The “KOMPAKK index of economic sectors closure during the first wave of COVID-19” is a dataset on the German federal state-specific sector closures compiled from the original state decrees (March/April 2020).
A large and growing number of studies shows the severe social and economic consequences of the governmental measures introduced to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus in March and April 2020 in Germany. However, we still lack a systematic analysis of intra-German differences in regulations and outcomes. The German federalist system leaves decisions over the implementation of decrees by the federal government to the federal states. This meant that the 16 states issued individual decrees over economic sector closure and social distancing measures during the course of the pandemic.
We retrieved all decrees issued from 15.03.2020 to 17.04.2020 from the official website of each of the 16 federal states of Germany. To relate the economic sectors mentioned in the decrees to an international comparable system, we used the NACE rev. 2 classification (NACE = fr.: Nomenclature statistique des activités économiques dans la Communauté européenne).
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Gädecke M., Zagel H., Struffolino E., Fasang A.F. (2021), KOMPAKK index of economic sectors closure during the first wave of COVID-19, Version 1.0.0. SowiDataNet|datorium - Humboldt-University Berlin. Dataset. - https://doi.org/10.7802/2247