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Economics and Business: Tools


North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

  • the standard used by Federal statistical agencies
  • classifying business establishments related to the U.S. business economy
  • for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data

 Drill down
 tables for:

2007 NAICS

2002 NAICS

         NAICS was adopted
 in 1997 to replace the
 Standard Industrial
 Classification (SIC)


How Much Is That?
with data sets for comparative value covering
prices, purchasing power, earnings, GDP,
interest rates, exchange rates and other
economic variables.
The calculators allow you to convert past values
into current values (and vice versa).

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360 Degrees of Financial Literacy - consumer education of personal finances and money management skills

Case Studies with Stats

How Iron Maiden turned piracy into paying customers

... U.K. company called Musicmetric, which specializes in analytics for the music industry by capturing everything from social media discussion to traffic on the BitTorrent network. It then offers this aggregated information to artists to decide how they want to react.

Quarterback streaks

- longest streak for each team is highlighted yellow
- search for your favorite players by mousing over streaks or via the dropdown/search

-  Related NYT article

Tracking criminal movements and predicting hot spots

Data available on distance between criminals' homes and their targets shows that burglars are willing to travel longer distances for high-value targets, and tend to employ different means of transportation to make these long trips. Of course, this tendency differs among types of criminals. Professionals and older criminals may travel further than younger amateurs. A group of professional burglars planning to rob a bank, for instance, would reasonably be expected to follow a Lévy flight.

Of interest

World Top Incomes Database

- study of the distribution of top incomes using tax data

Can You Live on the Minimum Wage?

Tally your expensences to see can you live on the Minimum Wage? 

Personal Costs Calculators


Statistics Done Wrong : The woefully complete guide

(by Alex Reinhart)

a guide to the most popular statistical errors and slip-ups committed by scientists every day, in the lab and in peer-reviewed journals
    - no prior knowledge of statistics needed


- Inflation Calculator
Adjusts given amount
of money for inflation
according to the
Consumer Price Index
1800 to 1998.
- CPI Inflation Calculator