PanelWhiz is a data extraction tool written in Stata ( for use with stata panel datasets, written by John P. de New and Markus Hahn (University of Melbourne, Australia). See for more information.

More than 10 years in operation, PanelWhiz simplifies selecting and extracting data using a common graphical user interface and it is used by more than 400 researchers internationally.

PanelWhiz supports datasets such as the German SOEP, the American HRS, CPS, SIPP, the British BHPS, the Australian HILDA, LSAC, LSIC, BNLA, SIH and the Russian RLMS to name a few.

PanelWhiz is “charity-ware”, in which researchers donate $20 US directly to UNICEF to use PanelWhiz for a supported dataset. The donation is valid for a distribution of the data, typically one or two years, depending on the dataset.