qualitative panel survey data, quantification, forecasting

Publication date: 30 Jan 2006 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Authors: Mitchell, J, Weale, M | JEL classification: C35; C42; C53; C80 | NIESR discussion paper number: 261
Qualitative business survey data are used widely to provide indicators of economic activity ahead of the publication of official data. Traditional indicators exploit only aggregate survey information, namely the proportions of respondents who report "up" and "down". This paper...