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Establishment Microdata for Economic Research and Policy Analysis: Looking beyond the Aggregates

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  • McGuckin, Robert H
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    The importance and usefulness of establishment microdata for economic research and policy analysis is outlined and contrasted with traditional establishment-based products of statistical agencies--aggregate cross-section tabulations. Using examples of research and analysis conducted at the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies, which offers opportunities for researchers from academia and government to access confidential economic microdata, it is argued that statistical agencies must begin to seriously rethink the way they view establishment data products.

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    Article provided by American Statistical Association in its journal Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

    Volume (Year): 13 (1995)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 121-26

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    Handle: RePEc:bes:jnlbes:v:13:y:1995:i:1:p:121-26

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    1. Yongil Jeon & Stephen M. Miller, 2004. "Foreign and Domestic Bank Performances: An Ideal Decomposition of Industry Dynamics," Working papers 2004-46, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
    2. Higson, C. & Holly, S. & Kattuman, P., 2002. "The cross-sectional dynamics of the US business cycle: 1950-1999," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 26(9-10), pages 1539-1555, August.
    3. Lucia Foster & John C. Haltiwanger & C. J. Krizan, 2001. "Aggregate Productivity Growth. Lessons from Microeconomic Evidence," NBER Chapters, in: New Developments in Productivity Analysis, pages 303-372 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Balk, B.M., 2001. "The Residual: On Monitoring and Benchmarking Firms, Industries, and Economies with respect to Productivity," ERIM Inaugural Address Series Research in Management EIA-2001-007-MKT, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus Uni.
    5. Robert Mcguckin & Mary Streitwieser & Mark Doms, 1998. "The Effect Of Technology Use On Productivity Growth," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(1), pages 1-26.
    6. Kevin J. Stiroh, 2000. "Compositional dynamics and the performance of the U.S. banking industry," Staff Reports 98, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
    7. Robert H Mcguckin & Bradford J Jensen, 1996. "Firm Performance And Evolution Empirical Regularities In The U.S. Microdata," Working Papers 96-10, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.

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