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Why calculate a business sentiment indicator for services?

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  • Brunhes-Lesage, V.
  • Darné, O.

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Every month, the Banque de France’s Monthly Business Survey provides a business sentiment indicator for industry. A similar indicator has been constructed for services using a comparable method that consists in extracting a factor of change that is common to all the questions in the monthly survey on services.

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  • Brunhes-Lesage, V. & Darné, O., 2008. "Why calculate a business sentiment indicator for services?," Quarterly selection of articles - Bulletin de la Banque de France, Banque de France, issue 13, pages 21-30, Autumn.
  • Handle: RePEc:bfr:quarte:2008:13:02
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    1. Roberto S. Mariano & Yasutomo Murasawa, 2003. "A new coincident index of business cycles based on monthly and quarterly series," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(4), pages 427-443.
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    Keywords

    business conditions analysis; survey data; services; interpolation; principal components.;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access

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