david34 -

Two issues:

(1) General: You need to define what you mean by "trend growth rate." If you

don't know the meaning of "trend growth rate," ask the person who asked you

to do this analysis. The explanation may involve the pattern of the data and

the particular functional form that best fits the data.

(2) Excel: After you answer the General question, there will be many Excel

gurus who can explain how to do the number crunching in Excel.

- Mike

www.mikemiddleton.com
"david34" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message

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> I'm not sure which equations you are referring to. I have GDP numbers in

> millions of dollars for a 20 year period and I'm trying to calculate the

> trend growth rate for this series from the first year through the last.

>

> Do you know how I can do this?

>

> Thanks.

>

> "Barb Reinhardt" wrote:

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>> Can you provide the equations needed to do this calculation?

>>

>> "david34" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message

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>> >I need help calculating the trend growth rate of GDP of a country over a

>> >20

>> > year period.

>> >

>> > Thanks!

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