Using the world development indicators database for statistical analysis in Stata

The World Bank’s world development indicators (WDI) compilation is a rich and widely used database about the development of most economies in the world. However, after insheeting a WDI dataset, some data management is required prior to performing statistical analysis. In this article, I propose a new Stata command, wdireshape, for automating this data management. While reshaping a WDI dataset into structures amenable to panel data, seeming unrelated regression, or cross-sectional modeling, wdireshape renames the series and places the series descriptors into variable labels.


Issue Date:
2010
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
dm0045 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/152277
Published in:
Stata Journal, Volume 10, Number 1
Page range:
30-45
Total Pages:
16

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