Suriname: Selected Issues

Publication Date: December 04, 2013
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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(s): Financial systems | Financial institutions | Monetary policy | Bank supervision | Financial soundness indicators | Credit policy | Gold prices | Gold markets | Fiscal sustainability | Natural resources | Labor markets | Unemployment | Employment policy | Labor costs | Wage bargaining | Selected issues | Suriname

Publication Date: December 04, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475562354/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1SUREA2013002 Pages: 46
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