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Standard & Poor's (S&P) Indices Research  Timely research reports related to various markets, including futures, commodities, fixed income, and equity investments.

Statistics - National Agencies and Compendia:  A listing of countries by continent with links to their main statistical agencies and/or statistical yearbooks.  Maintained by Vanderbilt University. 

United Nations Statistics   Provides statistics on economics demographic/social factors, environment/energy and the development of national statistical systems.  The annual Demographic Yearbook is also available through the UN web site.  The United Nations also provides the latest Human Development Report  in PDF.

IMF eLibrary   The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

World Bank Data  The World Bank provides information on nations throughout the world related to development indicators and economic facts, including statistics & charts by country and topic.  The online versions of many World Bank publications are available in the "Data Catalog".

World Economic Factbook
SCH REF HC59.15 .W675

Contains comprehensive world rankings and country economic information.  Downtown has the 2011 & 2013 editions; Schaumburg has 2010 & 2012.

World Consumer Lifestyles Databook: Key Trends

AUD/SCH REF HF5415.32 .W67 2011

Provides statistical information compiled by Euromonitor detailing lifestyle factors from 71 countries around the world.  The information is divided into such wide-ranging categories as Population, Health and Living Standards, Home Ownership, Labour, Income, Education, Eating/Drinking/Smoking Habits, Tourism, and Crime.

OECD Factbook 2013:  Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics
Credo E-Reference book

The OECD Factbook is the most comprehensive statistical publication of the Organization.  It is a tool to evaluate the long-term trends in economic, environmental and social developments in OECD countries using solid and comparable indicators.

Think Tank Top 10

The Top 10 Think Tanks listed by influence in the 2010 University of Pennsylvania "Global Go-To" report.