Proceedings of the IFC Conference on "Challenges to Central Bank Statistical Activities", Basel, August 2002

IFC Bulletin No 13
December 2002
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Events

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54th ISI Session, Berlin, 2003

5

Preliminary Programme 6
   

Proceedings

9

   

Session 3

Issues Note
Carol Carson

11

The Economist's experience of central bank statistics - A user's view
Marianne Comparet

12

A shroud of secrecy
Steve Hanke

14

High Frequency Data - an essential resource
Richard Olsen

16

Recapitulation
Carol Carson

17
   

Session 4

Issues Paper
Richard D Porter

19

A tool for quality control of time series data: Program TERROR
Agustín Maravall and Gianluca Caporello

22

Cassandra and the Sirens: Economic forecasting in emerging Economies
John Hawkins

36

Forecasting Swiss inflation with a structural macromodel: The role of technical progress and the "Mortgage rate - Housing rent" link
Peter Stalder

46

The NAIRU in Israel: an unobserved components approach
Tanya Suchoy and Amit Friedman

72

Forecasts of economic indicators for monetary policy in India: an assessment
R B Barman

92

Efficiency of banks in Croatia: a DEA approach
Igor Jemrić and Boris Vujčić

106

Discussion comments

121
   

Session 5

Discussion note
Paul Van den Bergh

127

Statistical improvement and harmonisation for the West African Monetary Institute
Richard Walton and R D Asante

130

Summary of the discussion

133
   

Workshop A

Issues Paper
Kenneth Coates

135

Central bank data challenges: an Antipodean perspective
Clive Thorp

137

Experiences and problems in developing a balance of payments statistics data base in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Danica Lučić

145

Sample survey design and maintenance: a new challenge to central bank statistical activities?
Paola Battipaglia

148

Selective editing to increase efficiency in survey data processing - An application to the Bank of Italy's Business Survey on Industrial Firms
Paola Battipaglia

149

A financial information system for India: data warehousing approach
R B Barman and A K Nag

155

Common open standards for the exchange and sharing of socio-economic data and metadata: the SDMX Initiative
Paul van den Bergh

166

Discussion comments

172
   

Workshop B

The central bank of Tunisia statistics: methodology and compilation
Rekaya Ben Youssef

175

The Centralised Securities Database
Jean-Marc Israël

177

The mission of central bank statistics in the development of the information infrastructure in an open market-driven economy
Józef Oleński

188

Cooperation between central bank and national statistical office as prerequisite of statistics development in transitional economies (Russia as a case study)
Ekaterina Prokounina

197

Outsourcing central bank operational tasks to a national statistical office - the Swedish case study
Jan Schüllerqvist, Tore Melin and Anders Norrlid

202

Steps toward international comparability in general economic statistics
Richard Walton and Andrew Kanutin

206

Challenges facing a monetary union in cooperation in statistical activities: the case of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union
Gale Archibald

212

The role of Eurostat in the exchange of statistical knowledge between statistical offices and central banks: the CMFB experience
Bart Meganck

213