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Coincident, leading and recession indexes for the Lithuanian economy

  • Agne Reklaite

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    (Vilnius University)

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    In this paper coincident and leading economic indicators are analysed and used to construct coincident, leading and recession indexes for the Lithuanian economy by applying Stock and Watson (1989) methodology. Coincident and leading indexes describe the dynamics of the Lithuanian economy fairly well. The recession index accurately predicts periods of economic contraction.

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    Article provided by Baltic International Centre for Economic Policy Studies in its journal Baltic Journal of Economics.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (July)
    Pages: 91-108

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    Handle: RePEc:bic:journl:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:91-108
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