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Forecast disagreement in the Survey of Professional Forecasters

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  • Sill, Keith

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)

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To enact effective policies and spend resources efficiently, firms, policymakers, and markets need accurate economic forecasts. But even though economists generally work with similar models and data, their projections often range widely. To better understand why, Keith Sill explores what the evidence and theories say about how forecasters form their views.

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  • Sill, Keith, 2014. "Forecast disagreement in the Survey of Professional Forecasters," Business Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, issue Q2, pages 15-24.
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