Missing data represent an important limitation for cross-country analyses of national systems, growth and development. This project presents a new cross-country panel dataset with no missing value. We make use of a new method of multiple imputation and construct a large dataset containing a great number of indicators measuring six key country-specific dimensions: innovation and technological capabilities, education system and human capital, infrastructures, economic competitiveness, political-institutional factors, and social capital. The CANA panel dataset provides a rich and complete set of 41 indicators for 134 countries in the period 1980-2008 (for a total of 3886 country-year observations). The empirical analysis shows the reliability of the dataset and its usefulness for cross-country analyses of national systems, growth and development. The new dataset is publicly available.
The CANA database can be downloaded here:
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