• 1 Introduction
  • 2 Nowcasting quarterly GDP with ragged-edge data
  • 2.1 The MIDAS approach
  • 2.2 The mixed-frequency VAR
  • 2.3 Discussion of MIDAS and MF-VAR
  • 3 Now- and forecasting Euro Area GDP with MIDAS and MF-VAR
  • 3.1 Design of the nowcast and forecast comparison exercise
  • 3.2 Empirical results
  • 4 Conclusions
  • A Euro Area dataset
  • A.1 Industrial production
  • A.2 Surveys
  • A.3 Interest rates, exchange rates, money stocks
  • A.4 Raw material prices, car registrations