Data Repository:

2016-06-13 / 0 comments

Great collection of data from multiple official sources such as the World Bank, the United Nations, the US Energy Information Administration, UNESCO, and the World Economic Forum. Go here:

Database of Political Institutions 2012 (updated Jan. 2013)

2015-07-17 / 0 comments

The dataset is available at World Bank Research. Users of the database should cite Thorsten Beck, George Clarke, Alberto Groff, Philip Keefer, and Patrick Walsh, 2001. “New tools in comparative political economy: The Database of Political Institutions.” 15:1, 165-176 (September), World Bank Economic Review. Users of the variables Checks or Polarization should cite Philip Keefer…

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World Bank: Open Data for Economic Growth

2015-07-14 / 0 comments

This paper examines the evidence for the economic potential of Open Data and concludes that, despite a variation in published estimates and some methodological difficulties, the potential is very large indeed. It reviews the latest data about companies using Open Data, and highlights four companies which did not exist ten years ago, which are driven…

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