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Forecasting Swedish Output Growth:: An Empirical Comparison of MIDAS Regressions and theRAMSES Model
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Statistics.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis compares MIDAS regressions, introduced in Ghysels, Santa-Clara and Valkanov (2002), to the RAMSES model, used by the Riksbank,in forecasting Swedish quarterly output growth (GDP). Using Swedish GPDdata from 1993Q1 and onwards, we compare forecasts for the period 2010Q1to 2011Q4, and we show that for longer forecast horizons (commonly usedby the Riksbank for monetary policy decisions), such as two and three yearsahead in time, the MIDAS regressions clearly outperforms the RAMSESmodel. For shorter horizons the results are not conclusive.KEYWORDS: MIDAS, GDP, forecasting, Sveriges Riksbank

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2012. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
MIDAS, GDP, forecasting, Sveriges Riksbank
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-195873OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-195873DiVA: diva2:608558
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2013-02-28 Created: 2013-02-28 Last updated: 2013-02-28Bibliographically approved

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