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Forecasting with Measurement Errors in Dynamic Models

  • Richard Harrison

    (Bank of England)

  • George Kapetanios

    ()

    (Queen Mary, University of London)

  • Tony Yates

    (Bank of England)

In this paper we explore the consequences for forecasting of the following two facts: first, that over time statistical agencies revise and improve published data, so that observations on more recent events are those that are least well measured. Second, that economies are such that observations on the most recent events contain the the largest signal about the future. We discuss a variety of forecasting problems in this environment, and present an application using a univariate model of the quarterly growth of UK private consumption expenditure.

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Paper provided by Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers with number 521.

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