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Testing forecasting model versatility

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A new method of assessing the comparative quality of forecasting models is introduced. This method focuses on the quality of forecasting models over a set of series (cf. the traditionally adopted series-by-series approach)–with a forecasting model that produces good forecasts over a series set described as versatile.

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  • Taylor, Nicholas, 2012. "Testing forecasting model versatility," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(3), pages 803-806.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:803-806
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.08.044
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    Keywords

    Economic forecasting; Versatility; Stochastic dominance;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • C52 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods

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