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Prévoir sans persistance

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  • Christophe Boucher
  • Bertrand Maillet

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The forecasting literature has identified three important and broad issues: the predictive content is unstable over time, in-sample and out-of-sample discordant results and the problematic statistical inference with highly persistent predictors. In this paper, we simultaneously address these three issues, proposing to directly treat the persistence of forecasting variables before use. We thus cut-out the low frequency components and show, in simulations and on financial data, that this pre-treatment improves the predictive power of the studied economic variables. Classification JEL : C14, C53, G17.

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  • Christophe Boucher & Bertrand Maillet, 2012. "Prévoir sans persistance," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 63(3), pages 581-590.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_633_0581
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    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • G17 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Financial Forecasting and Simulation

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