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T2-LEAP

T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program

Description

  • Nature: Linkage of data from the T2 form to the Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program (LEAP) dataset.
  • Usage: The database can be used to study firm dynamics, industry turnover and productivity growth, as well as the relationship between firm financing and performance.
  • Content: The T2-LEAP brings together, among other things, sales, gross profits, equity and assets for all incorporated firms in Canada with the employment and payroll data from LEAP.
  • Coverage period: 1984 to 2012.

Funded Projects

This project will assess research and development spillovers in a production function framework by adding research and development performed by other firms (“outside” research and development) as an input along with labour, tangible capital and the stock of research and development performed by the firm (“inside” research and development).

Additional data set: Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED)

Meyongwan (Daniel) Kim is an economist at the Centre for the Study of Living Standards

Rebekah Owusu is a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa.

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T2-LEAP

All importing firms can then be allocated to one of four bins: two for direct importers(manufacturers and retailers), one for indirect importers (wholesalers) and one for the firms with a mix mode of imports (i.e. acting both as direct and as indirect importers). The relative importance of each of these modes can then be assessed either in terms of firm counts or in terms of import values. The main goal of this project is both to document the importance and characteristics of these bins and to test their main determinants using the case of import values only. The second goal of this project is to examine specific aspects of intermediation within the US/NAFTA context. This is linked to a fundamental aspect of intermediaries: their  advantage over direct importing is more significant for sources involving higher fixed and/or variable barriers to trade.

Data link: T2-Leap combined with import trade data, 2002-2012

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ASM-I, T2-LEAP

Related Research Themes
International

Papers and Publications

June, 2017

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CIP, T2-LEAP

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Industry and Firm Analysis, Labour Markets

Presented at CEA 2017: Data Schools

March, 2017

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ASM, ASM-I, CBSA Customs, CEEDD, CIP, CFA, LEAP, LWF, NALMF, SFSME, SIBS, T2-LEAP, TEC, WES

Related Research Themes
Incomes, Industry and Firm Analysis, International, Labour Markets

Presented at Data Day

Author(s)

Natalie Goodwin, Statistics Canada RDC Analyst, Western University RDC

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ASM, ASM-I, CBSA Customs, CEEDD, CFA, CIP, LEAP, LWF, NALMF, SFSME, SIBS, T2-LEAP, TEC, WES

Related Research Themes
Incomes, Industry and Firm Analysis, International, Labour Markets

Keywords: RDC

Presented at Data Day

Outline

Accessing business microdata for research purposes at the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research (CDER) at Statistics Canada

  • CDER basics
  • Data sets available for access to CDER
  • Application process
  • Future directions
  • Other information

Related Data Sets
ASM, ASM-I, CBSA Customs, CEEDD, CFA, CIP, LEAP, LWF, NALMF, SFSME, SIBS, T2-LEAP, TEC, WES

Related Research Themes
Incomes, Industry and Firm Analysis, International, Labour Markets

Keywords: CDER; microdata; data access

Presented at Data Day

August, 2015

This paper provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of the effects of nominal exchange rate move-ments on cross-border travel by consumers and on retail firms’ sales. We develop a search-theoretic model of price-setting heterogeneous retailers and traveling consumers who face nominal exchange rate shocks. These exchange rate shocks act as both a supply side shock for retailers though imported input prices and a demand side shock though their effect on the propensity for consumers to cross the border and shop at foreign retail stores. The model provides predictions regarding relationships between firm and regional characteristics and the magnitude of the effects of nominal exchange rate fluctuations and resulting cross-border travel activity on retailers’ sales. We use our theoretical framework to motivate an empirical methodology applied to Canadian firm and consumer level data from 1987 to 2007. Our findings indicate that an appreciation of the Canadian dollar substantially increases cross border travel which in turn has a significant negative effect on the sales of Canadian retailers. These effects diminish with the distance of the retailer from the border and with the shopping opportunities available at relevant US destinations. Using counterfactual experiments, we quantify the effects of more restric-tive border controls after September 2001 which discouraged cross-border trips and reduced retailer losses from cross-border shopping as well as the effects of increased duty free allowances which raised cross-border trips and reduced retailer sales.

Author(s)

Jen Baggs is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria

Beverly Lapham is a Professor at Queen's University

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T2-LEAP

Related Research Themes
Industry and Firm Analysis, International

Keywords: International Price Differences; Firm Dynamics; Exchange Rate Pass-Through; Cross-Border Shopping

JEL Codes: F10; F14; L81

May, 2015

Author(s)

Kim P. Huynh works at the Bank of Canada

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ASM, ASM-I, CBSA Customs, CEEDD, CFA, CIP, LEAP, LWF, NALMF, SFSME, SIBS, T2-LEAP, TEC, WES

Related Research Themes
Incomes, Industry and Firm Analysis, International, Labour Markets

Keywords: CDER; proposal; microdata

JEL Codes: Y9

November, 2012