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Data for Committee Decisions on Monetary Policy: Evidence from Historical Records of the Federal Open Market Committee
by Henry Chappell, Rob Roy McGregor and Todd Vermilyea.

Chapter 4

Data files related to Chapter 4 of the book are contained in:

Ch04WebFiles.zip (Right-mouse click to initiate download)

See the readme.txt file contained within that zip file for documentation.

Chapter 5

All data described in Chapter 5 is subsequently employed in Chapters 6-8. Descriptions are provided below in the sections for those chapters.

Chapter 6

Data files related to Chapter 6 are contained in

Chapter06_Data_for_Web.zip (Right-mouse click to initiate download)

See the readme.txt file contained within that zip file for documentation.

Many data files for Chapter 6 are the same as those used in Chapter 7. More details are provided below for Chapter 7.

Chapter 7

Data and programs for this chapter come from the JMCB article from which the chapter is drawn. Follow the link below to access data related to this chapter:

JMCB Paper Data Appendix

Section 7.5.2 of this chapter also uses data describing the order of speaking within meetings. We have used this data more extensively in our working paper, "The Persuasive Power of the Chairman: Arthur Burns and the FOMC." Data for that paper is provided in the:

WEA_BeforeAfter_Data_Archive.zip (Right-mouse click to initiate download)

Chapter 8

Much of the data (and methods) used in Chapter 6 are used again in Chapter 8. Relevant data and program files and documentation are provided in:

Chapter08_Data_for Web.zip (Right-mouse click to initiate download)

 

 

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