The nature and extent of revisions to Australian macroeconomic data

Robert D. Brooks, Gabrielle E. Berman, Sinclair R. Davidson

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Abstract

This paper explores the nature and extent of revisions to Australian macroeconomic data. Specifically, we analyse quarterly GDP and monthly balance on current account data. We find some impact of revisions. In addition, we also find that indirect measures of data quality, such as, statistical discrepancy in the case of GDP and the balancing item in the case of the balance on current account are still large after the revisions are completed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-174
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

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