Assessing Accuracy and Reliability : A Note Basedon Approaches Used in National Accounts and Balance of Payments Statistics »
Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Carol Carson , and Lucie Laliberté
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 February 2002
Keywords: Accuracy, judgmental evaluation, reliability, revisions, revision studies, statistics, national accounts, survey, statistical techniques, statisticians
Both national accounts and balance of payments are based on multiple, complex source data and typically undergo several routine revisions as more and better source data are incorporated into the final estimates. As...