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Overview of a recent Reserve Bank workshop: nowcasting with model combination

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  • Kirdan Lees

    (Reserve Bank of New Zealand)

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In December 2008, jointly with the Bank for International Settlements, the Reserve Bank hosted a workshop entitled “Nowcasting with Model Combination”. This workshop was an opportunity for central bank practitioners and local and offshore academics to discuss recent technical advances in how to combine models for ‘nowcasting’ – the forecasting of current or near-term economic conditions. This note provides an overview of some themes that emerged from the workshop. Full papers are available from http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/research/workshops/december2008/3421588.html

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  • Kirdan Lees, 2009. "Overview of a recent Reserve Bank workshop: nowcasting with model combination," Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bulletin, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, vol. 72, pages 31-33, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:nzb:nzbbul:march2009:5
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    1. 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.

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