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World Economics and Politics Dataverse

The World Economics and Politics (WEP) Dataverse is a queryable data resource for comparative and international political economy. It is developed jointly by the Niehaus Center and the Security and Political Economy (SPEC) Lab at the University of Southern California. Data are available for more than 200 countries, with observations spanning from 1800 until 2018. The database includes over 900 variables, covering politics, economics, geography, social and cultural. It also contains a dyadic dataset that combines bilateral data from 17 datasets spanning 220 reporting countries, with a collection of 60 variables. Users can customize tailored datasets by specifying the desired countries, years, and variables. Selected data will automatically be compiled into one downloadable file, eliminating the need to merge data from across various sources.

The website for the WEP Dataverse is available here. You can also click here to access the download page directly.