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The German turnover tax statistics panel

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  • Alexander Vogel

    () (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)

  • Stefan Dittrich

    () (Statistisches Bundesamt, Gruppe VID Steuern)

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Based on the yearly turnover tax statistics, the German turnover tax statistics panel allows for the first time detailed longitudinal analyses of nearly all economic sectors. In addition to turnover tax related variables, the dataset provides information about exports, imports and, due to the combination with the German business register (Unternehmensregister), information about employees liable to pay social insurance. The panel contains more than 4.3 million enterprises and 1.9 million of these are covered over the whole time period from 2001 to 2005. There is no other German statistics that covers nearly all economic sectors with such completeness. In the following we give an overview of the turnover tax statistics and the matching process (sections 2 and 3). Section 4 describes the variables included in the dataset and in section 5 examples of the research potential are presented. The paper closes with information about the way of data access (section 6).

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  • Alexander Vogel & Stefan Dittrich, 2008. "The German turnover tax statistics panel," Working Paper Series in Economics 92, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
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    1. Joachim Wagner, 2007. "Exports and Productivity in Germany," Applied Economics Quarterly (formerly: Konjunkturpolitik), Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, vol. 53(4), pages 353-373.
    2. Alexander Vogel, 2008. "Exports and Productivity in the German Business Services Sector. First Evidence from the Turnover Tax Statistics Panel," Working Paper Series in Economics 89, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
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    1. Joachim Wagner, 2012. "Exports, Imports and Profitability: First Evidence for Manufacturing Enterprises," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 23(5), pages 747-765, November.
    2. Joachim Wagner & John P. Weche Gelübcke, 2016. "Risk or Resilience? The Role of Trade Integration and Foreign Ownership for the Survival of German Enterprises during the Crisis 2008–2010," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: Microeconometrics of International Trade, chapter 11, pages 369-397 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
    3. Joachim Wagner, 2015. "A Note on Firm Age and the Margins of Exports: First Evidence from Germany," The International Trade Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(2), pages 93-102, June.
    4. Alexander Vogel & Joachim Wagner, 2016. "Higher Productivity in Importing German Manufacturing Firms: Self-selection, Learning from Importing or Both?," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: Microeconometrics of International Trade, chapter 4, pages 139-174 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
    5. Alexander Vogel, 2009. "The German Business Services Statistics Panel 2003 to 2007," Schmollers Jahrbuch : Journal of Applied Social Science Studies / Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, vol. 129(3), pages 515-522.
    6. Joachim Wagner & John Philipp Weche Gelübcke, 2012. "Foreign Ownership and Firm Survival: First Evidence for Enterprises in Germany," International Economics, CEPII research center, issue 132, pages 117-139.
    7. Joachim Wagner, 2015. "25 Jahre Nutzung vertraulicher Firmenpaneldaten der amtlichen Statistik für wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Forschung: Produkte, Projekte, Probleme, Perspektiven," AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv, Springer;Deutsche Statistische Gesellschaft - German Statistical Society, vol. 9(2), pages 83-106, November.
    8. Alexander Vogel, 2009. "Exporter Performance in the German Business Services Sector: First Evidence from the Services Statistics Panel," Working Paper Series in Economics 111, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
    9. Joachim Wagner, 2013. "Exports, imports and firm survival: first evidence for manufacturing enterprises in Germany," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 149(1), pages 113-130, March.
    10. Alexander Vogel & Joachim Wagner, 2008. "Export, Import und Produktivität wissensintensiver KMUs in Deutschland," Working Paper Series in Economics 104, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
    11. Chiara Franco & John P. Weche Gelübcke, 2015. "The Death of German Firms: What Role for Foreign Direct Investment?," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 38(4), pages 677-703, April.
    12. Joachim Wagner, 2015. "Kombinierte Firmenpaneldaten – Datenangebot und Analysepotenziale," Working Paper Series in Economics 340, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
    13. Alexander Vogel, 2009. "Die Dynamik der Export- und Importbeteiligung niedersächsischer Industrieunternehmen im interregionalen Vergleich 2001-2006," Working Paper Series in Economics 139, University of Lüneburg, Institute of Economics.
    14. repec:spr:astaws:v:11:y:2017:i:1:d:10.1007_s11943-017-0200-1 is not listed on IDEAS

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