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Consistent Economic Indexes for the 50 States

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  • Theodore M. Crone

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)

  • Alan Clayton-Matthews

    (University of Massachusetts Boston)

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    In the late 1980s James Stock and Mark Watson developed for the U.S. economy an alternative coincident index to the one now published by the Conference Board. They used the Kalman filter to estimate a latent dynamic factor for the national economy and designated the common factor as the coincident index. This paper uses the Stock-Watson methodology to estimate a consistent set of coincident indexes for the 50 states. These indexes provide researchers with a comprehensive monthly measure of economic activity that can be used to examine a number of state and regional issues. © 2005 President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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    Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Review of Economics and Statistics.

    Volume (Year): 87 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 4 (November)
    Pages: 593-603

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