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Home Online Help Statistical Packages Stata Reshape World Development Indicators for Stata Analysis

Reshape World Development Indicators for panel data analysis

The World Development Indicators is a commonly used dataset for macro level data.

The default format for the data download from WDI is very inconvenient for panel data analysis.

Click here for instructions on how to convert WDI into a "long" form, appropriate for analysis as panel data directly from the WDI website (make sure 'Country' is in row and 'Series' in columns, remove 'Time' from column and put it in the page section).

For a more comprenhensive set of instructions on reshaping (long to wide and wide to long) please click here

For more on reshaping please check Data Preparation & Descriptive Statistics

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