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Economics and Finance Research Guide (IMF): Home

Data, analysis, news, books, articles & working papers available to IMF staff

Economics and Finance Research Guide for IMF Staff

This guide is designed to introduce you to data servicesbooks, articles, news and reference sources for economics and finance. The content is broken down by category in the tabs above for Macroeconomic DataFinancial DataCredit Ratings & RiskForecastsBanks & Financial InstitutionsCompaniesAnalyst & Research ReportsCommoditiesCurrenciesDevelopment & Inequality; Trade; Articles; Working Papers, E-books; News and Blogs; and Reference Sources

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Commercial Data Services
To make an ad hoc request for a new data service (outside of the annual exercise), have your department enter a request via the ad hoc request online system.

Departments participate in the annual business case submission exercise conducted every year in September. See the Data Governance Group (DGG) Members by department.  

Books, Journals, News & Bibliographic Databases
Suggest a book, journal, or database

Economic and Financial Data at the IMF

Consult Economic and Financial Data at the IMF  (http://econfindata/) for a complete list of data resources licensed for IMF staff:
- Over 200 data sources - Request user accounts
- Software installation instructions - Copyright information
- User guides & cheat sheets - Who to contact for help


Databases - directory of databases and other information resources for World Bank, IFC and IMF staff, organized by subject.

Learning Calendar - Group and individual training sessions on commercial databases, news and research services

Data Tools and Repositories

More support and training

Commercial Data Services Quick Reference (PDF)

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