Central banks rely on an array of data to inform monetary policymaking. In addition to closely followed statistics such as the unemployment rate and gross domestic product (GDP), a growing number of central banks conduct business surveys to gather economic intelligence. Survey practitioners will gather at the Atlanta Fed to share best practices and insights related to central bank economic intelligence programs.
To learn more about central bank business surveys from around the world, check out the Central Bank Business Survey Database. The database allows users to filter through nearly 100 surveys and find detailed information about each one.