Jon D. Samuels

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Forecasting with Many Models: Model Confidence Sets and Forecast Combination

Staff Working Paper 2013-11 Jon D. Samuels, Rodrigo Sekkel
A longstanding finding in the forecasting literature is that averaging forecasts from different models often improves upon forecasts based on a single model, with equal weight averaging working particularly well. This paper analyzes the effects of trimming the set of models prior to averaging.
Content Type(s): Staff Research, Staff Working Papers Topic(s): Econometric and statistical methods JEL Code(s): C, C5, C53