Real Output in Switzerland: New Estimates for 1913-1947 (ICPSR 1223)

Published: Aug 28, 2000 View help for published

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Felix A. Andrist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Richard G. Anderson, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Marcela M. Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01223.v1

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In this article, the authors provide an estimate of the real gross domestic product of Switzerland between 1914 and 1947. The estimate is obtained from published data on three other measures of Swiss economic activity during this period: net national product, industrial production, and the transport volume of Swiss railroads. These underlying series closely represent the economic growth of Switzerland, but they also seem unreasonably volatile as proxy measures of total production, and hence are filtered by moving averages. Although such smoothing might reduce the accuracy of the estimates, comparisons to United States data suggest any such loss is small.

Andrist, Felix A., Anderson, Richard G., and Williams, Marcela M. Real Output in Switzerland: New Estimates for 1913-1947. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000-08-28. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01223.v1

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1913 -- 1947

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2000-08-28

2000-08-28

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Andrist, Felix A., Richard G. Anderson, and Marcela M. Williams. Real Output in Switzerland: New Estimates for 1913-1947. ICPSR01223-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000-08-28. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01223.v1

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