Tag : Econometrics

Joseph Shaheen RAIS Paper

Paper from 2019: Emerging the U.S. Firm Size Distribution Using 4.2 Billion Individual Tax Records

Abstract The firm size distribution describes important economic and labor properties of any economy. Government entities must expend enormous resources in data collection, cleaning, and analysis in order to construct this and other important distributions describing the aggregate properties large economies. In the U.S., this process can be cumbersome and relies on querying multiple databases and utilizing significant computational resources. I show that construction of the U.S. firm size distribution is plausible using only individual income tax records (W2s) drawn […]