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On aggregation bias in fixed-event forecast efficiency tests

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  • Isiklar, Gultekin

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This note shows that problems due to aggregation in fixed-event forecast efficiency tests are not as severe as they are in unbiasedness tests. We also show that first lags of consensus revisions should be avoided in the tests.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 89 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 312-316

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:89:y:2005:i:3:p:312-316

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  1. Ager, P. & Kappler, M. & Osterloh, S., 2009. "The accuracy and efficiency of the Consensus Forecasts: A further application and extension of the pooled approach," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 167-181.

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