Simula@BI seminar: Jack Fosten, King's Business School

Simula@BI invites senior lecturer Jack Fosten, King’s Business School, King’s College London, to talk about Predictive Ability Tests with Possibly Overlapping Models (econometrics).

  • Starts:12:00, 10 October 2023
  • Ends:13:00, 10 October 2023
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo, B3 inner area - next to meeting room B3i-108 or Zoom
  • Contact:Siri Johnsen (Siri.johnsen@bi.no)

Predictive Ability Tests with Possibly Overlapping Models (with V. Corradi and D. Gutknecht)

This paper provides novel tests for comparing out-of-sample predictive ability of two or more competing models that are possibly overlapping. The tests do not require pre-testing, they allow for dynamic misspecification and are valid under different estimation schemes and loss functions.

In pairwise model comparisons, the test is constructed by adding a random perturbation to both the numerator and denominator of a standard Diebold-Mariano test statistic. This prevents degeneracy in the presence of overlapping models but becomes asymptotically negligible otherwise. The test has correct size uniformly over all null data generating processes.

A similar idea is used to develop a superior predictive ability test for the comparison of multiple models against a benchmark. Monte Carlo simulations demonstrate that our tests exhibit very good size control in finite samples reducing both incidences of under- and over-sizing relative to its competitors. Finally, an application to forecasting U.S. excess bond returns provides evidence in favour of models using macroeconomic factors.