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How well does the Beige Book reflect economic activity?

Nathan S. Balke

How well does the Beige Book reflect economic activity?

evaluating qualitative information quantitatively

by Nathan S. Balke

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Published by Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in [Dallas, Texas .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Economic indicators -- United States -- Statistical methods.,
    • Federal Reserve banks -- Records and correspondence.,
    • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1981-

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesEvaluating qualitative information quantitatively
      StatementNathan S. Balke, D"Ann Petersen.
      SeriesResearch Department working paper ;, 98-02, Working paper (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Research Dept.) ;, 98-02.
      ContributionsPetersen, D"Ann., Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC106.8 .B353 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination28, [6] p. :
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL477186M
      LC Control Number98202873
      OCLC/WorldCa39848996

      During weeks when the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book is released, the On the Economy blog features a post based on the book on Wednesdays in lieu of the regularly scheduled Thursday post.. National economic activity as a whole underwent modest expansion over the past several weeks, according to the latest edition of the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book. Economic activity downshifted in parts of the U.S. in recent months, the Federal Reserve said, with a few areas reporting a hit to consumer spending tied to recent market turmoil.

      The Beige Book: Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions [Federal Reserve District, Penny Hill Press] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Beige Book is a Federal Reserve System publication about current economic conditions across the 12 Federal Reserve Districts. It characterizes regional economic conditions and prospects based on a variety of mostly. based on the Beige book summary which is prepared by the staff of a different Federal Reserve Bank each meeting from the twelve regional reports. The summary document is usually about 4 or 5 pages in length. The Beige Book does not provide any hard data on economic variables. Rather it is written in a conversational approach.

      the beige book: timely information on the regional economy t he federal reserve system is a decentralized central banking system comprised of twelve regional banks and the board of governors, which is in washington, d.c. this decentralized structure was created to ensure that all regions of the diverse national economy are represented in monetary policy by: 4. Beige Book is typically larger during recessionary periods than in normal times. By about three weeks after the Beige Book release date, however, the ADS indices with or without the Beige Book are very similar; the other information in the ADS index dominates whatever information the "old" Beige Book contains about current economic by: 3.


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How well does the Beige Book reflect economic activity? by Nathan S. Balke Download PDF EPUB FB2

Nathan S. Balke & D'Ann M. Petersen, "How well does the Beige Book reflect economic activity. Evaluating qualitative information quantitatively," Working PapersFederal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

In addition, there appears to be an asymmetry in the predictive content of the Beige Book language. How well does the Beige Book reflect economic activity.

Evaluating qualitative information quantitatively, Balke, N. S., & Petersen, D. How well does. Commonly known as the Beige Book, this report is published eight times per year. Each Federal Reserve Bank gathers anecdotal information on current economic conditions in its District through reports from Bank and Branch directors and interviews with key business.

The Beige Book's luster as a crystal ball hadn't dimmed byaccording to a December Wall Street Journal story: "Prices recovered in the afternoon following release of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book report, which provides anecdotal evidence of economic activity around the country.

'The Beige Book had kept the market a little bit concerned. Called the Beige Book, this description relies primarily on surveys and anecdotal evidence gathered by the twelve district banks. In this paper, we read and numerically scored past Beige Books in order to determine the extent to which the descriptions in these books accurately reflect current economic activity as measured by quarterly real GDP Author: Nathan S.

Balke and D&#;Ann Petersen. How Well Does the Beige Book Reflect Economic Activity. Evaluating Qualitative Information Quantitatively Nathan S. Balke And D'Ann Petersen June Research Department Working Paper Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas This publication was digitized and made available by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Historical Library ([email protected]

Summary of Economic Activity Aggregate business activity in the Third District grew slightly over the current Beige Book reporting period--a retreat from modest growth that had occurred during the prior period. Manufacturing continued at a moderate pace of growth, while nonfinancial services, new home sales, and tourism continued to grow modestly.

The Beige Book is a Federal Reserve survey of the nation's economic conditions. Each of its 12 banking districts discuss how fast the economy is growing in their areas.

That includes how difficult or easy it is to hire. It also addresses the general pace of business activity. some data series, the Beige Book may reflect information not yet available via other sources and thereby affect financial markets.

Even if the report does not contain any new information, financial markets might view the Beige Book as a useful summary of economic. Fed Beige Book March US economic activity expands at modest to moderate rate those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its.

“ How Well Does the Beige Book Reflect Economic Activity. Evaluating Qualitative Information Quantitatively,” (with D’Ann Petersen), Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. Anticipating Monetary Policy with the Federal Reserve's Beige Book: Re-specifying the Taylor Rule.“ ().

Bond Prices are Lifted by the Fed’s Beige Book.” (). How Well Does the Beige Book Reflect Economic Activity. Evaluating Qualitative Information Quantitatively.” ().

Macroeconomic Information and Stock Prices Author: Madeline Zavodny and Donna K. Ginther. Consumer spending increased in the majority of districts, the Fed said in its Beige Book report of anecdotal information collected from business contacts across the country. The scheduled March 4 Beige Book chronicling the economic situation since the prior FOMC meeting on January had been completely superseded by events.

report declining economic activity. Beige Book: Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Rese. [Districts, Federal Reserve] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Beige Book: Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal : Federal Reserve Districts.

Balke, Nathan S & Petersen, D'Ann, "How Well Does the Beige Book Reflect Economic Activity. Evaluating Qualitative Information Quantitatively," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 34(1), pagesFebruary. Beige Book: A Better Mirror than Crystal Ball.” Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, The Region, Marchpp.2Balke, Nathan and Petersen, D’Ann.

“How Well Does the Beige Book Reflect Economic Activity. Evaluating Qualitative Information Qualitatively.” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Research Paper No.

(forthcoming. William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago The Federal Reserve’s “Beige Book” 2 Description of the Contents • Short reports (3 to 4 pages) of developments in each Federal Reserve District – Write-ups typically cover employment, retail sales, housing manufacturinghousing, manufacturing.

The Beige Book provides a national summary, which is broken into sections on the country’s overall economic activity, employment and wages, and changes in prices.

It then has summary highlights from the Federal Reserve districts’ reports, followed by detailed reports from each district.

Economic activity grew at a measured pace across the country in September and October, despite sector-wide disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the Southern and Eastern U.S., according to a. The Beige Book, which is a collection of anecdotes about the economy, said consumer spending, wages and employment all grew modestly.

It is hard to .The latest issue of the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book suggests that economic activity continued to expand across all districts during the reporting period of mid-November to late December. Many contacts across the country expected somewhat faster growth over the coming months.

In the St. Louis District, 1 the pace of economic growth was slightly faster than the pace reported in the previous.First, several studies show that the Beige Book is a good indicator of economic activity.

Balke and Petersen () conclude that the Beige Book is a significant predictor of both current and next-quarter real gross domestic product (GDP), even above and beyond other contemporaneous indicatorsCited by: 9.