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Gould Data Knowledge Base

Access the IFS at Carleton

About International Financial Statistics

Finance and economics time series data for many world economies dating to 1948 from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Best used alongside corresponding print books in the library's collection.


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DocumentationThe main trouble new users of the IFS can expect is to understand what all the data series mean. Definitions of the data series [link] can be found on the World Bank web site along with methodology, sources, abbreviations and other metadata. You can also click the "Notes" button when selecting a data series to view definitions and source notes. Sometimes it helps to use the print version alongside the online version to put the data series into context.