National Library of Finland: Finnish research data now under one roof. “Research data can be accessed more easily as Finnish research organisations are making their publications available in the Finna.fi search service. The VATT Institute for Economic Research has also made its publications, including research reports, available through Finna.”
The Oregonian: New economic data dashboard sheds light on Black Oregonians, businesses . “The Black Business Association of Oregon this week launched a new tool to access data on the socioeconomic status of Black Oregonians. The Black Economic Prosperity Dashboard… draws on existing federal, public and proprietary data. It includes data across five topics: population, health, education, economic well-being and business ownership.”
New York Times: Ukraine’s War of Drones Runs Into an Obstacle: China. “More than any conflict in human history, the fighting in Ukraine is a war of drones. That means a growing reliance on suppliers of the flying vehicles — specifically, China. While Iran and Turkey produce large, military-grade drones used by Russia and Ukraine, the cheap consumer drones that have become ubiquitous on the front line largely come from China, the world’s biggest maker of those devices. That has given China a hidden influence in a war that is waged partly with consumer electronics.”
World Bank: Putting Poverty Back on the Map: Introducing the World Bank’s New Geospatial Poverty Portal
World Bank: Putting Poverty Back on the Map: Introducing the World Bank’s New Geospatial Poverty Portal. “The portal features an interactive map based on data from the newly released Subnational Poverty and Inequality Database (SPID), spanning over 1,600 subnational areas from 141 economies. Statistics in the SPID are direct calculations from available survey data at their levels of representativeness, meaning data frequency varies by country. Some countries have subnational time series as long as 10 years, allowing users to compare changes temporally and spatially over a long period.”
South China Morning Post: Coming soon: a new tool to grapple with Chinese economic data. “A Washington think tank outlined a new tool Wednesday to address a problem that has plagued economists for decades: how to make sense of data from China often suspected of being more politically driven than statistically based.”
The Economics Observatory: The Economics Observatory’s new Data Hub: a user’s guide. “We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Data Hub. The new tool is demand-driven, which means it’s all about you, the users. We have built two powerful and connected tools: a unified API that funnels live data from a range of national and international sources; and a chart-building workshop, where you can customise your visualisations.” Very polished, very easy to use, very impressive!
Statistics Netherlands: CBS develops experimental database of supply chains in the Dutch economy. “Production chains play a major role in the Dutch economy, but they are vulnerable to disruptions. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) is developing a database to understand the production chains for Dutch companies. The database is still in the experimental phase, but some initial analyses have recently been published.”
The Conversation: Inflation hasn’t increased US food insecurity overall, according to our new tracker
The Conversation: Inflation hasn’t increased US food insecurity overall, according to our new tracker . “We are experts on food and agricultural economics. Together we have created a new data dashboard that tracks U.S. food insecurity – the technical term for having trouble getting enough nutritious food – based on publicly available information.”
Purdue University: CGT Analysis Database Expanded w/ New Features. “The new version of the database captures economic flows across 160 countries and regions, 141 of which represent individual countries accounting for 99% of global output and 96% of global population. The economic flows are categorized into 65 economic sectors: 20 in agriculture and food, 25 in manufacturing and 20 in services. The latest version of GTAP reflects these flows for five reference years (2004, 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2017).”
From Spot .uz and translated from Russian: WIUT launched a website for monitoring food prices in Uzbekistan. “Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) announced the launch of an online tool for monitoring and analyzing food prices in Uzbekistan…. The site is available in three languages - Uzbek, Russian and English. It includes data on 77 food products from dekhan markets since January 2019.”
Business Insider: You may pay nearly $8 for a McDonald’s Big Mac in Massachusetts versus $3 in Oklahoma. Here’s why costs can vary — even for locations across the street from one another.
Business Insider: You may pay nearly $8 for a McDonald’s Big Mac in Massachusetts versus $3 in Oklahoma. Here’s why costs can vary — even for locations across the street from one another.. “Riley Walz is a business major at the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York and dabbles in coding. The 20-year-old one day hopes to run his own business. Until that happens, he’s taken on the unofficial position of ‘fast-food data scientist,’ thanks to his latest side project, the Fast Food Index. Walz’s index, distributed to classmates last month, tracks the pricing of four popular fast-food items…”
CNBC: Treasury’s financial stability watchdog warns cryptocurrencies could threaten safety of U.S. economy
CNBC: Treasury’s financial stability watchdog warns cryptocurrencies could threaten safety of U.S. economy. “The Treasury Department warned Monday that unregulated cryptocurrencies could pose a risk to the U.S. financial system. The warning was a part of the first major public report released by the Treasury’s Financial Stability Oversight Council on digital assets. The council identified digital or ‘crypto’ assets such as stablecoins as well as lending and borrowing on the industry’s trading platforms as an ‘important emerging vulnerability.’”
Brookings Institution: Updating the External Wealth of Nations database to 2021 . “The data are annual for the period 1970-2021 and cover 212 countries and territories, plus the euro area and the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The data update to 2021 is currently available for 153 economies (plus the euro area and the ECCU), including the 60 largest economies and 91 of the largest 100. The data will be updated at regular intervals. The 2021 update will be completed for the entire sample at the end of 2022.”
OPINION: A new tool to help understand Alaska’s historic Native land claims act (Anchorage Daily News)
Anchorage Daily News: OPINION: A new tool to help understand Alaska’s historic Native land claims act. “To provide future generations insights into this groundbreaking law, the Alaska Historical Society (AHS) has just completed the first-ever comprehensive guide to historical sources about ANCSA. The three-volume, nearly 1,200-page Guide to Sources for the Study of the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act identifies the vast majority of documents, located in archives, libraries, personal collections and online.” The guide is freely available and searchable online.