Forecasting the Size Distribution of Financial Plants in Swedish Municipalities
AbstractThe paper studies the forecasting of a future size distribution of plants. As a model we use an open Markov chain model for macro data. Estimation is by reparametrization instead of by inequality restrictions using single equation least squares. The estimator is studied in a small Monte Carlo experiment for short time series lengths and macro data. Well-known mobility indices and a new idea of using a truncated transition probability matrix are discussed and also studied in the Monte Carlo experiment. For the financial plants (1984-1993) we find evidence of mobility of a downsizing nature. In a one-step-ahead forecast evaluation we find some overprediction.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 478.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 04 Oct 1998
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Open Markov chain; Mobility index; Reparametrization; Least squares estimation; Plant size; Municipality;
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- C30 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - General
- C50 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - General
- G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
- L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-1998-10-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-ECM-1998-10-08 (Econometrics)
- NEP-ETS-1998-10-08 (Econometric Time Series)
- NEP-TID-1998-10-08 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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