I’m using an older version of Stata, and it won’t open the file. How can I use the PGE data?


Stata 13 introduced a new file format which older versions of Stata can’t open. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix: the use13 command. In the command window, first type ssc install use13 to install it. Then you can type use13 pge1_0.dta, clear (change the version number as necessary, ofc) to load the PGE data.