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How to get the 3-digit SIC code from Datastream and merge ISIC to SIC?

When merging an ISIC-related dataset (dataset A) to a SIC-related Datastream dataset (Dataset B), I faced a problem with the three-digit SIC code. Dasgupta,2019 shows how to match these two datasets: ...
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Better Model for Dynamic pricing - Stackelberg model or Bertrand model

Objective - I am building a dynamic pricing tool for airline tickets which will consider the competitor prices. Taking competitor price as reference, this tool will price the ticket. Also instead of ...
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How to rebase quarterly price index?

For rebasing annual price index, we divide all price indices by the value of the new base year. With quarterly price indices, there is not a single base year with the value 1.00. In the base year, ...
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Converting nominal exports to real exports: Which Price Index to use?

I want to convert nominal export values to real one. I have GDP Implicit Price Deflator and Consumer Price Index. I would like to know which price index is better to use in order to get the real ...
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What does 'establishment' mean in real estate industry?

I read data on real estate industry and there is a table titled "establishments". The title of it is "number of establishments in real estate for all establishment sizes". Is '...
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Converting monthly data to quarterly

I have monthly shock series, which I want to convert to quarterly form. I have seen several methods like taking average of 3 months or summing 3 months for making a quarter. I would like to know how I ...
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Finding data from research papers

I would like to get quarterly data on real gdp, inflation rate and interest rates for several Arabic countries, such as Kuwait, UAE, Qatar for my research. I have checked the databases from IMF, World ...
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Help to find China Data

do you know where can I find data about the R&D expenditure of china from 1976 until 2020?
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Extracting Self-Employed Income from Mixed Income

I have access to a database with several variables containing data on compensation of employees. I am very interested in creating a variable similar to household income, where the income of the self-...
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Help interpreting standard deviation

I am looking at the 1979 cohort of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth from the BLS. See here : https://www.bls.gov/nls/nlsy79.htm I am just having some trouble interpreting the values for ...
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Where can I retrieve a complete history of macro economic data annoucements?

I'd like to get the complete ( well at least the last 20 years) history of economic data announcement calendar firstly for US and secondly for G5 countries. I have found many websites that propose the ...
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Which database language and database management system should an economics student learn? (Provided that one has to be learned) [closed]

I will have to pick essentially any DBS, learn how to use it and use it during a period of 2-3 month. I do not possess any noteworthy background knowledge, so I will be starting from scratch ...
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World Bank and OECD statistics unmatch tax revenue as % of GDP

I have been looking for statistics on tax revenue to GDP ratio of different countries. I've found it on World Bank website. https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/GC.TAX.TOTL.GD.ZS?view=chart which ...
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What was the cause of the decline in remittances sent to Pakistan between 1982 and 2000?

I am trying to find out what caused the 2-decade long decline in remittances as a % of GDP. I have spent an hour trying to search for explanations but haven't found anything. I know its a long shoot ...
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What quasi-experimental/econometric technique can I use to measure the impact of a policy using longtitudinal tax data?

I have two cohorts of workers with very similar characteristics (e.g. same demographic profile, skill level, industry) that were laid off at different points in time. Say one group was laid off ...
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What is data trapezoid form?

For one of our class project we are required to do the following: Download U.S. real GDP in data trapezoid form (vintages) I tried to search online for what does the data in trapezoid form means ...
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COVID-19 Policy Analysis

Let's assume I have a dataset consisting of fiscal/monetary policy responses and non-pharmaceutical interventions to the COVID-19 crisis in tens of countries. How would I go about analyzing their ...
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How reliable is ECB's financial derivatives data?

I am trying to use QSA financial derivatives data retrieved from the ECB's database (this is actually compiled by ECB and Eurostat). To be more specific, the data is: Financial derivatives held as ...
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Can I use the released data on AER and JPE in my own research without permission?

I don't think JPE has suggested a specific license. However, the journal did say that the data policy is adopted from American Economic Review (AER). AER did suggest a license of Creative Commons ...
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ragged edge concept

I'm confused by the concept of the ragged edge in real-time data analyses. I understand that data for $x_t$ comes in various forms: a first estimate, a series of additional estimates and, after some ...