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A New “Big Data” Index of U.S. Economic Activity

Scott Brave (), R. Andrew Butters and David Kelley

Economic Perspectives, 2019, issue 1, 1-30

Abstract: The authors present a new ?big data? index of U.S. economic activity that can be used to track business and inflation cycles in real time and estimate monthly real gross domestic product growth.

Keywords: Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI); economic activity; gross domestic product (GDP) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.21033/ep-2019-1

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