Comments on: The Fed’s data snafus http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/23/the-feds-data-machine-snafus/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Hinch http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/23/the-feds-data-machine-snafus/comment-page-1/#comment-500 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 19:04:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=4716#comment-500 What makes you think that the Fed is interested in printing the truth? See http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-23  /bank-of-america-too-much-of-behemoth-t o-fail-commentary-by-simon-johnson.html#

. . kinda makes Chinese economic data integrity look like a “pre-game” skate?!?

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By: ClaudiaSahm http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/23/the-feds-data-machine-snafus/comment-page-1/#comment-499 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 18:25:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=4716#comment-499 I commend posts that point to the importance of high quality data…and the many roles of the Fed.

One pointer: The micro data for the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) is publicly accessible:

http://federalreserve.gov/econresdata/sc f/scfindex.htm

It’s true that the most recent SCF surveys have not been made public yet but the public access to the survey has spawned a lot of great research throughout the economics community. All information from the survey (like detailed geographic identifiers) is not made public, but that is to protect the privacy of the survey participants and not to make the research process less transparent.

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By: Ivan_F http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/23/the-feds-data-machine-snafus/comment-page-1/#comment-498 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 00:12:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=4716#comment-498 How, if at all, does this affect the efficacy of the Fed’s monthly Consumer Credit Statistics, which last months showed a surprising contraction, relative to expectations?

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