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Estimated capital stock values for German manufacturing enterprises covered by the cost structure surveys

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  • Joachim Wagner

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    (Institute of Economics, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany)

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Information on the capital stock employed in a firm is missing in data sets from official statistics in Germany. This paper presents a method to estimate the capital stock of manufacturing enterprises that are covered by the cost structure survey from German official statistics. It uses data from this survey on the amount of depreciation at the enterprise level, information on the average life span of capital goods (for equipments, and for buildings) at the level of the economy , and information on the composition of the capital stock at the level of two-digit industries. The paper reports the data needed to estimate the capital stock at the enterprise level for the years 1995 to 2008. The appendix gives the Stata code to compute these estimates.

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Paper provided by University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics with number 171.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: May 2010
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Handle: RePEc:lue:wpaper:171

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Keywords: Enterprise data; Germany; capital stock data; cost structure survey;

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  1. Steffen Mueller, 2008. "Capital stock approximation using firm level panel data," Working Papers 038, Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (BGPE).
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  1. Pfeifer, Christian & Wagner, Joachim, 2012. "Age and Gender Composition of the Workforce, Productivity and Profits: Evidence from a New Type of Data for German Enterprises," IZA Discussion Papers 6381, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Sebastian Nielen & Alexander Schiersch, 2011. "Temporary Agency Work and Firm Competitiveness: Evidence from German Manufacturing Firms," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1135, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  3. Joachim Wagner, 2012. "Average wage, qualification of the workforce and export performance in German enterprises: Evidence from KombiFiD data," Working Paper Series in Economics 224, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
  4. John P. Weche Gelübcke, 2013. "Foreign and Domestic Takeovers in Germany: Cherry-picking and Lemon-grabbing," Applied Economics Quarterly (formerly: Konjunkturpolitik), Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, vol. 59(4), pages 275-294.
  5. Philipp Ehrl, 2011. "Agglomeration economies with consistent productivity estimates," Working Papers 113, Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (BGPE).
  6. John P. Weche Geluebcke, 2011. "The Performance of Foreign Affiliates in German Manufacturing: Evidence from a new Database," Working Paper Series in Economics 216, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.

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