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Benford’s Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality

Benford’s Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality »

Source: Benford's Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality

Volume/Issue: 2009/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , and Gonzalo Pastor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871579

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,...

Devaluation, Relative Prices, and International Trade Evidence from Developing Countries

Devaluation, Relative Prices, and International Trade Evidence from Developing Countries »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 42 No. 2

Volume: 42

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

ISBN: 9781451947205

Keywords: public investment, rate of growth, government spending, fixed effects, random effects

This paper develops an endogenous growth model of the influence of public investment, public transfers, and distortionary taxation on the rate of economic growth. The growth–enhancing effects of investment i...

Prêts du FMI

Prêts du FMI »

Source: FMI Bulletin Vol.35, No.6 Avril 2006

Volume/Issue: 35/6

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2006

Language: French

ISBN: 9781451976250

Keywords: capital market, international capital, international capital market, world trade, economic cooperation

With its keen focus on the IMF's work and top macroeconomic and international financial issues, the IMF Survey provides analyses of country, regional, and global developments; insights into Fund operations, policie...

Appendix I Data and Definitions

Appendix I Data and Definitions »

Source: Experience with Large Fiscal Adjustments

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mark Horton , George Tsibouris , Wojciech Maliszewski , and Mark Flanagan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2006

ISBN: 9781589064584

Keywords: Fiscal management, expenditure, fiscal adjustment, expenditures, fiscal adjustments, fiscal policy

An adjustment episode is defined as any year or succession of years of uninterrupted improvement in the fiscal primary balance, and focuses on the consolidated central government (o...

Apéndice 7: Grupos De Paises Respecto De Los Cuales Se Declaran Datos

Apéndice 7: Grupos De Paises Respecto De Los Cuales Se Declaran Datos »

Source: La deuda externa : Definición, cobertura estadística y metodología

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1988

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9780821311554

A. Banco De Pagos Internacionales En los cuadros en que aparecen totales para un determinado grupo se identifican siempre los componentes individuales de los países que lo forman....

Capitulo V: Estadisticas De La Deuda Elaboradas Por El Fondo Monetario Internacional

Capitulo V: Estadisticas De La Deuda Elaboradas Por El Fondo Monetario Internacional »

Source: La deuda externa : Definición, cobertura estadística y metodología

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 1988

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9780821311554

1. Origen de las Actividades Sobre Estadisticas de la Deuda y Metodos Empleados 1.1. Miembros y objetivos generales El Fondo Monetario Internacional es...

Benford's Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality

Benford's Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality »

Volume/Issue: 2009/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , and Gonzalo Pastor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871579.001

ISBN: 9781451871579

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,...