Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 12:30:00 -0400
From: James Adams > To: Daniel Feenberg
Subject: NBER-RPI Scientific Papers Database

Dear Dan:

We are sending by DHL Overnight the NBER-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Scientific Papers Database. Included as well are a cover letter and a 57 page guide to the data, which should "go with" the data, as we discussed.

For now I want to limit distribution to NBER, while we see how this goes. Perhaps an announcement is in order, especially for Productivity, where there are some people may have an interest in these data.

  • Guide -- w14575

    The data files are available in several formats, but all are compressed with PKzip. Each is about 150 megabytes (compressed).

  • CSV
  • SAS Transport
  • SAS WIndows
  • Stata V8

    Thus, I believe that I have put the data in all the different formats that you requested. All this is to make the data transfer more convenient and less time consuming for you.

    Please contact me if you have questions.

    Best Regards,

    Professor James D. Adams
    Acting Head, Department of Economics
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    And National Bureau of Economic Research

    3504 Russell Sage Laboratory
    Troy, NY 12180-3590
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