Assessing the Historical Accuracy of Regional Economic Forecasts
AbstractThis article provides a systematic review of regional employment forecasts in Florida and 19 metropolitan statistical areas. One-quarter- ahead to ten-quarter-ahead forecasts are analyzed for a seven-year period that includes a complete business cycle. Structural econometric model forecasts are shown to compare favorably to univariate benchmark extrapolations. Strucutral model dependency on macroeconometric model forecast inputs is not found to hamper regional predictive accuracy.
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Regional econometrics; forecast accuracy assessment;
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- NEP-ALL-2004-04-25 (All new papers)
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- NEP-URE-2004-04-25 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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