Social Indicators Research

, Volume 146, Issue 1–2, pp 287–305 | Cite as

The MIMIC–CUB Model for the Prediction of the Economic Public Opinions in Europe

  • Maurizio CarpitaEmail author
  • Enrico Ciavolino
  • Mariangela Nitti


To study the Europeans’ perception on the economic conditions, a model that combine Multiple Indicators Multiple Causes (MIMIC) and Combination of Uniform and shifted Binomial (CUB) is proposed. The MIMIC–CUB Model, estimated at country-level using the Partial Least Squares, specifies the influence of the economic forecast news on a latent variable named “Citizens’ perception of the European economics health state”. The survey is related, at both national and EU level, to the period 2005–2014.


MIMIC Model CUB Model Macro-economic indicators Eurobarometer public opinion survey Economic crisis 



Funding was provided by Seventh Framework Programme (Grant No. 320270).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and ManagementUniversity of BresciaBresciaItaly
  2. 2.Department of History, Society and Human StudiesUniversity of SalentoLecceItaly
  3. 3.Department of Engineering for InnovationUniversity of SalentoLecceItaly

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