The Information Content of KOF Indicators on Swiss Current Account Data Revisions

34 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2008

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Jan P. A. M. Jacobs

University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business

Jan-Egbert Sturm

KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Date Written: August 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Jacobs, Jan P.A.M. and Sturm, Jan-Egbert, The Information Content of KOF Indicators on Swiss Current Account Data Revisions (August 2008). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2370. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1259580

Jan P.A.M. Jacobs

University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business ( email )

Postbus 72
9700 AB Groningen
Netherlands

Jan-Egbert Sturm (Contact Author)

KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich ( email )

Zurich
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.kof.ethz.ch

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, 81679
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.cesifo.de

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