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This page contains links to detailed documentation on how the analysis of revisions of short-term economic statistics can assist in improving the quality of preliminary (timely) estimates. The papers below provide detailed information on techniques relevant to this topic which have been used by statistical organisations. Issues covered include:
• Identification of systematic biases and adjusting estimation methods to minimise revisions for preliminary estimates
• Simulation studies to assess the expected size of revisions as a function of release date
• Strategies for publishing revisions for transparency and user evaluation
The papers below focus primarily on the issue of analysis of revisions. They may also contain information on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework .
The papers below refer to the issue of analysis of revisions to some extent. They also provide more detail on other statistical processes defined in the STES Timeliness Framework .
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