Structural Regional Factors that Determine Absolute and Relative Accuracy of U.S. Regional Labor Market Forecasts
Panel data on regional employment forecasts from structural equation econometric models and time-series models are used to examine whether accuracy of the forecasts can be predicted, both absolutely and relatively. Specification of accuracy includes the time forecast was made, forecast horizon, and regional economic/demographic characteristics. The estimated model is able to predict accuracy of each forecast set at high step lengths but is less successful at low step lengths and is not successful at all in predicting relative accuracy. Regional characteristics are significant determinants of accuracy for both sets of forecasts, but the significant characteristics differ across methodologies and step lengths.
Volume (Year): 35 (2003)
Issue (Month): ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.saea.org/jaae/jaae.htm|
More information through EDIRC
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Armstrong, J. Scott, 1989. "Combining forecasts: The end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 5(4), pages 585-588.
- Glennon, Dennis & Lane, Julia & Johnson, Stanley, 1987. "Regional econometric models that reflect labor market relations," International Journal of Forecasting, Elsevier, vol. 3(2), pages 299-312.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:43291. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.