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Discovery and characterisation of dietary patterns in two Nordic countries
			: Using non-supervised and supervised multivariate statistical techniques to analyse dietary survey data

Discovery and characterisation of dietary patterns in two Nordic countries : Using non-supervised and supervised multivariate statistical techniques to analyse dietary survey data »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Anna Edberg , Sisse Fagt , Eva Freyhult , Lene Frost Andersen , Mats G. Gustafsson , Ulf Hammerling , Anna Karin Lindroos , Vibeke Kildegaard Knudsen , Salomon Sand , and Daniel Soeria-Atmadja

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2013

ISBN: 9789289325813

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Multivariate Data Analysis, Pattern Discovery, Predictive Modelling, Hierarchical Cluster Analysis, Factor Analysis, Dietary Prototypes

This Nordic study encompasses multivariate data analysis (MDA) of preschool Danish as well as pre- and elementary school Swedish consumers. Contrary to other counterparts the study incorporates two separate MDA var...

Australia

Australia »

Source: Australia : Information Note on Fiscal Data

Volume/Issue: 2006/375

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451802122

Keywords: financial assets, fiscal data, fiscal analysis, cash flows, financial resources

The Australian government registered strong financial performance during the period under review. There was an increase in net worth owing to transactions, as measured by the net operating balance (NOB). These reso...

The Measurement and Macro-Relevance of Corruption: A Big Data Approach1

The Measurement and Macro-Relevance of Corruption: A Big Data Approach1 »

Source: The Measurement and Macro-Relevance of Corruption: A Big Data Approach

Volume/Issue: 2018/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sandile Hlatshwayo , Anne Oeking , Manuk Ghazanchyan , David Corvino , Ananya Shukla , and Lamin Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484373095

Keywords: Corruption, anti-corruption, capacity development, big data, text analysis

Corruption is macro-relevant for many countries, but is often hidden, making measurement of it-and its effects-inherently difficult. Existing indicators suffer from several weaknesses, including a lack of time vari...

Explaining Efficiency Differences Among Large German and Austrian Banks

Explaining Efficiency Differences Among Large German and Austrian Banks »

Source: Explaining Efficiency Differences Among Large German and Austrian Banks

Volume/Issue: 2004/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Hauner

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451856156

Keywords: efficiency, data envelopment analysis, banking, statistics, linear programming, banking systems,

Cost-efficiency, scale efficiency, and productivity change are estimated by data envelopment analysis; and cost-efficiency is regressed on explanatory variables. No evidence is found for average productivity respon...

Institutional Factors and Financial Sector Development

Institutional Factors and Financial Sector Development »

Source: Institutional Factors and Financial Sector Development : Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2009/258

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hovhannes Toroyan , and George Anayiotos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2009

ISBN: 9781451874044

Keywords: Institutions, data envelopment analysis, financial sector, financial services, financial system,

The paper assesses the effects of certain institutional factors on financial sector development in Sub- Saharan Africa (SSA). Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) is applied to determine the extent to which these instit...

Bank Efficiency amid Foreign Entry

Bank Efficiency amid Foreign Entry »

Source: Bank Efficiency amid Foreign Entry : Evidence from the Central American Region

Volume/Issue: 2010/95

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torsten Wezel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781451982725

Keywords: Bank efficiency, data envelopment analysis, stochastic frontier analysis, banking, foreign banks, domestic banks, foreign bank, bank entry,

This paper investigates the efficiency of domestic and foreign banks in the Central American region during 2002-07. Using two main empirical approaches, Data Envelopment Analysis and Stochastic Frontier Analysis, t...

Data Dissemination Standards and the Statistical Quality of the IMF’s World Economic Outlook Forecasts1

Data Dissemination Standards and the Statistical Quality of the IMF’s World Economic Outlook Forecasts1 »

Source: Data Dissemination Standards and the Statistical Quality of the IMF's World Economic Outlook Forecasts

Volume/Issue: 2010/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mico Mrkaic

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205349

Keywords: Data quality, data dissemination standards, WEO, inflation, statistics, variance analysis, probability, correlation, Estimation, Methodology for Collecting

This paper analyzes the effects of IMF member countries participation in the IMF's Data Standards Initiatives (DSI) on the statistical quality of WEO forecasts. Results show that WEO forecasts for SDDS subscribers...

Bank Efficiency and Competition in Low-Income Countries

Bank Efficiency and Competition in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Bank Efficiency and Competition in Low-Income Countries : The Case of Uganda

Volume/Issue: 2005/240

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Hauner , and Shanaka Peiris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862591

Keywords: Efficiency, Data Envelopment Analysis, banking, banking system, banking sector, banking systems,

There is a concern that the state-dominated, inefficient, and fragile banking systems in many low-income countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, are a major hindrance to economic growth. This paper systematica...

Can a Government Enhance Long-Run Growth by Changing the Composition of Public Expenditure?

Can a Government Enhance Long-Run Growth by Changing the Composition of Public Expenditure? »

Source: Can a Government Enhance Long-Run Growth by Changing the Composition of Public Expenditure?

Volume/Issue: 2013/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Santiago Acosta Ormaechea , and Atsuyoshi Morozumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2013

ISBN: 9781475550597

Keywords: panel-data analysis, expenditure, total expenditure, public expenditure, expenditures, General, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper studies the effects of public expenditure reallocations on long-run growth. To do this, we assemble a new dataset based on the IMF’s GFS yearbook for the period 1970-2010 and 56 countries (14 low-...

Macrofinancial Analysis in the World Economy

Macrofinancial Analysis in the World Economy »

Source: Macrofinancial Analysis in the World Economy : A Panel Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Approach

Volume/Issue: 2015/227

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Vitek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513537429

Keywords: Monetary policy analysis, Fiscal policy analysis, Macroprudential policy analysis, Spillover analysis, Forecasting, World economy, Bayesian econometrics, financial variables, demand, risk

This paper develops a structural macroeconometric model of the world economy, disaggregated into forty national economies. This panel dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model features a range of nominal and rea...