ERIC Number: ED440124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Federal Forecasters Conference--1999. Papers and Proceedings (10th, Washington, DC, June 24, 1999) and Selected Papers from the International Symposium on Forecasting (19th, Washington, DC, June 27-30, 1999).
Gerald, Debra E., Ed.
The 10th Federal Forecasters Conference provided a forum where 127 forecasters from different federal agencies and other organizations met to discuss various aspects of the conference's theme, "Forecasting in the New Millennium," that could be applied in the United States. A keynote address, "Procedures for Auditing Federal Forecasts" by J. Scott Armstrong, was followed by a panel presentation to set the stage for 2 concurrent sessions at which 24 papers were presented. These papers, or in some cases abstracts, are grouped into topics of: (1) "The North American Industry Classification System"; (2) "Economic Forecasting Issues"; (3) "Budget Forecasting for the Food Stamp Program"; (4) "New Developments in Health Manpower Forecasting"; (5) "Forecasting Agricultural Commodity Prices"; (6) "Y2K Forecasts from Denial to Doomsday"; (6) "Economic Forecasting Issues: Population and Labor Force"; (7) "Forecasting Techniques"; (8) "Compendium of Techniques"; and (9) "Forecasting the Food Component of the Consumer Price Index." Nine papers from the International Symposium on Forecasting are also included. Of these, "The National Center for Education Statistics Projections Program" by Debra E. Gerald has the most relevance for educators. Each paper contains references. (Contains 60 tables and 65 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: "Cosponsored by the Bureau of the Census, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Health Professions, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Veterans Affairs, Economic Research Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, National Center for Education Statistics, and the U.S. Geological Survey." For the 9th conference proceedings, see ED 420 664.