Recent Developments in Uncertainty Measures

Publication date: 21 Jul 2016 | Publication type: NiGEM Observations | Theme: Macroeconomics | NIESR Author(s): Carreras, O; Piggott, R Issue 5


We describe the evolution of various measures of uncertainty in the lead up to and following the UK’s referendum and develop our own composite index to estimate the level of uncertainty in the UK economy. We will continue to refine our estimates and also use these measures to underpin our view of the impact of uncertainty on key economic variables.

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