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Comparative Political Data
Comprehensive directory to datasets and sources commonly used by political science students.
Scroll down to paper: Aid, Policies and Growth, with David Dollar. American Economic Review 90(4), 2000, 847-68 -- Dataset for this paper includes measures for institutional quality, ethnic fractionalization, government consumption of GDP, more.
Its two predecessors, the World Fertility Survey (WFS) and the Contraceptive Prevalence Surveys (CPS), paved the way for the DHS project by focusing their research on questions related to fertility, family planning, and mortality. More than 200 surveys in 75 countries since 1984.
Macro time series, micro time series, government finance, and social indicators including ethnic fractionalization, party fractionalization, regime changes, and fixed factors. 1960-99. Easterly and Yu.
Includes historical financial data dating back to 1265. Includes datasets in 10 topics: Asset Allocation, Commodities, Economic, Equity, Exchange Rates, Fixed Income, Development, Government and Debt, International Trade, and National Accounts. NOTE: You will need to set up a personal account and log in using your Carleton email address in order to access.
Professor James McGuire of Wesleyan University shares the data from his research papers, including development data for developing countries around the world, Argentinian provinces, Brazilian states, more.