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Penn world tables version 5.6

Constructed by Robert Summers and Alan Heston of the University of Pennsylvania, together with the late Irving Kravis, the Penn World Tables are the definitive source for real national accounts data. The national accounts for each country, initially in their own currencies, are adjusted using detailed price data to obtain real national accounts in a common currency (U.S. dollars) across countries. These data are invaluable for making comparisons of Gross Domestic Product across countries, and for all manner of research on development and growth.

Alternative title: 
Penn world tables version 5.6: an expanded set of international comparisons, 1950-1988. Dec. 1994 ed.
Series title: 
Penn world tables
Data creator: 
Heston, Alan, Robert Summers, Daniel A. Nuxoll, and Bettina Aten
Date of creation: 
1994
Distributor: 
Washington, DC: National Bureau of Economic Research
Date of distribution: 
1995
Geography: 
Geographic coverage: 

International.

Time period: 
1950-1992
Periodicity: 
annual
Mode of data collection: 

derived

Extent of file: 
2 data filex (6,536 and 321 logical records) & accompanying documentation
Notes: 

Base year is 1985.

Funding agency: 
National Science Foundation grant no., 9911377
Access status: 
Open