A Note on the Carlson-Parkin Method of Quantifying Qualitative Data Evidence Based on a New Data Set
AbstractQualitative surveys enjoy huge popularity among business cycle analysts and research institutes since they provide fast information on the stance of the economy. However, in order to derive quantitative statements researchers have to rely on assumptions about the relation between quantitative and qualitative information. This paper introduces a micro data set that combines individ- ual quantitative and qualitative information and presents first tests of com- mon assumptions. It suggests a modifcation of the Carlson and Parkin (1975) method and a solution to the zero response problem.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich in its series KOF Working papers with number 07-168.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2007
Date of revision: May 2007
rational expectations; quantification; survey data;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C42 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Survey Methods
- C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data
- E2 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment
- D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2007-09-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2007-09-09 (Business Economics)
- NEP-MAC-2007-09-09 (Macroeconomics)
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