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Economic Interpretations of American Intervention, 1964-1968 (ICPSR 7382)

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This study includes five data files focusing on stock market fluctuations during the Korean and Vietnam wars. The Vietnam War is more heavily emphasized, with four datasets: Part 1 presents the Dow-Jones industrial daily averages from January 1964 to December 1968, Part 2 contains the net daily changes for the same period, Part 3 lists the number of deaths published in the weekly casualty list during the war, and Part 4 records the net changes in the Dow Jones industrial averages and in the stocks of ten firms with substantial holdings in less developed countries and 15 defense-related industries, on 94 days selected as significant in terms of war events. Finally, the Korean War is represented in Part 5, which contains Dow Jones industrial changes on 76 event days.

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Study Description


Hanson, Elizabeth C., and Bruce M. Russett. Economic Interpretations of American Intervention, 1964-1968. ICPSR07382-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1977. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07382.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   business conditions, defense industries, economic behavior, financial management, foreign policy, international conflict, investments, Korean War, markets, stock market conditions, stock prices, Vietnam War, war casualties

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1964--1968

Universe:   Stock market daily averages during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Data Types:   event/transaction data


Sample:   The following stocks were selected: Dow Jones industrial, Boise Cascade, Con Products, Goodyear, IBM, ITT, Pfizer, Reynold Metals, Singer, Socony, Standard Oil, AVCO, Collins Radio, General Dynamics, Grumman, Lockheed, McDonald Douglas, Martin Marietta, Olin, Raytheon, Thiokol, United Aircraft, Hazeltine, Norris, Northrup, National Presto.

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Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB7382.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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