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Homepage / Researching… global macroeconomics

Researching… global macroeconomics


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In the School of Management Library at this time of year we are asked lots of questions on where to start researching a country and its economy. Here are some hints and tips on how to get started…

For country profiles, check out the BMI section of FitchConnect. There are other sources available too, but this would be our favourite and is generally the most comprehensive. Its country risk reports should provide you with an overview of most areas of interest on a country, including a PESTLE analysis or similar.

For a more detailed introduction and some step-by-step instructions for the resources mentioned above, have a read of our post on sourcing country analysis.

When it comes to statistics, we would recommend the ‘Data Tools’ > ‘Bulk Data Export’ area within FitchConnect or  Euromonitor’s Passport to start with. Also look at our Statista subscription for quick and easy dossiers on countries and economies. For statistical data that is not available in these resources, we have various other sources you can try including Datastream via Workspace, Bloomberg and the UK Data Service. Come and talk to us so we can advise you on the best source.

The following posts may also be useful if you are looking for data:

As always if you require any help in sourcing or downloading country reports or data, please contact us.

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Karen Stokes

Written By: Karen Stokes

A Business Librarian since 2009, Karen leads support for the Cranfield MBA courses, both full-time and Executive.

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