The Information Content of KOF Indicators on Swiss Current Account Data Revisions
34 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2008
Date Written: August 2008
This paper analyses revisions of Swiss current account data, taking into account the actual data revision process and the implied types of revisions. In addition we investigate whether the first release of current account data can be improved upon by the use of survey results as gathered by the KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich. An answer in the affirmative indicates that it is possible to improve first releases and thereby enhance the current assessment of the Swiss economy.
Keywords: current account statistics, real-time analysis, data revisions
JEL Classification: C22, C53, C82
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