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NO. 319 报告人:Zhipeng Liao

——Conditional Superior Predictive Ability

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题  目: Conditional Superior Predictive Ability

报告人:Zhipeng Liao    助理教授     加州大学洛杉矶分校 

主持人:金樟峰  博士后  浙江大学经济学院

时  间:2019621   星期五    12:00-13:30

地  点:浙江大学玉泉校区经济学院418  

  

Abstract:

This paper proposes a test for the conditional superior predictive ability (CSPA) of a family of forecast methods with respect to a benchmark. The test is functional in nature: Under the null hypothesis, the benchmark's conditional expected loss is no more than those of the competitors, uniformly across all conditioning states, and, under the alternative, there exists some competing method that outperforms the benchmark in certain states. By inverting the CSPA tests for a set of benchmarks, we obtain confidence sets for the uniformly most superior model. The econometric inference pertains to testing a system of conditional moment inequalities for dependent data, and we justify its asymptotic validity using uniform nonparametric inference methods based on time-series strong approximation. The usefulness of the proposed method is demonstrated in empirical applications on volatility and inflation forecasting.

  

Introduction:

Zhipeng Liao received his Ph.D. from Yale and is an Assistant Professor in Economics at UCLA. His research develops methods to use data to select among different economic models, and to make inferences from nonstationary time series data, and to make robust inferences from nonparametric models. His work has been published in the Econometric Theory, the Journal of Econometrics, the Quantitative Economics and the Review of Economic Studies.

 

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