shrinkage estimation

How Useful is Bagging in Forecasting Economic Time Series? A Case Study of US CPI Inflation

JEL codes: 
C22, C52, C53
Version Date: 
Sep 2005

This paper explores the usefulness of bagging methods in forecasting economic time series from linear multiple regression models. We focus on the widely studied question of whether the inclusion of indicators of real economic activity lowers the prediction mean-squared error of forecast models of US consumer price inflation.

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