• Commodity prices and fiscal policy design: Procyclical despite a rule 

      Bjørnland, Hilde C.; Thorsrud, Leif Anders (CAMP Working Paper Series;5/2015, Working paper, 2015)
      We analyse if the adoption of a fiscal spending rule insulates the domestic economy from commodity price fluctuations in a resource-rich economy. To do so we develop a time-varying Dynamic Factor Model, in which we allow ...
    • Comparing the Forecasting Performances of Linear Models for Electricity Prices with High RES Penetration 

      Gianfreda, Angelica; Ravazzolo, Francesco; Rossini, Luca (CAMP Working Paper Series;2, Working paper, 2018-01)
      This paper compares alternative univariate versus multivariate models, probabilistic versus Bayesian autoregressive and vector autoregressive specifications for hourly day-ahead electricity prices, with and without ...
    • Components of Uncertainty 

      Larsen, Vegard Høghaug (CAMP Working Paper Series;4/2017, Working paper, 2017)
      Uncertainty is acknowledged to be a source of economic fluctuations. But, does the type of uncertainty matter for the economy's response to an uncertainty shock? This paper offers a novel identfication strategy to ...
    • Deadly Variation: The Effect of Temperature Variability on Mortality 

      Hovdahl, Isabel (CAMP Working Paper Series;01/2020, Working paper, 2020-02-02)
      While economists have focused on the effect of mean temperatures on mortality, climate scientists have emphasized that global warming might not only lead to an increase in mean temperatures, but can potentially also affect ...
    • Density Forecasts with MIDAS Models 

      Aastveit, Knut Are; Foroni, Claudia; Ravazzolo, Francesco (CAMP Working Paper Series;3/2014, Working paper, 2014)
      In this paper we derive a general parametric bootstrapping approach to compute density forecasts for various types of mixed-data sampling (MIDAS) regressions. We consider both classical and unrestricted MIDAS regressions ...
    • Do central banks respond timely to developments in the global economy? 

      Bjørnland, Hilde C.; Thorsrud, Leif Anders; Zahiri, Sepideh Khayati (CAMP Working Paper Series;8/2016, Working paper, 2016)
      Our analysis suggests; they do not! To arrive at this conclusion we construct a real-time data set of interest rate projections from central banks in three small open economies; New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden, and analyze ...
    • Do Central Banks Respond to Exchange Rate Movements? A Markov-Switching Structural Investigation 

      Alstadheim, Ragna; Bjørnland, Hilde C.; Maih, Junior (CAMP Working Paper Series;9/2013, Working paper, 2013)
      Do central banks respond to exchange rate movements? According to Lubik and Schorfheide (2007) who estimate structural general equilibrium models with monetary policy rules, the answer is "Yes, some do". However, their ...
    • Do Central Banks Respond to Exchange Rate Movements? A Markov-Switching Structural Investigation of Commodity Exporters and Importers 

      Alstadheim, Ragna; Bjørnland, Hilde C.; Maih, Junior (CAMP Working Paper Series;12/2020, Working paper, 2021-01-25)
      We analyse whether central banks in small open commodity exporting and importing countries respond to exchange rate movements, taking into consideration that there may be structural changes in parameters and volatility ...
    • Does forecast combination improve Norges Bank inflation forecasts? 

      Bjørnland, Hilde C.; Gerdrup, Karsten; Jore, Anne Sofie; Smith, Christie; Thorsrud, Leif Anders (CAMAR Working Paper Series;2/2010, Working paper, 2010)
      We develop a system that provides model-based forecasts for inflation in Norway. We recursively evaluate quasi out-of-sample forecasts from a large suite of models from 1999 to 2009. The performance of the models are then ...
    • Does oil promote or prevent coups? 

      Nordvik, Frode Martin (CAMP Working Papers Series;7/2014, Working paper, 2014)
      A large literature investigates the relation between oil and conflict, yet no empirical study has found any link between oil and coups d’´etat. Using a new data set on oil production separated into onshore and offshore ...
    • Does oil promote or prevent coups? 

      Nordvik, Frode Martin (CAMP Working Paper Series;7/2014, Working paper, 2014)
      A large literature investigates the relation between oil and conflict, yet no empirical study has found any link between oil and coups d’´etat. Using a new data set on oil production separated into onshore and offshore ...
    • Dutch Disease Dynamics Reconsidered 

      Bjørnland, Hilde C.; Thorsrud, Leif Anders; Torvik, Ragnar (CAMP Working Paper Series;4, Working paper, 2018-02)
      In this paper we develop the first model to incorporate the dynamic productivity consequences of both the spending effect and the resource movement effect of oil abundance. We show that doing so dramatically alters the ...
    • Efficient Perturbation Methods for Solving Regime-Switching DSGE Models 

      Maih, Junior (CAMP Working Papers Series;10/2014, Working paper, 2014)
      In an environment where economic structures break, variances change, distributions shift, conventional policies weaken and past events tend to reoccur, economic agents have to form expectations over different regimes. ...
    • Forecasting Cryptocurrencies Financial Time Series 

      Catania, Leopoldo; Grassi, Stefano; Ravazzolo, Francesco (CAMP Working Paper Series;5, Working paper, 2018-03)
      This paper studies the predictability of cryptocurrencies time series. We compare several alternative univariate and multivariate models in point and density forecasting of four of the most capitalized series: Bitcoin, ...
    • Forecasting Energy Commodity Prices: A Large Global Dataset Sparse Approach 

      Ferrari, Davide; Ravazzolo, Francesco; Vespignani, Joaquin (CAMP Working Paper Series;11/2019, Working paper, 2019-12)
      This paper focuses on forecasting quarterly energy prices of commodities, such as oil, gas and coal, using the Global VAR dataset proposed by Mohaddes and Raissi (2018). This dataset includes a number of potentially ...
    • Forecasting GDP with global components. This time is different 

      Bjørnland, Hilde C.; Ravazzolo, Francesco; Thorsrud, Leif Anders (CAMP Working Papers Series;1/2015, Working paper, 2015)
      A long strand of literature has shown that the world has become more global. Yet, the recent Great Global Recession turned out to be hard to predict, with forecasters across the world committing large forecast errors. ...
    • Foreign shocks 

      Bergholt, Drago (CAMP Working Papers Series;11/2015, Working paper, 2015)
      How and to what extent are small open economies affected by international shocks? I develop and estimate a medium scale DSGE model that addresses both questions. The model incorporates i) international markets for firm-to-firm ...
    • Foreign Shocks in an Estimated Multi-Sector Model 

      Bergholt, Drago (CAMP Working Paper Series;4/2014, Working paper, 2014)
      How are macroeconomic fluctuations in open economies affected by international business cycles? To shed some light on this question, I develop and estimate a medium scale DSGE model for a small open economy. The model ...
    • Global and regional business cycles: Shocks and propagations 

      Thorsrud, Leif Anders (CAMP Working Paper Series;3/2013, Working paper, 2014-06-24)
      We study the synchronization of real and nominal variables across four dfferent regions of the world, Asia, Europe, North and South America, covering 32 different countries. Employing a FAVAR framework, we distinguish ...
    • Growth with Age-Dependent Preferences 

      Mehlum, Halvor; Torvik, Ragnar; Valente, Simone (CAMP Working Paper Series Paper No. 14/2018;, Working paper, 2018-12-10)
      We study the consequences of age-dependent preferences for economic growth and structural change in a two-sector model with overlapping generations and nondimishing returns to capital. Savings and accumulation rates depend ...