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Evaluating Japanese corporate executives’ forecasts under an asymmetric loss function

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  • Tsuchiya, Yoichi

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We examine asymmetry in the loss function of Japanese corporate executives in their output growth forecasts and test for rationality of the forecasts under the assumption of a possibly asymmetric loss function. We find evidence of asymmetry and support for rationality under an asymmetric loss function.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 116 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 601-603

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Keywords: Macroeconomic forecasting; Asymmetric loss; Rational expectations; Forecast evaluation;

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