Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , and Gonzalo Pastor
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 January 2009
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,...