Consumer Sentiment and Economic Activity: A Cross Country Comparison

@article{Golinelli2004ConsumerSA,
  title={Consumer Sentiment and Economic Activity: A Cross Country Comparison},
  author={Roberto Golinelli and Giuseppe Parigi},
  journal={Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis},
  year={2004},
  volume={2004},
  pages={147-170}
}
The objective of this article is to reassess the validity of the consumer confidence (or sentiment) indices in anticipating the evolution of economic activity by considering a fairly high number of countries across the world (i.e. France, Germany, Italy, UK, USA, Japan, Canada and Australia) over a period of about thirty years, from the beginning of the seventies till the end of 2002 (quarterly data). To our knowledge this is the first attempt to analyse the consumer confidence index for… 

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