Estimation of Economic Growth in France Using Business Survey Data

 
Author/Editor: Kabundi, Alain N.
 
Publication Date: April 01, 2004
 
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Summary: This paper proposes a new way of computing a coincident indicator for economic activity in France using data from business surveys. We use the generalized dynamic factor model à la Forni and others (2000) to extract common components from a large number of survey observations. The results obtained show that the resulting indicator forecasts economic activity with a relatively high degree of accuracy before the release of actual data.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 04/69
Subject(s): Economic growth | France | Forecasting models | Data collection | Data analysis

Author's Keyword(s): Dynamic factor models | survey data | economic forecasting
 
English
Publication Date: April 01, 2004
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA0692004 Pages: 19
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