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STOCKCAPIT: Stata module to calculate physical capital stock by the perpetual-inventory method


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  • Diallo Ibrahima Amadou



stockcapit calculates physical capital stock by the perpetual-inventory method using investvar (Investment variable) and gdpvar (GDP variable). The initial capital stock is computed as in Harberger (1978). See Nehru and Dhareshwar (1993) and King and Levine (1994) for more details concerning the measurement of initial capital stock. As pointed by Barro and Sala-i Martin (2004) the calculated capital stock for the first years depends on the initial guess of initial capital stock and hence is unreliable. But as initial capital depreciates, the computed stocks become more and more precise.

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Software component provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Statistical Software Components with number S457270.

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Programming language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 10 and tsspell from SSC
Date of creation: 14 Apr 2011
Date of revision: 17 Jun 2011
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457270

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Keywords: capital stock; perpetual inventory method;


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