Model Switching and Model Averaging in Time-Varying Parameter Regression Models

Miguel Belmonte, Gary Koop

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Abstract

This paper investigates the usefulness of switching Gaussian state space models as a tool for implementing dynamic model selecting (DMS) or averaging (DMA) in time-varying parameter regression models. DMS methods allow for model switching, where a di§erent model can be chosen at each point in time. Thus, they allow for the explanatory variables in the time-varying parameter regression model to change over time. DMA will carry out model averaging in a time-varying manner. We compare our exact approach to DMA/DMS to a popular existing procedure which relies on the use of forgetting factor approximations. In an application, we use DMS to select di§erent predictors in an ináation forecasting application. We also compare di§erent ways of implementing DMA/DMS and investigate whether they lead to similar results.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Pages1-25
Number of pages26
Volume13
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • model switching
  • forecast combination
  • switching state space model
  • inflation forecasting

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    Belmonte, M., & Koop, G. (2013). Model Switching and Model Averaging in Time-Varying Parameter Regression Models. (02 ed.) (pp. 1-25). University of Strathclyde.