USMacroSWR Documentation

US Macroeconomic Data (1957–2005, Stock \& Watson)

Description

Time series data on 7 (mostly) US macroeconomic variables for 1957–2005.

Usage

data("USMacroSW")

Format

A quarterly multiple time series from 1957(1) to 2005(1) with 7 variables.

unemp

Unemployment rate.

cpi

Consumer price index.

ffrate

Federal funds interest rate.

tbill

3-month treasury bill interest rate.

tbond

1-year treasury bond interest rate.

gbpusd

GBP/USD exchange rate (US dollar in cents per British pound).

gdpjp

GDP for Japan.

Details

The US Consumer Price Index is measured using monthly surveys and is compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The unemployment rate is computed from the BLS's Current Population. The quarterly data used here were computed by averaging the monthly values. The interest data are the monthly average of daily rates as reported by the Federal Reserve and the dollar-pound exchange rate data are the monthly average of daily rates; both are for the final month in the quarter. Japanese real GDP data were obtained from the OECD.

Source

Online complements to Stock and Watson (2007).

References

Stock, J.H. and Watson, M.W. (2007). Introduction to Econometrics, 2nd ed. Boston: Addison Wesley.

See Also

StockWatson2007, USMacroSWM, USMacroSWQ, USMacroB, USMacroG

Examples

## Stock and Watson (2007)
data("USMacroSW", package = "AER")
library("dynlm")
library("strucchange")
usm <- ts.intersect(USMacroSW, 4 * 100 * diff(log(USMacroSW[, "cpi"])))
colnames(usm) <- c(colnames(USMacroSW), "infl")

## Equations 14.7, 14.13, 14.16, 14.17, pp. 536
fm_ar1 <- dynlm(d(infl) ~ L(d(infl)),
  data = usm, start = c(1962,1), end = c(2004,4))
fm_ar4 <- dynlm(d(infl) ~ L(d(infl), 1:4), 
  data = usm, start = c(1962,1), end = c(2004,4))
fm_adl41 <- dynlm(d(infl) ~ L(d(infl), 1:4) + L(unemp),
  data = usm, start = c(1962,1), end = c(2004,4))
fm_adl44 <- dynlm(d(infl) ~ L(d(infl), 1:4) + L(unemp, 1:4),
  data = usm, start = c(1962,1), end = c(2004,4))
coeftest(fm_ar1, vcov = sandwich)
coeftest(fm_ar4, vcov = sandwich)
coeftest(fm_adl41, vcov = sandwich)
coeftest(fm_adl44, vcov = sandwich)

## Granger causality test mentioned on p. 547
waldtest(fm_ar4, fm_adl44, vcov = sandwich)  

## Figure 14.5, p. 570
## SW perform partial break test of unemp coefs
## here full model is used
mf <- model.frame(fm_adl44) ## re-use fm_adl44
mf <- ts(as.matrix(mf), start = c(1962, 1), freq = 4)
colnames(mf) <- c("y", paste("x", 1:8, sep = ""))
ff <- as.formula(paste("y", "~",  paste("x", 1:8, sep = "", collapse = " + ")))
fs <- Fstats(ff, data = mf, from = 0.1)
plot(fs)
lines(boundary(fs, alpha = 0.01), lty = 2, col = 2)
lines(boundary(fs, alpha = 0.1), lty = 3, col = 2)

## More examples can be found in:
## help("StockWatson2007")