Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18844
Authors: 
Jacobs, Jan P.A.M.
Sturm, Jan-Egbert
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 1205
Abstract: 
This paper studies the information content of some Ifo indicators. In particular, we investigate whether two Ifo indicators, one on the current business situation, the other on current production development, provide information on revisions of German industrial production. A new feature of our analysis is the construction and use of a real-time dataset. We conclude that the Ifo indicators play a role in explaining revisions, but counterintuitively the business situation indicator performs better than the production indicator.
Subjects: 
Ifo business survey indicators
German industrial production
real-time analysis
data revision
JEL: 
C22
C53
C82
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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