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Un Indicatore di Attività Economica per la Lombardia e per le Province di Milano e Pavia

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  • Donatella Baiardi

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    (Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Pavia)

  • Carluccio Bianchi

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    (Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Pavia)

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    This paper aims to construct a high-frequency coincident indicator of economic activity for Lombardy and for the provinces of Milan and Pavia, by using the dynamic factor model approach introduced by Stock e Watson (1998a e 1998b). The principal component technique is first used to summarize the information contained in a large dataset in a limited number of common factors capable of capturing the main features of local business fluctuations. The EM (Expectation Maximization) algorithm then allows to compute the desired territorial indicators by taking into account the official annual data on regional GDP or provincial value-added growth.

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    Paper provided by University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods in its series Quaderni di Dipartimento with number 130.

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    Length: 31 pages
    Date of creation: Nov 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:pav:wpaper:130

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    Keywords: Coincident Economic Activity Indicators; Italian Regions; Diffusion Indexes;

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