DynEmp: A Stata® Routine for Distributed Micro-data Analysis of Business Dynamics [E-Book] / Chiara Criscuolo, Peter Gal and Carlo Menon
Criscuolo, Chiara.
Gal, Peter. / Menon, Carlo.
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2014
21 p. ; 21 x 29.7cm.
OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers ; 2014/02
Science and Technology
Industry and Services
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This paper introduces a new Stata® command, dynemp, which implements a distributed micro-data analysis of business and employment dynamics and firm demographics. The data source it requires are business registers or comparable firm- or establishment- level longitudinal databases which cover the (near-) universe of companies in all business sectors. Access to such confidential data is usually restricted and the micro-level data cannot be brought together to a single platform for cross-country analysis. To solve this confidentiality problem while also maintaining a high level of harmonisation of the key economic concepts (gross job flows, growth rates of employment, definition of high-growth firms, etc.), dynemp can be distributed in a network of researchers who have access to the national confidential microdata. In such manner, the rich firm-level employment dynamics can be analysed from new angles (such as firm age and size), significantly expanding the scope of the analysis insofar possible using more aggregated data.