Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Carol Carson , Sarmad Khawaja , and Thomas Morrison
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 May 2004
Keywords: Data quality, revisions policy, macroeconomic statistics, statistics, balance of payments, survey, balance of payments statistics, Econometric and Statistical Methods: General, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, International Economics: General
This paper proposes a set of good practices for the revision of macroeconomic data. The authors argue that revisions are a routine part of disseminating quality data. Revisions are made not just to correct errors b...