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Improved productivity measurement in New Zealand's Longitudinal Business Database

Richard Fabling and David Maré

No 19_03, Working Papers from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Abstract: Accounts information that businesses supply to Inland Revenue for tax purposes provide over 96% of the observations in the productivity dataset in the Longitudinal Business Database. In 2013, material changes in the data collected halted the annual updating of the productivity dataset. This paper describes a method for accounting for these raw data discontinuities, and revisits the prior productivity dataset methodology, implementing wholesale changes that improve the overall quality of the data and the versatility of the productivity dataset.

Keywords: Stats NZ Longitudinal Business Database; production function; multifactor productivity; administrative data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D20 D24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 80 pages
Date: 2019-03
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