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In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries*

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Source: In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2018/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Futoshi Narita , and Rujun Yin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484390177

Keywords: International finance, Low-income developing countries, Economic growth, Inflation, Capital flows, Google search volume index, Nighttime lights, Nowcasting, Short-term forecasting, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Timely data availability is a long-standing challenge in policy-making and analysis for low-income developing countries. This paper explores the use of Google Trends' data to narrow such information gaps and finds...

In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries

In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/286

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Futoshi Narita , and Rujun Yin

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484390177.001

ISBN: 9781484390177

Keywords: International finance, Low-income developing countries, Economic growth, Inflation, Capital flows, Google search volume index, Nighttime lights, Nowcasting, Short-term forecasting, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

Timely data availability is a long-standing challenge in policy-making and analysis for low-income developing countries. This paper explores the use of Google Trends' data to narrow such information gaps and finds...