Econometrics Seminar: Didier Nibbering (Monash University) – School of Economics Econometrics Seminar: Didier Nibbering (Monash University) – School of Economics

Econometrics Seminar: Didier Nibbering (Monash University)

The School of Economics invites you to an Econometrics seminar presented by Didier Nibbering (Monash University).

Panel Forecasting with Asymmetric Grouping

Co-author: 

Richard Paap (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Abstract 

This paper proposes an asymmetric grouping estimator for panel data forecasting. The estimator relies on the observation that the bias-variance trade-off in potentially heterogeneous panel data may be different across individuals. Hence, the group of individuals used for parameter estimation that is optimal in terms of forecast accuracy, may be different for each individual. For a specific individual, the estimator uses cross-validation to estimate the bias-variance of all individual groupings, and uses the parameter estimates of the optimal grouping to produce the individual-specific forecast. Integer programming and screening methods deal with the combinatorial problem of a large number of individuals. A simulation study and an application to market leverage forecasts of U.S. firms demonstrate the promising performance of our new estimators.

Link to full paper here: Asymmetric_Grouping190902

Date

Nov 04 2019
Expired!

Time

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location

Room 650, Social Sciences Building (A02)
Category

Organizer

Dave Mc Manamon
Phone
93514587
Email
dave.mcmanamon@sydney.edu.au

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