Adam E. Clements

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The performance of techniques for evaluating univariate volatility forecasts are well understood. In the multivariate setting however, the efficacy of the evaluation techniques is not developed. Multivariate forecasts are often evaluated within an economic application such as portfolio optimisation context. This paper aims to evaluate the efficacy of such(More)
Much research has investigated the differences between option implied volatilities and econometric model-based forecasts in terms of forecast accuracy and relative informational content. Implied volatility is a market determined forecast, in contrast to model-based forecasts that employ some degree of smoothing to generate forecasts. Therefore, implied(More)
The quality of short-term electricity load forecasting is crucial to the operations and trading activities of market participants in an electricity market. In this paper, a multiple equation time series model for intra-day and day-ahead load forecasting is built. The model uses lagged load and temperature as the primary explanatory variables but makes(More)
The performance of techniques for evaluating multivariate volatility forecasts are not yet as well understood as their univariate counterparts. This paper aims to evaluate the efficacy of a range of traditional statistical-based methods for multivariate forecast evaluation together with methods based on underlying considerations of economic theory. It is(More)
We study the out-of-sample forecasting performance of several time-series models of equicorrelation, which is the average pairwise correlation between a number of assets. Building on the existing Dynamic Conditional Correlation and Linear Dynamic Equicorrelation models, we propose a model that uses proxies for equicorrelation based on high-frequency(More)
Many approaches have been proposed for estimating stochastic volatility (SV) models, a number of which are filtering methods. While non-linear filtering methods are superior to linear approaches, non-linear filtering methods have not gained a wide acceptance in the econometrics literature due to their computational cost. This paper proposes a discretised(More)
Forecasting volatility has received a great deal of research attention, with the relative performance of econometric models based on time-series data and option implied volatility forecasts often being considered. While many studies find that implied volatility is the preferred approach, a number of issues remain unresolved. Implied volatilities are(More)