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The use of statistical forecasting models at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

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  • Chris Bloor

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Economic forecasts, in particular the forecasts for inflation, are an important part of the monetary policy formulation process at the Reserve Bank. The forecasts from a range of statistical models provide an important cross check for the forecasts produced by the main policy model that supports the policy deliberation process. This article describes the suite of statistical models used at the Reserve Bank and how these models fit into the forecasting process.

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  • Chris Bloor, 2009. "The use of statistical forecasting models at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, vol. 72, pages 21-26, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:nzb:nzbbul:june2009:3
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    1. Frantisek Brazdik & Michal Franta, 2017. "A BVAR Model for Forecasting of Czech Inflation," Working Papers 2017/7, Czech National Bank, Research Department.
    2. Öğünç, Fethi & Akdoğan, Kurmaş & Başer, Selen & Chadwick, Meltem Gülenay & Ertuğ, Dilara & Hülagü, Timur & Kösem, Sevim & Özmen, Mustafa Utku & Tekatlı, Necati, 2013. "Short-term inflation forecasting models for Turkey and a forecast combination analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 312-325.
    3. Leo Krippner & Leif Anders Thorsrud, 2009. "Forecasting New Zealand's economic growth using yield curve information," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Discussion Paper Series DP2009/18, Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

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