Talk:Federal Reserve Economic Data
|WikiProject Economics||(Rated Low-importance)|
shouldn't be flagged for deletion
This page shouldn't be flagged for deletion. FRED is an important public service of the US Federal Reserve that deserves its own page. Many of the economic indicators published on FRED have their own page on Wikipedia, but sadly many do not. And worse, the Federal Reserve provides no explaination as to how the data are collected or their economic implications.
Many of the time series already have references on Wikipedia:
http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/BOPBCA ->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balance_of_payments http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/MULT ->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_(economics) http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/UNRATE -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unemployment_rate http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/WPCREDIT ->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_lending_rate http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/UMCSENT -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Michigan_Consumer_Sentiment_Index
However, many don't have references.
My goal with this article is to encourge dialog and documentation of critical US economic indicators -the method of data collection, implications on the broader economy, inferences of historic data, etc.