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Forecast performance of nonlinear error-correction models with multiple regimes

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  • Zacharias Psaradakis

    (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK)

  • Fabio Spagnolo

    (CARISMA and Brunel University, UK)

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In this paper we investigate the forecast performance of nonlinear error-correction models with regime switching. In particular, we focus on threshold and Markov switching error-correction models, where adjustment towards long-run equilibrium is nonlinear and discontinuous. Our simulation study reveals that the gains from using a correctly specified nonlinear model can be considerable, especially if disequilibrium adjustment is strong and|or the magnitude of parameter changes is relatively large. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Zacharias Psaradakis & Fabio Spagnolo, 2005. "Forecast performance of nonlinear error-correction models with multiple regimes," Journal of Forecasting, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 24(2), pages 119-138.
  • Handle: RePEc:jof:jforec:v:24:y:2005:i:2:p:119-138
    DOI: 10.1002/for.946
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    1. Terasvirta, Timo, 2006. "Forecasting economic variables with nonlinear models," Handbook of Economic Forecasting, Elsevier.

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