Development of Longitudinal Micro-Datasets and Policy Analysis for Japanese Industrial Sectors

Author Name MOTOHASHI Kazuyuki  (Faculty Fellow)
Creation Date/NO. December 2001 01-E-007
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This paper provides an overview of development of longitudinal micro-dataset and its use for policy analysis by METI's statistical survey data. First part of this paper presents methodology in compiling two datasets, establishment level data by Census of Manufacturing and firms level data by Basic Survey of Business Structure and Activities (BSBSA). This is followed by showing two examples in policy analysis based on these datasets, use of manufacturing census data for SME innovation policy formulation and BSBSA data for comparative study for technology, productivity and employment in France, Japan and the United States. This paper concludes with future perspectives in data development and institutional arrangements to further promote policy analysis based on longitudinal micro-dataset.