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Quarterly GDP Revisions in G-20 Countries: Evidence from the 2008 Financial Crisis

  • Manik L. Shrestha
  • Marco Marini
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    This paper presents a statistical analysis of revisions in quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) of the Group of Twenty countries (G-20) since 2000. The main objective is to assess whether the reliability of early estimates of quarterly GDP has been weakened from the turmoil of the 2008 financial crisis. The results indicate that larger and more downward revisions were observed during the years 2008 and 2009 than in previous years.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 13/60.

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    Length: 43
    Date of creation: 07 Mar 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:13/60
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    1. Tara M. Sinclair & H.O. Stekler, 2011. "Differences in Early GDP Component Estimates Between Recession and Expansion," Working Papers 2011-05, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy.
    2. Whitney K. Newey & Kenneth D. West, 1986. "A Simple, Positive Semi-Definite, Heteroskedasticity and AutocorrelationConsistent Covariance Matrix," NBER Technical Working Papers 0055, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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