School of Economics

Granger Centre Seminar: Guillaume Chevillon (ESSEC Business School, Paris)

C43 Sir Clive Granger
Thursday 21st November 2019 (16:00-17:00)

Forecasting long memory through a VAR model (with Luc Bauwens and  Sébastien Laurent)

Abstract:  A large dimensional vector autoregressive (VAR) model can generate long memory in its components under conditions, stated by Chevillon, Hecq and Laurent (2018, CHL), which restrict the VAR parameters. In this context, we compare the forecasting performance of univariate ARFIMA and HAR models, a VAR estimated by ML under the CHL constraints, and a VAR estimated by MCMC. The latter is based on a Gaussian prior density that incorporates the CHL restrictions through the prior mean of the VAR parameters, while the prior variances control the tightness of the restrictions. The forecast comparisons are done on simulated and real data.

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