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Models for X-11 and 'X-11-Forecast' Procedures for Preliminary and Revised Seasonal Adjustments

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  • Wallis, Kenneth F

    (University of Warwick)

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Procedures for the season adjustment of economic time series have typically been evaluated by studying their effects on a sample of actual time series. Recent proposals for amendments and extensions to existing methods have also been evaluated in the same way. Perhaps this approach is thought to be inevitable given that "there seems to be no ideal process of evaluating a method of adjustment" (Granger, 1978, p.55). In contrast however, this paper continues a line of research in which the properties of the procedures themselves are studied, in the abstract. It is hoped that this will improve our general understanding of the performance of the existing methods and their extensions, and help explain the results of the previous empirical studies.

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Paper provided by University of Warwick, Department of Economics in its series The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) with number 198.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 1981
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Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:198

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  1. Luati, Alessandra & Proietti, Tommaso, 2008. "On the Equivalence of the Weighted Least Squares and the Generalised Least Squares Estimators, with Applications to Kernel Smoothing," MPRA Paper 8910, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Bianconcini, Silvia & Quenneville, Benoit, 2010. "Real Time Analysis Based on Reproducing Kernel Henderson Filters/Análisis en tiempo real basado en la reproducción de los filtros de núcleo de Henderson," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 28, pages 553-574, Diciembre.

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