Data Used in October 1996 World Politics Article with John Londregan


Before downloading the data, please read the data description below.

World Politics Data (Text File, 574K)


The following is a correspondence between the variables in 
this data set and the variables reported in Table 2 on page 
15 of our October 1996 World Politics Article:

This Dataset          Table 2             
Var #   Var Name      Var Name             
-----   --------      ------------------------------
7.      leave         Leader exits
10.     tgov          Status quo government type (Table 3)
11.     tsgt          Government type 
12.     transit       Transition
13.     entry         Nonconstitutional leader
14.     pm            Leader is a prime minister
15.     military      Leader had a military career
16.     tip           Time since leader came to power
17.     timed         Leader has a CMIP
18.     watch         Time remaining in leader's CMIP
19.     timesup       Leader's CMIP expires this year
20.     age           Leader's age
21.     grow          Current economic growth rate 
22.     lgdp1         ln(Per capita income)
23.     grow1         Lagged economic growth rate

Note: The tgov variable was left off of Table 2, but it appears 
in Table 3 (page 19) as a lagged regressor. 

What follws is a description of the contents of the 32 variable, 
2,798 observation Stata dataset, followed by summary statistics, 
and a list of the code numbers used to record the variable 
"country".  

Contents of Stata File: 

Contains data from world.dta
  obs:         2,798                            
 vars:            32                            28 May 1999 11:05
 size:       369,336 (64.5% of memory free)
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   1. country     float  %9.0g       country    Country Code Number
   2. year        float  %9.0g                  Calendar Year
   3. order       float  %9.0g                  Leader #
   4. region      float  %9.0g                  Region of the World
   5. rchg        float  %9.0g                  Regime Changes in This Dataset
   6. lchg        float  %9.0g                  Leader Changes in This Dataset
   7. leave       float  %9.0g                  Leader Exit
   8. newtype     float  %9.0g                  Gov Type: Year's End/ Course
   9. currtype    float  %9.0g                  Gov Type: Jan 1/ Course 
  10. tsgt        float  %9.0g                  Gov Type: End of Year
  11. tgov        float  %9.0g                  T(Government Type)
  12. transit     float  %9.0g                  Transition Regime
  13. entry       float  %9.0g                  Nonconstitutional Leader
  14. pm          float  %9.0g                  Leader is 'Prime Minister'
  15. military    float  %9.0g                  Leader has Military Background
  16. tip         float  %9.0g                  Time Since Leader gained Power
  17. timed       float  %9.0g                  Leader has a CMIP
  18. watch       float  %9.0g                  Time left in CMIP
  19. timesup     float  %9.0g                  CMIP Expires this Year
  20. age         float  %9.0g                  Leader's Age
  21. grow        float  %9.0g                  Current Growth Rate
  22. lgdp1       float  %9.0g                  ln(PCI), Last Year
  23. grow1       float  %9.0g                  Lagged Growth Rate
  24. xchange     float  %9.0g                  Exchange Rate
  25. lxr1        float  %9.0g                  ln(Exchange Rate), Last Year
  26. xchange1    float  %9.0g                  Exchange Rate, Last Year
  27. xinv        float  %9.0g                  Investment Rate
  28. linv1       float  %9.0g                  
  29. xinv1       float  %9.0g                  Investment Rate, Last Year
  30. chgtype     float  %9.0g                  
  31. lgdp12      float  %9.0g                  
  32. tglgdp1     float  %9.0g                  
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sorted by:  country  year  

Descriptive Statistics: 

. summ 

Variable |     Obs        Mean   Std. Dev.       Min        Max
---------+-----------------------------------------------------
 country |    2798    72.85561   37.61843          1        133  
    year |    2798    1970.497   9.182056       1952       1985  
   order |    2798    19.58399   20.67777          1         80  
  region |    2798    3.847748   2.410733          1          8  
    rchg |    2798    .5085776   .5000158          0          1  
    lchg |    2798           1          0          1          1  
   leave |    2798    .1690493   .3748625          0          1  
 newtype |    2798    .9399571   .8730487          0          2  
currtype |    2798    .9392423   .8729993          0          2  
    tsgt |    2798    .5683172   2.390914  -3.713572   3.713572  
    tgov |    2798    .5624295   2.396737  -3.713572   3.713572  
 transit |    2798    .0207291   .1425014          0          1  
   entry |    2798    .2548249   .4358406          0          1  
      pm |    2798    .2862759   .4521007          0          1  
military |    2798    .3095068   .4623729          0          1  
     tip |    2798    4.816297   5.357227          0         30  
   timed |    2798    .4914224   .5000158          0          1  
   watch |    2798    1.004646   1.413827         -1          7  
 timesup |    2798    .0818442   .2741762          0          1  
     age |    2798    56.50036   11.14476         20         89  
    grow |    2798    .0216135    .059079  -.5236835    .481144  
   lgdp1 |    2798    7.716063   1.009638   5.036952   10.80653  
   grow1 |    2798    .0222436   .0596251  -.5236835    .481144  
 xchange |    2798    .0644936   .2128702  -.3586134   3.709842  
    lxr1 |    2798    2.045298   2.292881  -6.907755   13.42467  
xchange1 |    2798    .0574462   .1965373  -.4054651   3.709842  
    xinv |    2798    .0290967   .2032019  -2.694953   2.361744  
   linv1 |    2798     10.4276   1.487012   5.700577   13.20243  
   xinv1 |    2798    .0312455   .1998172  -2.694953   1.162947  
 chgtype |    2798    1.009292   .2964203          0          2  
  lgdp12 |    2798    60.55663   15.66232   25.37089   116.7811  
 tglgdp1 |    2798     5.69608   19.63186  -38.24433   36.05865  

The same 32 variables appear in wp1096.asc in ascii format, with 
a missing value code of ".". 

List of Country Codes:  

             1 ALGERIA
             2 ANGOLA
             3 BENIN
             4 BOTSWANA
             5 BURKINA 
             6 BURUNDI
             7 CAMEROON
             8 CAPE VER
             9 CENTRAL 
            10 CHAD
            11 COMOROS
            12 CONGO
            13 EGYPT
            14 ETHIOPIA
            15 GABON
            16 GAMBIA
            17 GHANA
            18 GUINEA
            19 GUINEA-B
            20 IVORY CO
            21 KENYA
            22 LESOTHO
            23 LIBERIA
            24 MADAGASC
            25 MALAWI
            26 MALI
            27 MAURITAN
            28 MAURITIU
            29 MOROCCO
            30 MOZAMBIQ
            31 NIGER
            32 NIGERIA
            33 RWANDA
            34 SENEGAL
            35 SEYCHELL
            36 SIERRA L
            37 SOMALIA
            38 SOUTH AF
            39 SUDAN
            40 SWAZILAN
            41 TANZANIA
            42 TOGO
            43 TUNISIA
            44 UGANDA
            45 ZAIRE
            46 ZAMBIA
            47 ZIMBABWE
            48 BAHAMAS
            49 BARBADOS
            50 CANADA
            51 COSTA RI
            52 DOMINICA
            53 DOMINICA
            54 EL SALVA
            55 GRENADA
            56 GUATEMAL
            57 HAITI
            58 HONDURAS
            59 JAMAICA
            60 MEXICO
            61 NICARAGU
            62 PANAMA
            63 ST.LUCIA
            64 ST.VINCE
            65 TRINIDAD
            66 U.S.A.
            67 ARGENTIN
            68 BOLIVIA
            69 BRAZIL
            70 CHILE
            71 COLOMBIA
            72 ECUADOR
            73 GUYANA
            74 PARAGUAY
            75 PERU
            76 SURINAME
            77 URUGUAY
            78 VENEZUEL
            79 AFGHANIS
            80 BAHRAIN
            81 BANGLADE
            82 BURMA(My
            83 CHINA
            84 HONG KON
            85 INDIA
            86 INDONESI
            87 IRAN
            88 IRAQ
            89 ISRAEL
            90 JAPAN
            91 JORDAN
            92 KOREA,SO
            93 KUWAIT
            94 MALAYSIA
            95 NEPAL
            96 OMAN
            97 PAKISTAN
            98 PHILIPPI
            99 SAUDI AR
           100 SINGAPOR
           101 SRI LANK
           102 SYRIA
           103 TAIWAN
           104 THAILAND
           105 UNITED A
           106 YEMEN, N
           107 AUSTRIA
           108 BELGIUM
           109 CYPRUS
           110 DENMARK
           111 FINLAND
           112 FRANCE
           113 GERMANY,
           114 GREECE
           115 HUNGARY
           116 ICELAND
           117 IRELAND
           118 ITALY
           119 LUXEMBOU
           120 MALTA
           121 NETHERLA
           122 NORWAY
           123 POLAND
           124 PORTUGAL
           125 SPAIN
           126 SWEDEN
           127 SWITZERL
           128 TURKEY
           129 U.K.
           130 YUGOSLAV
           131 AUSTRALI
           132 FIJI
           133 NEW ZEAL
           134 PAPUA N.
           135 SOLOMON 
           136 TONGA
           137 VANUATU
           138 WESTERN