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Hartwig, Jochen
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2017-12-08T09:12:51Z
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2017-06-12T17:17:11Z
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2017-12-08T09:12:51Z
dc.date.issued
2007-09
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/124112
dc.identifier.doi
10.3929/ethz-a-005431034
dc.description.abstract
Macroeconomic data are indispensable for modern governance, yet it is often unclear how reliable these data are. The production process of macroeconomic data inside the statistical offices is often not very transparent for the general public. Bystanders usually have no choice but to take for granted the published data because criteria by which to judge data quality are wanting. Hoping to contribute to a better understanding of the quality of macroeconomic data, this paper proposes several plausibility checks and applies them to recently published Swiss labour productivity growth figures. Although the proposed checks cannot ‘prove’ or ‘disprove’ the official data, they are capable of either strengthening our confidence in the official data or, alternatively, of casting them into doubt. Policy debates drawing on official data will hardly be able to ignore differences in the degree of confidence with which these data are held to be accurate.
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dc.language.iso
en
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dc.publisher
KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
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http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC-NC/1.0/
dc.subject
Labour productivity
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dc.subject
Statistical artefacts
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dc.subject
SWITZERLAND (CENTRAL EUROPE). SWISS CONFEDERATION
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dc.subject
SCHWEIZ (MITTELEUROPA). SCHWEIZERISCHE EIDGENOSSENSCHAFT
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dc.subject
MAKROÖKONOMIE
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dc.subject
Accuracy of macroeconomic observations
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dc.subject
ARBEITSPRODUKTIVITÄT
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dc.subject
LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY
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dc.subject
MACROECONOMICS
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dc.title
Trying to Assess the Quality of Macroeconomic Data – the Case of Swiss Labour Productivity Growth as an Example
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dc.type
Working Paper
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In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
ethz.journal.title
KOF Working Papers
ethz.journal.volume
173
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ethz.size
28 p.
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ethz.code.ddc
3 - Social sciences::330 - Economics
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ethz.notes
See also: http://e-citations.ethbib.ethz.ch/view/pub:188310.
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005431034
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Zürich
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::02525 - KOF Konjunkturforschungsstelle / KOF Swiss Economic Institute
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2017-06-12T17:17:27Z
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ECOL
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ECIT
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eth:29815
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pub:186555
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yes
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Open access
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