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Harmonic Regression Models: A Comparative Review with Applications

  • Michael Artis
  • José G. Clavel
  • Mathias Hoffmann
  • Dilip Nachane

Strongly periodic series occur frequently in many disciplines. This paper reviews one specific approach to analyzing such series viz. the harmonic regression approach. In this paper the five major methods suggested under this approach are critically reviewed and compared, and their empirical potential highlighted via two applications. The out-of-sample forecast comparisons are made using the Superior Predictive Ability test, which specifically guards against the perils of data snooping. Certain tentative conclusions are drawn regarding the relative forecasting ability of the different methods.

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Paper provided by Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich in its series IEW - Working Papers with number 333.

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Date of creation: Sep 2007
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Handle: RePEc:zur:iewwpx:333
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