Bayesian VAR Modelling ‘from General to Specific’

  • Jakub Bijak
Part of the The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis book series (PSDE, volume 24)


The current chapter outlines the second of proposed perspectives on migration forecasting, which applies the ‘from general to specific’ modelling principle in the context of nested vector autoregression (VAR) models. In this way, the impact of various theory-based interdependent variables on migration can be tested. Similarly to the previous chapter, Section 6.1 outlines the theoretical foundations of VAR modelling, while Section 6.2 illustrates the approach with empirical forecasts for emigration rates among the countries under study.


Predictive Distribution Migration Flow Emigration Rate Vector Error Correction Model Income Differential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social Sciences, Centre for Population Change and S3RI, University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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