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Economic Forecasts

The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2018 to 2028 
Produced by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO), this report provides the long-term budget outlook and baseline budget projections for 2018 to 2028. See also: An Update to the Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028.

The Livingston Survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
"The Livingston Survey was started in 1946 by the late columnist Joseph Livingston. It is the oldest continuous survey of economists' expectations. It summarizes the forecasts of economists from industry, government, banking, and academia. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia took responsibility for the survey in 1990."


Regional Economic Conditions

The Beige Book
"Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business contacts, economists, market experts, and other sources. The Beige Book summarizes this information by District and sector. An overall summary of the twelve district reports is prepared by a designated Federal Reserve Bank on a rotating basis."

General Websites

Economic Research and Data  
"Economists at the Federal Reserve Board conduct innovative research on a broad range of topics in economics and finance."

Budget of the United States Government
"Issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Budget of the United States Government is a collection of documents that contains the budget message of the President, information about the President's budget proposals for a given fiscal year, and other budgetary publications that have been issued throughout the fiscal year."

Bureau of Economic Analysis
"The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner."

Economic Indicators - U.S. Census Bureau
Current and historical data on economic indicators such as construction spending, manufacturing and trade inventories, U.S. international trade in goods and services and more.  Includes pdf and xls formats and historic time series for each indicator.

Economic Indicators - Government Printing Office
"Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly publication is prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers for the Joint Economic Committee. It provides economic information on gross domestic product, income, employment, production, business activity, prices, money, credit, security markets, Federal finance, and international statistics."

Economic Report of the President
"The Economic Report of the President is an annual report written by the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. It overviews the nation's economic progress using text and extensive data appendices."

White House Economic Policy
Economic news and policy from the current presidential administration, including jobs, taxes, and American businesses.

Economy at a Glance - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Latest monthly data on unemployment, average hourly earnings, the consumer price index, the producer price index, and more; quarterly data on the employment cost index and productivity.

World Economy

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. OECD data includes interactive charts, maps, and tables.

The World Bank DataBank
DataBank is The World Bank's analysis and visualisation tool, containing collections of time series data on topics such as global development data and economic indicators.

IMF World Economic Outlook
The International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook is a biannual survey featuring IMF economists' analyses of global economic developments.


Mackenzie Dunn
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