H.O. Stekler Research Program on Forecasting
Housed in the Center for Economic Research, the H.O. Stekler Research Program on Forecasting supports research, teaching and dissertation supervision as part of the Department of Economics at the George Washington University.
Current research interests of program members include a wide range of studies on the methodology of forecasting and forecast evaluation as well as preparation of macroeconomic and microeconomic forecasts. In addition, program members supervise dissertations that focus on the theory and application of forecasting.
The H.O. Stekler Research Program was named in honor of our renowned former colleague Herman Stekler. The former Research Program on Forecasting was renamed in August 2020 following the establishment of a fund in honor of Stekler.
Faculty in the H.O. Stekler Research Program on Forecasting have published in some of the top general interest journals as well as leading journals in forecasting, including the American Economic Review, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Applied Econometrics and Energy Economics. Their work also appears in leading journals in related fields and disciplines (such as macroeconomics and demography), and they regularly present their work at national and international forecasting conferences.
Previously funded research projects include a three-year project on short-run and long-run responses of electricity consumption to climate change and variability for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The project was performed in collaboration with scientists at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Engineering and Public Health. Other funds have come from the National Park Service.
The H.O. Stekler Research Program on Forecasting also has a partnership with the Federal Forecasters Consortium, an organization of federal employees from all government agencies involved in forecasting. The two groups jointly organize a Seminar Series on Forecasting.