A one-day class providing an introduction to Data Science: including HTML, JS, Python and Vega-Lite. Built with the Economics Observatory Data Unit.
A library of chart types, together with the code you need to re-create them and use in your own projects. Hosted on GitHub
Guidance on how to make maps using economic data. Includes code and data. Hosted on GitHub.
A pack tracking Britain's trade metrics. The UK trade balances for goods and services, together with the exchange rate, and trade in services charts.
Charts on the supply of loans to UK households and firms. Market interest rates, and the amounts of sterling loans outstanding.
Charts showing Bank Rate and Quantitative Easing.
Chart of official central bank interest rates in the US, UK and Japan.
Interactive chart: Following the demise of the Bretton Woods system, exchange rate and monetary targets have gradually dissapeared, to be replaced by inflation targets.
Interactive chart comparing the three headline measures for the UK, with code to update and visualise the data.
Chart decomposing contributions to CPI inflation
This is the UK's most important markets in terms of the goods that we produce and sell. In almost all categories we import more than we export, hence the huge trade deficit in terms of goods.
There are lots of proposals at the moment for new trade deals with non-EU countries -- places like Canada and Australia seem to be top of the list. But the US by far the most important. This chart ...
A simple way of prioritising who to strike trade deals with is to ask where we export goods. The circles on this chart represent exports to EU and non-EU destinations, and I've made the top 5 darke...
The UK's strength in services is longstanding but really exports and the services surplus really started to pick up in the early 2000s.
The UK's top 20 trading partners. Trade is broadly balanced with non-EU countries, but there is a big trade deficit with the EU. In general the UK has trade surpluses with smaller countries.
Within services Britain's key strength are finance, insurance and "other business". This is things like accountancy, consultancy, and law.
Britain has the largest current account deficit of any advanced economy. We have a longstanding shortfall in goods exports, and a new, worrying weakness in our foreign income. Services are strong.
Industry in Britain is pretty concentrated. Firms in the top eight sectors account for more than 70% of all enterprises in every region. Useful to know for targeting an industrial strategy.
Brexit is going to hit some industries harder than others. Things look ominous for finance. A hard Brexit for the City will hit the pound. Britain's BoP is weak, and is propped up by finance.