How can I merge my other data into the PGE using ISO or other country codes?


First, add whatever country codes are needed to the PGE data: there are routines for both Stata (kountry; type findit kountry in Stata’s command window to install) and R (countrycode, on CRAN) to generate many commonly used country codes. Then follow the instructions for merging data into the PGE found in the “stata_pge.pdf” or “R_pge.pdf” files included in the data download.