These are the data in Newhouse's (1977) simple OLS model from 1977. In his case, he's trying to explain medical care expenditures as a function of GDP per capita for these countries. It's probably the easiest OLS model I can find in print because Newhouse helpfully provides all the data in one simple table.

Newhouse77

Format

A data frame with 13 observations on the following 5 variables.

country

a character vector for the country

year

a numeric vector for the year

gdppc

a numeric vector for the per capita GDP in USD

medsharegdp

a numeric vector for the medical care share as percentage of GDP

medexppc

a numeric vector for per capita medical care expenditure (in USD)

Details

Table 1 in Newhouse (1977) is well-annotated with background information.

References

Newhouse, Joseph P. 1977. "Medical-Care Expenditure: A Cross-National Survey." Journal of Human Resources 12(1): 115-125.