Comparison of firms births in different countries
How they are funded and how the tax system affects funding
INTRODUCTION: WHY THAT SITE ? Measuring firm and job creations, their funding and the role of the tax system.
David Birch, the inventor of firm-demography, shook the economic world in the late 70’s by showing that employment is not made by large companies, those that are found on the front pages of the media but by small and very small companies. The Kauffman Foundation went one notch further by showing with economist like Haltiwanger and the Census Bureau that employment is the result of jobs created by startups the year of their birth and the year thereafter and that they loose employment afterwards.
This site is dedicated to researching whether France follows the same model; it investigates firms and jobs creation in France, their funding and the influence of tax systems.
CDC Entreprise is the operating arm of Caisse des Dépôts,
The number of firms born without employees has been exploding in France but those born with employees, employer firms, have been steadily and ridiculously half Germany and UK
The French trade deficit has been attributed to the lack of medium size companies but in fact France is lacking firms in all sizes above 10 employees.