A monthly consumption indicator for Germany based on Internet search query data

This study introduces a monthly coincident indicator for consumption in Germany based on Google Trends data on web search activity. In real-time nowcasting experiments the indicator outperforms common survey-based indicators in predicting consumption. Unlike those indicators, it provides predictive...

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Volume: 19
Main Author: Vosen, Simeon
Schmidt, Torsten
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: ABINGDON Taylor & Francis 01.05.2012
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published in: Applied economics letters Vol. 19; no. 7; pp. 683 - 687
Data of publication: 5/1/2012
ISSN: 1350-4851
1466-4291
EISSN: 1466-4291
Discipline: Economics
Series: Applied Economics Letters
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