Abstract / Description of output
We introduce an efficient Markov Chain Monte Carlo sampler in precision-based algorithms for the estimation of the Random Switching Exponential Smoothing model, a versatile forecasting mechanism for time series data characterized with changing trends. Through a series of simulation experiments, RC-MC MC exhibits superior parameter estimation accuracy, particularly for datasets featuring low persistence trends. Furthermore, an empirical evaluation using the Bank for International Settlements' quarterly time series data on the non-financial sector's total credit relative to GDP validates the findings. The out-of-sample results indicate that the proposed approach outperforms its counterparts in estimating and forecasting accuracy for trending time series data.
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- random switching exponential smoothing
- precision-based algorithms
- Bayesian estimation