Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/79936
Authors: 
Dovern, Jonas
Fritsche, Ulrich
Loungani, Prakash
Tamirisa, Natalia
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2013: Wettbewerbspolitik und Regulierung in einer globalen Wirtschaftsordnung - Session: Information Rigidities and Expectation Formation G15-V2
Abstract: 
We examine the behavior of forecasts for real GDP growth using a large panel of individual forecasts from 30 advanced and emerging economies during 1989-2010. Our main findings are as follows. First, our evidence does not support the validity of the sticky information model (Mankiw and Reis, 2002) for describing the dynamics of professional growth forecasts. Instead, the empirical evidence is more in line with implications of "noisy" information models (Woodford, 2002; Sims, 2003). Second, we find that information rigidities are more pronounced in emerging economies than advanced economies. Third, there is evidence of nonlinearities in forecast smoothing. It is less pronounced in the tails of the distribution of individual forecast revisions than in the central part of the distribution.
Subjects: 
forecast
economic
information
expectations
JEL: 
E27
E37
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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