Bruegel datasets

EFIGE

Last update: August 2016

The database, for the first time in Europe, combines measures of firms’ international activities (e.g. exports, outsourcing, FDI, import) with quantitative and qualitative information on around 150 items including R&D and innovation, labour organisation, financing and organisational activities and pricing behaviour. The data consists of a representative sample (at the country level for the manufacturing industry) of almost 15,000 surveyed firms (above 10 employees) in seven European economies (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria, and Hungary). The data was collected in 2010, thus covering the years from 2007 to 2009. Special questions relating to the behaviour of firms during the crisis have also been included in the survey.

The EU-EFIGE/Bruegel-Unicredit dataset (the first EFIGE policy report)

The triggers of competitiveness: The EFIGE cross-country report

The global operations of European firms – The second EFIGE policy report

Still standing: how European firms weathered the crisis – The third EFIGE policy report

Breaking down the barriers to firm growth in Europe – The fourth EFIGE policy report

Please read the instructions below and the user manual to have a clear picture of the content and the usage of the data, as well as the ways in which it can be accessed.

If you use our data, please cite the paper as follows: Carlo Altomonte & Tommaso Aquilante, 2012. “The EU-EFIGE/Bruegel-Unicredit dataset,” Working Papers, Bruegel 753, Bruegel.

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The EFIGE database is made of four different datasets:

Truncated dataset 1

CONTENT

This set only contains EFIGE survey data, firm level (log) TFP in 2008 and 2014 “Triggers of Competitiveness” and TFP averages for the years 2001-2007, 2008-2009 and 2010-2014. No balance sheet figures are included. Information are truncated/aggregated to make firms’ identities undetectable. Regional and industry fixed effects are present for each firmbut also anonymised.

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Truncated dataset 2

CONTENT

This set contains Balance sheet figures merged with the Truncated 1 set of data.

ACCESS

Only people/institutions who possess (themselves or through the institution they belong to) a valid BvD-AMADEUS license can have access to this version.

Contact Tommaso Aquilante for more information.

Quasi-full set

CONTENT

This is the dataset used in Bruegel’s Blueprint “Triggers of Competitiveness”, complemented with balance sheet figures up to 2014. These data are not truncated. Interested people can get them with or without firms’ balance sheet depending on their access to the AMADEUS database. Information on individual industries and regions is available, but firm ID is always hidden.

ACCESS

Access to this data is granted only to people/institutions who commit (by signing the confidentiality agreement) not to take away, in any form, not even partially or temporarily, any kind of information from the set that is made available.

Importantly, the only way to work with this set is to come to Bruegel and work on the data at Bruegel’s premises and only using Bruegel facilities.

To get the version of the quasi-full set that also contains balance sheet figures, interested people have to show they possess (themselves or through the institution they belong to) a valid BvD-AMADEUS license.

Full set

CONTENT

Information on individual industries and regions is available; firm ID is not hidden.

ACCESS

Access to this data is granted only to people/institutions who commit (by signing the confidentiality agreement) not to take away, in any form, not even partially or temporarily, any kind of information from the set that is made available.

Importantly, the only way to work with this set is to come to Bruegel and work on the data at Bruegel’s premises and only using Bruegel facilities.

To get the version of the full set that also contains balance sheet figures and firms’ ID, interested people have to show they possess (themselves or through the institution they belong to) a valid BvD-AMADEUS license.

Contacts

Questions related to the content or the usage of data should be addressed to tommaso.aquilante@bruegel.org.

Queries concerning BvD-AMADEUS license or the confidentiality agreement should be addressed to development@bruegel.org , putting tommaso.aquilante@bruegel.org in Cc.