This chapter will discuss real-time forecasting in a macroeconomic policy context. I will begin by talking about the Survey of Professional Forecasters (SPF), a survey of private-sector forecasters. Next, I will discuss research on real-time data analysis and its importance in forecasting. Finally, I will discuss real-time forecasting in the 1990s.
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Croushore, Dean D. "Real-Time Forecasting." In Advances in Economic Forecasting, by Matthew L. Higgins, 7-24. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2011.