Ryan D. Edwards


Tutorials, Data, Stata, BibTeX


Topic: U.S. Health and Retirement Study (HRS)

Harnessing U.S. Health and Retirement Survey Data for Research in the Social Sciences: A Technical Workshop

Workshop held at the UC Berkeley Demography Department on September 14, 2018, 1-4pm.

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PDF slides

Video on YouTube, Part 1

Video on YouTube, Part 2

How to Use the Health and Retirement Study: A simple researcher's primer

Informal workshop held at the UC Berkeley Demography Department on March 22, 2013.

Video on YouTube and PDF slides from part 1, an overview of the study contents.

Video on YouTube and PDF slides from part 2, a tutorial about using the HRS data.


Changes in World Inequality in Length of Life: 1970-2000

Population and Development Review 37(3): 499-528, September 2011.

Comma-delimited spreadsheet of the data used in the paper.

Macroeconomic Implications of the Earned Income Tax Credit

National Tax Journal 57(1):45-65, March 2004.

Comma-delimited spreadsheets of the monthly and quarterly data used in the paper.


1999 National Nursing Home Survey

Stata Dictionary (.dct) and Do (.do) files for the Current Resident component of the 1999 National Nursing Home Survey. The variables have mnemonic names that are unrelated to the question numbers. Variable labels are descriptive. The dataset itself is distributed by ICPSR.

2001 National Household Transportation Survey

STATA Dictionary (.dct) file for the travel day diary portion of the 2001 National Household Travel Survey. Adapted directly from the SAS input file in the ICPSR distribution. The dataset itself is distributed by ICPSR and is also available directly from the Federal Highway Administration.


BibTeX style (.bst) files

  • A repository of bibtex files indexed by journal title
  • A useful walkthrough for using makebst.tex and merlin.mbs to create new .bst files that satisfy journals
  • Two homebrewed .bst files for
    1. the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE)
    2. the International Journal of Economic Theory (IJET)
    Use both with natbib, and pass [comma,sort&compress] to natbib.