Quarterly GDP Revisions in G-20 Countries : Evidence from the 2008 Financial Crisis

Author/Editor: Manik L. Shrestha ; Marco Marini
Publication Date: March 07, 2013
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Summary: This paper presents a statistical analysis of revisions in quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) of the Group of Twenty countries (G-20) since 2000. The main objective is to assess whether the reliability of early estimates of quarterly GDP has been weakened from the turmoil of the 2008 financial crisis. The results indicate that larger and more downward revisions were observed during the years 2008 and 2009 than in previous years.
Series: Working Paper No. 13/60
Subject(s): Gross domestic product | Group of Twenty | Business cycles | Data quality assessment framework

Publication Date: March 07, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475557398/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2013060 Pages: 43
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