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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,...

Préstamos del FMI

Préstamos del FMI »

Source: Boletín del FMI Vol.35, No.7 abril 2006

Volume/Issue: 35/7

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2006

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781451943887

El Boletín del FMI aborda de manera específica el trabajo del FMI y los grandes temas macroeconómicos y financieros internacionales y ofrece análisis sobre la evolución en los distintos países y regiones y en el mu...

IMF Lending

IMF Lending »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 07

Volume/Issue: 35/7

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 April 2006

ISBN: 9781451968019

Keywords: international monetary fund, development economics, economic outlook, economic cooperation

2006 spring meetings preview; Reform at the IMF: Medium-Term Strategy; Global Financial Stability Report; World Economic Outlook: Oil and imbalances; Globalization and inflation; Puzzle of corporate saving; Profita...

IMF Lending

IMF Lending »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 35, Issue 05

Volume/Issue: 35/5

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451967890

Keywords: debt relief, debt relief initiative, monetary community, low-income countries

IMF pandemic preparations; enlarged EU: labor, capital; Asia outlook bright; India: reforms and growth; Italy: gloomy outlook; IMF sanctions on Zimbabwe; Friedman: morals, growth; central bank communications; effec...

In the News: IMF Opens New Center to Boost Capacity Building in Africa

In the News: IMF Opens New Center to Boost Capacity Building in Africa »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 36 Issue 01

Volume/Issue: 36/1

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451938135

Keywords: education, secondary education, financial globalization, secondary

IMF opens African technical assistance center; interview with Raghuram Rajan; IMF weighs contingent financing; Latin American growth; Nepal seeks prosperity; link between budget institutions, fiscal outcomes; fuel...

Stand–By, EFF, and PRGF arrangements as of September 30

Stand–By, EFF, and PRGF arrangements as of September 30 »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 31, Issue 19

Volume/Issue: 31/19

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2002

ISBN: 9781451927344

Keywords: trading system, trade barriers, market access, world economy

Improving market access for developing countries is one of the most important steps that rich countries can take in fighting global poverty, according to the chief economists of the World Bank and the IMF. Both ins...

Actualidad: El FMI inaugura un tercer centro de asistencia técnica en África

Actualidad: El FMI inaugura un tercer centro de asistencia técnica en África »

Source: Boletín del FMI : 22 de enero de 2007 Volumen 36, No. 1

Volume/Issue: 36/1

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2007

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781451972900

El Boletín del FMI aborda de manera específica el trabajo del FMI y los grandes temas macroeconómicos y financieros internacionales y ofrece análisis sobre la evolución en los distintos países y regiones y en el mu...

Préstamos del FMI

Préstamos del FMI »

Source: Boletín del FMI Vol.35, No.10 junio 2006

Volume/Issue: 35/10

Series: IMF Survey

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 June 2006

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 9781451944020

El Boletín del FMI aborda de manera específica el trabajo del FMI y los grandes temas macroeconómicos y financieros internacionales y ofrece análisis sobre la evolución en los distintos países y regiones y en el mu...

Nonlinear Effects of Inflation on Economic Growth

Nonlinear Effects of Inflation on Economic Growth »

Source: IMF Staff papers, Volume 43 No. 1

Volume: 43

Series: IMF Staff Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1996

ISBN: 9781451957099

Keywords: military spending, military expenditures, capital investment, resource allocation, cold war

This paper extends a standard growth model and obtains consistent panel data estimates of the growth retarding effects of military spending via its adverse impact on capital formation and resource allocation. Simul...

Calculating the Benefits of Debt Relief: How cutting the external debt burden can boost growth in low-income countries

Calculating the Benefits of Debt Relief: How cutting the external debt burden can boost growth in low-income countries »

Source: Finance & Development, December 2004

Volume/Issue: 41/4

Series: Finance & Development

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451922578

Keywords: central bank, monetary fund, monetary unions, debt relief

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterl...