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You might have seen Gunilla Pettersson’s excellent Development Data site mentioned recently on Dani Rodrik’s blog. Any development researcher will find riches in what Gunilla has carefully amassed and organized. Here are some other general-interest sources of data for empirical research on economic development:
Masayuki Kudamatsu at Stockholm University maintains the useful Devecondata Blog.
Harvard’s Center for International Development keeps a rich data site.
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