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U.S. Government Information Resources

Links to a rich array of government information websites, databases, agencies & departments and core statistical and historical documents and data.
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FRASER LOGO (federal reserve archive)


     The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER®) started in 2004 as a data preservation and accessibility project of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. FRASER’s mission is to safeguard and provide easy access to the nation’s economic history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System—through digitization of documents related to the U.S. financial system.




FRASER preserves and provides access to economic and banking data and policy documents. To this end, various types of documents have been digitized, including the following:


  • Publications of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Publications of District Federal Reserve Banks
  • Statements and speeches of Fed policymakers
  • Archival materials of Fed policymakers
  • Government data publications
  • Statistical releases
  • Congressional hearings
  • Books
  • Reports by various organizations

More about FRASER




In Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) one can  download, graph, and track  214,000 US and international time series from 67 sources. Current and historical data on: Unemployment Rates, 3,10, 20 Year Treasury data, GPD, CPI, S & P 500 Stock Price Index, Real Personal Consumption Expenditures to name a very few.  FRED has impressive graphing and tracking features, mobile apps, and GeoFRED for mapping data to states, regions, etc..  Open your own account in FRED (free) to manage your own data sets.

ALFRED LOGO (archival economic data)


ALFRED® allows you to retrieve vintage versions of economic data that were available on specific dates in history.   Vintage or real time economic data allows academics to reproduce others' research, build more accurate forecasting models, and analyze economic policy decisions using the data available at the time. ( from the ALFRED webpage)

St Louis Federal Reserve Bank



The Federal Reserve System sets the nation's monetary policy, supervises and regulates banking institutions, maintains the stability of the financial system, and provides financial services to depository institutions, the U.S. government, and foreign official institutions.

Economist Homer Jones

Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, through their renowned, Research Division provides free U.S. and international economic data, graphs and other data-related tools, plus quality research from St. Louis Fed economists. Economist Homer Jones, research directorand later senior vice president at the St. Louis Fed, played a major role in developing the Bank as a leader in monetary research and statistics.                                                




Competitive Analysis and Structure Source Instrument for Depository Institutions

CASSIDI strives to be the one-stop shop for your banking competition information needs. CASSIDI contains information for the entire country and is updated regularly.

Through CASSIDI, you will be able to search for and view banking market definitions, find banking market concentrations, and perform "what if" (pro forma) analyses on banking market structures.