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Establishment Size Distributions in the Synthetic LBD

Illenin Kondo, Logan Lewis () and Andrea Stella ()

CES Technical Notes Series from Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

Abstract: We compare parametric estimates of the establishment size distribution between the Synthetic Longitudinal Business Database (SynLBD) against our results (Kondo et al. 2020) using the confidential Longitudinal Business Database (LBD). We find that while the SynLBD qualitatively produces the same ranking of distribution fit, the differences in quantitative estimates are economically meaningful. In particular, we show that the SynLBD does not accurately represent the right tail of the establishment size distribution.

Date: 2021-09
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