Reports , News of 28 December 2015

International cooperation Data news from Ohio State University

New faces at the CNEF project

We are pleased to introduce two new members of the OSU team. Laura Fumagalli (PhD economics University of Essex) is on temporary “loan” from the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex. At ISER Laura helps to impute missing data in Understanding Society. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. While at OSU, Laura will add CNEF files for all five waves of Understanding Society. That is, she will create the BHPS-UKHLS-CNEF files. She will also collaborate with Dean Lillard on the NIH-funded international smoking project.

Temur Akhmedov (BA economics Ohio State University) joins the OSU team as a full-time project assistant. His multiple responsibilities include providing key administrative support to the NIH international smoking project, managing the day-to-day operations, updating and maintaining the website, and promoting the use of CNEF through outreach and dissemination.

Updated data available and coming soon

PSID-CNEF files updated

The CNEF team at OSU added 2011 and 2013 PSID data to our PSID-CNEF files. Users can download those data at All DVD disks that they ship will include the updated files.

BHPS-UKHLS-CNEF files updating coming soon

CNEF will soon release new files for the UK that will add data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS) known as “Understanding Society.” The CNEF team at OSU will add data from the first five waves of the UKHLS. Because the UKHLS includes the BHPS sample, the combined data will follow BHPS respondents from 1991 through 2015. And it will add the new UKHLS respondents. At OSU, they expect to complete the updates by the end of December. As soon as they finish, they will let users know that those data are available.

Other files

CNEF will distribute updated files for the other countries in early January 2016.