Today (Oct 1, 2013) all Census employees who support the SSB and SynLBD are being furloughed. However, the SDS server itself where users access the synthetic data will remain operational, since it is housed and maintained by Cornell University. Census staff will not be able to answer email questions or perform any validation work until [...]
Lars Vilhuber and Javier Miranda (U.S. Census Bureau) discuss a new cross-national effort to generate synthetic business databases. For more details, see our session page.
NBER and the U.S. Census Bureau recently released an updated version of the NBER-CES Manufacturing Industry Database. Their webpage provides more details, and their announcement is listed after the break.
The database is of particular utility to users of the SynLBD. An earlier version (provided directly to Lars Vilhuber by Randy Becker) was present on [...]
We have upgraded Stata to the newer version on all nodes. New features are listed at [...]
The Cornell VirtualRDC has created a modified version of the SynLBD data files, available now as 2.0.1 for your [...]