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Resources in Forecasting
Congressional Budget Office
CBO forecasts cover 18 to 24 months and involve the major economic variables--gross domestic product (GDP), unemployment, inflation, and interest rates. Longer-term projections are based on trends in the labor force, productivity, and saving.
Forecast summaries by economists from industry, government, banking, and academia. These forecasts focus on 18 different variables describing national output, prices, unemployment, and other macroeconomic data. The survey has been conducted since 1946.
Survey of Current Business
Covers current statistical data on economic activity in the United States: the Consumer Confidence Index, 6- to 12-month consumer expectations, Consumer Confidence by Region. Useful in analyzing economic expansion and contraction.
Survey of Professional Forecasters
Quarterly survey of expectations for the rates of inflation, real GDP growth and unemployment in the euro area for several horizons, together with a quantitative assessment of the uncertainty surrounding them.
U.S. Economic Indicators
Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly compilation is prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisors and provides economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, and money.
World Economic Outlook
Analysis and projections of economic developments at the global level in major country groups (classified by region, stage of development, etc.) and in many individual countries. Focus is on major economic policy issues as well as on development.