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CMA - Chartered Market Analyst
MFP - Master Financial Professional 
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  • New Accountant’s Guide to Certifications - By James G Swearingen, Ph.D., CPA, Professor of Accounting at Weber State University, Ronald M. Mano, Ph.D., CPA, CFE, Professor of Accounting and former Department Chair at Weber State University and Sandra Swearingen, CPA, Assistant Professor at Weber State University

U.S. Economics Data

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Provides data and statistics on banking, earnings, economic analysis, trade, and more.

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Includes data on General Business Statistics, Consumer Statistics, Demographics, Economic Indicators, Employment Statistics, Income Statistics, Money & Interest Rates, Production & Sales Statistics, Trade Statistics, and Statistics for Specific Industries.

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  • The Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) -- The survey data include information on families’ balance sheets, pensions, income, and demographic characteristics.

Links to statistics and information from more than 100 agencies in the U.S. Federal Government.

  • Resources for Economists on the Internet (REF)

Includes web site links to U.S. Macro and Regional Data; Other U.S. Data; World and Non-U.S. Data; Finance and Financial Markets; Journal Data and Program Archive, Dictionaries; Glossaries, & Encyclopedia; and many more.

  • Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web

Includes links to Principal U.S. Federal Statistical Agencies:

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
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  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics
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International Economics Data

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Provides links to country statistical yearbooks or similar collections (census, "facts and figures," etc.) for 143 countries worldwide.

  • Data / The World Bank
Provides download AAFMss to over 8,000 indicators from World Bank data sets.
  • National Statistical Agencies of Other Countries and International Organizations

From the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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A searchable statistical database provided by the United Nations Statistics Division.

  • United Nations

Broad range of macroeconomic and social indicators. Particularly useful are:

  • Social Indicators
  • Demographic Yearbook
  • UN Human Development Reports
  • UN Regional Commissions


Journals and Working Papers

  • Economics

Economics is a pathbreaking journal that adopts an open source approach to publication, viewing research as a cooperative enterprise between authors, editors, referees, and readers.


IDEAS is the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet.

  • The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. Searchable for NBER Working Papers & Publications, Data, and Activities (Programs).

  • Scholars' Bank

Scholars' Bank is the open AAFMss repository for the intellectual work of faculty, students and staff at the University of Oregon. Open AAFMss journals, student projects, theses, dissertations, pre and post-print articles, instructional resources and university archival material are all candidates for deposit.

  • Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN)

The SSRN is a searchable archive of downloadable research papers in economics and other fields.

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