International Trade Data


Listed on this page are references to data that researchers have used in carrying out empirical analyses of issues in international trade and investment. If you have a dataset that you think might be of interest to others, please provide the details. This page will hopefully streamline the data search process that many, particularly younger, researchers go through when starting a new project.

If you find these pages useful, we would appreciate knowing who you are. These pages would also benefit from any concordances or data that you would be willing to make publicly available. If you have found these pages useful, or have something to contribute, or have any requests, please e-mail Jon Haveman Thanks in advance for your time, interest, and data!

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Previous Submissions


Date Source Category
Four New Series For Common Languages
Melitz and Toubal |
We provide new series that distinguish between Common Spoken Language (CSL), Common Native Language (CNL), Common Official Language (COL) and Linguistic Proximity.
Trade Flows
FDI in Singapore |
Trade Flows
National Establishment Timer Series
Scott Holladay | NYU
Annual plant level characteristics including sales, employment, sic8, plant location and corporate structure for 1990-2006. Extensive coverage, claims to be the population of establishments in the US.
Global Antidumping Database
Bruce Blonigen | University of Oregon
Peter Schott's Intl. Trade Data
Ariell Reshef | University of Virginia
This is bilateral, disaggregated HS10 level flows. You used to have to get CD ROMs from the Census Bureau. Now it is available on Schott's website.
Trade Flows
Matilde Bombardini and Germán Pupato | University of British Columbia
Job descriptors increasingly utilized to, for example, classify occupations that are more frequently outsourced, to characterize production functions (e.g. communication intensity, teamwork intensity)
Port Data
Jon Haveman | Beacon Economics
These data provide detailed informaiton on bilateral U.S. trade at the port (air, sea, and land) level at the 10 digit Harmonized System level.

Jon Haveman