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Political institutions and governance

Adjusted state antiquity dataset 

Extraction ratio

Government revenues relative to GDP

Latent democracy indicator, 1850-2000


Conflicts and wars


Conflict Catalog (Violent Conflicts 1400 A.D. to the Present  in Different Regions of the World)

Homicide dataset, 1800-2000

Other institutions


Foundation of universities dataset



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Political institutions and governance


Database of Political Institutions 2010

World Governance Indicators

Comparative Political Datasets I

Comparative Political Datasets II

Comparative Political Datasets III

Polity IV

Democracy and Dictatorship

Vanhanen’s democracy (polyarchy) dataset

State Antiquity (Statehist)

IDEA (Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) voters turnout database

Legal system


Judicial Checks and Balances


Conflicts and wars


UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset
UCDP Non-State Conflict Dataset
Correlates of War, Inter-state wars dataset
Correlates of War, Intra-state wars dataset

Economic institutions


Economic Freedom of the World

Institutional Characteristics of Trade Unions, Wage Setting, State Intervention and Social Pacts 

Colonial institutions



Colonial/Dependency Contiguity, 1816-2002 

Transatlantic slave trade

ethnicity, language and religion

Ethnic, Linguistic and Religious Fractionalization


Religion adherence data

Ethnographic data on societies


Ethnographic Atlas The Standard Cross-cultural Sample