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The World Bank has an annual global doing business report available here <[http://www.doingbusiness.org/ http://www.doingbusiness.org/]>. The latest data has been pulled from the 2017&nbsp;report.
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The World Bank has an annual global doing business report available here <[http://www.doingbusiness.org/ http://www.doingbusiness.org/]>. The latest data has been pulled from the&nbsp;report updated on February 15, 2018 which covers 189 economies from year 2004 to year 2017.
  
 
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#Using Excel files as an example, the file contains three sheets with the names Data, Series, and Footnote. The Doing Business data was acquired from the Data tab. Prior to importing the data into the IFs, the raw data needs some pre-processing. The first step is to concord the country names with the IFs country names since the IFs does not have a specific country concording list for Doing Business data. Then, the next step is to separate the data into several individual&nbsp;files based on different series. After those two procedures, the data should be ready for import.
 
#Using Excel files as an example, the file contains three sheets with the names Data, Series, and Footnote. The Doing Business data was acquired from the Data tab. Prior to importing the data into the IFs, the raw data needs some pre-processing. The first step is to concord the country names with the IFs country names since the IFs does not have a specific country concording list for Doing Business data. Then, the next step is to separate the data into several individual&nbsp;files based on different series. After those two procedures, the data should be ready for import.
 
#Certain series we had in the system are not being measured in the Doing Business data. Thus, series that were not included in the original downloaded data were typically not updated.
 
#Certain series we had in the system are not being measured in the Doing Business data. Thus, series that were not included in the original downloaded data were typically not updated.
#Series that were not updated are as follows: BetterBusinessIndex, BusinessRegulationIndex, ConstructionPermitDays, ConstructionPermitProcedures, EmpRigiIndex, ExportDocumentationNeeded, ImportDocumentationNeeded,&nbsp;HiringDiffIndex, RedundancyCostperWeekSalary, RedundancyIndex, TotalTaxRate. Note that the Tax%Profit series was updated using&nbsp;the "Total tax rate (% of profit)" in the raw downloaded data.
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#Series that were not updated are as follows (11 series in total): BetterBusinessIndex, BusinessRegulationIndex, ConstructionPermitDays, ConstructionPermitProcedures, EmpRigiIndex, ExportDocumentationNeeded, ImportDocumentationNeeded,&nbsp;HiringDiffIndex, RedundancyCostperWeekSalary, RedundancyIndex, TotalTaxRate. Note that the Tax%Profit series was updated using&nbsp;the "Total tax rate (% of profit)" in the raw downloaded data.
  
 
= Model implications =
 
= Model implications =

Revision as of 21:05, 8 October 2018

The World Bank has an annual global doing business report available here <http://www.doingbusiness.org/>. The latest data has been pulled from the report updated on February 15, 2018 which covers 189 economies from year 2004 to year 2017.

Series pulled from the World Bank Doing Business report 

Table
SeriesGovBetterBusinessIndex
SeriesGovBusinessRegulationIndex
SeriesGovWBDoingBusConstructionPermitDays
SeriesGovWBDoingBusConstructionPermitProcedures
SeriesGovWBDoingBusContainerExportCostUSD
SeriesGovWBDoingBusContainerImportCostUSD
SeriesGovWBDoingBusContractEnforceDays
SeriesGovWBDoingBusCostClose
SeriesGovWBDoingBusCreditTransparency
SeriesGovWBDoingBusDirectorLiability
SeriesGovWBDoingBusDisclosureIndex
SeriesGovWBDoingBusEmpRigiIndex
SeriesGovWBDoingBusExportDocumentationNeeded
SeriesGovWBDoingBusHiringDiffIndex
SeriesGovWBDoingBusImportDays
SeriesGovWBDoingBusImportDocumentationNeeded
SeriesGovWBDoingBusinessProcedures
SeriesGovWBDoingBusinessPropRegDays
SeriesGovWBDoingBusinessRanking
SeriesGovWBDoingBusinessStartDays
SeriesGovWBDoingBusInvestorProtection
SeriesGovWBDoingBusLegalRightsStrengthIndex
SeriesGovWBDoingBusPropertyProceduresRequired
SeriesGovWBDoingBusRedundancyCostperWeekSalary
SeriesGovWBDoingBusRedundancyIndex
SeriesGovWBDoingBusShareholderSuits
SeriesGovWBDoingBusTax%Profit
SeriesGovWBDoingBusTaxHoursperPerson
SeriesGovWBDoingBusTimeClose
SeriesGovWBDoingBusTotalTaxRate

Instructions on pulling doing business series 

  1. The data can be accessed from the World Bank’s Doing Business database page http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog/doing-business-database. By clicking on the tab entitled "Data & Resources", the raw data can be downloaded either through CSV format or Excel format.
  2. Using Excel files as an example, the file contains three sheets with the names Data, Series, and Footnote. The Doing Business data was acquired from the Data tab. Prior to importing the data into the IFs, the raw data needs some pre-processing. The first step is to concord the country names with the IFs country names since the IFs does not have a specific country concording list for Doing Business data. Then, the next step is to separate the data into several individual files based on different series. After those two procedures, the data should be ready for import.
  3. Certain series we had in the system are not being measured in the Doing Business data. Thus, series that were not included in the original downloaded data were typically not updated.
  4. Series that were not updated are as follows (11 series in total): BetterBusinessIndex, BusinessRegulationIndex, ConstructionPermitDays, ConstructionPermitProcedures, EmpRigiIndex, ExportDocumentationNeeded, ImportDocumentationNeeded, HiringDiffIndex, RedundancyCostperWeekSalary, RedundancyIndex, TotalTaxRate. Note that the Tax%Profit series was updated using the "Total tax rate (% of profit)" in the raw downloaded data.

Model implications

What are the biggest differences (in both relative and absolute terms) in 2015? 2050? 2100?

What are the effects of these changes on other variables in the model?

Any other major changes or anomalies?