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Seasonal Production Smoothing

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Dataset : survey data
  • Allen, Donald S. (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
manufacturing industry; retail industry
  • Abstract

    In this research, the author looked for and found evidence of seasonal production smoothing in 15 out of 25 manufacturing series and 8 out of 10 retail series, using de-trended seasonally unadjusted data. The equivalent tests using seasonally adjusted data were negative for all 35 series. The results suggest that seasonally adjusted data obscure short-term production smoothing.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) The files submitted are 9909da.prg, a program file, and 9909da.xls, Excel tables. (2) These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1211 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR01211.v1
  • Allen, Donald S.. Seasonal production smoothing. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review.81, (5), 21-40.1999.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Allen, Donald S. (2000): Seasonal Production Smoothing. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.