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Data sets and Stata do files


Regional Trade Agreements (1958-2015)
Currency Unions (1948-2009)
Trade and Production at the 3-digit ISIC level (1980-2006)
Bilateral Foreign Direct Investment (1982-2005)


Regional Trade Agreements (updated August 2014)

   The following do-files build a data set giving information on bilateral regional trade agreements.

   Time period: 1958-2015 & Country coverage: 199 countries.

If you make use of these do-files for your research, I would appreciate it if you cite this work : de Sousa, J. (2012), "The currency union effect on trade is decreasing over time", Economics Letters, 117(3), 917-920.

        1. The list of countries in dta: iso3.dta
        2. A do-file to form every pairwise combination of bilateral relationships with years (from 1958 to 2013): 1.bilateral_2014aug.do
            Note: this file creates a large data set of 2,217,656 observations. If you cannot allocate enough memory, you may use a subset of countries or your own bilateral sample in the next step
        3. A do-file to build a regional trade agreement dummy: 2.rta_2014aug.do (new version 1st March, 2014)
        4. A do-file to execute all of the individual do-files in the appropriate order: masterrta_2014aug.do
        5. All files zipped: here
        6. The zipped .dta file (Stata format): here. You may read this file with R and the help of the foreign package.

Notes
a) F.A.Q. about regional trade agreements.
b) Who is using these files?

 
Currency Unions (1948-2009)

   The following do-files build data sets giving information on which countries enter a currency union.

If you make use of these do-files for your research, I would appreciate it if you cite this work : de Sousa, J. (2012), "The currency union effect on trade is decreasing over time", Economics Letters, forthcoming.

        1. The list of countries in dta: iso3.dta
        2. A do-file to form every pairwise combination of countries with years (from 1948 to 2009): 1.iso3year.do
        3. A do-file to determine which "multinational currency"  (e.g. US$, euro, ...) a country is using between 1948 and 2009. 2.currency.do
        4. A do-file to build a currency union dummy: 3.dummycu.do
        5. A do-file to execute all of the individual do-files in the appropriate order: mastercu.do
        6. All files zipped: here

Notes
a) F.A.Q. about currency unions.
b) Acknowledgements:  I am indebted to Keith Head for much helpful advice and insightful discussions in the construction of this file.
c) Who is using these files?

 
Trade and Production at the 3-digit ISIC level

The new version from 1980 to 2006 is availaible soon on the CEPII website.

The point estimates in "Figure 2: Evolution of market access South -> North, by sector" are here. (It is Figure  #3 in the  working paper version).

If you make use of these data sets for your research, I would appreciate it if you cite this work : de Sousa, J, Mayer, T. and S. Zignago (2012), "Market access in global and regional trade", Regional Science and Urban Economics, 42(6), 1037-1052.

The insights of this paper have been summarized in a Vox-EU column.  The maps have been made with R. If you need the R codes and the data to replicate them, let me know.

Bilateral Foreign Direct Investment (1982-2005)

If you make use of the following data set for your research, I would appreciate it if you cite this work : de Sousa, J. and J. Lochard (2011), "Does the single currency affect foreign direct investment?",  Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, 113(3), 553-578.

          The Data Set is here.


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