Economic Data and Research Links

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
The BLS is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics and serves as a statistical resource to the U.S. Department of Labor.
http://www.bls.gov/

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy.
http://www.bea.gov

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
The CEPR was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues. The CEPR's Uniform Data Files provide access to many of the most commonly used SIPP and CPS variables.
http://www.cepr.net

The Center for Economic Studies (CES)
CES is a research unit of the Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Bureau of the Census, established to encourage and support the analytic needs of researchers and policy makers. 
http://www.ces.census.gov/

Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
The EPI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think thank that seeks to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy.
http://www.epinet.org/

Economics Research Service (ERS)
ERS research informs and enhances public and private decision-making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural development. The ERS is the main source of economic information and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
http://www.ers.usda.gov/

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
The Research Division's goal is to expand economic knowledge around the globe in the areas of money and banking, macroeconmics, and international and regional economics. The FREDII database provides over 2,900 U.S. economic time series.
http://www.research.stlouisfed.org/

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
The NBER is the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.
http://www.nber.org/

Urban Institute
A nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization.
http://www.urban.org/

The World Bank Group
The World Bank Group's mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. Data is available from official statistical systems organized and financed by national governments around the world.
http://www.worldbank.org