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Imputing Missing Values in the US Census Bureau's County Business Patterns

Fabian Eckert, Teresa C. Fort, Peter K. Schott, Natalie J. Yang

NBER Working Paper No. 26632
Issued in January 2020

---- Acknowledgments ----

The imputed data sets and the industry concordances are available in the data appendix to this paper at [www.fpeckert.me/cbp]. We thank Udit Jain and Yunus Tuncbilek for outstanding research assistance, and the Yale Economics Department for financial support. We thank Chris Harshaw and Dan Spielman at the Yale Network Institute for help with the Gurobi software and the Yale High-Powered Computer Cluster staff for their assistance. We thank Thomas Holmes and Stephen Redding for helpful comments. We note that all imputations in this paper are to assist researchers in conducting statistical analyses and impart no information about the underlying firms in counties or industries with suppressed data. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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