TheGlobalEconomy.com serves researchers, academics, investors, and business people 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.
Our team works as a research institute with the highest possible level of rigor adopted from academic research. It is headed by Neven Valev, a Ph.D. economist with a doctorate from Purdue University and over 15 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.
Neven has served as director of the MA Program in Economics and the Summer Research Internship Program in Economics funded by the National Science Foundation. His research has been funded by the Center for International Business Education and Research, the National Science Foundation, the National Council for Eurasia and East European Research, the International Research and Exchanges Board, and the USAID. He has numerous published academic articles including in the Journal of Money Credit and Banking, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Macroeconomics, the Journal of International Money and Finance, and the Journal of Development Economics. He has also published widely in the media on topics of general economics interest. More information about Neven can be found at his Google Scholar page, on LinkedIn, and on his personal site.
The idea for the website came out of The Global Economy class that Neven developed at Georgia State University in Atlanta (syllabus). The class covers key facts and theories about the world economy and is taken by over 500 students every year. The website makes that information available to anyone and adds a lot of interactivity and data.