Monday, January 10, 2011

Philip M. Parker's Economic Growth Databases

This is a great source of control variables for any cross-country empirical analysis.

Temperature and humidity data included in "Country Statistics" is used by Acemoglu, Johnson, and Robinson (2001) for a robustness check.

Land area, the length of the coastline, and the percentage of a country's population that is Islamic (as well as temperature and humidity) included in "Country Statistics" is used by Nunn (2008) to create control variables.

1 comment:

Guo said...

Thanks a lot for the blog - it's an amazing source. It would be great if it would be possible to establish a central database to register all of these cross-country indicators in a standardized and machine readable format....