DATASETS (panels, cross-sections, etc)



This includes archived datasets from various econometric papers, as well as archived models for papers using numerical models.

Chinese exchange rates and U.S. jobs. Some data and spreadsheet models based on 2009 data.

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This is an update to the 2009 release of the trade in services database (TSD). The database provides a consolidated and reconciled version of multiple sources of bilateral trade data. Its advantages over the original source data are that it provides broader coverage based on mirror flows, reconciliation of aggregate with underlying flows, and consolidation (allowing for broader coverage than offered by source data). One weakness, inherent in all available data of this type, is that even with mirror flows, a substantial share of South-South trade is unreported. As such, while we can recover North-South exports from mirror flows, we cannot recover all unreported bilateral flows. Comparing trade with the world can gauge the scale of the problem with bilateral flows in the database. This version includes extended EBOPS data in *.csv and *.dta (stata) format for the full database, as well as a smaller version aggregated to GTAP sectors. The panel spans 1981 to 2010, though early years and 2010 are relatively incomplete. Recent year data covers almost all OECD trade (based on reported totals and bilateral flows) though only 40 to 60 percent of middle and low-income bilateral flows can be identified.

OLD version:

Income Inequality Dataset (2007) :
This is based on Francois and Romagosa (2004), and provides a reconciled panel of gross, net, household, income and expenditure-based inequality measures.  Data are provided on spreadsheets.  Samples of the GAMS code used for parametric Lorenz curve estimation are also included.  The background paper is also included as part of the archive. 

Finance and Development dataset (2008) :  In this paper, we provide information on an extended and improved version to the economic growth dataset as initially constructed by Eschenbach, Francois, and Nitzsche (2003). We give detailed information on the variables included in the Finance and Growth Panel dataset (FGPD) and on the respective data sources. This new dataset contains over 230 variables and covers 213 countries for the period 1970-2007. The main building blocks of the database are variables on economic growth and related macroeconomic performance, quality of institutions, and financial (openness) indicators. NOTE the *.zip archive includes the database in Excel format, and the background paper describing the dataset.
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Globalization and wages dataset (2004) . (Used for Francois, Grier and Nelson 2004).  This includes Baldwin and Cain’s time series of relative wage data, as well as our measures of the intermediate goods intensity of trade. 

Mexican antidumping data (Used for Francois and Niels 2003, 2004).  -->DOWNLOAD

Trade Liberalization in the Doha Round -- global CGE model (Used for Francois, van Meijl, and van Tongeren 2005). 
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Market power in shipping and the gains from trade.  Download the Excel version of the model, or the Mathcad version. This is based on “ Trade in International Transport Services:  The Role of Competition.”  coauthored with Ian Wooton and published in Review of International Economics 2001.

China WTO Accession model (Used for Francois and Spinanger 2001, 2004).  Includes textiles and clothing effects, and also auto sector estimates.  DOWNLOAD
Pre- and Post- Uruguay Round tariffs – by GTAP 4 sector scheme.  DOWNLOAD



note: The models here are supplied without any warranty of guarantee. Some are actively maintained, some have been put out to pasture.

Partial and general equilibrium trade, climate change, trade and competition, and related models that can be downloaded directly from this site.  =>GO TO: COMPUTATIONAL MODEL DOWNLOAD TABLE

This includes computational example models.

    • Excel models
    • Gams CGE models
    • GEMPACK/CGE model

Applied Methods for Trade Policy Analysis -- A Handbook, Cambridge University Press, 1997 and 1998.



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