Upcoming Presentations and Events

Note Date Change: May 3, 2018, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm: Neil Ericsson will present “The Wisdom of Committees” (joint work with David F. Hendry, S. Yanki Kalfa, Jaime Marquez).

Abstract: Since 1992, participants of the Federal Open Market Committee have made twice-yearly forecasts of U.S. inflation, unemployment, and real growth. This paper assesses the value arising from individual forecasts in a committee-based policy process by employing forecast-encompassing tests in conjunction with saturation techniques. We find that the Federal Reserve Bank presidents and the Federal Reserve Board governors bring distinct complementary information about the U.S. economy to the FOMC meetings.


If you have any suggestions for speakers to invite or for other events, please email [email protected].


Brown Bag Seminar Series on Forecasting

Except for special cases, our seminars will be held on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm in the Kendrick Conference Room

Monroe Hall Room 321
2115 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

Please watch this site for upcoming events and email [email protected] if you are interested in participating in this seminar.

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