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STICERD Econometrics Seminar Series

Bagged value-at-risk forecast combination

Ekaterina Kazak (University of Manchester)

Thursday 26 May 2022 14:00 - 15:30

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About this event

Recent developments in financial econometrics literature on joint scoring functions for Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall allowed for consistent implementation of statistical tests based on the Model Confidence Set (MCS). MCS is shown to be a great tool for model comparison, both in-sample and out-of-sample. Another branch of literature focused on the superior performance of convex forecast combinations, which often outperform stand-alone forecasting models. This paper combines both results and proposes a novel approach to a forecast combination of Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall based on the MCS. We exploit the statistical properties of bootstrap aggregation (bagging) and combine competing models based on the bootstrapped probability of the model being in the Confidence Set. The resulting forecast combination allows for a flexible and smooth switch between the underlying models and outperforms the corresponding stand-alone forecasts.

STICERD Econometrics seminars are held on Thursdays in term time at 14.00-15.30, ONLINE, unless specified otherwise.

Seminar organisers: Professor Tai Otsu and Dr. Vassilis Hajivassiliou.

For further information please contact Lubala Chibwe, either by email: l.chibwe@lse.ac.uk.

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