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Bootstrap joint prediction regions

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  • Michael Wolf
  • Dan Wunderli

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Many statistical applications require the forecast of a random variable of interest over several periods into the future. The sequence of individual forecasts, one period at a time, is called a path forecast, where the term path refers to the sequence of individual future realizations of the random variable. The problem of constructing a corresponding joint prediction region has been rather neglected in the literature so far: such a region is supposed to contain the entire future path with a prespecified probability. We develop bootstrap methods to construct joint prediction regions. The resulting regions are proven to be asymptotically consistent under a mild high-level assumption. We compare the finitesample performance of our joint prediction regions to some previous proposals via Monte Carlo simulations. An empirical application to a real data set is also provided.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics - University of Zurich in its series ECON - Working Papers with number 064.

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Date of creation: Feb 2012
Date of revision: May 2013
Handle: RePEc:zur:econwp:064

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Keywords: Generalized error rates; path forecast; simultaneous prediction intervals;

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