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The following data set contains 67 variables potentially related with Growth. The name of this dataset is related to its authors since it was firstly used in Sala i Martin, Doppelhofer and Miller (2004).

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A data frame with 88 observations on the following 68 variables

`y`

Growth of GDP per capita at purchasing power parities between 1960 and 1996.

`ABSLATIT`

Absolute latitude.

`AIRDIST`

Logarithm of minimal distance (in km) from New York, Rotterdam, or Tokyo.

`AVELF`

Average of five different indices of ethnolinguistic fractionalization which is the probability of two random people in a country not speaking the same language.

`BRIT`

Dummy for former British colony after 1776.

`BUDDHA`

Fraction of population Buddhist in 1960.

`CATH00`

Fraction of population Catholic in 1960.

`CIV72`

Index of civil liberties index in 1972.

`COLONY`

Dummy for former colony.

`CONFUC`

Fraction of population Confucian.

`DENS60`

Population per area in 1960.

`DENS65C`

Coastal (within 100 km of coastline) population per coastal area in 1965.

`DENS65I`

Interior (more than 100 km from coastline) population per interior area in 1965.

`DPOP6090`

Average growth rate of population between 1960 and 1990.

`EAST`

Dummy for East Asian countries.

`ECORG`

Degree Capitalism index.

`ENGFRAC`

Fraction of population speaking English.

`EUROPE`

Dummy for European economies.

`FERTLDC1`

Fertility in 1960's.

`GDE1`

Average share public expenditures on defense as fraction of GDP between 1960 and 1965.

`GDPCH60L`

Logarithm of GDP per capita in 1960.

`GEEREC1`

Average share public expenditures on education as fraction of GDP between 1960 and 1965.

`GGCFD3`

Average share of expenditures on public investment as fraction of GDP between 1960 and 1965.

`GOVNOM1`

Average share of nominal government spending to nominal GDP between 1960 and 1964.

`GOVSH61`

Average share government spending to GDP between 1960 and 1964.

`GVR61`

Share of expenditures on government consumption to GDP in 1961.

`H60`

Enrollment rates in higher education.

`HERF00`

Religion measure.

`HINDU00`

Fraction of the population Hindu in 1960.

`IPRICE1`

Average investment price level between 1960 and 1964 on purchasing power parity basis.

`LAAM`

Dummy for Latin American countries.

`LANDAREA`

Area in km.

`LANDLOCK`

Dummy for landlocked countries.

`LHCPC`

Log of hydrocarbon deposits in 1993.

`LIFE060`

Life expectancy in 1960.

`LT100CR`

Proportion of country's land area within 100 km of ocean or ocean-navigable river.

`MALFAL66`

Index of malaria prevalence in 1966.

`MINING`

Fraction of GDP in mining.

`MUSLIM00`

Fraction of population Muslim in 1960.

`NEWSTATE`

Timing of national independence measure: 0 if before 1914; 1 if between 1914 and 1945; 2 if between 1946 and 1989; and 3 if after 1989.

`OIL`

Dummy for oil-producing country.

`OPENDEC1`

Ratio of exports plus imports to GDP, averaged over 1965 to 1974.

`ORTH00`

Fraction of population Orthodox in 1960.

`OTHFRAC`

Fraction of population speaking foreign language.

`P60`

Enrollment rate in primary education in 1960.

`PI6090`

Average inflation rate between 1960 and 1990.

`SQPI6090`

Square of average inflation rate between 1960 and 1990.

`PRIGHTS`

Political rights index.

`POP1560`

Fraction of population younger than 15 years in 1960.

`POP60`

Population in 1960

`POP6560`

Fraction of population older than 65 years in 1960.

`PRIEXP70`

Fraction of primary exports in total exports in 1970.

`PROT00`

Fraction of population Protestant in 1960.

`RERD`

Real exchange rate distortions.

`REVCOUP`

Number of revolutions and military coups.

`SAFRICA`

Dummy for Sub-Saharan African countries.

`SCOUT`

Measure of outward orientation.

`SIZE60`

Logarithm of aggregate GDP in 1960.

`SOCIALIST`

Dummy for countries under Socialist rule for considerable time during 1950 to 1995.

`SPAIN`

Dummy variable for former Spanish colonies.

`TOT1DEC1`

Growth of terms of trade in the 1960's.

`TOTIND`

Terms of trade ranking

`TROPICAR`

Proportion of country's land area within geographical tropics.

`TROPPOP`

Proportion of country's population living in geographical tropics.

`WARTIME`

Fraction of time spent in war between 1960 and 1990.

`WARTORN`

Indicator for countries that participated in external war between 1960 and 1990.

`YRSOPEN`

Number of years economy has been open between 1950 and 1994.

`ZTROPICS`

Fraction tropical climate zone.

Sala i Martin, X., Doppelhofer, G., Miller, R.I. (2004) <DOI: 10.1257/0002828042002570>. Determinants of long-term growth: a Bayesian averaging of classical estimates (BACE) approach. American Economic Review 94: 813–835.

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