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Benford’s Law and Macroeconomic Data Quality

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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,...

Guinée—Rapport de mise en œuvre de la stratégie de réduction de la pauvreté Rapport d’avancement annuel

Guinée—Rapport de mise en œuvre de la stratégie de réduction de la pauvreté Rapport d’avancement annuel »

Source: Guinée-Rapport de mise en œuvre de la stratégie de réduction de la pauvreté Rapport d'avancement annuel : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Annual Progress Report

Volume/Issue: 2012/61

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2012

Language: French

ISBN: 9781475503029

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures?

Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures? »

Source: Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures?

Volume/Issue: 2006/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864403

Keywords: social expenditures, expenditures, debt-service, budget balance, expenditure, International Lending and Debt Problems, National Government Expenditures and Health, National Government Expenditures and Education,

This paper evaluates whether debt relief and grants can boost social expenditures in lowincome countries. It finds that declines in debt-service help raise social expenditures, but no relationship between grants an...

Output Drops and the Shocks That Matter

Output Drops and the Shocks That Matter »

Source: Output Drops and the Shocks That Matter

Volume/Issue: 2006/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , and Torbjorn Becker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

ISBN: 9781451864328

Keywords: Growth, output collapse, volatility, crises, terms of trade, debt crises, currency crises, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General

Output drops are usually associated with major disruption for the residents of affected countries, both directly and often through ensuing, prolonged growth slowdowns. Using a century of data, we document that outp...

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,...

Guinée-Rapport de mise en œuvre de la stratégie de réduction de la pauvreté Rapport d'avancement annuel
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Annual Progress Report

Guinée-Rapport de mise en œuvre de la stratégie de réduction de la pauvreté Rapport d'avancement annuel : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Annual Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2012/61

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2012

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475503029.002

ISBN: 9781475503029

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Output Drops and the Shocks That Matter

Output Drops and the Shocks That Matter »

Volume/Issue: 2006/172

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , and Torbjorn Becker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864328.001

ISBN: 9781451864328

Keywords: Growth, output collapse, volatility, crises, terms of trade, debt crises, currency crises, Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics: General, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General

Output drops are usually associated with major disruption for the residents of affected countries, both directly and often through ensuing, prolonged growth slowdowns. Using a century of data, we document that outp...

Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures?

Do Debt-Service Savings and Grants Boost Social Expenditures? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864403.001

ISBN: 9781451864403

Keywords: social expenditures, expenditures, debt-service, budget balance, expenditure, International Lending and Debt Problems, National Government Expenditures and Health, National Government Expenditures and Education,

This paper evaluates whether debt relief and grants can boost social expenditures in lowincome countries. It finds that declines in debt-service help raise social expenditures, but no relationship between grants an...