K. Rao Kadiyala
and Sune Karlsson
K. Rao Kadiyala: Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University
Sune Karlsson: Dept. of Economic Statistics, Stockholm School of Economics, Postal: Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, 113 83 Stockholm, Sweden
Abstract: In Bayesian analysis of VAR-models, and especially in forecasting applications, the Minnesota prior of Litterman is frequently used. In many cases other prior distributions provide better forecasts and are preferable from a theoretical standpoint. This paper considers the numerical procedures needed to implement these prior distributions. In addition we also report on the forecasting performance of the different prior distributions considered in the paper.
43 pages, March 1994
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