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Conditiona l Forecast Selection from Many Forecasts: An Application to the Yen/Dollar Exchange Rate

  • Kei Kawakami

This paper proposes a new method for forecast selection from a pool of many forecasts. The method uses conditional information as proposed by Giacomini and White (2006). It also extends their pairwise switching method to a situation with many forecasts. I apply the method to the monthly yen/dollar exchange rate and show empirically that my method of switching forecasting models reduces forecast errors compared with a single model.

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Paper provided by The University of Melbourne in its series Department of Economics - Working Papers Series with number 1167.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:mlb:wpaper:1167
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