Industrial Spillovers in Developing Countries: Plant-level Evidence From Chile, Mexico, and Morocco
This paper documents the procedure used to match firm-level data from the Quarterly Financial Reports (QFR) to plant-level (establishment) data from the Longitudinal Research Database (LRD). The resulting matched firms and their plants provide a link between a firm's financial structure and its manufacturing plants. The linked database provides a resource that researchers can use to examine the interaction of financial structure with firm decisions - including decisions such as employment, investment, mergers, and asset redeployment. Financial structure characteristics in the QFR include the composition and amount of debt claims.
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