Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Patents Data
- Andrews, Michael J. (National Bureau of Economic Research)
- X, Sarada (University of Wisconsin)
- Ziebarth, Nicolas L. (Auburn University)
AbstractThis repository includes patent data constructed from the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Patents and Annual Indices of Patents for the years 1870-1941.
We construct and use this data in our paper "Changes in the Demographics of American Inventors, 1870-1940." For replication codes and patent data matched to the U.S. population census, see the project "American Inventors, 1870-1940" (https://doi.org/10.3886/E109970V2).
The folder "Raw" contains .txt files OCRed from the Annual Reports. The folder "Parsed" contains .dta files with inventor and patent information parsed from these text files. READ_ME.txt explains the data in more detail.
If you have questions, please contact Mike Andrews (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sarada, Sarada, Michael J. Andrews, and Nicolas L. Ziebarth. “Changes in the Demographics of American Inventors, 1870–1940.” Explorations in Economic History 74 (October 2019): 101275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2019.05.003.
- ID: 10.1016/j.eeh.2019.05.003 (DOI)
Update Metadata: 2020-08-06 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-08-06