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The value of feedback in forecasting competitions

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  • George Athanasopoulos

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  • Rob J Hyndman

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In this paper we challenge the traditional design used for forecasting competitions. We implement an online competition with a public leaderboard that provides instant feedback to competitors who are allowed to revise and resubmit forecasts. The results show that feedback significantly improves forecasting accuracy.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics in its series Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers with number 3/11.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: 09 Feb 2011
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Handle: RePEc:msh:ebswps:2011-3

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Keywords: Forecasting competition; feedback.;

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  1. Athanasopoulos, George & Hyndman, Rob J., 2011. "The value of feedback in forecasting competitions," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 845-849.
  2. Rob J. Hyndman & Yeasmin Khandakar, . "Automatic Time Series Forecasting: The forecast Package for R," Journal of Statistical Software, American Statistical Association, vol. 27(i03).
  3. Athanasopoulos, George & Hyndman, Rob J. & Song, Haiyan & Wu, Doris C., 2011. "The tourism forecasting competition," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 822-844.
  4. Assimakopoulos, V. & Nikolopoulos, K., 2000. "The theta model: a decomposition approach to forecasting," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 16(4), pages 521-530.
  5. Makridakis, Spyros & Hibon, Michele, 2000. "The M3-Competition: results, conclusions and implications," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 16(4), pages 451-476.
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Cited by:
  1. George Athanasopoulos & Rob J Hyndman, 2011. "The value of feedback in forecasting competitions," Monash Econometrics and Business Statistics Working Papers 3/11, Monash University, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.
  2. Rianne Legerstee & Philip Hans Franses, 2011. "Do Experts' SKU Forecasts improve after Feedback?," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-135/4, Tinbergen Institute.
  3. Rianne Legerstee & Philip Hans Franses, 2011. "Do Experts' SKU Forecasts improve after Feedback?," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 11-135/4, Tinbergen Institute.

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