International 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
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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

Economist Intelligence Unit Cancellation

Our subscription to the Economist Intelligence Unit, including EIU Country Indicators, will end on March 30, 2013.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

EIU has been provided by Kresge Business Library.  The Kresge Library suggests these alternatives to EIU after 3/30/13:

Country Overview Reports (available across the U of M)


Economic Data Sources (available across the UofM)

 

Page maintained by Jennifer Nason Davis
Last modified: 03/27/2013

Microfinance Gateway

Alternative Titles
CGAP Microfinance Gateway
Description

The Microfinance Gateway is an online resource for the global community dedicated to advancing access to financial services for the poor.

The Gateway features a collection of research and publications, original articles and resource centers on trends and important industry developments, and the latest announcements, news, events, trainings, and job opportunities related to microfinance and broader financial inclusion topics.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11929
Access
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Subjects

II Journal

Alternative Titles
International Institute Journal
Description

The International Institute Journal is an open-access serial produced jointly by the University of Michigan's International Institute (II) and Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS), and published online by MPublishing at the University of Michigan Library. The II Journal is published twice a year, and includes features on cultural change, language, literature, communications technology, political and economic development, human rights, and global security. It aims to be relevant across regions and accessible to a broad audience.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11923
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
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

OECD iLibrary

Alternative Titles
Source OECD SourceOECD OECD i Library
ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Description

Online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Includes full-text of all books, papers, 24 periodicals and OECD statistical databases. Includes access to International Energy Agency (IEA) statistical databases and books.

Type
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Numeric Data
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11097
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Roubini Global Economics

Alternative Titles
RGE Monitor Roubini
Roubini Global Economics Monitor
Description

The subscription to Roubini ended on June 23rd, 2014. Roubini Global Economics tracks and aggregates information on global economic and geo-strategic issues. Covers news, research, analysis, blogs, important speeches, and data. Users can subscribe to receive Daily Digests on particular topics or countries. Site includes extensive links, as well as proprietary research and analysis.

 

Questions or comments on the cancellation of the University Library subscription to Global Economics can be directed to ss.elec@umich.edu

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10667
Access
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Subjects

Africa Development Indicators

Alternative Titles
Africa Development Indicators (ADI)
ADI
African Development Indicators
Description

Africa Development Indicators contains over 1,600 indicators and time series from 1961 to the present for 53 countries. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators. The ADI Data Availability Query shows where data is available for a given country, series, and year. It contains the value "1" for available data and ".." for missing data.

Type
Numeric Data
Coverage
1961-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10551
Access
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Subjects

UN Data

Alternative Titles
United Nations data, Undata, Un data
United Nations Common Database , UN Common Database
Description
You can find official statistics produced by countries and compiled by United Nations data system, as well as estimates and projections. The domains covered are agriculture, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. You can also find indicators such as Millennium Development Goals.
Type
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10019
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

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