Tracking Short-Term Dynamics of Economic Activity in Low-Income Countries in the Absence of High-Frequency Gdp Data »
Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): S. V. S. Dixit , and Maxwell Opoku-Afari
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 May 2012
Keywords: Short-Term Dynamics, Economic Activity, GDP, paper, correlation, forecasting, time series, standard deviations, Econometric and Statistical Methods: Other, Computational Techniques
This paper uses a set of routinely collected high-frequency data in low-income countries (LICs) to construct an aggregate and a comprehensive index of economic activity which could serve (i) as a measure of the dir...