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A New Canadian Macroeconomic Database

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:16:16 GMT

Anyone who's undertaken empirical macroeconomic research relating to Canada will know that there are some serious data challenges that have to be surmounted. In particular, getting access to long-term, continuous, time series isn't as easy as you might expect. Statistics Canada has been criticized frequently over the years by researchers who find that crucial economic series are suddenly "discontinued", or are re-defined in ways that make it extremely difficult to splice the pieces together...