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Annual Data on Nine Economic and Military Characteristics of 78 Nations (SIRE NATDAT), 1948-1983 (ICPSR 9273)

Principal Investigator(s): Faber, Jan


This data collection contains annual figures on several macroeconomic and military indicators for 78 countries independent since 1948. For each year from 1948 through 1983 data were obtained for each country on these key characteristics: total exports, total imports, government revenues, government expenditures, capital formation, defense expenditures, gross national product, population, and total military personnel. These variables permit an analysis of the relations among European nations as well as relations between European nations and other nations of the world. The United States Consumer Price Index (in 1975 U.S. dollars) and the exchange rate (value of one U.S. dollar in the national currency at current prices) are supplied as well.

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Study Description


Faber, Jan. Annual Data on Nine Economic and Military Characteristics of 78 Nations (SIRE NATDAT), 1948-1983. ICPSR09273-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09273.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09273.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (H43-141)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    economic indicators, exports, government expenditures, Gross National Product, imports, military expenditures, nations, populations

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1948--1983

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-09--1988-02

Universe:    Seventy-five nations that have been independent since 1948. Additionally, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea are included (they became independent in 1949).

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

Produced by the Europa Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1989.


Data Source:

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL STATISTICS (IFS) database of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), YEARBOOK OF NATIONAL ACCOUNT STATISTICS and STATISTICAL YEARBOOK published by the United Nations Organization (UNO), STATESMAN'S YEARBOOK, EUROPEAN HISTORICAL STATISTICS 1750-1975 of the State Statistical Bureau of the PRC (1982,1984), LANDERBERICHT (series) of the West German Federal Statistical Bureau, SIPRI YEARBOOK of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, MILITARY BALANCE of the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), and WORLD EXPORT DATA (WED), 1948-1983 (ICPSR 9116).


Original ICPSR Release:   1990-03-02


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