The Penn World Table (Mark 5): An Expanded Set of International Comparisons, 1950-1987

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Robert Summers

University of Pennsylvania - Center for International Comparisons (CICUP)

Alan Heston

Independent

Date Written: May 1991

Abstract

The Penn World Table displays a set of national accounts economic time series covering many countries. Its expenditure entries are denominated in a common set of prices in a common currency so that real quantity comparisons can be made, both between countries and over time. It also provides information about relative prices within and between countries, as well as demographic data and capital stock estimates. This updated, revised, and expanded Mark 5 version of the table includes more countries, years, and variables of interest to economic researchers. The Table is available on personal computer diskettes and through BITNET.

Suggested Citation

Summers, Robert and Heston, Alan, The Penn World Table (Mark 5): An Expanded Set of International Comparisons, 1950-1987 (May 1991). NBER Working Paper No. R1562. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=227455

Robert Summers (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - Center for International Comparisons (CICUP) ( email )

Philadelphia, PA
United States

Alan Heston

Independent

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