Chi-squared tests of interval and density forecasts, and the Bank of England's fan charts
UNSPECIFIED (2003) Chi-squared tests of interval and density forecasts, and the Bank of England's fan charts. In: Workshop on Forecasting Techniques, SEP, 2001, FRANKFURT, GERMANY.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0169-2070(02)00009-2
This article reviews recently proposed likelihood ratio tests of goodness-of-fit and independence of interval forecasts. It recasts them in the framework of Pearson chi-squared statistics, and considers their extension to density forecasts. The use of the familiar framework of contingency tables increases the accessibility of these methods to users, and allows the incorporation of two recent developments, namely a more informative decomposition of the chi-squared goodness-of-fit statistic and the calculation of exact small-sample distributions. The tests are applied to two series of density forecasts of inflation, namely the US Survey of Professional Forecasters and the Bank of England fan charts. This first evaluation of the fan chart forecasts finds that, whereas the current-quarter forecasts are well-calibrated, this is less true of the one-year-ahead forecasts. The fan charts fan out too quickly and the excessive concern with the upside risks was not justified over the period considered. (C) 2002 International Institute of Forecasters. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORECASTING|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 165-175|
|Title of Event:||Workshop on Forecasting Techniques|
|Location of Event:||FRANKFURT, GERMANY|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP, 2001|
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