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The Australian Macro Database: An online resource for macroeconomic research in Australia

Timur Behlul, Anastasios Panagiotelis, George Athanasopoulos (), Rob Hyndman () and Farshid Vahid

CAMA Working Papers from Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Abstract: A website that encourages and facilitates the use of quantitative, publicly available Australian macroeconomic data is introduced. The Australian Macro Database hosted at ausmacrodata.org provides a user friendly front end for searching among over 40000 economic variables, sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Reserve Bank of Australia. The search box, tags and categories used to facilitate data retrieval, are described in detail. Known issues with the website and future plans are discussed in the conclusion.

Keywords: Economic time series; Macroeconomic data; Australian Bureau of Statistics; Reserve Bank of Australia; FRED (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C55 C82 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-02
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