Articles by Thomas Brand

Reproduce economic indicators from ‘The Economist’

June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Economic data (% change on year ago) Gross domestic product Industrial production Consumer prices Unemployment rate, % latest quarter* 2020† 2021† latest latest 2020† latest United States +0.3 Q1 -5.0 -5.9 +4.7 -15.0 Apr +0.3 Apr +0.6 +14.7 Apr China -0.1 Q1 -1.0 +1.2 +9.2 +5.4 Nov§ +3.3 Apr +3.0 +3.7 Q1 Japan -2.2 Q1 -3.4 -5.2 +3.0 -6.5 Mar +0.1 Apr +0.2 +2.6 Apr Britain -1.6 Q1 -7.7 -6.5 +4.0 ... [Read more...]

Foreign Demand for France, Germany, Italy and Spain

February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our purpose is to build the quarterly foreign demand for France, Germany, Italy and Spain. To construct these series we use data from DBnomics, through the rdbnomics package. All the code is written in R, thanks to the RCoreTeam (2016) and RStudioTeam (2016). For each country, we proceed in three steps: we ...
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Foreign Demand for France, Germany, Italy and Spain

February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Our purpose is to build the quarterly foreign demand for France, Germany, Italy and Spain. To construct these series we use data from DBnomics, through the rdbnomics package. All the code is written in R, thanks to the RCoreTeam (2016) and RStudioTeam (2016). For each country, we proceed in three steps: we ...
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Automating update of an international database for the Euro Area

December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our purpose is to create an international quarterly database for the Euro area that could be updated automatically. We want to build the following series: Foreign demand (without trade between Euro area countries) Foreign interest rate Oil prices Real effective exchange rate Import and export To construct these series we ...
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Automating update of an international database for the Euro Area

December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our purpose is to create an international quarterly database for the Euro area that could be updated automatically. We want to build the following series: Foreign demand (without trade between Euro area countries) Foreign interest rate Oil prices Real effective exchange rate Import and export To construct these series we ...
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Reproduce economic indicators from ‘The Economist’

December 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Economic data (% change on year ago) Gross domestic product Industrial production Consumer prices Unemployment rate, % latest quarter* 2019† 2020† latest latest 2019† latest United States +2.1 Q3 +2.1 +2.4 +2.1 -1.1 Oct +1.8 Oct +1.8 +3.6 Oct China +0.1 Q3 +0.2 +6.1 +5.8 +5.4 Nov‡ +3.8 Oct +2.3 +3.6 Q3 Japan +1.4 Q3 +0.2 +0.9 +0.5 -6.0 Oct +0.2 Oct +1.0 +2.4 Oct Britain +1.0 Q3 +1.2 +1.2 +1.4 -1.4 Sep +1.5 Oct +1.8 +3.8 Aug Canada +1.7 Q3 +1.3 +1.5 +1.8 -1.8 Sep +1.9 Oct +2.0 +5.5 Oct ... [Read more...]

Reproduce economic indicators from ‘The Economist’

December 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Economic data (% change on year ago) Gross domestic product Industrial production Consumer prices Unemployment rate, % latest quarter* 2019† 2020† latest latest 2019† latest United States +2.1 Q3‡ +2.1 +2.4 +2.1 -0.8 Nov‡ +2.3 Dec‡ +1.8 +3.5 Dec‡ China +0.1 Q3‡ +0.2 +6.1 +5.8 +5.4 Nov§ +4.5 Dec‡ +2.3 +3.6 Q3‡ Japan +1.9 Q3‡ +1.8 +0.9 +0.5 -6.1 Nov‡ +0.5 Nov‡ +1.0 +2.2 Nov‡ Britain +1.1 Q3‡ +1.7 +1.2 +1.4 -1.3 Oct‡ +1.4 Dec‡ +1.8 +3.7 Sep‡ Canada +1.7 Q3‡ +1.3 +1.5 +1.8 -2.4 Oct‡ +2.2 Nov‡ +2.0 +5.6 Dec‡ ... [Read more...]

Automating update of a fiscal database for the Euro Area

November 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our purpose is to write a program to automatically update a quarterly fiscal database for the Euro Area. The main difficulty of this exercise is to build long series that go as far as the 1980’s. We use two sources to build the database: the historical database developed in Paredes ...
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Automating update of a fiscal database for the Euro Area

November 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Our purpose is to write a program to automatically update a quarterly fiscal database for the Euro Area. The main difficulty of this exercise is to build long series that go as far as the 1980’s. We use two sources to build the database: the historical database developed in Paredes ...
[Read more...]

Implicit Tax Rates on Consumption and Labor in Europe

November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The aim of this blog post is to compute the implicit tax rates (ITR) on consumption, labour and corporate income for France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Euro Area since 1995. We use as reference the report on Taxation trends in the European Union (2019) from the European Commission, and the previous ...
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Implicit Tax Rates on Consumption and Labor in Europe

November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The aim of this blog post is to compute the implicit tax rates (ITR) on consumption, labour and corporate income for France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the Euro Area since 1995. We use as reference the report on Taxation trends in the European Union (2019) from the European Commission, and the previous ...
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Access the free economic database DBnomics with R

October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

DBnomics : the world’s economic database Explore all the economic data from different providers (national and international statistical institutes, central banks, etc.), for free, following the link db.nomics.world. You can also retrieve all the economic data through the rdbnomics package here. This blog post describes the different ways ...
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Access the free economic database DBnomics with R

October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

DBnomics : the world’s economic database Explore all the economic data from different providers (national and international statistical institutes, central banks, etc.), for free, following the link db.nomics.world. You can also retrieve all the economic data through the rdbnomics package here. This blog post describes the different ways ...
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Access the free economic database DBnomics with R

March 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

DBnomics : the world’s economic database Explore all the economic data from different providers (national and international statistical institutes, central banks, etc.), for free, following the link db.nomics.world. You can also retrieve all the economic data through the rdbnomics package here. This blog post describes the different ways ...
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DBnomics R client, a tutorial

November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

DBnomics : the world’s economic database You can explore all the economic data from different providers by following the link db.nomics.world. You can also retrieve all the economic data through the rdbnomics package here. This blog post describes the different ways to do so. Fetch time series by ...
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