Brown Bag Seminar: Jonas Striaukas

February 28, 2018

12:45 PM

CORE, c.035

MIDAS-PRO-LASSO: Mixed Frequency Data Regression Models with Parameter Profiling and LASSO

Jonas Striaukas, CORE UCLouvain

In this article we propose an estimation method for high dimensional mixed frequency data sampling (MIDAS) regression model and study its properties. An extensive Monte Carlo study shows that our proposed method outperforms MIDASSO approach which is based on unrestricted MIDAS specification in terms model selection properties. The empirical study concentrates on forecasting the Euro area retail interest rates using wide range of daily financial variables. The results show evidence of predictability of retail interest rates using mixed frequency data set.

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