Data on average growth rates over 1960–1995 for 65 countries, along with variables that are potentially related to growth.
A data frame containing 65 observations on 6 variables.
average annual percentage growth of real GDP from 1960 to 1995.
value of GDP per capita in 1960, converted to 1960 US dollars.
average share of trade in the economy from 1960 to 1995, measured as the sum of exports (X) plus imports (M), divided by GDP; that is, the average value of (X + M)/GDP from 1960 to 1995.
average number of years of schooling of adult residents in that country in 1960.
average annual number of revolutions, insurrections (successful or not) and coup d'etats in that country from 1960 to 1995.
average annual number of political assassinations in that country from 1960 to 1995 (in per million population).
Online complements to Stock and Watson (2007).
Beck, T., Levine, R., and Loayza, N. (2000). Finance and the Sources of Growth. Journal of Financial Economics, 58, 261–300.
Stock, J. H. and Watson, M. W. (2007). Introduction to Econometrics, 2nd ed. Boston: Addison Wesley.