The Barro-Lee data set

This page gives instructions on how to obtain the cross-country data set used in the 1995 book by Robert Barro and Xavier Sala-i-Martin, Economic Growth.

Downloading the data

Using the links below you should be able to download the files directly onto disk. If you are a Netscape user, click on the right mouse button and choose 'save next link as', or hold down the shift key when you select the link.

The Barro-Lee data set, in zipped form

To use the data, you will need to decompress it using a program called PKUNZIP or WinZip. Ask your local computing support for details.