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Out-of-Sample Forecast Tests Robust to the Choice of Window Size

  • Barbara Rossi
  • Atsushi Inoue

This article proposes new methodologies for evaluating economic models’ out-of-sample forecasting performance that are robust to the choice of the estimation window size. The methodologies involve evaluating the predictive ability of forecasting models over a wide range of window sizes. The study shows that the tests proposed in the literature may lack the power to detect predictive ability and might be subject to data snooping across different window sizes if used repeatedly. An empirical application shows the usefulness of the methodologies for evaluating exchange rate models’ forecasting ability.

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Volume (Year): 30 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
Pages: 432-453

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Handle: RePEc:taf:jnlbes:v:30:y:2012:i:3:p:432-453
DOI: 10.1080/07350015.2012.693850
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