Rounding of probability forecasts: the SPF forecast probabilities of negative output growth
Clements, Michael P. (2008) Rounding of probability forecasts: the SPF forecast probabilities of negative output growth. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick, Department of Economics. (Warwick economic research papers).
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We consider the possibility that respondents to the Survey of Professional Forecasters round their probability forecasts of the event that real output will decline in the future. We make various assumptions about how forecasters round their forecasts, including that individuals have constant patterns of responses across forecasts. Our primary interests are the impact of rounding on assessments of the internal consistency of the probability forecasts of a decline in real output and the histograms for annual real output growth, and on the relationship between the probability forecasts and the point forecasts of quarterly output growth.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Economic surveys, Estimation theory, Econometric models, Economic forecasting|
|Series Name:||Warwick economic research papers|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick, Department of Economics|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Date:||22 September 2008|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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