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UCL SSEES Library Guide to Economics & Business Data: Central Europe


Central Europe

  • The database is available for use by UCL staff and students both on and off-site within the terms of the license agreements. Off-site users will need to login using their UCL username and passwords. It consists of comparable financial information containing comprehensive information on around 19 million public and private companies across Europe.
  • Czech Statistical Office
    Statistics related to the Czech Republic's economy, population, and society, at the national and local levels.
  • Czech Statistical Office: Databases, registers
    Databases and registers include: Public Database – a unified and basic data source for presentation of statistical data targeted mainly on the public; Annual National Accounts – macroeconomic data; External Trade Database – data on exports and imports; Business Register – a public list of legal persons and natural persons with the status of an entrepreneur and organisational units of the state that are accounting entities.
  • Datastream (Thomson Reuters)
    Financial information database, available on-site at SSEES Library only. Coverage includes equity indexes, unit trusts, bonds, interest rates, exchange rates and commodities, with tools for exploring historical trends, and relationships between time series.
  • Comprehensive analyses of macroeconomic and structural developments in the ECE region and in its member countries. The Survey also covered selected topics of a more long-term nature relating to structural change and sustainable development in the region.
  • Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports and Profiles
    The database is available for use by UCL staff and students both on and off-site within the terms of the license agreements. Off-site users will need to login using their UCL username and passwords. The EIU DataServices portfolio comprises these global business databases: EIU Country data, EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts, EIU World Investment Service, EIU City Data, Combination of Country Data and Market Indicators.
  • Eurobarometer Surveys
    A series of public opinion surveys conducted regularly on behalf of the European Commission since 1973 on a wide variety of topical issues relating to the European Union throughout the EU Member States, such as attitudes towards European integration, institutions, policies, social conditions, health, culture, the economy, citizenship, etc.
  • EUROMOD Country Reports
    Country Reports document the way in which each country’s tax-benefit system is modelled, containing sections on the national tax-benefit system, the modelled tax-benefit instruments, with reference to EUROMOD parameter sheets; the micro-database and adjustments to the original data; a validation of baseline output in relation to other statistics.
  • EUROMOD Statistics
    Statistical data for 28 EU countries on the Distribution and Decomposition of Disposable Income providing estimates of income components (taxes and benefits) by household income decile group as well as inequality and poverty indicators before and after taxes and benefits and marginal effective tax rates.
  • European Central Bank Statistics 
    Data on euro area monetary policy, financial stability and the activities of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) includingn key euro area indicators, exchange rates, monetary and financial statistics, monetary operations, balance of payments and other external statistics, financial integration indicators, macroeconomic and sectoral statistics.
  • European Data Portal
    A gateway offering access to data published by administrations in countries across Europe, from the EU and beyond. Portal provides access to over 415,000 data sets harvested from 70 catalogues in the EU28+. Data is collected from national, regional and local portals without excluding certain datasets.
  • European Election Database
    The European Election and Referendum Database provides election results on a regional level for European countries. The archive cover the period from 1990 until present and publishes results from parliamentary elections, European Parliament elections, presidential elections, as well as EU-related referendums for a total of 35 European countries.
  • European Social Survey
    The European Social Survey (ESS) is an academically driven cross-national survey that has been conducted across Europe since 2001. The survey measures the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of diverse populations in more than thirty nations. It is covering public trust; political interest and participation; political orientation; governance; political and social values; national, ethnic and religious allegiances; well-being, health and security; demographics and socio-economic variables...
  • European Union Labour Force Survey (Eurostat)
    The EU LFS is a large household sample survey conducted by the national statistical institutes across Europe and centrally processed by Eurostat. Survey provides quarterly results on labour participation of people aged 15 and over, living in private households. The data collection covers 28 Member States of the European Union, 2 candidate countries and 3 countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) from 1983 onwards. In general, data for individual countries are available depending on their accession date.
  • European Union Open Data Portal
    The European Union Open Data Portal is the single point of access to a growing range of data from the institutions and other bodies of the European Union (EU). Data are free to use and reuse for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
  • European Values Study
    A large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey research program on how Europeans think about family, work, religion, politics and society. Repeated every nine years in an increasing number of countries, the survey provides insights into the ideas, beliefs, preferences, attitudes, values, and opinions of citizens all over Europe.
  • Europe in Figures - Eurostat Yearbook
    Online compedium with an overview of information available on Eurostat’s website and within its online databases. It provides a balanced set of indicators, with a broad cross-section of information, covering all of the main areas in which official European statistics are available.
  • Eurostat Data  
    Official source for statistical data on the European Union and member states.
  • Eurostat Statistics Explained
    An official Eurostat website presenting statistical topics in an easily understandable way. Together, the articles make up an encyclopedia of European statistics for everyone, completed by a statistical glossary clarifying all terms used and by numerous links to further information and the latest data and metadata, a portal for occasional and regular users.
  • Hungarian Central Statistical Office
    Data for the parliament and public administration, social organizations, local authorities, scientific bodies, economic organizations, the general public and the media as well as for international organizations and users abroad. Official data regarding the socio-economic situation as well as the changes in the population of the country are published by the HCSO.
  • Hungarian Central Statistical Office (STADAT)
    Major data, indicators collected by HCSO or transmitted by other organizations are included in the table system of ready-made tables: territorial data by county and region and major international data by the member states of the European Union as well as by some other countries to ensure the option of intra-country and cross country comparison. STADAT-tables are free to download in an Excel format. There is a methodological guide to facilitate the interpretation of the tables.
  • International Monetary Fund Data
    The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.
  • OECD iLibrary
    The database is available for use by UCL staff and students both on and off-site within the terms of the license agreements. Off-site users will need to login using their UCL username and passwords. It contains data and documentation from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. 400 statistical series, 6,000 E-books and 3,000 working papers from 1960s to present. Platform includes data from the International Energy Agency (IEA); Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA); PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) and the International Transport Forum (ITF). 
  • Principal European Economic Indicators
    Short-term economic and business cycle indicators for the EU and member states, issued monthly by the European Commission in the PEEI framework, with supplemental European business cycle data.
  • TARKI Data Archive
    TÁRKI Data Archive stores data collections of empirical social research. The data collections contains factographic (ie. numerical) data. The research data are mostly from survey research, but we also archives other factographic data collections (eg. historical data, census, etc).
  • World Bank/Central Europe and the Baltics Data
    Statistics on development in countries around the globe, collated by the World Bank. Consists of a number of datasets including development indicators, debt statistics and trade logistics statistics.
  • World Bank/Governance & Anticorruption Data
    The Governance group supports the collection, rigorous analysis, careful interpretation, and transparent dissemination of data for empirical research, capacity-building, and learning programs. The data and associated analysis and research does not necessarily reflect the views of the institution or its executive directors, and care needs to be exercised in its use and interpretation as per detailed description in each dataset. Some datasets are accessible for interactive interface with the web user as an 'e-learning' tool.
  • World Bank/Enterprise Surveys
    Enterprise Surveys provide the world's most comprehensive company-level data in emerging markets and developing economies. Business data are available on 130,000 firms in 135 countries.
  • World Bank Group/Doing Business Data
    Doing Business offers economic data from 2003 to the present. The data is presented in a variety of ways useful to researchers, policy makers, journalists and others.


Area Specialist

Zuzana PinĨíková
Area Specialist for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary
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