Bases de données


  • Provide background information on datasets relevant to development economics and economic history research
  • Various country, research topics, and data types


Quality of Government (QoG) dataset:

  • Approximately 2500 variables aggregated from various original datasets
  • Data about political parties, election corruption, legal origins, military expenditures, education, welfare, economic development, religion, etc


Maddison Project: 

  •  Economic performance (GDP) for different regions, time periods and subtopics


Measuring Worth:

  • Various economic aggregates in nominal price, as well as real prices
  • GDP, long-run inflation rate, wages, Dollar exchange rate, stock growth comparator
  • Data on the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia


Various economic history databases:




 Swiss National Bank (SNB):

  • Various Swiss macroeconomic indicators


Swiss Federal Statistical Office:

  • Data about population, mobility, migration, public administration, trade, crime, etc




Séries longues macroéconomiques (CEPII) :

  • Human capital, industrial production, national accounts, and various annual GDP estimations
  • Late 19th century and 20th century



International organizations


  • Macroeconomic indicators, international trade, national accounts, exchange rates, balance of payments
  • Data in relation to European demographic and economic issues
  • 1960 onwards
  • EU's member states


International Monetary Fund (IMF):

  • Time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):

  • Data on GDP, FDI, health, unemployment, income distribution, population, labour, education, trade, finance, prices, economic outlook, government debt, social expenditure
  • 1970 onwards
  • OECD's member countries


United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD):

  • National Accounts Main Aggregates Database
  • 1970 onwards


World Bank (WB):

  • Doing Business (DB) indicator, Global Consumption Database, International Debt Statistics (IDS), World Development Indicators
  • GDP, health and education statistics, gender statistics, poverty indicators, climate change data, etc
  • Visualisation tools


World Trade Organization (WTO):

  • Quantitative information in relation to economic and trade policy issues