If you have problem with opening the QoG Standard datasets in Stata:
The Stata/IC has limitation in 2 047 variables. The QoG Standard datasets are bigger and therefore users of the Stata/IC cannot use these datasets in its original form. If you have access to Stata/IC, you can only open the variables in the QoG Standard dataset that you need for studies.
First, download the file in .dta format to your computer. Then, open Stata/IC in the command window to run the command:
use list of variables using "C:\linktofile\qog_std_cs_jan21"
list of variables can be any of the following:
• list of all variable names needed
• all variables of one or several data sources, you should indicate the prefix of the data source (e.g., bl_*, ciri_*)
• interval between variables (e.g., aid_cpnc – vi_ext)
Note: All lists of prefixes and variable names are presented in the codebook. We recommend you to always add and open the identification variables: cname, ccode and year (for time-series).