C3. Statistical Analysis in economic and market dynamics

17:20 - 18:30, Aula 11

Chair: Andrea Marletta

A comparison of multi-factor stochastic models for commodity prices

Luca Vincenzo Ballestra, Christian Tezza and Paolo Foschi

Abstract: We focus on stochastic multi-factor models for commodity pricing. Specifically, we conduct an empirical analysis where we compare the pioneering approach initially developed by Schwartz (1997), the three-factor model proposed by Hughen (2010) and the four-factor models presented in Yan (2002) and Schone and Spinler (2017). An in-sample and an out-of-sample analyses focusing on futures prices for copper traded on the London Metal Exchange indicate that while the model proposed by Schone and Spinler (2017) demonstrates superior in-sample performance, the three-factor model by Schwartz (1997) and the four-factor model by Yan (2002) exhibit the lowest out-of-sample root mean square errors.

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Nonparametric ranking estimation with application to the propensity for Circular Economy of Italian economic sectors

Stefano Bonnini, Michela Borghesi and Massimiliano Giacalone

Abstract: This work concerns an innovative nonparametric method to estimate the ranking of multivariate populations applied to an economic problem. Circular Economy is spreading very rapidly because the idea that a linear production system is no longer sustainable, from an environmental point of view, is taking hold. The main goal of this work is to determine the ranking of Italian economic sectors according to the tendency to implement various Circular Economy activities, in other words on the propensity towards Circular Economy, based on sample data. The dataset is original and it refers to a survey carried out in Italy in 2020.

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Impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on coal markets: Evidence from an event-study approach

Yana Kostiuk, Paola Cerchiello and Arianna Agosto

Abstract: We study the immediate market response of the coal-related industry to the onset of the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Our findings, based on a rigorous event study analysis, indicate a significant and negative reaction in the Eu- ropean region on the 21st and 24th of February, followed by an increase in average abnormal returns (AARs) on the first day following the invasion. As for Emerging countries, no results were observed for China, while India registered positive AARs on the second and third day of the war. Over the designated 14-day event period, positive Cumulative Average Abnormal Returns (CAARs) are evident in all examined sub-samples, though statistical significance is observed only within the Titans sub-sample.

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Labour market and time series: a forecast approach for European countries from 1995 to 2022

Paolo Mariani, Andrea Marletta and Piero Quatto

Abstract: In statistical literature, many contributions investigated the relation between macro-economic variables and the employment rates obtained from the Labour Force Survey. The main aim of the work is to detect the presence of an economic growth, measured by GDP, followed by a positive dynamic of the considered employment rates in some EU countries. A three-way data analysis approach has been proposed to track the evolution of the relationship during time in each country. An original approach based on the superior influence of the most recent observations has been used to obtain predictions for the future coordinates of the trajectories. The proposed method also provided prediction intervals in order to display a measure of the prediction error.

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A work by Gianluca Sottile

(on behalf of the local organizing committee)