Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/75363
Authors: 
Askitas, Nikolaos
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series des Rates für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten 188
Abstract: 
We present the operationalized Toll Index, which is a new type of early indicator for the German business cycle. We present the basic idea and document the power of the indicator for the purpose of nowcasting. The data will be regularly available at the IDSC, the data bank center of IZA and will be accessible there through the homepage. We further emphasize several policy recommendations regarding data.
Subjects: 
nowcasting
toll index
MAUT
economic telemetry
secondary data use
JEL: 
C82
E01
E32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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