Repository for data / data processing related to The Atlas of Economic Complexity.
This file contains the information about how to create the Atlas variables from the World Trade Data reported by Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII) in the BACI Dataset.
Step 1. Download the files from the Database. The URL for the database is:
To download the data, you need to have the right credentials (i.e., your institution must be a member of UN COMTRADE).In the download page, we usually download the baci92_XXXX.rar where XXXX indicates the year. This program works only for the consecutive years. Save the rar file(s) in a folder.
Step 2. In the
run_codes.do file, change the variables:
global directory: The folder that contains DO_Files, Support_files, DTA, Complexity and Atlas folders.
global initialyear: Initial year of the data
global finalyear: Final year of the data
Make sure that all the do files and support files are present in DO_Files and Support_files folders, respectively.
List of Do Files:
run_codes.do read_cepii.do atlas_variables.do Create_for_observatory.do create_country_product_ids.do (Not crucial) pop_gdp_wpi_WDI.do (Not crucial)
List of Support Files:
beta_observatory_country.xlsx beta_observatory_hs4.xlsx CEPII_92_country_exporter.dta CEPII_92_country_importer.dta country_code_baci92.xlsx country_id_population.dta country_names.dta gdp_gnp_pop_wpi.dta hs4_id_community.dta iso_atlas.dta iso_numeric.txt iso_obs_id.dta obs_atlas.dta observatory_country_cepii.dta observatory_hs4.dta
Make sure that you created DTA, Complexity and Atlas folders.
Step 3. You can run
pop_gdp_wpi_WDI.do and create_country_product_ids.do` to create support variables but these are already provided for you in the Support_files folder.
Step 4. Next step is to run the
read_cepii.do file. For the output make sure that you already created “DTA” folder. If you have
unar installed in your UNIX system, change the
baci local in the
read_cepii.do file to the folder that you saved the rar file in. If you do not have “unar”, manually unarchive all the files into the main directory (the one that you define in the run_codes.do). Output of
read_cepii.do is a dta file stored in DTA folder.
Step 5. Next, we run atlas_variables.do file. Main input for this step is the output of
Step 6. Finally we run Create_for_observatory.do file using the outputs of