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Volume 10 Number 1: pp. 30-45

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Using the world development indicators database for statistical analysis in Stata

P. Wilner Jeanty
Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Abstract.   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.
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