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The Cross-National Time-Series Data Archive (CNTS) was initiated by Arthur S. Banks in 1968 with the aim of assembling, in machine readable, longitudinal format, certain of the aggregate data resources of The Statesman’s Yearbook. The CNTS offers a listing of international and national country-data facts. The dataset contains statistical information on a range of countries, with data entries ranging from 1815 to the present.
Premier US-based organisation in the field of economic history. Publishes the Journal of Economic History. See also its EH.Net list of datasets available to researchers covering specific topics in economic history.
Major UK-based organisation & publisher of the Economic History Review (which contains an annual bibliography in the final issue each year: List of publications on the economic and social history of Great Britain and Ireland).
Offers three datasets:
Maddison Historical Statistics - estimates of GDP per capita for countries from AD 1 to 2010 (based on the print publication - World economy: historical statistics 2003, A. Maddison HC 15 - library, floor 3)
Historical National Accounts - detailed estimates of GDP (down to industrial/sector level) for countries, 19th & 20th centuries
Modern Times - data on technology & economic performance for European countries in 1910, 1935 & 1950
The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2010 ('EHA') is the fully searchable complete facsimile edition of The Economist, the weekly paper which is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide. In 8,000 issues and more than 600,000 pages, EHA offers full-colour images, multiple search indexes, topic and area supplements and surveys, together with a gallery of front covers and a selection of exportable financial tables.
The Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010, is the complete searchable facsimile run of the world's most authoritative daily business newspaper. Every article and advertisement ever printed in the paper can be searched and browsed individually and page by page. This is an essential, comprehensive and unbiased research tool for everyone studying public affairs, and economic and financial history of the last 120 years.