The Performance of Short-term Forecasts of the German Economy before and during the 2008/2009 Recession

The paper analyzes the forecasting performance of leading indicators for industrial production in Germany. We focus on single and pooled leading indicator models both before and during the financial crisis. Pairwise and joint significant tests are used to evaluate single indicator models as well as forecast combination methods. In addition, we investigate the stability of forecasting models during the most recent financial crisis.

01. March 2012

Authors Katja Drechsel Rolf Scheufele

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