The St. Louis Fed’s huge data repository, FRED, now has an incredible new feature:  an Excel Add-in, which is available here.  I’ve been test-driving the add-in for a month or so, and am very impressed with its capabilities.  If you’re a user of the FRED database, you may want to check it out for yourself.

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Category: Data Analysis, Research

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5 Responses to “FRED Gets Even Better: Excel Add-in”

  1. Molesworth says:

    Thank you.
    Love to see you post some of your findings.

  2. bda_guy says:


  3. formerlawyer says:

    Found this interesting tidbit:

    ” As one might expect, the most recent experience is dif-ferent: The marked increase in the debt-to-GDP ratio dur-
    ing the past three years is a consequence of both an increase in expenditures and a reduction in revenue. Specifically, average expenditures increased to 23.2 percent of GDP while average revenue declined to 15.8 percent of GDP, which makes this contribution to the deficit about equally divided between increased expenditures and declining revenue.”


  4. dsawy says:

    Thanks for the tip. Much appreciated.

  5. Thomaspin says:

    Please telecommute in future.