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 Last revised: 5 Jul 2017
Date Written: February 25, 2013
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
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