IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this software component

NBERCYCLES: Stata module to generate graph command (and optionally graph) timeseries vs. NBER recession dating

Listed author(s):
  • Christopher F Baum


    (Boston College)

nbercycles accesses a copy of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) record of economic cycles (see, 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.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL:
File Function: program code
Download Restriction: no

File URL:
File Function: help file
Download Restriction: no

File URL:
File Function: program code
Download Restriction: no

File URL:
File Function: help file
Download Restriction: no

File URL:
File Function: supporting data file
Download Restriction: no

Software component provided by Boston College Department of Economics in its series Statistical Software Components with number S456746.

in new window

Programming language:
Requires: Stata version 9.2
Date of creation: 26 Jul 2006
Date of revision: 28 Jan 2011
Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s456746
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

Phone: 617-552-3670
Fax: +1-617-552-2308
Web page:

More information through EDIRC

Order Information: Web:

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s456746. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christopher F Baum)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.