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A Leading Index for the Colombian Economic Activity

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  • Luis Fernando Melo

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  • Fabio Nieto

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  • Mario Ramos

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In this paper,we propose a methodology for calculating a leading index of the economic activity based on a modification of Stock and Watson's (1989, 1991, 1992) approach. We use Kalman filter techniques for estimating the state space representation of the leading index model. The methodology is applied to the Colombian economy and the resulting index leads six months the Melo et al. (2002) coincident index (in semi-annual growt rates). As an intermediate result, we also develop an updating process of the coincident index.

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Paper provided by Banco de la Republica de Colombia in its series Borradores de Economia with number 243.

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Keywords: Coincident indexes; leading indexes; state space models.;

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  1. Luis Fernando Melo Velandia & José Fernando Moreno Gutiérrez, . "Actualización de la descomposición del BEI cuando se dispone de nueva información," Borradores de Economia 620, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
  2. Herman Kamil & José David Pulido & José Luis Torres, 2010. "El "IMACO": un índice mensual de la actividad económica en Colombia," Monetaria, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, vol. 0(4), pages 495-548, octubre-d.
  3. Desirée Castrillo R. & Carlos Mora G. & Carlos Torres G., 2010. "Mecanismos de transmisión de la política monetaria en Costa Rica: periodo 1991-2007," Monetaria, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, vol. 0(4), pages 549-599, octubre-d.
  4. Luis Eduardo Arango & Luz Adriana Flórez, 2004. "Expectativas De Actividad Económica En Colombia Y Estructura A Plazo: Un Poco Más De Evidencia," ENSAYOS SOBRE POLÍTICA ECONÓMICA, BANCO DE LA REPÚBLICA - ESPE.
  5. Marco Antonio Laguna Vargas, 2010. "Características de la inflación importada en Bolivia: ¿puede contenerse con política cambiaria?," Monetaria, Centro de Estudios Monetarios Latinoamericanos, vol. 0(4), pages 463-493, octubre-d.
  6. Juan Carlos Caro & Byron Idrovo, 2010. "Metodología para generar Indicadores de Actividad en Infraestructura y Vivienda," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 47(136), pages 273-303.

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