Working Paper

Weights and pools for a Norwegian density combination

Author: by Hilde Bjørnland, Karsten Gerdrup, Christie Smith, Anne Sofie Jore and Leif Anders Thorsrud
Series: Working Paper
Number: 6/2010


We apply a suite of models to produce quasi-real-time density forecasts of Norwegian GDP and inflation, and evaluate different combination and selection methods using the Kullback-Leibler information criterion (KLIC). We use linear and logarithmic opinion pools in conjunction with various weighting schemes, and we compare these combinations to two different selection methods. In our application, logarithmic opinion pools were better than linear opinion pools, and score-based weights were generally superior to other weighting schemes. Model selection generally yielded poor density forecasts, as evaluated by KLIC.

Published 26 May 2010 09:41