Time series for Stata: International macro series & DataStream – read me first


for those of you how need any MACRO series from international organisations such as Eurostat, IMF, OECD, UN, WB... and selected NSO such as ONS or INSEE, there are several Stata based codes that allows you to import selected series directly and store them them as a *.dta file.


In case you need series from DataStream or a similar provider, some suggestions that can make your life easier can be found here: https://researchfinancial.wordpress.com/category/datastream/ or a simple version here: http://dss1.princeton.edu/usingdata/stata/dataman/reshapeds.htm .


Excellent suggestions on data management in Stata can be found here: https://blog.stata.com/2017/11/15/data-management-made-easy/ (a link from the Stata Blog). 


Good luck with your projects, Vaclav