Author Archives: Nikos Askitas

Toll index April 2017

The data is available at the Data Repository of the IDSC – Research Data Center of IZA. The paper we first studied the properties of these data is published at the Journal of Forecasting. The Toll Index has been widely … Continue reading

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Is the German Housing Market overheating?

The IMF is warning there may be a German Housing bubble in the making which might burst if interest rates were to go up. I constructed what I called the BUSE Index for the US housing market by looking at … Continue reading

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Macron vs Le Pen in post-debate Google search

The shares of  Macron vs Le Pen Google searches bounce back, in post-debate measurement,  to the pre-debate 60-40% configuration after a short-lived, debate induced merge. These numbers coincide with poll results.

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Macron vs Le Pen Live: last 24 hours of Google Search

On the average Macron is ahead with 68.5%. At evening news time 67%. Noted Sat. Apr. 29 at 9:40 am.

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