Below are links to some data sets that we have found useful. This page may include links that take you to other web sites. Data sets that are stored on our own web site are either public domain, or are made available with permission of the data providers.
This contains a RATS format data file, with the data from Version 6.1 of the Penn World Table. The PWT provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 168 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2000. The data was compiled by Alan Heston, Robert Summers and Bettina Aten, at the Center for International Comparisons at the University of Pennsylvania (CICUP), in October 2002.
Please see pwt.econ.upenn.edu/php_site/pwt_index.php for complete details, including PDF files with descriptions of the variables, technical notes, and other information.