Professor John Munro passed away on December 23, 2013. This site is maintained and kept online as an archive. For more infomation please visit the Centre for Medieval Studies
Professor John H. Munro
Department of Economics
University of Toronto
150 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G7http://www.paolomalanima.it/default_file/page0005.htm
Updated on 10 December 2012
STATISTICS AND OTHER ECONOMICS RESOURCES ON-LINE: for
Economic Historians and Economists
General Academic Search Engines:
The Google search engine, which is also
accessible via the
Netscape Google site.
which permits you to find publications by the name of the author or scholar. Its help-service instructs you,
for example, on how to find a specific article
Answers.com: very useful for looking historical facts,
names, places, ideas, events, economic concepts, technological
Statistical and other Web Resources for Economic Historians: offered by
Economic History Associations and Other Organizations:
- The Economic History Association (USA)
- The Cliometric Society
- The Economic History Society (UK)
- The European Historical Economics Society
- The International Economic History Association
- Global Economic
Resources: Weblinks provided by the Department of Economic History, the London School of Economics
- SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
- EH.NET: Economic History Services.
- EH.NET: History of Economics and History of Economic Thought.
- Google's Web Directory for Economics. Within this
website, click on the economics field to be searched. Very good indeed for Economic History (currently 84 websites listed).
Social Science Research Network: Economic History: Working Papers and Abstracts
- The WWW Virtual Library in Economics:
WebEc Economic History
- History Resources Online :
Offered by the Department of History and the Centre for Computing in the Humanities, University of Toronto.
- Resources for the Study of Medieval History
- Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Supported by the University of
Toronto libraries (Faculty of Information Studies.
- The Bibliographica Textilia Historiae: Database Introduction: produced by the Stichting Egress
Foundation (Amsterdam). Under 'Contents', click on BEGIN YOUR SEARCH HERE -- and then enter the object of your search by subject matter, title, or author.
- Significance Magazine: Statistics Making Sense: a website sponsored by the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association.
- Social, Economic, and Political Change :
a web-site on 'long term, large scale changes in social, political and economic systems at
the national and international levels'.
Web Resources for Economists: and online Working Papers in Economics and Economic History
For Historical and Current Calendars, Chronology, Current Time, and Maps:
Web Resources: Historical Statistics for Economic History
Other Historical Statistical Online Series on Prices, Wages, and Related Data On-line:
- MEMDB: The Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank (Rutgers University)
- The International Institute of Social History: List of Datafiles
on Historical Prices and Wages: located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
- Prices, Wages, and the Cost of Living in the Western Part of the
Netherlands, 1450-1800: Jan Luiten van Zanden's price and wage data, linked to the International Institute of
Economic History, in Amsterdam.
- Wages and Currency: Global Comparisons from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century
- Wages, Prices, and Living
Standards: the World Historical Perspective: Robert Allen's Data base set (University of Oxford)
- The Allen-Unger Data Base on European Commodity
Prices, 1260-1914: Grain Prices (barley, oats, rye, wheat).
- Medieval Crop Yields Database: Three Centuries of English Crop Yields, 1211 - 1491 (Creator of the data base: Professor Bruce Campbell, of
Queen's University, Belfast, using his own archival data and also those collected by Professors Jan Titow and David Farmer).
- Historical Statistics of Canada
- Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche: Istituto di Studi sulle SocietÓ del Mediterraneo: Historical
Research Institute based in Naples, Italy.
- Paolo Malanima's Tables on Prices and Wages in Italy, 1270 - 1913, in a Word file. Also available as a
PDF file, and as an Excel file, but without the complete bibliography given in the MS-Word file. See also
his web-page on The Italian Economy.
- The Online Catasto of 1427 : Florentine Renaissance Resources: edited by Chritians Klapish-Zuber, R. Burr Litchfield and Anthony Molho. This is a data base with over 10,000 records on the
Florentine tax aassessments and property values for 1427-29.
Web Resources on Money, Coinage, Interest, Exchange Rates, and Comparative Values:
Historical and Contemporary
Caveat emptor: Use these statistical sources, especially those on the value of money, at your own risk.
I provide no guarantees for the accuracy or validity of any of the following sources (except my own lists);
but presumably those providing current exchange rates on various currencies are accurate.
Various Statistical Calculators Provided by EH.NET: The Economic History Association
- 'Measuring Worth': the newest Eh.Net statistical website, containing
a wide variety of stastistical calculators, including most of the following. If you click on the following, you
will be told that you are being transferred to this new site, but also to the specific page and calculator that
you require (in clicking on one of the following URLs).
- How Much Is That? : an Eh.Net calculator to estimate comparative
purchasing power and inflation rates in Great Britain (1660-2000) and the United States (1720-2000).
- Computing Real Values Over Time: with conversions from British pounds
sterling into US dollars, and vice versa: another Eh.Net calculator
- What Is Its Relative Value?: another EH.Net calculator
to determine the relative value of a sum
of money in one year with its value in another year (in U.S. economic history, from 1789 to the present).
- The Price of Gold, 1257 - 2001: another EH.Net calculator
- Purchasing Power of the British Pound Sterling, 1264 - 2001 :
another EH.NET calculator
- Purchasing Power of the United States Dollar, 1665-2001 :
another EH.NET calculator
- Inflation Rates for the U.S. (1666 to 2001),
and United Kingdom (Britain) (1601 to 2001): another EH.NET calculator
- Exchange Rates between the US dollar and the British Pound,
1791 - 2000 : another EH.NET calculator
- "What Was the Interest Rate Then?" : another EH.NET calculator devised
by Prof. Lawrence H. Officer, for the U.K., from 1720 to 2001, and for the U.S.A, for 1798 - 2001. See also Lawrence
H. Officer, What Was the Interest Rate Then?: A Data Study
, in 109 pp. Also accessible at this site .
- Daily Closing Averages of the Dow Jones Industrial Average: from 1896 to the
near present: another EH.NEt calclator.
Some More Web Resources: Other Statistical Sources for Economists (chiefly contemporary)
- CHASS: Computing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
- The CHASS Data Centre
- Statistics Canada CANSIM Data Base: Supplied by CHASS.
Access restricted to current students, staff, and faculty of the University of Toronto.
- The Penn World Tables: Supplied by CHASS (non-restricted).
- IPA: Institute for Policy Analysis, University of Toronto
- Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto
- Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
: Financial Links
- The University of Toronto Desktop References
- Statistics Canada: Canadian Statistics: The Daily
- Statistics Canada: Analytical Studies Portal
Menu Guide to Data in Statistics Canada.
- Canada: Consumer Price Index and Component Weights: for 2008 and 2009
- PACIFIC: Policy Analysis Computing and Information Facility
in Commerce , at the University of British Columbia (Prof. Werner Antweiler).
- CSLS: Centre for the Study of Living Standards/Centre d'Útude des niveau de vie
- Population Reference Bureau: World Population Data Sheet. The World Population Data Sheet for
2011 is also available here as a PDF file.
- NBER Economic Data: National Bureau of Economic Research
- FRED: Federal Reserve Economic Data: Economic Research from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: it contains 45,000 economic time series from 41 sources.
- IMF : The International Monetary Fund
- The World Bank
- The Library Network : serving the World Bank and the IMF
- The CIA World FactBook
- The Economics Web Institute: The Economics Web Institute is devoted to freely offer theoretical
reflections, real data, as well as interactive software models to researchers and students for exploring classical and innovative issues in
economics and management.
- For Financial Markets in the U.K
- Financial Times of London;
- Financial Times:
Markets and Funds Data; and for daily quotes on
2.5% Consols. Under 'Choose a category', select 'Bonds & Rates', from the drop-down menu; under 'Choose a report', select 'UK Gilts - Cash Market'.
Canadian Personal Income Tax Calculator (Ernst & Young): for 2012
- Department of Finance Canada;
and, for taxes, click on Taxes and Tariffs, with Tax Savings Calculator
- Deposit Rates offered by banks and financial institutions: an international listing: also includes a dictionary of banking terms
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