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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.17535/crorr.2015.0024

Adjusting for calendar effects of real retail trade turnover time series

Josip Arnerić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-2901-2609 ; Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Anita Čeh Časni   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-2742-8619 ; Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Marko Čular ; Faculty of Economics, University of Split, Split, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Arnerić, J., Čeh Časni, A. & Čular, M. (2015). Adjusting for calendar effects of real retail trade turnover time series. Croatian Operational Research Review, 6 (2), 305-319. https://doi.org/10.17535/crorr.2015.0024
MLA 8th Edition
Arnerić, Josip, et al. "Adjusting for calendar effects of real retail trade turnover time series." Croatian Operational Research Review, vol. 6, no. 2, 2015, pp. 305-319. https://doi.org/10.17535/crorr.2015.0024. Accessed 19 Oct. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Arnerić, Josip, Anita Čeh Časni and Marko Čular. "Adjusting for calendar effects of real retail trade turnover time series." Croatian Operational Research Review 6, no. 2 (2015): 305-319. https://doi.org/10.17535/crorr.2015.0024
Harvard
Arnerić, J., Čeh Časni, A., and Čular, M. (2015). 'Adjusting for calendar effects of real retail trade turnover time series', Croatian Operational Research Review, 6(2), pp. 305-319. https://doi.org/10.17535/crorr.2015.0024
Vancouver
Arnerić J, Čeh Časni A, Čular M. Adjusting for calendar effects of real retail trade turnover time series. Croatian Operational Research Review [Internet]. 2015 [cited 2019 October 19];6(2):305-319. https://doi.org/10.17535/crorr.2015.0024
IEEE
J. Arnerić, A. Čeh Časni and M. Čular, "Adjusting for calendar effects of real retail trade turnover time series", Croatian Operational Research Review, vol.6, no. 2, pp. 305-319, 2015. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.17535/crorr.2015.0024

Abstracts
Fluctuations in economic activity are often influenced by calendar-based various factors. Such factors are non-working (non-trading) days, leap years, public holidays and the like. Most economic series are observed on a monthly or quarterly basis, but months (aggregated into quarters) are not comparable due to the different number of working and non-working days (different number of Mondays, Tuesdays, etc.). If the calendar effects are not properly adjusted, the identification of the ARIMA model for a given time series might not be correct, and the quality of seasonal adjustment is poor. An inappropriate calendar adjustment can generate false signals and negatively affect interpretation of adjusted data, which is particularly important for time series of retail sales and industrial productions. However, there is no general or unique procedure for correcting calendar effects in a pre-adjustment process of a time series. Therefore, this paper compares various regression models using alternative explanatory variables that take into account calendar effects and applied them to the time series of real retail trade turnover (RRT) in Croatia (monthly data observed from January 2001 to December 2013). The paper seeks to define a new explanatory variable (a regressor with time varying ratio between the average number of working days and the average number of non-working days) providing the most accurate correction of a RRT time series influenced by calendar effects. In addition, the assumption is that Saturdays and Sundays are working days of the week.

Keywords
correction of calendar effects; real retail trade; pre-adjustment process

Hrčak ID: 148263

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