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A dynamic factor model framework for forecast combination

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  • Yeung Lewis Chan

    (Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Kennedy School of Government and NBER, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA)

  • James H. Stock

    (Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Kennedy School of Government and NBER, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA)

  • Mark W. Watson

    (Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Kennedy School of Government and NBER, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA)

Abstract

A panel of ex-ante forecasts of a single time series is modeled as a dynamic factor model, where the conditional expectation is the single unobserved factor. When applied to out-of-sample forecasting, this leads to combination forecasts that are based on methods other than OLS. These methods perform well in a Monte Carlo experiment. These methods are evaluated empirically in a panel of simulated real-time computer-generated univariate forecasts of U.S. macroeconomic time series.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Spanish Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 1 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 91-121

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Handle: RePEc:spr:specre:v:1:y:1999:i:2:p:91-121

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Keywords: Combination forecasts; principal component regression; James-Stein estimation;

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  1. Marco Aiolfi & Carlos Capistrán & Allan Timmermann, 2010. "Forecast Combinations," CREATES Research Papers 2010-21, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
  2. Todd E. Clark & Michael W. McCracken, 2008. "Averaging forecasts from VARs with uncertain instabilities," Working Papers 2008-030, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  3. Hsiao, Cheng & Wan, Shui Ki, 2014. "Is there an optimal forecast combination?," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 178(P2), pages 294-309.
  4. Granger, Clive W. J. & Jeon, Yongil, 2004. "Thick modeling," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 21(2), pages 323-343, March.
  5. Hsiao, Cheng & Wan, Shui Ki, 2011. "Comparison of forecasting methods with an application to predicting excess equity premium," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), Elsevier, vol. 81(7), pages 1235-1246.
  6. Goodness C. Aye & Mehmet Balcilar & Rangan Gupta & Anandamayee Majumdar, 2013. "Forecasting Aggregate Retail Sales: The Case of South Africa," Working Papers 201312, University of Pretoria, Department of Economics.
  7. Elliott, Graham & Timmermann, Allan, 2002. "Optimal Forecast Combination Under General Loss Functions and Forecast Error Distributions," University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series qt15r9t2q2, Department of Economics, UC San Diego.
  8. Marco Aiolfi & Carlo Ambrogio Favero, . "Model Uncertainty, Thick Modelling and the predictability of Stock Returns," Working Papers 221, IGIER (Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research), Bocconi University.
  9. Stock, James H. & Watson, Mark W., 1999. "Forecasting inflation," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(2), pages 293-335, October.
  10. David E. Rapach & Jack K. Strauss, 2005. "Forecasting employment growth in Missouri with many potentially relevant predictors: an analysis of forecast combining methods," Regional Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Nov, pages 97-112.
  11. Frank A.G. den Butter & Pieter W. Jansen, 2008. "Beating the Random Walk: a Performance Assessment of Long-term Interest Rate Forecasts," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 08-102/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  12. Huiyu Huang & Tae-Hwy Lee, 2006. "To Combine Forecasts or to Combine Information?," Working Papers 200806, University of California at Riverside, Department of Economics, revised Feb 2009.
  13. Mayr, Johannes, 2010. "Forecasting Macroeconomic Aggregates," Munich Dissertations in Economics 11140, University of Munich, Department of Economics.

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