DBnomics is a free platform to aggregate publicly-available economic data provided by national and international statistical institutions, but also by researchers and private companies. The value-added is a unique economic database with wide, systematic coverage of economic data.
The field of data covered by DBnomics is economics in its broadest sense. The data included also covers population and living conditions, environment and energy, agriculture, finance, trade, etc. The only restrictions for the moment concern the nature of the data, which must be time series, and the frequency of the data, which must be daily at most.
It is conceived as a tool to improve data handling process in economics, with three objectives: (i) simplifying retrieval of economic data, (ii) automatically providing updated data, (iii) allowing reproducible results.
The website is accessible for all users, with different search tools depending on needs: search bar, category tree similar to the provider. Data can be downloaded in CSV, XLSX, HTML or JSON.
These data are updated regularly and former updates have been archived so as to build overtime a real time database. Moreover, data can be downloaded directly by a broad spectrum of econometric and statistical analysis softwares using the utilities provided by the project.
It is designed as a public good and can be considered as an open library gathering code to download data from the original producer and convert the data into a standard format. Our goal is to create a community of users but also a community of contributors around this free project.
Eventually, we would like to thank the institutions without whom this project could not be maintained: Agence Française de Développement, Banque de France, Cepremap, France Stratégie.
See documentation for more details: https://db.nomics.world/docs/
Copyright & License
By: DBnomics team
Copyright © 2015 - 2020, Cepremap
DBnomics is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
DBnomics is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
Most of the fetchers are also copyrighted by Cepremap and distributed under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3 or later. But anyone can develop their own fetchers and release them under any license they choose.
DBnomics datasets are open data under the copyright and the license of their authors.