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Price Imputation and Other Techniques for Dealing with Missing Observations, Seasonality and Quality Change in Price Indices

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Source: Price Imputation and Other Techniques for Dealing with Missing Observations, Seasonality and Quality Change in Price Indices

Volume/Issue: 1999/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Armknecht , and Fenella Maitland-Smith

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1999

ISBN: 9781451850086

Keywords: Price indices, imputation techniques, seasonal goods, quality adjustment, observations, samples, statistics, missing observations

Price index compilers frequently face situations where price observations are missing due to seasonal unavailability, supply shortages, or the discontinuation of products. Incorrect treatment of such situations can...

Physical Climate Science since IPCC AR4
			: A brief update on new findings between 2007 and April 2010

Physical Climate Science since IPCC AR4 : A brief update on new findings between 2007 and April 2010 »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Halldór Björnsson , Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen , Jouni Räisänen , and Markku Rummukainen

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2010

ISBN: 9789289320788

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, IPCC, Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), Climate Change, Climate Observations, Climate Modelling, Ocean Acidification

This report provides an update of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), focusing on the physical climate system that in the IPCC work is addressed by its Working Group I. The report considers progress in underst...

The Law of One Price Over 700 Years

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Source: The Law of One Price Over 700 Years

Volume/Issue: 2001/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kenneth Rogoff , Kenneth Froot , and Michael Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451858693

Keywords: purchasing power parity, exchange rates, exchange rate, time series, missing observations, statistics, Parity Exchange Rates,

This paper examines annual commodity price data from England and Holland over a span of seven centuries. Our data incorporates transaction prices on seven commodities: barley, butter, cheese, oats, peas, silver, an...

Benford’s Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality

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Source: Benford's Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality

Volume/Issue: 2009/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , and Gonzalo Pastor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871579

Keywords: Benford&;amp;#x2019;s law, first-digit phenomenon, data quality, data errors, data dissemination ROSC, statistics, observations, goodness of fit, survey,

This paper examines the usefulness of testing the conformity of macroeconomic data with Benford's law as indicator of data quality. Most of the macroeconomic data series tested conform with Benford's law. However,...

Information Rigidity in Growth Forecasts

Information Rigidity in Growth Forecasts »

Source: Information Rigidity in Growth Forecasts : Some Cross-Country Evidence

Volume/Issue: 2011/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , Prakash Loungani , and Herman Stekler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

ISBN: 9781455263424

Keywords: Information rigidity, forecasts, crises, banking crises, recession, impulse responses, number of observations, forecast errors, Forecasting and Other Model Applications, Prices

We document information rigidity in forecasts for real GDP growth in 46 countries over the past two decades. We investigate: (i) if rigidities are lower around turning points in the economy, such as in times of rec...

Price Imputation and Other Techniques for Dealing with Missing Observations, Seasonality and Quality Change in Price Indices

Price Imputation and Other Techniques for Dealing with Missing Observations, Seasonality and Quality Change in Price Indices »

Volume/Issue: 1999/78

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Armknecht , and Fenella Maitland-Smith

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451850086.001

ISBN: 9781451850086

Keywords: Price indices, imputation techniques, seasonal goods, quality adjustment, observations, samples, statistics, missing observations

Price index compilers frequently face situations where price observations are missing due to seasonal unavailability, supply shortages, or the discontinuation of products. Incorrect treatment of such situations can...

The Law of One Price Over 700 Years

The Law of One Price Over 700 Years »

Volume/Issue: 2001/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kenneth Rogoff , Kenneth Froot , and Michael Kim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451858693.001

ISBN: 9781451858693

Keywords: purchasing power parity, exchange rates, exchange rate, time series, missing observations, statistics, Parity Exchange Rates,

This paper examines annual commodity price data from England and Holland over a span of seven centuries. Our data incorporates transaction prices on seven commodities: barley, butter, cheese, oats, peas, silver, an...

Benford's Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality

Benford's Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality »

Volume/Issue: 2009/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , and Gonzalo Pastor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871579.001

ISBN: 9781451871579

Keywords: Benford&;amp;#x2019;s law, first-digit phenomenon, data quality, data errors, data dissemination ROSC, statistics, observations, goodness of fit, survey,

This paper examines the usefulness of testing the conformity of macroeconomic data with Benford's law as indicator of data quality. Most of the macroeconomic data series tested conform with Benford's law. However,...

Information Rigidity in Growth Forecasts
			: Some Cross-Country Evidence

Information Rigidity in Growth Forecasts : Some Cross-Country Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 2011/125

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Natalia Tamirisa , Prakash Loungani , and Herman Stekler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455263424.001

ISBN: 9781455263424

Keywords: Information rigidity, forecasts, crises, banking crises, recession, impulse responses, number of observations, forecast errors, Forecasting and Other Model Applications, Prices

We document information rigidity in forecasts for real GDP growth in 46 countries over the past two decades. We investigate: (i) if rigidities are lower around turning points in the economy, such as in times of rec...