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PWT 8.0

PWT version 8.0 is a database with information on relative levels of income, output, inputs and productivity, covering 167 countries between 1950 and 2011. It was released on July 2, 2013. Access to the data is provided below:

(DOI: 10.15141/S5159X)

If you are new to PWT, the User Guide is a good starting point as is this Vox column . If you have worked with previous PWT versions, be sure check out what is new in this Next generation of the PWT and the comparison with PWT 7.1 . (Variable correspondence)

Attribution requirement - When using these data (for whatever purpose), please make the following reference:

  • Feenstra, Robert C., Robert Inklaar and Marcel P. Timmer (2015), "The Next Generation of the Penn World Table" American Economic Review, 105(10), 3150-3182, available for download at


Document Content
Capital, labor and TFP in PWT 8.0 Sources, methods and results of the capital and total factor productivity data in PWT8.0
Technical guide to PWT 8.0 Companion to the Stata data and do-files; allows for customization of PWT
National Accounts in PWT 8.0 The sources of National Accounts data, variable definitions and accounting rules
Outliers in PWT 8.0 The identification of outliers
Exchange rates in PWT 8.0

The explanation of and choice for particular exchange rate series

Additional data and programs

File Content
NA data (Stata, Excel) The National Accounts data in current and constant national prices and exchange rate and population data
Program package The Stata data files and do-files necessary to replicate and customize PWT
Trade detail Exports and imports by Broad Economic Category, including shares in CGDPo and price levels
Expenditure share correlations Bilateral correlations between expenditure (budget) shares in the different global benchmark years
NA vintages (2009, 2010) Older vintages of NA data with data up to the indicated year
ICP benchmark data (1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1996) PPPs and expenditure at the most detailed level for publicly available benchmark years
Depreciation rates (Stata, Excel) The depreciation of the overall capital stock, by country and year


License and funding
Penn World Table 8.0 by Robert C. Feenstra, Robert Inklaar and Marcel P. Timmer is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License . This research received support through grants from the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation.

Last modified:09 January 2017 11.27 a.m.