About TheGlobalEconomy.com

TheGlobalEconomy.com serves researchers, business people, academics, and investors who need reliable economic data on foreign countries. We provide up-to-date numbers for GDP, inflation, credit, interest rates, employment, and many other indicators across countries. The data are added to the website as soon as they are released by the national authorities. See the latest data and, as an example, a global overview of economic growth.

We also offer interactive data tools for over 200 countries with data from The World Bank, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, UNESCO, the World Economic Forum, and many other sources. Visitors can compare countries and track their development over time. All of the data on the website are available for download. All of the charts can be downloaded without registration.

In addition, the global economy guide explains key concepts about economic growth and development, exchange rates, international trade and investment, financial systems, and other topics. The site also has a glossary of economic terms and a directory of resources.

TheGlobalEconomy is a recommended online resource by the American Economic Association.

Data sources

Our data set includes over 350 indicators for over 200 countries, with full documentation, updated regularly.

Sources: National Central Banks, National Statistical Institutes, The World Bank, The United Nations, U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Monetary Fund, UNESCO, Transparency International, World Federation of Exchanges, United Nations Development Program, The World Economic Forum, Natural Environment Research Council UK, FAOSTAT, International Telecommunication Union, KPMG, Freedom House, The Heritage Foundation, The Global Innovation Index Reports, A.T. Kearney, Cline Center for Democracy, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Kimberley Process, International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Delcredere Ducroire, Credendo Group.
Our team leadership

Neven Valev is a Ph.D. economist with a doctorate from Purdue University and over 10 years professional experience on the economics faculty of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Atlanta, GA. Neven specializes in international finance and the role of finance for economic development. Over the years he has taught classes on macroeconomics and international economics to undergraduate, Master’s, MBA, and Ph.D. students and has participated as a chair or a member of the dissertation committees of more than 40 graduate students. More information about Neven can be found at his Google Scholar page and personal site.

Franziska Bieri has a Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University. She specializes in globalization and the role of the non-profit sector in resolving international social issues. Franziska has published a number of academic articles and a widely read book on the Kimberley Process regulating the global diamond trade. She is on the faculty of the Ph.D. Global Leadership program at Indiana Tech teaching research methodology classes and advising doctoral students. More information about Franziska can be found at Indiana Tech and her personal site.

Menna Bizuneh holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University. Her research focuses on the European Monetary Union, economic integration in Africa, and the choice between various exchange rate regimes. Menna is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Pitzer College in California and teaches classes on international economics, macroeconomics, and economic development. More information about Menna can be found here.

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