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Principal Investigator(s): Hausermann, Daniel M., University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Harvard Law School
The limited liability company (LLC) is much more popular a business entity in some states than in others. The potential explanations of this phenomenon was explored using a partly original set of cross-sectional state-level data. The dataset contains business entity filing statistics, data on formation fees, annual report fees, and franchise taxes for LLCs and business corporations, and data on particular features of state LLC statutes. It was found that formation fees, not taxes or substantive rules or anything else, explain the variation in LLC popularity best. The study that is based on the dataset, titled "For a Few Dollars Less: Explaining State-to-State Variation in Limited Liability Company Popularity," is not published yet.
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Hausermann, Daniel M. State-Level Data on Limited Liability Companies (LLC), United States, 2004-2009. ICPSR31561-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-06-27. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR31561.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR31561.v1
Scope of Study
Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Date of Collection:
Universe: Business formation statistics and various aspects of state laws relating to limited liability companies in the 50 states and D.C. in 2009 or the most recent year available.
Data Types: aggregate data
Data Collection Notes:
This data is part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive (PRA) and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigators if further information is desired.
A zipped package contains system file (in Microsoft Excel format), and PDF documentation that is needed to replicate the results of the study.
Mode of Data Collection: record abstracts, mixed mode
Original ICPSR Release: 2011-06-27
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