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Productivity Penn World Table PWT earlier releases

PWT 8.1

PWT 8.1 is an updated version of PWT 8.0, covering the same countries and period. It was released on April 13, 2015. Access to the data is provided below:

(DOI: 10.15141/S5NP4S)

For the change relative to PWT 8.0, consult What is new in PWT 8.1 . If you are new to PWT, The Next Generation of the Penn World Table is a good starting point, in particular Section I.

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 .

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


License and funding
Penn World Table 8.1 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:07 September 2017 10.53 a.m.