Federal Reserve Economic Data Federal Reserve Economic Data
) is a database maintained by the Research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
that has more than 765,000 economic time series
from 96 sources.
The data can be viewed in graphical and text form or downloaded for import to a database or spreadsheet, and viewed on mobile devices. They cover banking
, business/fiscal, consumer price indexes
, employment and population, exchange rates, gross domestic product
, interest rates
, monetary aggregates
, producer price indexes
, reserves and monetary base, U.S. trade and international transactions, and U.S. financial data. The time series are compiled by the Federal Reserve and many are collected from government agencies such as the U.S. Census
and the Bureau of Labor Statistics
The economic data published on FRED are widely reported in the media and play a key role in financial markets. In a 2012 Business Insider
article titled "The Most Amazing Economics Website in the World", Joe Weisenthal quoted Paul Krugman
as saying: "I think just about everyone doing short-order research — trying to make sense of economic issues in more or less real time — has become a FRED fanatic."
FRED economic indicators (partial list)
Other Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis data services
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis data is also accessible via other data services:
ALFRED (Archival Federal Reserve Economic Data) lets users retrieve vintage versions of economic data that were available on specific dates in history. The ALFRED web site states that “In general, economic data for past observation periods are revised as more accurate estimates become available. As a result, previous vintages of data can be superseded and may no longer be available from various data sources." It also says that "Vintage or real-time economic data allows academics to reproduce others’ research, build more accurate forecasting models and analyze economic policy decisions using the data available at the time.”
GeoFRED is a data-mapping tool that displays FRED data series in color-coded form on the state, metropolitan statistical areas and county levels.
CASSIDI is a data service that provides nationwide data on banking market structures and definitions, as well as banking markets for individual depository institutions.
FRASER (The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research
) is a digital archive begun in 2004 to safeguard, preserve and provide easy access to the United States’ economic history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System—through digitization of documents related to the U.S. financial system.
Digitized documents include:
- Publications of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
- Publications of each of the Federal Reserve banks
- Statements, speeches and archival materials of Federal Reserve policymakers
- Government data publications
- Statistical releases
- Congressional hearings
- Reports by various organizations
St. Louis Fed Research also hosts IDEAS,
a bibliographic database drawn from Research Papers in Economics
which consists of economic research from more than one million academic articles and papers. As of March 2018, the IDEAS site states it has more 2,500,000 items of research that can be browsed or searched, and more than 2,300,000 that can be downloaded in full text.
- ^ Federal Reserve Economic Data. Accessed September 24, 2018.
- ^ "The Most Amazing Economics Website in the World", Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider, March 23, 2012.
- ^ "ArchivaL Federal Reserve Economic Data - ALFRED - St. Louis Fed". Alfred.stlouisfed.org. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
- ^ "GeoFRED: Geographic Federal Reserve Economic Data". Geofred.stlouisfed.org. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
- ^ "Welcome to Cassidi". Cassidi.stlouisfed.org. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
- ^ "Economic Data Publications, Historical Federal Reserve Archive, FRASER". Fraser.stlouisfed.org. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
- ^ Federal Depository Library Program partnerships. Accessed March 14, 2013.
- ^ FRASER information and collaboration. Accessed March 13, 2013.
- ^ IDEAS. Accessed March 1, 2018.
- ^ "RePEc". RePEc. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
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