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Data sets and Stata do files


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


Regional Trade Agreements (updated October 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_2014oct.do (new version 1st March, 2014)
        4. A do-file to execute all of the individual do-files in the appropriate order: masterrta_2014oct.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 (1948-2015) (updated December 2014)

   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, 117(3), 917-920.

        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 2015): 1.iso3year.do
        3. A do-file to determine which "multinational currency"  (e.g. US$, euro, ...) a country is using between 1948 and 2015. 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
        7. 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 currency unions.
b) Acknowledgements:  I am indebted to Keith Head for much helpful advice and insightful discussions in the construction of this file and to Laura Lebastard for her help to revise the data.
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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