The Economic Report of the President
International Trade Commission
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/index.html Description: Information about the U.S. and world economies, as well as recent and historical international trade statistics.
http://www.usitc.gov/ Description: Information about U.S. tariffs as well as many documents that address contemporary issues in interna- tional economics.
The U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/ftp/pub/foreign-trade/www Description: Extensive, recent, and historical data on U.S. exports, imports, and trade balances with individual countries. The U.S. Census Bureau has also developed a profile of U.S. exporting companies.
Bureau of Industry and Security/U.S. Department of Commerce
http://www.bis.doc.gov/ Description: Information on U.S. export controls, including restrictions on exports of nuclear weapons and financial services encryption products.
The World Bank Group
http://www1.worldbank.org Description: One of the world’s largest sources of develop- mental assistance. This site provides economic briefs and data for countries by region.
Office of the United States Trade Representative (OUSTR)
http://www.ustr.gov/ Description: Reports issued by the OUSTR and related entities including the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.
United Nations Statistics
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/ Description: International data from the United Nations’ home page covering a wide range of variables.
World Trade Organization
European Union/Sectoral and Trade Barriers Database
http://mkaccdb.eu.int/ Description: Sectoral and Trade Barriers Database of selected countries prepared by the European Union.
http://www.wto.org/ Description: Includes a brief biographical sketch of David Ricardo, information on recent world trade and output growth, and a summary of arguments in favor of free trade.
The Department of State
http://www.state.gov Description: Reports on the history, politics, and economic and trade policies of the regions and countries with which the United States regularly trades.
The Institute for International Economics
http://www.iie.com/ Description: Sources of information relevant to international equilibrium, including essays and working papers.
The Penn World Dataset
The Export-Import Bank
http://www.exim.gov/ Description: Information and services from the government- held corporation that encourages the sale of U.S. goods in foreign markets.
http://www.bized.co.uk/dataserv/penndata/pennhome.htm Description: Statistics on 28 key economic variables for the world’s major economies from 1950 to 1992, including GDP per capita adjusted for changes in terms of trade.
National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/srs/fedfunds/start.htm Description: Information on R&D expenditures and the extent of government support in the United States.
U.S. Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/industry/otea/ Description: Trade statistics for the United States by world, region, or country.
http://www.unctad.org Description: UNCTAD is an organization that helps developing nations compete in world markets.
Bureau of Labor Statistics/Foreign Labor Statistics
CIA’s Handbook of International Economic Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/home.htm Description: Comparison of the hourly compensation of U.S. workers in manufacturing to that of workers in other countries.
http://www.cia.gov Description: Comprehensive information on most countries and territories, including geography, natural resources, demographics, government, and economic statistics.
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