Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52455
Authors: 
Mitchell, James
Solomou, Solomos
Weale, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper: Fiscal Policy, Macroeconomics and Growth 3602
Abstract: 
We derive monthly and quarterly series of UK GDP for the inter-war period from a set of monthly indicators that were constructed by The Economist at the time. The monthly information is complemented with data for quarterly industrial production, allowing us to employ mixed-frequency methods to produce monthly estimates of GDP and of industrial production. We proceed to illustrate how the new data compare with existing high frequency data and how they can be used to contribute to our understanding of the economic history of the UK in the inter-war period and to draw comparisons between recession profiles in the inter-war and the post-war period.
Subjects: 
economic history
national accounts
monthly GDP data
Great Depression
JEL: 
N34
C82
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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