Author: Richard Fabling
High quality data are critical to Motu's research and we go to great lengths to ensure that the data we use are fit for the question at hand. Statistics New Zealand's prototype Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) is a prime example of data capable of providing valuable insights into numerous policy-relevant questions.
This article discusses the ways two recent papers by new Motu Senior Fellow Richard Fabling and Lynda Sanderson (Treasury, University of Waikato) provide examples of how the richness of this data can be exploited.
Fabling, Richard. 2011. "International Engagement and Firm Performance," Asymmetric Information: Newsletter of the New Zealand Association of Economists, Issue 42, December 2011, p. 10.