The use of the FH Model in entrepreneurial activity assessment


Session:

Poster Session

Poster no.17

Authors:
Grazyna Dehnel (the Poznan University of Economics and Business Statistical Office in Poznan)
Jacek Kowalewski (the Poznan University of Economics and Business Statistical Office in Poznan)
Łukasz Wawrowski (the Poznan University of Economics and Business Statistical Office in Poznan)
Abstract:

The paper presents attempts to use indirect estimation methodology – area-level time models and administrative data to estimate basic economic information about small business at a low level of aggregation.
Economic policy requires current knowledge of the extent of this phenomenon. Such information is provided mainly through sample surveys conducted by among the others Central Statistical Office. The sample size allows precise estimation of parameters only for the whole country and provinces. The pressure to produce accurate estimates at a low level of aggregation has increased the importance of recognising possibilities of applying indirect estimation methods, exploiting the so-called auxiliary variables from additional data sources. The objective of the paper was to evaluate the possibility of applying Fay-Herriot Model to estimate basic economic characteristics of enterprises in the joint cross-section of Polish Classification of Economic Activities and province borrowing strength from administrative sources.

Keywords: Indirect estimation, small area statistics, area-level time models