Soliciting Researcher Questions on firm/establishment identifiers

Census is soliciting questions from active researchers about firm/establishment identifiers (see below).  If you have any important questions about this complicated issue please email me by COB Nov. 15th.  All questions will be answered in a future presentation, given by a seasoned researcher.

Census tracks establishments and firms over time using a variety of identifiers, and researchers may have a several questions associated with 1) which identifiers are available across datasets, 2) how the identifiers evolve over time within a dataset, 3) how the identifiers can be used to link entities across datasets (both internal and external), and 4) how identifiers evolve over time for a particular firm or establishment. The goal of this presentation would be to identify the specific questions researchers often have, and to compile answers that could be shared with researchers in the future.

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