On predicting the semiconductor industry cycle: a Bayesian model averaging approach

On predicting the semiconductor industry cycle: a Bayesian model averaging approach This study considers the model uncertainty and utilizes the Bayesian model averaging (BMA) approach to identify useful predictors of the semiconductor industry cycle from a list of 70 potential predictors. The posterior inclusion probabilities, posterior means, and posterior standard deviations over the period of 1995:05–2012:10 are estimated and consequently used to identify the main determinants of the industry cycle. It is found that the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index and total inventories in various downstream industries have important roles in signaling the industry growth. The results from an out-of-sample forecasting exercise also reveal the predictive potential and usefulness of BMA for the long-term prediction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Empirical Economics Springer Journals

On predicting the semiconductor industry cycle: a Bayesian model averaging approach

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Economics; Econometrics; Statistics for Business/Economics/Mathematical Finance/Insurance; Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods
ISSN
0377-7332
eISSN
1435-8921
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00181-016-1198-x
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Abstract

This study considers the model uncertainty and utilizes the Bayesian model averaging (BMA) approach to identify useful predictors of the semiconductor industry cycle from a list of 70 potential predictors. The posterior inclusion probabilities, posterior means, and posterior standard deviations over the period of 1995:05–2012:10 are estimated and consequently used to identify the main determinants of the industry cycle. It is found that the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index and total inventories in various downstream industries have important roles in signaling the industry growth. The results from an out-of-sample forecasting exercise also reveal the predictive potential and usefulness of BMA for the long-term prediction.

Journal

Empirical EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Dec 31, 2016

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