This Post will grow and change. These are some of my favorite macro graphs and data sources. Just click the data item below and you will be whisked to a wonderful site...I use these graphs and data to help my students gain perspective on macro change. It is one thing to memorize a bunch of concepts -- it is another to have a "feel" for how they change over time. It takes a while to add links so give me a while to get most of them done. In the meantime, post a comment if you want me to add something for you.
Here are some nice Macro graphs for the USAPercentage Change in Real GDP USA
GDP Quarterly Press Release with data tables
These graphs relate to Monetary Policy in the USA
These graphs relate to Fiscal Policy in the USA
These graphs and data relate to the Phillips Curve for the USA
Phillips Curve file has spreadsheet of unemployment rate and change in the CPI inflation rate for each year from 1960 to 2009. Scroll down in the file to see a few connect the dots exercises. You can clearly see the downward slope at times, shifts at other times, and wackiness at still other times. If you believe in the expectations adjusted Phillips Curve you can have fun with this. If you enjoy throwing darts please be careful when children are present.
International Comparison Data -- the following links take you to sources of macro/policy about various countries.
The next site is a data appendix from a recent OECD Economic Outlook (86). It contains 60-something tables of data. Key categories of tables include: Demand & Output, Wages, Costs, Unemployment, Inflation, Key Supply-side data, Saving, Fiscal Balances and Public Indebtedness, Interest Rates and Exchange Rates, External Trade and Payments, Other background data. Click the FULL TEXT Button to open the files.
The IMF has a similar publication -- IMF World Economic Outlook (Jan 2010). It has a similar data appendix which allows comparison for an even larger group of countries.