# Category: Pedagogical Note

## Reshape faster… much faster

As mentioned in the last Stata News 39-1, the reshape command is now faster, much faster. For an ongoing project, I had to reshape daily data for sovereign…

## Using labmask for better graphs in Stata

In his last book, La Défaite de l’Occident, Emmanuel Todd, a French historian and demographer, argues that the infant morality rate is higher in the US than in…

Today, I will show how to add shaded areas for NBER recession dates with Stata. I begin by importing the data of the Sahm Rule with Stata: The…

## Descriptive Statistics by Country in Panel Data with Stata

In this blog, I will show you how to compute descriptive statistics by country in a panel data thanks to the Stata command putexcel in a few simple…

## From panel data to time series with Stata [Updated]

In this blog, I will show you that it is simple to switch back and forth between panel data and time series with the Stata command reshape. I…

## Dates and Times in Excel and in Stata

Usually in Statistics, time is a continuous quantitative variable that uses the interval scale when we are looking at dates (the ratio scale when we elaborate on duration,…

## Not all recessions are created equal — Pandemic edition

Let me draw your attention to this piece written by Tomasz Wieladek for The Economist: https://www.economist.com/by-invitation/2023/12/11/tomasz-wieladek-has-an-explanation-for-recent-macroeconomic-puzzles In this piece, Tomasz Wieladek argues that the pandemic recession was particular…

## Pourquoi les économies émergentes détiennent-elles autant de réserves de change à l’ère de l’intégration financière ?

J’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer ma première note de blog sur le site l’AFSE concernant la détention des réserves de change. Dans laquelle, nous tentons de répondre…

## Some basic economics of AI

After a first blog presenting our paper on Artificial Intelligence and a second one presenting the Mathematica notebook that explains step-by-step the calculations. Let me draw your attention…