An Agricultural Time Series-Cross Section Data Set

59 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2001 Last revised: 21 Jan 2015

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Thomas F. Cooley

New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Stephen J. Decanio

affiliation not provided to SSRN

M. Scott Matthews

Tufts University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: August 1977

Abstract

The Agricultural Time Series-Cross Section (ATICS) dataset described in this Working Paper is based on the annual crop and livestock statistics collected by the United States Department of Agriculture. These statistics, scattered through a wide assortment of published and unpublished USDA bulletins and circulars, are extensive in their coverage of the agricultural sector, are highly disaggregated, and span a time period over one hundred years in length. Yet these rich sources have never been unified into a single compilation of data which is accessible, uniform, and machine readable. The ATICS dataset is an attempt to fill this gap.

Suggested Citation

Cooley, Thomas F. and DeCanio, Stephen J. and Matthews, M. Scott, An Agricultural Time Series-Cross Section Data Set (August 1977). NBER Working Paper No. w0197. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=260388

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