Predictable non-linearities in U.S. inflation

Jane M. Binner*, C. Thomas Elger, Birger Nilsson, Jonathan A. Tepper

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This paper compares the out-of-sample inflation forecasting performance of two non-linear models; a neural network and a Markov switching autoregressive (MS-AR) model. We find that predictable non-linearities in inflation are best accounted for by the MS-AR model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

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  • Inflation forecasting
  • Markov switching models
  • Recurrent neural networks

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    Binner, J. M., Elger, C. T., Nilsson, B., & Tepper, J. A. (2006). Predictable non-linearities in U.S. inflation. Economics Letters, 93(3), 323-328.