Financial Conditions Indexes for the United States and Euro Area

Author/Editor:

Troy D Matheson

Publication Date:

April 1, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Financial conditions indexes are developed for the United States and euro area using a wide range of financial indicators and a dynamic factor model. The financial conditions indexes are shown to be useful for forecasting economic activity and have good revision properties.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/93

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455253326/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011093

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

10

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