Estimation of Economic Growth in France Using Business Survey Data

Author/Editor:

Alain N. Kabundi

Publication Date:

April 1, 2004

Electronic Access:

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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:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451849097/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0692004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

20

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