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End of sample vs. real time data: perspectives for analysis of expectations

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  • Emilia Tomczyk

    (Warsaw School of Economics)

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Data revision is defined as an adjustment published after the initial announcement had been made; it may reflect rectification of errors, availability of new information, etc. When economists use a database, they may not even be aware that some of the values have been revised, perhaps repeatedly, and corrected numbers may significantly differ from original ones. I propose to test whether including information on data revisions helps to model properties of expectations, improve quantification procedures, or adjust tests of rationality to data vintage. This paper presents review of literature and databases available for the purposes of real time analysis, and offers an introduction to empirical analysis of influence of data vintage on tests of expectations

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  • Emilia Tomczyk, 2013. "End of sample vs. real time data: perspectives for analysis of expectations," Working Papers 68, Department of Applied Econometrics, Warsaw School of Economics.
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    end of sample (EOS) data; real time (RTV) data; data revisions; economic databases; expectations;
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    JEL classification:

    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations

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