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Quarterly real GDP estimates for China and ASEAN4 with a forecast evaluation

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  • Gulasekaran Rajaguru

    (School of Business, Bond University, Australia)

  • Tilak Abeysinghe

    (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

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The growing affluence of the East and Southeast Asian economies has come about through a substantial increase in their economic links with the rest of the world, the OECD economies in particular. Econometric studies that try to quantify these links face a severe shortage of high-frequency time series data for China and the group of ASEAN4 (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand). In this paper we provide quarterly real GDP estimates for these countries derived by applying the Chow-Lin related series technique to annual real GDP series. The quality of the disaggregated series is evaluated through a number of indirect methods. Some potential problems of using readily available univariate disaggregation techniques are also highlighted. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Gulasekaran Rajaguru & Tilak Abeysinghe, 2004. "Quarterly real GDP estimates for China and ASEAN4 with a forecast evaluation," Journal of Forecasting, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 23(6), pages 431-447.
  • Handle: RePEc:jof:jforec:v:23:y:2004:i:6:p:431-447
    DOI: 10.1002/for.922
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