Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: JB-505-001-1-1-International-PRS-1982

Subject Area: Historical and Contemporary Public Policy Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: IRIS-3 file of international country risk guide (ICRG) guide data, 1982-1997.  [machine-readable data file] / Knack, Stephen  [principal investigator(s)] / PRS Group  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: IRIS-3

Date Accessioned: 1/17/2003

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are in ASCII fixed-format and Excel 97 format.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 1/5/2003

Documentation: Machine-readable only in Microsoft Word format.

Abstract: The IRIS Dataset was originally constructed in 1993 by Steve Knack and Philip Keefer for the IRIS Center at the University of Maryland, based on data obtained from the International Country Risk Guide. The dataset includes computed scores for six variables: corruption in government, rule of law, bureaucratic quality, ethnic tensions, repudiation of contracts by government, and risk of expropriation. Knack produced subsequent issues of the data for an ongoing series of working papers from the IRIS Center. In its current form, IRIS-3 contains data for the period 1982-1997.

Media/File Reports:

7312 (CD-ROM)
7313 (CD-ROM)
7396 (CD-Rom)
7397 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)