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  • airbnb data New York City Metro and San Francisco Metro (Airdna) (October 2014-October 2017) / Havana Cuba Report 2015
    Airbnb data for New York City and San Francisco metropolitan areas and a report for Airbnb on Cuba.

  • Annual Capital Expenditures Survey
    Provides data on capital spending for new and used structures and equipment by U.S. nonfarm businesses with and without employees. Data have been collected annually beginning with data for 1994. Also, every 5 years, for years ending in "3" and "8", detailed data by types of structures and types of equipment have been collected from companies with employees. In 2010, it was decided that this detailed data should be collected for years ending in "2" and "7" beginning in 2013, to align with the years in which the Economic Census is conducted.

  • Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (ASE) (2014+)
    Provides information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status. Included are all nonfarm businesses filing Internal Revenue Service tax forms as individual proprietorships, partnerships, or any type of corporation, and with receipts of $1,000 or more. Covers firms with paid employees. Conducted on a company or firm basis rather than an establishment basis.

  • Annual Survey of Hospitals
    Survey of for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals on utilization and cost related matters is produced by the American Hospital Association. Documentation is available at (DSS)RA981.A2.A32. Data access: 1975-2016. Princeton also has the AHA Annual Survey IT Database for 2007-2016 (covers data for 2008-2016) and the AHA Survey of Care Systems and Payment for 2013, 2015, 2016.

  • Assets and Opportunity Scorecard
    Source for data on household financial security and policy solutions. Looks at financial assets and income; businesses and jobs; housing and homeownership; healthcare; and education.

  • Business Dynamics Statistics
    Annual series describes establishment-level business dynamics along dimensions absent from similar databases including firm age and firm size. Currently covers 1976-2013.

  • Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) (2008+)
    BRDIS expands NSF's coverage of business R&D and innovation activities. It is the successor to IRIS (Industrial Research and Development Information System). IRIS links an online interface to a historical database with more than 2,500 statistical tables. These tables, drawn from the results of the annual Survey of Industrial Research and Development (SIRD), contain all the industrial R&D data published by NSF from 1953-2007. IRIS data prior to 1999 are based on Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and pre-SIC codes. Beginning with the 1999 survey, estimates are based on the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS).

  • Casino City's Gaming Revenue Monthlies (2006+)
    Revenues by state for casinos and racinos.

  • Christian Nonprofit Organizations, 2005
    These data represent almost 2,000 of the largest parachurch Christian nonprofit organizations based in the United States. The data were built using forms filed with the Internal Revenue Service in 2005. Variables include measures of revenue, expenses, activities and religious identity as measured by the organization's statement of purpose.

  • Connecting Outcome Measures in Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Science (COMETS)
    Integrated database which can trace the links from government investment in research & development through the path of knowledge creation, its transmission and codification, and ultimately in many cases to commercial uses yielding a better standard of living and better jobs. Integrates data on government grants, dissertations, patents, and publicly available firm data.

  • Costs and Revenues of US Daily Newspapers, 1927 and 1930, Inland Daily Press Association
    The focus of this data collection was the costs and revenues of United States daily newspapers in 1927 and 1930. Detailed cost and revenues for 94 and 104 newspapers respectively, were obtained from tables in annual reports. Costs include mechanical, delivery and maintenance, administrative and editorial, paper and ink, costs. Revenues include local, foreign, classified, and legals and reader advertising. Data is from a non-random sample and newspaper names are unavailable.

  • County Business Patterns (1967+)
    Summary statistics extracted from the Census Bureau's Standard Statistical Establishment List (SSEL). Provide data on the total number of establishments, mid-March employment, first quarter and annual payroll, and the number of establishments by employment-size class for all business establishments with one or more paid employees. Data are tabulated by detailed kinds of business based on the 1972 revised Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) designations (for 1987 data and earlier years) and on 1987 revised SIC designations (for 1988 data and later years). Contains data broken down by state and county, as well as United States summary data. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) summary data are not available from the Census Bureau after 1979. Data are provided for most divisions of the economy, including agricultural services, mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation, public utilities, wholesale trade, retail trade, finance, insurance, real estate, and services. However, data are not included for agriculture production, railroad, government, or household employment. For 1946+ use the paper in Firestone. HC106.5.A13

  • Dun & Bradstreet individual business (flat) file, 1969 - present. (Mergent)
    Establishment level data for USA businesses.

  • Employer Health Benefits Annual Survey (1998+)
    Tracks trends in employer health insurance coverage, the cost of that coverage, and other topical health insurance issues. Findings are based on a nationally representative survey of public and private employers, including those who respond to the full survey and those who indicate only whether or not they provide health coverage. Firms surveyed range in size from three to more than 300,000 employees.

  • Entrepreneurship and the Policy Environment
    Uses a panel approach to examine the effect that the government-policy environment has on the level of entrepreneurship. Investigates whether marginal income tax rates and bankruptcy exemptions influence rates of entrepreneurship.

  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Adult Population Survey Data Set, 1998-2012
    Designed to capture various aspects of firm creation and entrepreneurship across countries.

  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM): Expert Questionnaire Data, 1999-2003
    Designed to capture various aspects of firm creation and entrepreneurship across countries. Seeks to measure the national attributes considered critical for new firm births and small firm growth.

    Sample Size: 4,685 experts from over 38 countries and 3 subnational regions: Hong Kong, Shenzhen (China), and Taiwan.

  • Information and Communication Technology Survey (ICT)
    Provides data on both noncapitalized and capitalized spending for information and communication technology equipment and computer software by U.S. nonfarm businesses with employees. Data have been collected annually beginning with data for 2003.

  • Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS)
    Panel study of 4,928 businesses founded in 2004 and tracked over their early years of operation. Focuses on the nature of new business formation activity; characteristics of the strategy, offerings, and employment patterns of new businesses; the nature of the financial and organizational arrangements of these businesses; and the characteristics of their founders. Data from the baseline (2004) through 7th follow-up (2011) surveys are available for download.

  • Microfinance Revolution: An Overview
    Microfinance in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Mexico, and the United States.

  • National Study of Business Strategy and Workforce Development, 2006
    Gathered information on the adoption and implementation of flexible work options for older workers from United States enterprises with 50 or more employees. Respondents were asked to provide information on various aspects of their business establishment, such as their policies for retirement, racial/ethnic composition, gender ratios, the percentage of older workers, recent developments within the organization, employee benefits, employee requirements, percentage of managers, consultants, and temporary workers as well as similar subjects. Next, interviewees provided their opinions on various business-related topics, such as the prime opportunities for the company, areas in need of development, optimal corporate strategies for their companies, age ranges for various position levels, level of diversity in recruitment, and other related topics.

  • Offshoring and Outsourcing Innovation? The New Challenge for Multinationals, 2007-2010
    Western multinationals are now increasingly locating their research and development (R&D) activities in the emerging economies of China and India. This offshoring of innovation raises the following questions for policy makers and multinational firms: 1) What is the extent and nature of outsourcing and offshoring innovation, especially to emerging economies like India and China? 2) What are the main drivers of the globalisation of innovation? Answering these questions involved collecting secondary data on the R&D locations of the world's largest multinationals. The sample covers a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, electronics, engineering, and equipment manufacturing. Data were collected in 4 steps. First, an in-depth search of corporate and subsidiary websites across individual countries was used to objectively identify the location and number of R&D facilities across nations. Second, these data were cross-checked and complemented with searches of the Factiva and Corporate Affiliations databases. Factiva provides news reports from global media, and includes reports of R&D activities. Corporate Affiliations is a repository of information of corporations' affiliates, subsidiaries, and divisions worldwide. Third, a subset of these data were further cross-checked by matching the locations of R&D centres with the addresses of inventors of patents assigned in the last 3 years to these firms; the Delphion database and the US Patent and Trade Office website were used for these searches. Fourth, managers of individual firms were contacted to clarify contradictions. Includes Fortune 500 companies listed in 2008 (excluding financial services firms) in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK & USA.These data are under embargo at the request of the depositor until 1 January 2012. To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.

  • Organizations Convicted in Federal Criminal Courts (1987+)
    Offense and sentencing characteristics for organizations sentenced in federal district courts.

  • Patterns in the Bankruptcy Reorganization of Large, Publicly Held Companies, 1979-1988: [United States]
    Information on select large, publicly held companies that filed for bankruptcy during 1979-1988. The goal of the study was to identify patterns in the filing, processing, and distributions of bankruptcy reorganization in large, publicly held companies. Data were collected on the companies' income, assets, sales, trading, value of stocks and notes, equity, claims, debt filing, mode of bankruptcy filing, secured and unsecured claims, distribution to unsecured creditors and equity holders, and liquidation. Data are also provided on the name of the debtor company, place, date, and day of bankruptcy filing, and the number of persons employed by the company before and after filing for bankruptcy. Additional information is provided on changes at the chief executive officer (CEO) level before, during, and after bankruptcy, and on the CEO's exit salary.

  • Philadelphia Social History Project Series
    Was a pioneering effort by an interdisciplinary group of scholars and students to study the historic social, economic, and demographic dynamics of Philadelphia. Begun as a comparative study of social mobility in a 19th-century city, the PSHP grew into a broad example of "New Urban History." Compiled a machine-readable data base unprecedented at the time, including block-by-block description of the 2.5 million persons living in Philadelphia in the years 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 and hundreds of thousands of individual persons and families as well as the city's housing, businesses, manufacturing firms, and transportation facilities. Additionally, the PSHP reconstructed the careers of thousands of ordinary persons to permit longitudinal analysis on the individual level.

  • Political Business Cycles in Open Economies in 28 Developing Countries From Latin America, Asia, and Africa, 1976-2002
    Looked at whether opportunistic and partisan business cycles influence fiscal policy in 28 developing countries when controlling for de facto exchange rate regimes and capital mobility. Several issues were investigated: 1) opportunistic business cycles, whether elections cause the governments budget balance (taxes minus spending) to experience fiscal expansion (lower taxes and higher spending) in order to stimulate the economy; 2) partisan business cycles, whether left-wing parties engage in more fiscal expansion; 3) whether growing capital mobility (the ability of financial capital to move across borders) will encourage or inhibit a government's ability to engage in fiscal expansion with an impending election or left-wing party; and 4) whether the exchange rate regime (the rules for determining the exchange rate) is a mitigating factor.

  • State-Level Data on Limited Liability Companies (LLC), United States, 2004-2009
    The limited liability company (LLC) is much more popular a business entity in some states than in others. The potential explanations of this phenomenon was explored using a partly original set of cross-sectional state-level data. The dataset contains business entity filing statistics, data on formation fees, annual report fees, and franchise taxes for LLCs and business corporations, and data on particular features of state LLC statutes. It was found that formation fees, not taxes or substantive rules or anything else, explain the variation in LLC popularity best.

  • Study of the Response of Small Businesses to State Health Insurance Exchanges, 2012-2013
    Studied small businesses' health insurance offerings and their owners' knowledge about health insurance exchanges and other Affordable Care Act provisions in 5 of the states participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Health Reform Assistance Network: Alabama, Colorado, Minnesota, New York and Oregon. Statewide online and computer-assisted telephone interviews provided baseline information -- before the establishment of the Affordable Care Act's individual or Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges -- on the types of health insurance offered by small firms with 3 to 100 employees, which workers were offered insurance, and the cost of that coverage to the employer and employee. Other topics covered by the survey include the firms' characteristics, reasons for offering or not offering health insurance, claims for the ACA small business tax credit, general impressions of the ACA, changes the firms made to their health insurance benefits in response to ACA provisions, and whether the availability of coverage in the new individual and SHOP exchanges would influence their decisions to offer health insurance in the future. Also known as the "Small Business Health Insurance Survey".

  • Survey of Business Owners
    Allows researchers to create customized tables and models and to study entrepreneurial activity and the relationships between business characteristics such as access to capital, firm size, employer-paid benefits, minority- and women-ownership, and firm age. Includes national- and state-level data and detailed characteristics of businesses and their owners while protecting the confidentiality of survey respondents. Includes earlier surveys back to 1992. For surveys prior to 1992, available in paper in the Trustees Reading Room under various call numbers (HD2346.U5 A17; HD2346.U5 S96; HD2346.U5 U48; HD2346.U5 U49). 2007 included microdata. 2012 data can be derived in tables using American FactFinder or through a series of APIs. One must apply for a key to retrieve.

  • Survey of Consumer Attitudes and Behavior (1953-March 2014)
    Measure changes in consumer attitudes and expectations, to understand why these changes occur, to evaluate how they relate to consumer decisions to save, borrow, or make discretionary purchases, and to forecast changes in aggregate consumer behavior. Changes in consumers' willingness to buy are best assessed by making use of the answers to all questions asked in the surveys, especially the open-ended questions that probe underlying reasons. Nevertheless, in order to make available a summary measure of change in consumer sentiment, the Survey Research Center uses the answers to selected questions to calculate an Index of Consumer Sentiment. Each survey also probes a different aspect of consumer confidence. The surveys use a national sample of dwelling units selected by area probability sampling that is representative of the adult population of the United States. For time periods not held by ICPSR, see the Surveys of Consumers website. Free registration is required. There is an embargo on the most recent 6 months. Up to date summary data can be found in Datastream. Also known as the Surveys of Consumers.

    Sample Size: National sample of dwelling units selected by area probability sampling that is representative of the adult population of the United States.

  • Survey of Consumer Finances. 1947-1971, 1977, 1983+
    Since 1983, conducted every 3 years. Collects information on the assets, liabilities and other financial characteristics of households. Only U.S. survey that contains an oversample of wealthy households. For data prior to 1983, see ICPSR. For an overview, see Lindamood, Hanna, and Bi.

    Sample Size: About 4,500 families are interviewed in the main study.

  • Survey of Small Business Finances (SSBF) (1987, 1993, 1998, 2003)
    Collects information on small businesses (fewer than 500 employees) in the United States. Owner characteristics, firm size, use of financial services, and the income and balance sheets of the firm are just some examples of the types of information collected.

  • U.S. Regional Business Cycles and the Natural Rate of Unemployment

  • United States Bankruptcy Statistics by District, 1899-2007
    Provides yearly bankruptcy statistics at the federal district court level spanning fiscal years 1899-2007. The data were originally published in the Annual Reports of the Attorney General of the United States (1899-1939) and the Annual Reports of the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (1940-2007). These publications reported different variables in different years; all reported statistics are included here. Separate series are provided for statistics under the Bankruptcy Act (pre FY1980) and the Bankruptcy Code (FY1980-FY2007) because some aspects of the two laws make certain variables (e.g. cases filed) non-comparable.

  • United States Business and Jobs: Structure and Changes by Sector and County, 1976-1988
    Provides a description of the changes in businesses and jobs in all United States counties, by 75 two-digit industry sectors. Designed to inquire to what extent new firm formation and small firm expansion reflect or cause economic growth. Contains detailed data on establishment births, establishment deaths, expansion and contraction of all private-sector business establishments, and on the number of business jobs affected by these changes.

  • Wine Handbook (2012, 2016)
    Wine sales and consumption for the USA.

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