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Homepage / A quick guide to sourcing EIU data

A quick guide to sourcing EIU data


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In MIRC we are frequently asked where users can source EIU data.  The EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit, part of The Economist Group) produce regular country reports and macroeconomic datasets. Although we are not direct subscribers to EIU products, we do have access to a variety of their data and reports via the following existing subscriptions…

Thomson One includes a limited selection of EIU Country Reports within its Research module. These can be searched by selecting ‘Screening & Analysis’ > ‘Research’ > ‘Research Search’ from the menus to enter the Advanced Research screen.

Once there, select your date range at the top and and enter your country name into the title field. Then click on the looking glass icon to search using Economist Intelligence Unit as the ‘contributor’ (select all options in the results).

Your results will be displayed beneath your search options. Reports cover political and economic outlook and forecasts and include data, charts and recent analysis.  Coverage is limited to fifty of the world’s fastest growing economies.

Please note that access to Thomson One is currently only accessible from off-campus via the VMWare Horizon Client. Please see our blog post for more details.

Before logging into Thomson One, users should be aware of the following:

  • Thomson One only works in Internet Explorer
  • Your browser popup blocker must be disabled

ABI/Inform is worth a look for country data. To access this from within the journal database, select ‘Browse’ > ‘Country Reports’ > ‘Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Data’ from the top menus and select a region and country. Like Thomson One, coverage is not comprehensive.  Data can be downloaded to Excel.

Datastream is another good source for EIU data. This service provides time series data only. No analysis is available. If you have never used Datastream before, we would advise you have a quick chat with a member of MIRC staff before you start!

Any questions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Written by: Karen Stokes

Written By: Tom Jaycocks

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