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Multi-step Estimation for Forecasting


  • Clements, Michael P
  • Hendry, David F


The authors delineate conditions which favor multistep, or dynamic, estimation for multistep forecasting. An analytical example shows how dynamic estimation may accommodate incorrectly specified models as the forecast lead alters, improving forecast performance for some misspecifications. However, in correctly specified models, reducing finite-sample biases does not justify dynamic estimation. In a Monte Carlo forecasting study for integrated processes, estimating a unit root in the presence of a neglected negative moving-average error may favor dynamic estimation, though other solutions exist to that scenario. A second Monte Carlo study obtains the estimator biases and explains those using asymptotic approximations. Copyright 1996 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Clements, Michael P & Hendry, David F, 1996. "Multi-step Estimation for Forecasting," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 58(4), pages 657-684, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:58:y:1996:i:4:p:657-84

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    1. David Mayes & Brendon Riches, 1996. "The effectiveness of monetary policy in New Zealand," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, vol. 59, March.
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