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Forecasting Quarterly Brazilian GDP Growth Rate With Linear and NonLinear Diffusion Index Models

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  • Roberto Tatiwa Ferreira

    (UFC)

  • Herman Bierens

    (Pennsylvania State University, U. S. A.)

  • Ivan Castelar

    (UFC)

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This paper uses linear and non-linear diffusion index models and combination of them to produce one-step-ahead forecast of quarterly Brazilian GDP growth rate. The non-linear diffusion index models are not only parsimonious ones, but they also purport to describe economic cycles through a Threshold diffusion index model and a Markov-Switching diffusion index model.

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Article provided by ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics] in its journal Economia.

Volume (Year): 6 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 261-292

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Handle: RePEc:anp:econom:v:6:y:2005:i:3:p:261-292

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Keywords: Forecasting; Brazilian GDP; Diffusion Index; Threshold; Markov-Switching;

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