Economic Forecasting

Elgar Research Reviews in Economics

Terence C. Mills

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Economic forecasting has a long, and at times extremely chequered, history. While forecasts from large-scale macroeconomic models have attracted most attention in recent times, attempts to find temporal patterns in economic data that might enable predictions to be made about future events stretch back to the 17th century. This research review begins by discussing these early attempts at forecasting before moving on to the more current themes of macroeconomic forecasting and policy making, time series forecasting, the econometrics of forecasting, forecast evaluation, forecasting with leading indicators, forecasting in finance and economic forecasting using surveys.

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Terence C. Mills

Subjects: economics and finance, behavioural and experimental economics

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Economic Forecasting (2 volumes)

Terence C. Mills (ed.)

ISBN 978 1 85278 866 7

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