Uncertainty and Economic Activity: Evidence from Business Survey Data

This paper uses survey expectations data to construct empirical proxies for time-varying business-level uncertainty. Access to the micro data from the German IFO Business Climate Survey permits construction of uncertainty measures based on both ex ante disagreement and ex post forecast errors. Ex an...

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Volume: 5
Main Author: Bachmann, Ruediger
Elstner, Steffen
Sims, Eric R
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: NASHVILLE American Economic Association 01.04.2013
AMER ECONOMIC ASSOC
published in: American economic journal. Macroeconomics Vol. 5; no. 2; pp. 217 - 249
Data of publication: 20130401
ISSN: 1945-7707
1945-7715
EISSN: 1945-7715
Discipline: Economics
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