Extracting firm information from administrative records : the ASSD firm panel

Fink, Martina ; Segalla, Esther ; Weber, Andrea ; Zulehner, Christine

URL: https://www.econstor.eu/dspace/bitstream/10419/115...
Additional URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115047
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2010
The title of a journal, publication series: NRN Working Paper
Volume: 1004
Place of publication: Linz
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > VWL, Angewandte Politische Ökonomie (Weber, A. 2010-2016)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: Extracting Firm Information from Administrative Records: The ASSD Firm Panel ∗ Martina Fink † , Esther Kalkbrenner ‡ , Andrea Weber § , Christine Zulehner ¶ April 26, 2010 Abstract This paper demonstrates how firm information can be extracted from administrative social security records. We use the Austrian Social Security Database (ASSD) and derive firms from employer identifiers in the univers e of private sector workers. To correctly pin down entry end exits we use a worker flow approach which follows clusters of workers as they move across administrative entities. This procedure enables us to define different types of entry and exit such as start-ups, spinoffs, closures, or take-overs. We show that our firm definition results in a demography which is comparable to official statistics of firm registers. The resulting database, covering the period of 1976 to 2006, is a valuable resource for future research on industry evolution in Austria.
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