ERIC Number: ED420664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Federal Forecasters Conference-1997. Papers and Proceedings (9th, Washington, D.C., September 11, 1997).
Gerald, Debra E., Ed.
The Ninth Federal Forecasters Conference provided a forum in which forecasters from different federal agencies and other organizations could meet to discuss various aspects of forecasting in the United States. The theme was "Forecasting in an Era of Diminishing Resources." The conference was attended by 150 forecasters. A keynote address by Katharine G. Abraham, Commissioner of Labor Statistics, and a panel discussion set the stage for 2 concurrent sessions in the afternoon at which 26 papers were presented. These papers, or in a few cases an abstract, are included in this volume grouped into topics of: (1) "The Economic Outlook"; (2) "Industry Modeling at the Bureau of Labor Statistics"; (3) "Global Forecasting and Foresight"; (4) "Community Policy Models"; (5) "Topics in Forecasting"; (6) "Forecasting Crop Prices under New Farm Legislation"; (7) "Forecast Evaluation"; (8) "Early Warning and the Need for Information Sharing"; and (9) "Forecasting Program Expenditures." Of particular interest to the educational research community were two papers. The first, "The Educational Requirements of Jobs: A New Way of Looking at Training Needs" by Darrel Patrick Wash of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is presented as an abstract. The second, "Projections of Elementary and Secondary Public Education Expenditures by State" by William J. Hussar of the National Center for Education Statistics, is a discussion of estimation and data pooling techniques and projection models. (Contains 83 tables and 37 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Expenditures, Federal Government, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Prediction, Public Agencies, Shared Resources and Services, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.