The Business Cycle Indicators database for the U.S. and other countries is now available
on a site license basis for your campus intranet.
With a site license, students,
faculty and librarians will have 24-hour-a-day access these important economic
statistics in spreadsheet form—with no restriction on number of users and
no copyright worries for your institution.
The U.S. Business Cycle Indicators database is a comprehensive
set of over 200 economic series and includes the official U.S. Leading
Economic Indicators and the widely followed Consumer Confidence
Index--that have proven to be most useful in determining current conditions
and predicting the future direction of the economy.
Andrew Abel, the Robert Morris Professor of Finance at The Wharton School,
and Ben Bernanke, Professor of Economics at Princeton, have made the BCI
dataset an integral part of their macroeconomics textbook published by
Addison-Wesley. Both professors find the BCI database to be particularly
helpful in preparing lectures and developing class assignments that bring
real-world facts to economic problems and ideas.
As you may know, The Conference Board is a worldwide, not-for-profit and nonpartisan business
membership organization that provides timely research on management practices
and economic trends. Our twofold purpose is to improve the business
enterprise system and to enhance the contribution of business to society.
about The Conference Board)
Our history with economic data and analysis goes back to The Conference
Board inception in the early 1900s when we developed the precursor to the
Consumer Price Index as a means of providing useful information
(as neutral and trusted third party) in labor negotiations.
In 1999, we introduced business cycle indicators for the U.K., Germany, Japan and Korea. Additional countries will be added in 2001 and 2002. Today, we remain an important source of economic indicators, hold numerous
business management and education-oriented conferences, and are proud to
be the most frequently quoted private source of business information.
We welcome questions you may have about the BCI
database and opportunities to discuss textbook partnerships
that will make this information even more valuable to educators.
Send an email to email@example.com
and we encourage you to visit www.globalindicators.org/for_educators.cfm
to review and access information that complements the BCI data.