Factor Endowment Data for Many Countries, 1970-1990

Compiled by:    Mohan Penubarti              Keith E. Maskus
                Dept. of Political Science   Dept. of Economics
                UCLA                         Univ. of Colorado
                Los Angeles, CA 90095-1472   Boulder, CO 80309-0256
E-mail:         mohan@ucla.edu               Keith.Maskus@Colorado.edu

The file EN_WORLD.ASC contains factor endowment data for all the countries in the Penn World Tables from 1970 to 1990. These data are a subset of a larger effort to compile factor endowment data for a large set of countries from 1950 to the present. This dataset should be considered work in progress.

The latest version of this dataset is available via anonymous ftp from pundit.sscnet.ucla.edu.

The data can be referenced to the paper:

Keith E. Maskus and Mohan Penubarti, "How Trade Related Are Intellectual Property Rights?," Journal of International Economics, Volume 39, 1995, p. 227-248.

Record layout:

columns 1-13    -  Country name
columns 15-20   -  Country code (see COUNTRY.TXT)
columns 22-23   -  Year
columns 25-31   -  kpwt: capital stock series from the Penn World Tables
columns 33-39   -  kstock: real net capital stock in millions of US dollars.
                   This is the accumulated, depreciated, and deflated series
                   (15 years, 13.33% depreciation rate) of gross fixed capital
                   formation in each country. Investment deflators were
                   taken from Summers and Heston (1991). kpwt is provided for
                   comparison purposes.
columns 41-47   -  land1: area of arable land and land under permanent
                   crops or permanent pasture in thousands of hectares.
                   These data are taken from the Production Yearbook of
                   the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
columns 49-56   -  land2: area of forests and woodland measured in thousands
                   of hectares. These data are taken from the FAO Production
                   Yearbook.
columns 58-65   -  labors: skilled labor force in thousands, as reported in
                   the International Labour Organization, Year Book of Labour
                   Statistics, Table 2B. Skilled labor force is defined as
                   occupation categories 0/1 and 2.
columns 67-73   -  laboru: unskilled employment in thousands, as reported in
                   the ILO Yearbook of Labour Statistics, Table 2B.  Unskilled
                   labor force is defined as total labor force minus occupation
                   categories 0/1 and 2.

Missing values:
Several of the variables have missing values, which are denoted
with a period.

Size: EN_WORLD.ASC has 1638 records.

Sources:

Production Yearbook, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.

Summers, Robert, and Alan Heston, 1991, "The Penn World Table (Mark V):
An Expanded Set of International Comparisons, 1950-1988," Quarterly
Journal of Economics, 327-368.

Year Book of Labour Statistics, Copyright (c) International Labor
Organization.

Data Access:

Due to licensing restrictions these data cannot be made available on the Web. They are available to members of the Boston College research community via the Economics Department's UNIX workstation, fmrisc.bc.edu. All files are stored in the /res0/resdata/nbercd2 directory. If you would like an account on fmrisc.bc.edu, please contact Baum.


Installed from nbercd2 on fmrisc.bc.edu 25 September 1997; updated 5 July 1999