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What kind of data should I use for estimating price elasticity of demand?

I’m planning to use the log-log model to estimate price elasticity of demand $$\ln(Q) = \beta_0 +\beta_1\ln(P) $$ I’m already aware of its drawbacks and that there are other estimation methods, but I ...
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How can I find whatever publicly available data sources exist for U.S. macroeconomic nowcasting at frequencies higher than quarterly?

I am pretty familiar with the usual U.S. Federal macroeconomic data sets, the NIPAs, the Fed's Flow of Funds accounts, and my favorite, the integrated macroeconomic accounts. Most of these come out at ...
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Where can I find the cost of commodities in different markets?

Where can I find a database that tracks current and historic prices of different products and services in regions around the world? I'm very sure that some organizations track the cost of common ...
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Spanish Interest Rates pre-1973

Does anyone know where I can find data on any Spanish interest rates (legal, interbank, t-bill, money market etc.) pre-1973? Bank of Spain, IMF, World Bank, and FRED seem to only go back to 1973 at ...
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Big Data: New Tricks for Econometrics

I'm reading the paper "Big Data: New Tricks for Econometrics" by Hal R. Varian here. Can someone point out what does "p < 0.001 , p = 0.01" in Figure 4, Page 12 mean. They haven'...
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Should I use GDP deflator on variable that already is a price index?

I'm using the KLEMS 2009 database to study productivity and wage evolution in Europe. To measure productivity I'm using a variable called VA_P which is described as 'Gross Value Added, price indices, ...
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GLS estimation procedure for the Random Effect model

Consider a simple panel regression model: $$y_{it}=\beta x_{it}+a_i+u_{it}=\beta x_{it}+\epsilon_{it}$$ where $\epsilon_{it}=a_i+u_{it}$ Question: I need to explain the fixed effects estimator and the ...
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Why economics does not believe in data/empirical evidence?

There are influential ‘theories’ that are in plain contrast to experimental evidence, including the capital asset pricing model, the efficient market hypothesis, or the Markowitz portfolio theory. ...
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How can I perform an analysis of the NHIS imputed income variables?

I have downloaded five family income variables from https://nhis.ipums.org/nhis-action/variables/group?id=economic_income (INCPPOINT1, INCPPOINT2, INCPPOINT3, INCPPOINT4, INCPPOINT5) for they years ...
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Q about Panel data with single observation units

I hope you all are doing well. I am doing my research using panel data. In my dataset, almost 150 firms are being examined across 2014 - 2018, but only 321 observations were collected. What is worse ...
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Where can I find data on of total labor costs of a company vs their profits/return to capital?

I'd like to find out how much a company spends on labor (wages, benefits, tax-withholding, etc). Is this information available on, e.g. yahoo finance or similar websites or in some standard reports ...
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How to handle missing median and mean values for a panel dataset when a full subdivison is observed?

I am creating a panel dataset for earnings based on English local authorities (local administrative districts). In 2009 and 2019, some local authorities were combined to create a single local ...
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Minimum wages in France

Does somebody know where I can find historical data on minimum wages in France for different worker groups?
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Why use Zillow data rather than just BLS rental data?

Housing/Shelter costs constitute around a third of inflation. I've noticed though in many reports people cite official BLS rent inflation data as well as rent data from Zillow and other such sources. ...
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Are There Studies Estimating the Prevalence of 'Bullshit Jobs' Across Countries?

Have there been any studies conducted to estimate the proportion of 'Bullshit Jobs,' as defined by David Graeber, across different countries? Are there any known efforts to visualize this data in a ...
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confidence interval for standard deviation of bitcoin price

I am actually doing some research on bitcoin for my bachelor thesis. I have daily data on the price of bitcoin from here. I calculated with python: ...
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Free representative datasets that I can use to provide examples of econometrics

I have been writing some lecture notes about basic concepts of econometrics for a group of engineers. I would like to use free data sources where I could use without a specific permission but only ...
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Panel data with Sector year fixed effects on R

I am trying to replicate the following econometric equation from the paper "How do french manufacturing firms react to Energy shocks ?" s denotes sectors,i denotes firms, and t denotes year....
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Regression on individual vs collapsed data

Lots of analysis in the US collapse CPS or Census data and run regressions on the group means. I wonder why not run the regression on the individual data? Absent measurement error, should we expect ...
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How does one get FIM exchange rates prior to 1999?

I have long known of and used the data from: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/policy_and_exchange_rates/euro_reference_exchange_rates/html/index.en.html But it only goes back to February 1999. FIM (...
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Data on segmentation of search traffic in america

I'm working on a research project trying to understand the patterns and breakdowns of search usage and volumes in the United States. Ideally, I would love a breakdown of search volume across topics ...
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Are they CO2 emission factors for primary energy consumption?

I'm searching for CO2 emission factors for primary energy consumption. What I mean by that is a table like the one below. Primary Energy CO2/kWh Coal . Oil . Natural Gases . Nuclear . ... . For ...
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Can data be created using Monte Carlo Simulation

I am aware that Monte-Carlo Simulation is used for making accurate assumptions by introducing randomness. But can it be used to synthesize or create a dataset? If yes, can someone share an example?
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How to calculate the correlation of yield curve extrema?

The goal is to reproduce this chart: I first looked at the legend. It reads: "Correlation of Front and Back Fed Funds curve, Pivoted Around Peak Rate (Rolling 250 Day). Then I noticed that the Y-...
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Finding data on high paying jobs

This is a pretty beginner question. My background is in pure mathematics, and I know statistics and R, but no economics. It might be a bit much tagging this as a data request question since I'm trying ...
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What surveys will show the number of people who live in single family homes?

I'm looking for any source of data showing the number of people who report living in a single family home for a given year. I've already tried the Current Population Survey and the American Housing ...
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Combining a dataset of monthly observations with a dataset of annual observations for regression analysis

So i'm collecting datasets from various databases, and some of these are annual (going back 5 years), and som are monthly (same number of years). It basically says 2022, 2021, 2020, etc, for one. The ...
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Indian Election Data

I am in a project to study Indian elections. I need election candidates affidavits which includes financial disclosures. I am working with elections 2009 and 2014. The main source of this information ...
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How to have the yearly index when having monthly index?

From (Benigno, 2022) I have an index called Global Supply Chain Pressure Index (GSCPI) provided at the end of the post. The index was shared at monthly frequency. A part of the data provided is as ...
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What is the difference between "Weekly Supply Estimates" and "Weekly U.S. Field Production of Crude Oil"

This may sound very redundant and simple to some, but what is the actual difference between the reported Crude Oil Domestic Production "Weekly Supply Estimates&...
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How to detect verion of HS 6 digits code?

I have trade data with HS 6 digits codes. However, I don't know which version of HS is used. I wonder if there is any practice in statistics to detect which version (HS1, HS2...HS5) is used?
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How to interpret the significance of estimates if it differs between regression models? [duplicate]

I am trying to analyse the impact of experiencing a certain incident on the pro-unification opinion of people. If the incident occurs, they can occur in solely 3 different types: A, B and C. We assume ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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