The following Stata programs create the CEPR CPS ORG Uniform Extracts. These extracts are constructed from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) for the years 1979-2002 and the CPS Basic Data from the Census for the years 2003-present. To run these programs from scratch, you will need both. The Merged Outgoing Rotation Group data extracts from NBER are the underlying source of the CEPR CPS ORG extracts for 1979-2002 and can be downloaded here. You can also download the CPS Basic Monthly Data from NBER here. Using CEPR CPS ORG programs on this data will produce the CPS ORG Extracts for these years. Next, you will need the raw CPS Basic data which is available on the Census-BLS CPS home page for 2003-present. Using the CPS Basic programs files on this data will produce the CPS ORG Extracts for 2003-present.
To reproduce our extracts from scratch, start with the cepr_org_master.do file. You will have to adjust the directory structure in the cepr_org_master.do file to match the directory structure on your computer for files to run. The CEPR ORG program files function as a basic guidebook to the data, and include variable recodes, data definitions, and data labels.
The latest CEPR ORG programs are Version 1.7 :
Here are the individual files contained in the zipped file above:
- cepr_org_master.do (includes changelog)