The Mannheim Enterprise Panel (MUP) and Firm Statistics for Germany

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Johannes Bersch

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Sandra Gottschalk

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Bettina Mueller

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Michaela Niefert

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW)

Date Written: December 1, 2014

Abstract

The Mannheim Enterprise Panel (Mannheimer Unternehmenspanel – MUP) of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is the most comprehensive micro database of companies in Germany outside the official business register (which is not accessible to the public). The MUP is based on the firm data pool of Creditreform e.V., which is the largest credit rating agency in Germany. At the end of 2013, the MUP contained information on 7.7 Mio firms, of which about 3.2 Mio were still active. Comparisons of the active stock of firms in the MUP with the Business Register of the Federal Statistical Office indicate that the MUP gives by and large a representative picture of the corporate landscape in Germany. The MUP is a valuable database for analyzing the number of start‐ups and firm closures on a yearly basis for Germany. Further, the MUP is the sampling frame for the ZEW firm surveys and it is used for analyzing the development of firms over time.

Keywords: firm data, start‐ups, firm closures, stock of firms in Germany

JEL Classification: C8, L26

Suggested Citation

Bersch, Johannes and Gottschalk, Sandra and Mueller, Bettina and Niefert, Michaela, The Mannheim Enterprise Panel (MUP) and Firm Statistics for Germany (December 1, 2014). ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 14-104, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2548385 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2548385

Johannes Bersch (Contact Author)

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1
D-68034 Mannheim, 68034
Germany

Sandra Gottschalk

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim
Germany

Bettina Mueller

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim
Germany

Michaela Niefert

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) ( email )

P.O. Box 10 34 43
L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim
Germany

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