NBERCYCLES: Stata module to generate graph command (and optionally graph) timeseries vs. NBER recession dating
nbercycles accesses a copy of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) record of economic cycles (see http://www.nber.org/cycles.html), the official dating of U.S. business cycle phases: contractions (recessions) and expansions, defined by their peaks and troughs, from 1854-Sep 2010. The ancillary Stata database distributed in the nbercycles package reproduces the data on the NBER web page, and adds quarterly dating information. Given a time-series variable name (and, optionally, a range of dates) nbercycles generates a line graph of the series, superimposed on the shaded NBER-defined recession periods. nbercycles assumes that the recession of December 2007 is still ongoing.
|Requires:||Stata version 9.2|
|Date of creation:||26 Jul 2006|
|Date of revision:||28 Jan 2011|
|Note:||This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install nbercycles". Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill MA 02467 USA|
Web page: http://fmwww.bc.edu/EC/
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