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WALS estimation and forecasting in factor-based dynamic models with an application to Armenia

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  • Poghosyan, K.
  • Magnus, J.R.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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    Two model averaging approaches are used and compared in estimating and forecasting dynamic factor models, the well-known BMA and the recently developed WALS. Both methods propose to combine frequentist estimators using Bayesian weights. We apply our framework to the Armenian economy using quarterly data from 2000–2010, and we estimate and forecast real GDP and inflation dynamics.

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    Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2011-054.

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    Date of creation: 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:2011054

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    Keywords: Dynamic models; Factor analysis; Model averaging; Monte Carlo; Armenia;

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