The Use of Financial Spreads As Indicator Variables : Evidence for the U.K. and Germany

Author/Editor:

E. P. Davis ; S. G. B. Henry

Publication Date:

March 1, 1994

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Summary:

There has been growing interest in the use of financial spreads as advance indicators of real activity and inflation. Empirical evidence is marshalled on a range of spreads when these are used in vector autoregressive models of the UK and German economies. It is found that they do have significant information, even after allowing for the effects of other influences upon macro-economic activity.

Series:

Working Paper No. 94/31

Subject:

Notes:

Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 41, No. 3, September 1994.

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 1994

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451844986/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0311994

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

28

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