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Working paper

Can Population Projections be Used for Sensitivity Tests on Policy Models? (WP 03/07)

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Sunday, 1 June 2003
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C52 - Model Evaluation, Validation, and Selection
E17 - General Aggregative Models: Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
J11 - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
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This paper outlines some of the conditions that variant-based sensitivity tests must meet if they are to be informative.


John Creedy, Dharma Dharmalingam, John Janssen, and Veronica Jacobsen provided helpful comments on earlier versions of this paper.


The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the New Zealand Treasury. The paper is presented not as policy, but with a view to inform and stimulate wider debate.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2007