Economic, demographic and corruption data - Latin America and Asian countries

Published: 19 March 2021| Version 5 | DOI: 10.17632/8zcxr9wvrm.5


The file contains the dataset used for the empirical analysis of the study titled "Economic Growth and Corruption in Emerging Markets: Does Economic Freedom Matter?”. The dataset includes annual data from 19 countries of Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela), 9 countries of Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), and 2 countries of Oceania (Australia and New Zealand). The investigation period spans 2000 through 2017. The data consists about economic, social, demographic, corruption, political e freedom related indexes and variables [Natural logarithm of Gross Domestic Product per capita; Corruption Perception Index; Economic Freedom Index; Economic Freedom of the World; Foreign Direct Investment as % of GDP (net inflows); Gross fixed capital formation as % of GDP; Inflation Rate as ∆% of consumer price indices; Schooling as average number of years of education received by people ages 25 and older; % of the population living in urban areas; Number of years a newborn infant would live; Number of births per woman (average); Annual population growth rate (%); Index that reflects perceptions of the extent to which a country's citizens are able to participate in selecting their government, as well as freedom of expression/media; Index that reflects perceptions of the likelihood of political instability or politically motivated violence, including terrorism; Index that reflects perceptions of the quality of public and civil services; Index that reflects perceptions of the ability of the government to formulate and implement policies and regulations that promote the development of the private sector; Index that reflects perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society (contract enforcement, property rights, police and justice); Index that measures a mature and internally coherent democracy vs. autocracies sharply restrict that suppress competitive political participation; HDI_dummy: Human Development Index related; Tropical_Dummy: related to country’s geographic position (located between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn)].



Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana


Economics, Demographics, Corruption