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Thursday, September 19 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Learning about Economic Data

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Seasonality
  • Why are some series “seasonally adjusted” and some not?
  • Visualizing seasonality: Compute the spread between two series
Units
  • Mind the units: Scale matters
  • Adjusted for inflation: nominal vs. real
Indexes
  • Mind the base period: Compare “apples-to-apples”
  • Re-base two indexes: CPI and PCE