James Mitchell

  Education: 1995-1999 - University of Cambridge, Ph.D. in Economics. Faculty of Economics and Politics and King's College, Cambridge. Thesis title: Identification and estimation of impulse response functions in VAR models: analysing monetary shocks in the G7 economies, (Supervisor: Professor M. Hashem Pesaran ). Research studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1994-1995 - University of Bristol, M.Sc. in Economics, Pass with Commendation. Advanced course studentship from the ESRC. 1991-1994 - University of Durham, B.A. (Hons.) in Economics, First Class Honours. Career: Professor, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick  Webpage  1999- National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London: Visiting Fellow (2011-) Senior Research Fellow (2009-2011) Research Fellow (2005-2009) Senior Research Officer (2002-2005) Research Officer (1999-2002) 2006 (March-April) - Visiting Researcher, Economics Department, Reserve Bank of New Zealand. 2002 (October) - Visiting Researcher, University of Waikato, New Zealand. 1999 (August) - Teaching Assistant for "Forecasting Techniques in Financial Markets", International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.  1995-1999 - Taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in macroeconomics, linear algebra, statistics and econometrics (90 hours +) at Cambridge University. 1995-1998 - Research Assistant for Prof. M.H. Pesaran, 2-3 days a week, and Research Associate on the ESRC project: Structural modelling of the UK economy within a vector autoregression framework using quarterly data. Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge. 1996 - Short-term Consultant, International Economics Division, World Bank, Washington D.C., USA. Research Interests: Applied Econometrics; Time-Series; Forecasting; Business Cycle Analysis; Qualitative Survey Data; Migration  Recent projects: Economic and Social Research Council (1999-2001). Firms’ estimates and expectations of output growth: a study of individual responses from the CBI surveys. Eurostat, European Commission (2001-2004; 2006-). Various projects on business cycle analysis, forecasting, nowcasting, convergence and interpolation.  Home Office/Cabinet Office (2002). Modelling migration into the UK: a panel based modelling approach. Statistics Commission (2003-4). Review of Revisions to Economic Statistics. Economic and Social Research Council (2004-5). Combination of Density Forecasts (Award Reference: RES-000-22-0610) Economic and Social Research Council (2005-6). Quantitative Analysis of Qualitative Business Data (Award Reference: RES-000-22-1009)) Economic and Social Research Council (2006-7). Dependence between Density Forecasts of Inflation and Output Growth (Award Reference: RES-000-22-1512) Economic and Social Research Council (2007-9). Qualitative Business Survey Data: An Assessment based on a Micro-Comparison with Quantitative Data (Award Reference: RES-062-23-0239)  Economic and Social Research Council (2009-2011). Producing Robust Density Forecasts: Applications to Monetary Policy (Award Reference: RES-062-23-1753)     Selected Publications: Mitchell, J., N. Pain and R. Riley (2011), The drivers of international migration to the UK: a panel-based Bayesian model averaging approach, Economic Journal, Forthcoming Lui, S., J. Mitchell and M. Weale (2011), The utility of expectational data: Firm-level evidence using matched qualitative-quantitative UK surveys, International Journal of Forecasting, 27, 1128-1146. Bache, I.W., A-S. Jore, J. Mitchell and S.P. Vahey (2011), Combining VAR and DSGE forecast densities, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 35, 1659-1670  Lui, S., J. Mitchell and M. Weale (2011), Qualitative business surveys: signal or noise?, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 174, 327-348 Mitchell, J. and K.F. Wallis (2011), Evaluating density forecasts: forecast combinations, model mixtures, calibration and sharpness, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 26, 1023-1040 Jore, A.S., Mitchell, J., Vahey, S.P, (2010), Combining forecast densities from VARs with uncertain instabilities, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 25, 621-634 Matheson, T.D., J. Mitchell and B. Silverstone (2010), Nowcasting and predicting data revisions using panel survey data, Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 29, pp. 313-330 Khoman, E., Mitchell, J., Weale, M., (2008), Incidence-based Estimates of Healthy Life Expectancy for the United Kingdom: Coherence between Transition Probabilities and Aggregate Life Tables, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, Vol. 171. pp. 203-222  Hall, S., Mitchell, J., (2007), Combining Density Forecasts, International Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 23, pp. 1-13 Mitchell, J., Mouratidis, K., Weale, M., (2007), Uncertainty in UK manufacturing: evidence from qualitative survey data, Economics Letters, Vol. 94, pp. 245-252 Mitchell, J., Smith, R., Weale, M., Stephen Wright and Eduardo Salazar, (2005), An Indicator of Monthly GDP and an Early Estimate of quarterly GDP, Economic Journal, Vol. 115, pp. 108-129 Mitchell, J., Hall, S., (2005), Evaluating, comparing and combining density forecasts using the KLIC with an application to the Bank of England and NIESR 'fan' charts of inflation, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 67, pp. 995-1033 Mitchell, J., Smith, R., Weale, M., (2005), Forecasting Manufacturing Output Growth Using Firm-Level Survey Data, The Manchester School, Vol. 73, pp. 479-499 Mitchell, J., Smith, R., Weale, M., (2002), Quantification of qualitative firm-level survey data, Economic Journal, Vol. 112, pp. 117-135 Mitchell, J., (2002), The use of non-normal distributions in quantifying qualitative survey data, Economics Letters, Vol. 76, pp. 101-107