A robust Hansen-Sargent prediction formula
This paper derives a formula for the optimal forecast of a discounted sum of future values of a random variable. This problem reflects a preference for robustness in the presence of (unstructured) model uncertainty. The paper shows that revisions of a robust forecast are more sensitive to new information, and discusses the relevance of this result to previous findings of excess sensitivity of consumption and asset prices to new information.
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|Date of creation:||2000|
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|Publication status:||Published in Economics Letters (April 2001, v. 71 no. 1, p43-48)|
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- Hansen, Lars Peter & Sargent, Thomas J., 1981.
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- Kenneth Kasa, 1999.
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