R Dataset / Package Ecdat / Pound

On this R-data statistics page, you will find information about the Pound data set which pertains to Pound-dollar Exchange Rate . The Pound data set is found in the Ecdat R package. You can load the Pound data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Pound"). This will load the data into a variable called Pound. If R says the Pound data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Ecdat") and then attempt to reload the data with the library() command. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Pound R data set. The size of this file is about 23,096 bytes.

Pound-dollar Exchange Rate


weekly observations from 1975 to 1989

number of observations : 778

observation : country

country : Germany




A dataframe containing :


the date of the observation (19850104 is January, 4, 1985)


the ask price of the dollar in units of Pound in the spot market on friday of the current week


the ask price of the dollar in units of Pound in the 30-day forward market on friday of the current week


the bid price of the dollar in units of Pound in the spot market on the delivery date on a current forward contract


Bekaert, G. and R. Hodrick (1993) “On biases in the measurement of foreign exchange risk premiums”, Journal of International Money and Finance, 12, 115-138.


Hayashi, F. (2000) Econometrics, Princeton University Press, http://fhayashi.fc2web.com/hayashi_econometrics.htm, chapter 6, 438-443.

See Also

Index.Source, Index.Economics, Index.Econometrics, Index.Observations,


Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.

Attachments: csv, json

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