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The Stata Journal
Volume 8 Number 3: pp. 390-400

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kountry: A Stata utility for merging cross-country data from multiple sources

Rafal Raciborski
Department of Political Science
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Abstract.  This article describes kountry, a data-management command that can be used to translate one country-coding scheme into another, to recode country names into a “standardized form”, and to generate geographic-region variables. Users can build a custom dictionary through a helper command, kountryadd, that “teaches” kountry new name variations. The dictionary can be protected from an accidental overwriting through two helper commands: kountrybackup and kountryrestore.
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