In this ZEW short report, the authors analyze the websites of approximately 1.1 million German companies twice a week for references of the word "Corona" and corresponding synonyms. The identified text passages are then evaluated using AI text analysis models to determine the context of the references. This procedure allows to assess the impact of the corona pandemic on companies in Germany in a timely and comprehensive manner.
Kinne, Jan, Miriam Krüger, David Lenz, Georg Licht and Peter Winker (2020), Corona Pandemic Affects Companies Differently, Daily updated website analysis on the reaction of companies to the Corona pandemic in Germany, ZEW expert brief No. 20-05, Mannheim