School of Economics

Barbara Rossi - Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

Thursday 14th May 2015 (16:00-17:30)

"Alternative Tests for Correct Specification of Conditional Predictive Densities"

Abstract:   We propose new methods for evaluating predictive densities in an environment where the estimation error of the parameters used to construct the densities is preserved asymptotically under the null hypothesis. The tests offer a simple way to evaluate the correct specification of predictive densities. Monte Carlo simulation results indicate that our tests are well sized and have good power in detecting mis-specification. An empirical application to the Survey of Professional Forecasters and a baseline macroeconomic model shows the usefulness of our methodology.

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