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Bayesian forecasting with highly correlated predictors

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This paper considers Bayesian variable selection in regressions with a large number of possibly highly correlated macroeconomic predictors. I show that acknowledging the correlation structure in the predictors can improve forecasts over existing popular Bayesian variable selection algorithms.

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  • Korobilis, Dimitris, 2013. "Bayesian forecasting with highly correlated predictors," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 118(1), pages 148-150.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:148-150
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.10.003
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    Keywords

    Bayesian semiparametric selection; Dirichlet process prior; Correlated predictors; Clustered coefficients;

    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: 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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