datafls {BMS}R Documentation

FLS (2001) growth data

Description

The economic growth data set from Fernandez, Ley and Steel, Journal of Applied Econometrics 2001

Usage

data(datafls)

Format

A data frame with 72 observations on the following 42 variables.

y

numeric: Economic growth 1960-1992 as from the Penn World Tables Rev 6.0

Abslat

numeric: Absolute latitude

Spanish

numeric: Spanish colony dummy

French

numeric: French colony dummy

Brit

numeric: British colony dummy

WarDummy

numeric: War dummy

LatAmerica

numeric: Latin America dummy

SubSahara

numeric; Sub-Sahara dummy

OutwarOr

numeric: Outward Orientation

Area

numeric: Area surface

PrScEnroll

numeric: Primary school enrolment

LifeExp

numeric: Life expectancy

GDP60

numeric: Initial GDP in 1960

Mining

numeric: Fraction of GDP in mining

EcoOrg

numeric: Degree of capitalism

YrsOpen

numeric: Number of years having an open economy

Age

numeric: Age

Buddha

numeric: Fraction Buddhist

Catholic

numeric: Fraction Catholic

Confucian

numeric: Fraction Confucian

EthnoL

numeric: Ethnolinguistic fractionalization

Hindu

numeric: Fraction Hindu

Jewish

numeric: Fraction Jewish

Muslim

numeric: Fraction Muslim

PrExports

numeric: Primary exports 1970

Protestants

numeric: Fraction Protestants

RuleofLaw

numeric: Rule of law

Popg

numeric: Population growth

WorkPop

numeric: workers per inhabitant

LabForce

numeric: Size of labor force

HighEnroll

numeric: Higher education enrolment

PublEdupct

numeric: Public education share

RevnCoup

numeric: Revolutions and coups

PolRights

numeric: Political rights

CivlLib

numeric: Civil liberties

English

numeric: Fraction speaking English

Foreign

numeric: Fraction speaking foreign language

RFEXDist

numeric: Exchange rate distortions

EquipInv

numeric: Equipment investment

NequipInv

numeric: Non-equipment investment

stdBMP

numeric: stand. dev. of black market premium

BlMktPm

numeric: black market premium

Source

Fernandez, C., Ley, E., and Steel, M. F. (2001b). Model Uncertainty in Cross-Country Growth Regressions. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 16:563-576.

References

Data set from http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/staff/academic/steel/steel_homepage/software A working paper version of Fernandez, Ley and Steel (2001) is available at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/statistics/staff/academic/steel/steel_homepage/software/fls3fin.pdf

Examples

data(datafls)
## maybe str(datafls) ; plot(datafls) ...

[Package BMS version 0.3.1 Index]