Australian Real Time Data: Construction, Analysis and Implications for Real Time Policy Making

Research Project

Researchers: Wang, Zheng (Jane)

Full description This first comprehensive macroeconomic real time database for Australia recording the actual data available to policy makers at the time of making decisions will serve as a standard reference for accurate ex post macroeconomic policy evaluation and for accurate forecasts and decision making which are robust to data revisions. The free database will be of interest to Australian researchers, economists, forecasters and policy makers. Readily applicable and interpretable forecasts of the business cycle and the current state of the Australian (and US) economy (e.g. likelihood of recessions or inflation) will be of direct relevance to Australian policy makers in Government, the Reserve Bank of Australia, and to the Australian decision makers.

Data time period: 2009 to 2011

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