Dr Sandra Gottschalk

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Industrial Economics and International Management (ZEW)

Sandra's research focuses on topics concerning the founding and closing of enterprises. In particular, she analyses the influence of the founder's human capital relating to performance, development, and probability of closing of start-up enterprises.

Contact Details

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Telephone:+49 (0)621 1235-267

Research Themes

  • Business Demography Research Theme

Biography

Dr Sandra Gottschalk joined the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) as researcher in 1998. Her research focuses on topics concerning the founding and closing of enterprises. In particular, she analyses the influence of the founder’s human capital relating to performance, development, and probability of closing of start-up enterprises. Furthermore, her research work includes anonymisation methods of firm level data. She completed her dissertation “Unternehmensdaten zwischen Datenschutz und Analysepotential” in 2004, dealing with methods for generating factual anonymised firm level microdata and their use for statistical and econometrical analyses. She is head of the ZEW Research Data Centre (ZEW-FDZ) and is therefore responsible for the administration of ZEW research data, which are provided to external scientists for research purposes.

Research Paper

Accounting for Job Growth .Research Paper No 2

It has recently been recognised that conclusions about firm size were confounded by the effect of the age of the firm. This paper explores the role of size, controlling for age, by comparing the cohorts of firms born in 1998 over their first decade of life.

Associated Themes
  • Business Demography Research Theme