Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/26415
Authors: 
Jacobs, Jan P.A.M.
Sturm, Jan-Egbert
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper 2370
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.
Subjects: 
Current account statistics
real-time analysis
data revisions
JEL: 
C22
C53
C82
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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