A Rough Guide to New Zealand's Longitudinal Business Database (2nd Edition)

Motu Working Paper No. 16-03

66 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2016

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Richard Fabling

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust

Lynda Sanderson

Government of New Zealand - Treasury

Date Written: February 25, 2016

Abstract

New Zealand's Longitudinal Business Database is a rich resource for understanding the behaviour of New Zealand firms. This paper provides an introductory guide to the content and structure of the data aimed at new and prospective users. Where relevant, it references other publications which provide greater detail on particular aspects of the data. It also briefly describes access protocols for researchers, and processes for updating and expanding the database.

Keywords: Firm-level data, New Zealand, Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), Longitudinal Business Database (LBD)

JEL Classification: C80, D22

Suggested Citation

Fabling, Richard Blaikie and Sanderson, Lynda, A Rough Guide to New Zealand's Longitudinal Business Database (2nd Edition) (February 25, 2016). Motu Working Paper No. 16-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2738157

Richard Blaikie Fabling (Contact Author)

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust ( email )

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P.O. Box 24390
Wellington, 6142
New Zealand

Lynda Sanderson

Government of New Zealand - Treasury ( email )

No. 1, The Terrace
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand

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