Importing US Exchange Rate Data from the Federal Reserve and Standardizing Country Names Across Datasets

Stata Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 315-322, 2013

8 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2013  

Betul Dicle

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Political Science

John Levendis

Loyola University New Orleans

Mehmet F. Dicle

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business

Date Written: February 25, 2013

Abstract

Fxrates is a command to import historical U.S. exchange rate data from the Federal Reserve and to calculate the daily change of the exchange rates. Because many cross-country datasets use different spellings and conventions for country names, we also introduce a second command, countrynames, to convert country names to a common naming standard.

Keywords: Stata, fxrates, countrynames, exchange rates, country names, standardization, data management, historical data

Suggested Citation

Dicle, Betul and Levendis, John and Dicle, Mehmet F., Importing US Exchange Rate Data from the Federal Reserve and Standardizing Country Names Across Datasets (February 25, 2013). Stata Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 315-322, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2317575

Betul Dicle

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Department of Political Science ( email )

Baton Rouge, LA
United States

John Levendis

Loyola University New Orleans ( email )

6363 St. Charles Ave., box 15
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

Mehmet F. Dicle (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business ( email )

6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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