Forecasting Thailand’s Core Inflation

Author/Editor:

Tao Sun

Publication Date:

May 1, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper develops an approach for forecasting in Thailand core inflation. The key innovation is to anchor the projections derived from the short-term time-series properties of core inflation to its longer-run evolution. This involves combining a short-term model, which attempts to distill the forecasting power of a variety of monthly indicators purely on goodness-of-fit criteria, with an equilibrium-correction model that pins down the convergence of core inflation to its longer-run structural determinants. The result is a promising model for forecasting Thai core inflation over horizons up to 10, 24, and 55 months, based on a root mean-squared error criterion as well as a mean absolute error criterion.

Series:

Working Paper No. 04/90

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451851427/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0902004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

28

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