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Dynamic Factor Models with Infinite-Dimensional Factor Space. Asymptotic Analysis

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  • Mario Forni

    (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, CEPR and RECent)

  • Marc Hallin

    (ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

  • Marco Lippi

    (EIEF)

  • Paolo Zaffaroni

    (Imperial College London and Università di Roma La Sapienza)

Abstract

Factor models, all particular cases of the Generalized Dynamic Factor Model (GDFM) introduced in Forni, Hallin, Lippi and Reichlin (2000), have become extremely popular in the theory and practice of large panels of time series data. The asymptotic properties (consistency and rates) of the corresponding estimators have been studied in Forni, Hallin, Lippi and Reichlin (2004). Those estimators, however, rely on Brillinger's dynamic principal components, and thus involve two-sided filters, which leads to rather poor forecasting performances. No such problem arises with estimators based on standard (static) principal components, which have been dominant in this literature. On the other hand, the consistency of those static estimators requires the assumption that the space spanned by the factors has finite dimension, which severely restricts the generality afforded by the GDFM. This paper derives the asymptotic properties of a semiparametric estimator of the loadings and common shocks based on one-sided filters recently proposed by Forni, Hallin, Lippi and Zaffaroni (2015). Consistency and exact rates of convergence are obtained for this estimator, under a general class of GDFMs that does not require a finite-dimensional factor space. A Monte Carlo experiment and an empirical exercise on US macroeconomic data corroborate those theoretical results and demonstrate the excellent performance of those estimators in out-of-sample forecasting.

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  • Mario Forni & Marc Hallin & Marco Lippi & Paolo Zaffaroni, 2016. "Dynamic Factor Models with Infinite-Dimensional Factor Space. Asymptotic Analysis," EIEF Working Papers Series 1607, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), revised Apr 2016.
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