In Search of Information: Use of Google Trends' Data to Narrow Information Gaps for Low-income Developing Countries »
Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Futoshi Narita , and Rujun Yin
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 14 December 2018
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...