I lead a team of economists and programmers whose goal is to make international data available to users around the world. All of our projects have an open educational aspect and are used by many students and faculty. They are also used by business people, investors, industry analysts, policy makers, journalists, and other people interested in the world economy. We run three main projects, which are financed by data purchases, subscriptions, and advertizing revenue:
Global Petrol Prices
We publish the most wide-ranging and reliable data on retail fuel prices around the world. The data are collected and published on a weekly basis using information from government institutions, regulatory agencies, major media sources, and oil companies. We also publish a quarterly report on global fuel price trends and brief analytical papers on global fuel price developments. Our data and research have been used by international organizations including the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund, and corporations such as Descartes, Diageo, Dow Chemical, Heineken, LeasePlan International, McKinsey & Company, SABMiller, and Swarovski. We are frequently featured in research and the media such as Bloomberg, Reuters, and the Wall Street Journal. Visit the site.
The Global Economy
Here we provide interactive tools with international economic data compiled from multiple official sources including The World Bank, the United Nations, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, UNESCO, the United Nations Development Program, the World Economic Forum, and many others. Users to our site can compare countries and track their development over time, look at multiple indicators per country and global maps, produce summary statistics, download data, read articles on the world economy, and more. We have over 30,000 registered users from around the globe including students and faculty from over 500 universities. Visit the site.
Finance By Country
Our latest project explores the financial systems of countries around the world using detailed data on their banking systems and stock markets. Visit the site.