American Life Project, Pew Research Hispanic Center, Pew Research Global Attitudes Project
Center for the People & the Press, Project for Excellence in Journalism, Social & Demographic Trends
Description

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

There are links to the individual projects from this gateway site.

Pew Research is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization and a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. All of its reports and datasets are made freely available in order to inform the public, the press and policymakers.

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11931
Access
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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
Access
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Statista

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
Access
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Subjects

Public Affairs Index

Alternative Titles
PAI
Description

Public Affairs Index is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict. This database draws from a diverse array of scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1934- (More complete coverage starts in 1970)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11577
More Information
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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
Access
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Subjects

CQ Press Electronic Library

Alternative Titles
CQ PCS
CQ Political Contact Suite
CQPressElectronicLibrary
Description

Collection of directories, encyclopedias and guides on US politics and policy from CQ Press.  Includes Washington Information Directory.  

Type
Directory
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11501
Access
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Pages

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