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Financial Econometrics: Internet Resources

Economics & Econometrics

Government Websites

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics

Government of Pakistan has established Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, by merging Federal Bureau of Statistics, the Population Census Organization, The Agriculture Census Organization and the Technical wing of Statistics Division publication of statistical data.

Ministry of Finance

The Finance Division deals with the subjects pertaining to finance of the Federal Government and financial matters affecting the country as a whole, preparation of annual budget statements and supplementary/excess budget statements for the consideration of the parliament accounts and audits of the Federal Government Organization etc. as assigned under the Rules of Business, 1973.

Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority

Premier institution of the Government of Pakistan under Ministry of Industries & Production. SMEDA was established in October 1998 to take on the challenge of developing Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Pakistan.

Web Resources

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The mission of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. 

The Econometric Society

The Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics.


EconPapers is the part of RepEc that collects working papers in economics available on the Internet. There are over 150,000 downloadable working papers drawn from many hundreds of series from academics working in institutions from around the world. There are also over 250,000 downloadable journal articles, as well as smaller collections of books, book chapters, and software items.

Global Financial Data

Data on over 60,000 companies covering 300 years, GFD offers a unique source to analyze the twists and turns of the global economy. Those who use Global Financial Data will take the experiences of the past to minimize the uncertainty of the future.

National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER)

The National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research in a scientific manner, and without policy recommendations, among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.

Statistical Resources from Pakistan

World Development Indicators

World Development Indicators 

Macroeconomic, social, and environmental data from the World Bank, available as annual time series from 1960 onwards.

Learning Stata

Resources to help you learn and use Stata 

Data Analysis and Statistical Software for Professionals. Stata is a complete, integrated statistics package that provides everything you need for data analysis.

Data Resource Unit

Data Resource Unit LUMS 

Data Resource Unit (DRU) is an online repository of data resources developed by the Department of Economics at Lahore University of Management Sciences to facilitate academic and policy oriented research on Pakistan. 

UN Comtrade | International Trade Statistics Database

UN Comtrade | International Trade Statistics Database

Free access to detailed global trade data. UN Comtrade is a repository of official trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. It contains annual trade statistics starting from 1962 and monthly trade statistics since 2010.