LSE LSE Research Laboratory Data Service London School of Economics
LSE Research Laboratory Data Service

RLAB Data -

Data Resources created by RLAB researchers

This page provides access to primary and derived datasets, and programs created by RLAB researchers. These datasets can be downloaded for free, though in some cases you will be required to fill in a short registration form for our records.

Please ensure that any data downloaded from this site are correctly cited in any publication.
CASE / CEE / CEP / SERC / STICERD (RLAB) datasets associated with RLAB discussion papers

Center for Economic and Policy Research DATA

Please note: For more up to date CEPR data visit provides consistent, user-friendly versions of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), Current Population Survey (CPS), and other datasets used at CEPR available to all interested policy researchers and academics. For more about the CEPR see

The Century of Education

A historical database on educational attainment in 74 countries for the period 1870-2010, using perpetual inventory methods before 1960 and then the Cohen and Soto (2007) database.

Read The Century of Education - by Christian Morrisson, Fabrice Murtin, - PSE working paper no 2008-22

See also The Century of Education Annex which provides information on the underlying data and all building procedures

CEP - OECD Institutions Data Set (1960-2004)

This dataset contains information about the evolution of labour market institutions in twenty OECD countries from 1960 to 2004

Read the discussion paper which utilises this data: Patterns of Work Across the OECD by Giulia Faggio and Stephen Nickell, June 2006

EOPP Indian Project
This project uses survey data, at village and household level, collected from sampled locations in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu, to study economic and political implications of the 73rd amendment to the Indian Constitution. The focus of the study includes: the politics of public resource allocation, the determinants of villagers' political participation, the effect of political reservation for women, scheduled castes, and scheduled tribes on public good provision.

See also EOPP Indian States Data.

EOPP Indian States Data
Land reform, Media and Political Agency and Labour Regulation in India

EU-SILC variable labels

Stata format programs to label variables in the European Union Survey of Income and Living Conditions (both the cross sectional and longitudinal datasets).

The Manpower Human Resources Lab: Data
WRPS - Worker Representation and Participation Surveys

Product Market Regulation dataset

Program for consistent occupation codings in LFS
For a method to assign SOC90 codes to UK Labour Force Survey data for years before 1991, using Mapper98, Stat/Transfer and Stata, created and submitted by Maarten Goos. Follow the link above and scroll to the bottom of the page

Qualifications in the United Kingdom 1985-1999