COVID-19's Impact on Business
These resources can be used to help research and stay current on the impact of COVID-19 on consumer behavior, company earnings, the stock market, supply chains, etc.
COVID-19 Related Business Data
Below are links to datasets that are or may be freely available to academic researchers. Some data may need to be requested directly from the provider.
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View ideas of where to find COVID-19 related business data.
This is a mix of traditional employment sources (e.g. Department of Labor) and other datasets that have been released in the wake of COVID-19. View a quick primer on interpreting official unemployment figures.
The following can be used to investigate how the pandemic has and is shaping consumer spending or expenditure.
Consumer & Household Experiences & Attitudes
The following links provide commonly used resources at Stanford for researching consumers. Most will have information specific to COVID-19.
Consumer Goods Prices, Housing Prices, etc.
Financial Markets Data
See all of our databases that have information on financial markets. Because there are so many options and all have slightly different pros and cons, contact us for guidance on the best source for your needs.
Below are a variety of datasets and reports focused on the movement of people in the US (mostly collected by map-related apps on smartphones).
The following are a selection of data sources for tracking coronavirus cases.
Another area that has seen dramatic changes during the pandemic has been internet use. The following sources provide data on internet usage around the world.
Finding COVID-19 Related Data
Below are some places you can go to browse or search for datasets related to business-focused COVID-19 research.
About this Guide
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For medical and public health information about COVID-19 and its spread, please see other great resources provided by the CDC.
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