Energy Consumption, Survey Data and the Prediction of Industrial Production in Italy
AbstractWe investigate the prediction of Italian industrial production. We first specify a model based on electricity consumption; we show that the cubic trend in such a model mostly captures the evolution over time of the electricity coefficient, which can be well approximated by a smooth transition model a la Terasvirta, with no gains in predictive power, though. We also analyze the performance of models based on data of different business surveys.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Banca Italia - Servizio di Studi in its series Papers with number 342.
Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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ITALY ; INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION ; ENERGY;
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