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Neil R Ericsson

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Historically, the theory of forecasting that underpinned actual practice in economics has been based on two key assumptions?-that the model was a good representation of the economy and that the structure of the economy would remain relatively unchanged. In reality, forecast models are mis-specified, the economy is subject to unanticipated shifts, and the failure to make accurate predictions is relatively common.In the last decade, economists have developed new theories of economic forecasting and additional methods of forecast evaluation that make less stringent assumptions.