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Computes forecast combination weights according to the bias-corrected eigenvector approach by Hsiao and Wan (2014) and produces forecasts for the test set, if provided.

1 | ```
comb_EIG2(x)
``` |

`x` |
An object of class |

The bias-corrected eigenvector approach builds on the idea that if one or more of the predictive models yield biased predictions,
the accuracy of the standard eigenvector approach can be improved by eliminating the bias. The optimization procedure to
obtain combination weights coincides with the `standard eigenvector approach`

, except
that it is applied to the centered MSPE matrix after extracting the bias (by subtracting the column means of the MSPE).

The combination weights are calculated as:

*w = (1 / \tilde{d}_l) * \tilde{w}^l*

where *\tilde{d}_j* and *\tilde{w}^j* are defined analogously to *d_j* and *w^j*
in the `standard eigenvector approach`

, with the only difference that they correspond to the spectral decomposition of the
centered MSPE matrix rather than the uncentered one.

The combined forecast is then obtained by:

*\hat{y}_t = a + (f_t)'w*

where *a = E(y_t) - E(f_t)'w* is the intercept for bias correction. If the actual
series and the forecasts are stationary, the expectations can be approximated by the time series means, i.e. the intercept is obtained
by subtracting the weighted sum of column means of the MSPE matrix from the mean of the actual series. Forecast combination methods
including intercepts therefore usually require stationarity.

Returns an object of class `foreccomb_res`

with the following components:

`Method` |
Returns the used forecast combination method. |

`Models` |
Returns the individual input models that were used for the forecast combinations. |

`Intercept` |
Returns the intercept (bias correction). |

`Weights` |
Returns the combination weights obtained by applying the combination method to the training set. |

`Fitted` |
Returns the fitted values of the combination method for the training set. |

`Accuracy_Train` |
Returns range of summary measures of the forecast accuracy for the training set. |

`Forecasts_Test` |
Returns forecasts produced by the combination method for the test set. Only returned if input included a forecast matrix for the test set. |

`Accuracy_Test` |
Returns range of summary measures of the forecast accuracy for the test set. Only returned if input included a forecast matrix and a vector of actual values for the test set. |

`Input_Data` |
Returns the data forwarded to the method. |

Christoph E. Weiss and Gernot R. Roetzer

Hsiao, C., and Wan, S. K. (2014). Is There An Optimal Forecast Combination? *Journal of Econometrics*, **178(2)**, 294–309.

`comb_EIG1`

,
`foreccomb`

,
`plot.foreccomb_res`

,
`summary.foreccomb_res`

,
`accuracy`

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