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Macroeconomic Interval Forecasting: The Case of Assessing the Risk of Deflation in Germany

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  • Dora Borbély
  • Carsten-Patrick Meier
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    This paper proposes an approach for estimating the uncertainty associated with model-based macroeconomic forecasts. We argue that estimated forecast intervals should account for the uncertainty arising from selecting the specification of an empirical forecasting model from the sample data. To allow this uncertainty to be considered systematically, we formalize a model selection procedure that specifies the lag structure of a model and accounts for aberrant observations. The procedure can be used to bootstrap the complete model selection process when estimating forecast intervals. We apply the procedure to assess the risk of deflationary developments occurring in Germany over the next four years.

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    Paper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1153.

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    Length: 17 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:kie:kieliw:1153

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    Keywords: model selection; forecasting prediction intervals; bootstrapping; deflation;

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    1. Benner, Joachim & Borbély, Dóra & Boss, Alfred & Kamps, Annette & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & Oskamp, Frank & Scheide, Joachim & Schmidt, Rainer, 2003. "Deutschland erneut in der Rezession," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 3012, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    2. Benner, Joachim & Borbély, Dóra & Boss, Alfred & Kamps, Annette & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & Oskamp, Frank & Scheide, Joachim & Schmidt, Rainer, 2003. "Deutschland: Stagnation hält vorerst an," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 2984, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    3. Benner, Joachim & Borbély, Dóra & Boss, Alfred & Kamps, Annette & Meier, Carsten-Patrick & Oskamp, Frank & Scheide, Joachim & Schmidt, Rainer, 2003. "Leichte Belebung der Konjunktur in Deutschland," Open Access Publications from Kiel Institute for the World Economy 3080, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).

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