International Macroeconomic Datasets


Real GDP Per Capita Data

The following link points to a csv file containing data on real GDP per capita for about 107 countries from 1960 to the present:

GDP per capita data is in terms of 2005 US dollars at purchasing power parity. I obtained the data from the Penn World Table and included only countries that had data available for each year starting in 1960. The Python code used to construct the datasets and the figure is available from this Github repository.

Figure: Average annual growth rates of real GDP per capita from 1960 to 2013 against GDP per capita in 1960.
Source: Penn World Table.

Money Growth and Inflation

The following links are to data files containing long-run average rates of money (M1) growth, CPI inflation, and real GDP growth for 178 countries:

The data files were constructed using data from the World Bank's World Development Indicators. The money supply measure is M1, the price level is the consumer price index, and national income is real GDP in constant 2005 US dollars. For each country with at least 10 overlapping continuous years of data for each series, the average annual growth rates in money, prices, and real GDP were computed. Programs for computing the datasets is available in this Github repository.

Figure: Long-run average money (M1) growth and CPI inflation for about 178 countries. Blue circles indicate high-income, green squares indicate middle-income, and red triangles are low-income.
Source: World Bank's World Development Indicators.

The World Bank classifies countries by income level. The World Bank classified countries in 2015 based on GNI per capita in 2013: