Competitive cities in the global economy is a 2006 report, published by the OECD. Available via the OECD iLibrary.
Urban areas represent an important part of the national economy and feature higher GDP per capita and productivity levels than their country's average.
But they also harbour large pockets of unemployment and poverty and suffer from problems such as congestion, pollution and crime.
The book examines whether they are sustainable in the long term and what needs to be done to keep these engines of economic growth running smoothly. A synthesis report based on OECD metropolitan reviews and a database of 78 metro regions, this report examines cities performance within their countries and addresses key issues such as a competitiveness and social cohesion, intergovernmental relationships, and urban finance.
UNCTAD Stat is a free database, offered by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, which harmonizes and integrates all statistics related to population, national accounts, foreign direct investment, trade trends, trade structure and market access.
(Source: MADGIC Staff)
FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data) is a database, produced by the U.S. Federal Reserve, that includes over 213,000 economic time series.
Data is available annually and quarterly for a variety of indicators: GDP/GNP, Federal government debt, Population and employment, Consumer price indexes and labour markets.
The database allows the user to download, graph and track time series from 62 different sources for the United States and International.
(Source: Federal Reserve Bank)