Estimation of Economic Growth in France Using Business Survey Data

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Author/Editor: Alain N Kabundi
Release Date: © April, 2004
ISBN : 978-1-45184-909-7
Stock #: WPIEA0692004
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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.

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