This book focuses on building practical forecasting models that produce optimal results. The book is designed to appeal to a wide range of academic, corporate, & consulting economists who have interest or responsibilities in forecasting on a macroeconomic, financial market, industry, or individual company level.
From the Back Cover
Stressing the concrete applications of economic forecasting, Practical Business Forecasting
is accessible to a wide-range of readers, requiring only a familiarity with basic statistics. The text focuses on the use of models in forecasting, explaining how to build practical forecasting models that produce optimal results. In a clear and detailed format, the text covers estimating and forecasting with single and multi- equation models, univariate time-series modeling, and determining forecasting accuracy. Additionally, case studies throughout the book illustrate how the models are actually estimated and adjusted to generate accurate forecasts. After reading this text, students and readers should have a clearer idea of the reasoning and choices involved in building models, and a deeper foundation in estimating econometric models used in practical business forecasting.
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