Special Issue "Topics in Computational Econometrics and Finance: Theory and Applications"

A special issue of Econometrics (ISSN 2225-1146).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Fredj Jawadi
Guest Editor
Institut d'Administration des Entreprises de Lille (IAE), University of Lille Nord de France, Lille, France
Interests: applied econometrics; empirical finance; empirical macroeconomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the aftermath of the global financial crisis (2008–2009), various macroeconomic and financial models have been questioned, in particular because of the inability of these models to forecast the financial crisis. This has yielded an ongoing challenge to improve these models in order to better reproduce the properties of macro and financial data and to improve their modeling and forecasting. Accordingly, these models have been the subject of different empirical investigations. To this end, some econometric models have been extended. These extensions have implied the development/extension of parametric tests (time series modeling, high frequency modeling, panel data, multivariate analysis, etc.) as well as nonparametric tests (wavelet, spectral analysis, etc.). The application of new tests has improved the modeling of macroeconomic and financial data in different ways, and the related simulations of these methods have shown their viability. Consequently, a growing research agenda has been defined to tackle these questions with these new econometric methods.

This Special Issue aims to focus on the recent topics on empirical macroeconomic and financial modeling as well as on these extended econometric techniques that were introduced to extend the original framework of macro-econometrics. Accordingly, this Special Issue will present theoretical, methodological, as well as empirical, research in empirical macroeconomics and finance, with a focus on the econometrics modeling steps.

This Special Issue is associated with the 6th International Symposium in Computational Economics and Finance (ISCEF2020, www.iscef.com). The conference will be held from 29 to 31 October 2020, in Paris.

Prof. Dr. Fredj Jawadi
Guest Editor

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  • empirical finance
  • empirical macroeconomics
  • computational finance
  • time series
  • nonlinearity
  • nonparametric econometrics
  • forecasting

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Authors: D.S.G. Pollock
Affiliation: University of Leicester; Email: stephen [email protected]
Abstract: The effect of the conventional model-based methods of seasonal adjustment is to nullify the elements of the data that reside at the seasonal frequencies and to attenuate the elements at the adjacent frequencies. It may be desirable to nullify some of the adjacent elements instead of merely attenuating them. For this purpose, two alternative procedures are presented that have been implemented in a computer program. In the first procedure, the seasonal-adjustment filter is augmented by additional filters that are targeted at the adjacent frequencies. In the second procedure, a Fourier transform is deployed to reveal the elements of the data at all the frequencies. This allows the elements in the vicinities of the seasonal frequencies to be eliminated or attenuated at will. In spite of the success of these procedures, the question is raised of whether the estimated trend-cycle trajectory should serve in place of the seasonally adjusted data.

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