I am an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Economics at Texas A&M University, specializing in applied macroeconomics, time series (classical and Bayesian) econometrics, and forecasting.
I am currently on leave from the university and am visiting the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in the capacity of a visiting fellow. Note that the material on this website does not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or the Federal Reserve System.
I most recently taught ECON 674, Economic Forecasting & ECON 689, Special Topics in Empirical Methods for Macro. The pre-publication versions of my manuscripts are listed below. My Google Scholar page summarizes the overall research output.
I can be reached at email addresses tsekhposyan (at) tamu (dot) edu & tatevik (dot) sekhposyan (at) gmail (dot) com.
"Comparing Forecast Performance with State Dependence" (with Florens Odendahl and Barbara Rossi), June, 2020.
"Has the Information Channel of Monetary Policy Disappeared? Revisiting the Empirical Evidence" (with Lukas Hoesch and Barbara Rossi), February, 2020.
→ Short discussion in VoxEU & Brookings Hutchins Roundup
"Survey-based Monetary Policy Uncertainty and its Asymmetric Effects" (with Tatjana Dahlhaus), updated in March, 2020. The previous version is available as a Bank of Canada Working Paper.
→ Short discussion in Central Banking
→ Monetary Policy Uncertainty Index in Excel
"Understanding the Sources of Macroeconomic Uncertainty" (with Barbara Rossi and Matthieu Soupre), updated in April, 2020.
→ Uncertainty Indices in Excel
"Real-Time Forecasting with a Large, Mixed Frequency, Bayesian VAR" (with Michael McCracken and Michael Owyang), updated in April, 2020.
"Predicting Relative Forecasting Performance: an Empirical Investigation" (with Eleonora Granziera), International Journal of Forecasting 35(4), 2019, 1636-1657. Appendix.
"Alternative Tests for Correct Specification of Conditional Predictive Densities" (with Barbara Rossi), Journal of Econometrics 208(2), 2019, 638-657. Replication Matlab codes.
→ Simple codes to implement the tests
→ Tests are also available in software packages F.I.T. and BEAR
"Macroeconomic Uncertainty Indices for the Euro Area and its Individual Member Countries" (with Barbara Rossi), Empirical Economics 53(1), 2017, 41-62. Replication Matlab codes.
→ Working paper with more robustness results
→ Macroeconomic Uncertainty Indices in Excel
"Forecast Rationality Tests in the Presence of Instabilities, With Applications to Federal Reserve and Survey Forecasts" (with Barbara Rossi), Journal of Applied Econometrics 31(3), 2016, 507-532. Appendix. Replication Matlab codes.
→ Test are also available in software packages F.I.T. and BEAR
"Macroeconomic Uncertainty Indices Based on Nowcast and Forecast Error Distributions" (with Barbara Rossi), American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 105(5), 2015, 650-655. Appendix. Replication Matlab codes.
→ Matlab codes for updating the series as new data become available
→ Macroeconomic Uncertainty Index in Excel, last updated in April, 2020
"Evaluating Predictive Densities of U.S. Output Growth and Inflation in a Large Macroeconomic Data Set" (with Barbara Rossi), International Journal of Forecasting 30(3), 2014, 662-682. Replication Matlab codes. Comment.
→ Winner of the IJF's Outstanding Paper Award
"Conditional Predictive Density Evaluation in the Presence of Instabilities" (with Barbara Rossi), Journal of Econometrics 177(2), 2013, 199-212. Replication Matlab codes.
"Okun’s Law over the Business Cycle: Was the Great Recession All That Different?" (with Michael Owyang), Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, September/October 2012, 94(5), 399-418. Replication Matlab codes.
"Have Economic Models' Forecasting Performance for US Output Growth and Inflation Changed Over Time, and When?" (with Barbara Rossi), International Journal of Forecasting 26(4), 2010, 808-835. Appendix. Replication Matlab codes.
"Methodology for Constructing an Economic Index for the College Station-Bryan Metropolitan Statistical Area" (with Dennis Jansen, Carlos Navarro and Andrew Rettenmaier), Private Enterprise Research Center Policy Studies, October 2018.
"Output and Unemployment: How Do They Relate Today?" (with Michael Owyang and E. Katarina Vermann), Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, October 2013, 5-9.
→ Short discussion in The WSJ's Real Time Economics & Conversable Economist
The 27th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group at Texas A&M University in 2017
Slides for the 2015 Armenian Economic Association Workshop on "Forecasting Techniques and Forecast Evaluation"