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Where can I find capital outflow data?

I'm studying capital outflow and I need to compare its growth from 1990 to 2014 in different countries. I can't find the data, please help
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Where can I find panel data of intra-EU trade (i.e. how much countries trade with other EU member states)

The WDI only has data on overall trade, not on intra-EU trade. Any idea where you can find that?
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Companies database with strange negative values, are they reasonable from an economic point of view?

I have a dataset of US firms (around 6500 in total) containing time series of: Sales (191 negative observations corresponding to 0.0351% of total observations) Liabilities (70 negative observations ...
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If a Spanish flagged fishing boat lands its catch in Thailand, does it appear as export in trade statistics?

I am trying to reconcile some data on the UN Comtrade regarding fresh and frozen fish exports. If a vessel with a Spanish flag (or Spanish owner, or both) operating out of Bangkok returns to port ...
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Monthly fertility and marriage rates in USA

I have not been lucky to stumble upon monthly data for both marriage and fertility rates in the US for each state. If anyone has a link or could address me to a webpage, I would be thankful. Even if ...
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Investment variable in GDP - Data Selection - World Bank, IMF

I want to test the correlation of a variable with investment in the national income formula C+I+G+NX. Using IMF data, there are a lot of different investment variables in different formats. What would ...
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High frequency measures of labor productivity

For a research project I am looking for a measure of labor productivity which is available at a higher frequency than conventional indicators (ideally weekly or even daily). As far as I know, most ...
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Combining 990 and 990-EZ Data

I've collected 990 and 990-EZ data from the IRS's Annual Extract of Tax-Exempt Organization Financial Data on American Federation of Musicians locals. The data are split about half and half between ...
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How do I build a synthetic measure of economic activity for linear regression?

I'm trying to estimate the effects of WW2 on the economy using historical data for cities. The regression is pretty simple: ...
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Is growth in real GDP LCU the same as growth in real GDP PPP?

I'm curious as to whether growth in real GDP in local currency units should theoretically yield the same values as growth in real GDP PPP? That is, is this equation true? $$\frac{GDP_{2020,\ LCU,\ ...
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Alternative to Investing.com

Do you know of any alternative to Investing.com that allows me to get historical data by editing the URL? What I mean is that in Investing.com in the historical data page I get the form data retrieved ...
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How to create/replicate Diebold's Canadian Employment Index?

In his textbook "Elements of Forecasting", Francis Diebold presents on page 130 the following series describing it as the Canadian Employment Index, quarterly, seasonally adjusted. The data ...
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How to read Sala-i-Martin datasets?

I found the datasets used in Barro and Sala-i-Martin's papers from the early 1990s. I have no idea how these could be read to either Stata or R. The file formats are .h, .wf , .wk1 and .wk4. I believe ...
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What's the highest percentage of output any country spent on its military?

I was surprised that in 1941: American military spending accounted for 2 per cent of it's national output. Compared to Japan's 70 per cent. 70% seems incredibly high, especially given people still ...
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Is there a place to get raw consumer data?

I was looking at an app on Iphone which allows people to track their meals, and trying to think, how would I build variance of taste into an economics sim ? And the only thing I can think is raw ...
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Why is a stock chart data different from historical data?

I was analyzing a stock's volume to get the volume peaks of it when I noticed that these peaks are not the same in the stock's chart and historical data. If you analyse this chart (1 month period) ...
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Historical classification of countries data

I am looking for historical classification of countries by year as industrialized, Less Developed, and Emerging Market Countries and/or any other classification. I have looked on the World Bank ...
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How to deflate data from PPI

I have producer price index data. I have 4 products almond walnut pecan and peanuts, two of them start from 1991 almond and walnut (base year) another two from 1982 pecan and peanut. Does anyone know ...
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Opportunities for Computer Science Graduates in the Field of Economics [closed]

I know this question has been asked quite a few times already but I have several other different questions to ask too. So, I am asking all of them here. Let me give you a quick summary of my ...
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Foreign direct investment data

Does anyone know where to get free cross country, country to country foreign direct investment and production chains data for a cross section analysis? I ve looked at the world Bank database, couldn'...
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What percentage of utils do the top 1% pay in tax

A commonly cited statistic in American politics is the top 1% of Americans earn 20% of all income, but may 40% of all income taxes. This is measured in dollars, however, and a dollar is worth more to ...
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Estimating missing values

I have a problem with dataset, that is the fact that in some time series data start to appear in a certain year but I need the value of those time series for the precedent year. For example, in the ...
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Wages historical data

I would need some free data on both average real and nominal wages growth rates for a panel of 100 countries from post war to current . I have looked at the world Bank, UN and ilo but the series is ...
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What does data at individual and aggregate mean? [closed]

When registering an datasource account, I saw the response as below "Will your research present data individually or in aggregate? I am wondering what does "data individually or in aggregate&...
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Calculating Tobin's q from the financial statements of publicly listed companies

I'm interested in doing some empirical analysis of firm's investment behavior using financial statements (such as asset, working capital, operating cost, etc). One variable I want to manually ...
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where can I download financial statements (or financial data) for firms in many industries in one shot?

I'm interested in doing some empirical analysis of firm's financial statements (such as asset, working capital, operating cost, etc) for many firms across industries over the past few years. Where can ...
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where can I find store-level cost data for retail Chains like Walmart, QFC, Target, Kmart, etc?

I wanna do some empirical analysis of the retail chains. Where can I find store-level cost data (such as operating cost, etc.) for retail Chains like Walmart, QFC, Target, Kmart, etc? Thanks!
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can i treat panel data as pooled data?

I'm working with panel data on Stata. However, I want to perform the ROC analysis and for what I know it is way simpler using the "logit" command instead of "xtlogit". Thus, my ...
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How to obtain real money balances data

Theoretically real money balances ($m_t$) are defined as: $m_t=\frac{M_t}{P_t}$ Where $M_t$ are nominal money balances, and $P_t$ is the price index of the economy. If I were to make an empirical ...
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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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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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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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Nelson-Siegel-Svensson parameters provided by the Bundesbank

I am a college student and I have recently learned about Nelson-Siegel-Svensson method which is used by the German Federal Bank to determine the yield curve. I have to generate yield curves of ...
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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 ...
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