Suriname : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

December 4, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper focuses on constructing a high-frequency economic growth indicator for Suriname. Most economic data for Suriname are available only with a substantial time lag and on a low-frequency basis, impeding such analyses. This paper presents a simple econometric model that closely approximates GDP in recent years. The model estimates are used to construct a monthly indicator of economic activity for Suriname. The indicator provides information about the pace of economic activity close to real time, typically with a one- to two-month lag.

Series:

Country Report No. 13/341

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 4, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475562354/1934-7685

Stock No:

1SUREA2013002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

46

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