Kuo, Alexander: 2012-2013 Seed Grant


Alexander Kuo (Department of Government)Jose Fernandez-Albertos (co-author, CSIC, Madrid, Spain)

Project Title: 
Preferences of Firms During Economic Crisis: Proposal for Data Collection in Spain
Project Abstract: 
The project will collect data on firms’ preferences about the European economic crisis in two ways: an innovative survey design and qualitative in-person interviews with select firms. It used a new survey instrument of a random sample of firms in Spain, stratified by size and sector. Spain is an important case to understand due to the severity of the crisis, the relevance of opinion of Spanish firms for public policy making, and the direct connection between Spanish firm activity and the crisis. The survey data will be complemented by select individual interviews with firms randomly chosen from the dataset, as well as employer associations and business associations.