Diego Comin and Bart Hobijin (2009) "The Chat Dataset" NBER Working paper 15139
This dataset contains a panel with information on the adoption of over 100 technologies in more than 150 countries since 1800
The authors told us that they will keep updating the dataset. The version we coded was the one available to the public in November 2009.
Variable definitions: http://www.nber.org/papers/w15319.pdf
Downloaded from: http://www.nber.org/data/chat/
Date Downloaded: November 2009