The Business and Economic Statistics Section


  • The following officers were elected for 2016: Chair-elect: Ron Jarmin, U.S. Census Bureau, Program Chair-Elect: Kevin Moore, Federal Reserve Board of Governor
  • Nominations are invited for the 2016 Julius Shiskin Award for Economic Statistics; nomination forms are available on this website. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2016.

JSM 2016

  • Abstracts and proposals are now being accepted for TOPIC-CONTRIBUTED sessions.
  • To view more B & E section activies at JSM 2016, access the Online Program and select the Business and Economic Statistics section in the dropdown menu.


  • The Business and Economic Statistics Section (B&E) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) will offer up to four travel awards ($500 each) for students in doctoral programs in business, economics, econometrics, statistics, or allied disciplines.
  • Support is offered for students to attend the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings, to be held in Chicago, July 30 - August 4. applicants should be either presenting a paper or participating in a poster session. Applicants should be planning to either present a paper in a B&E session or participate in a B&E poster session. Winners are also expected to attend JSM sessions.
  • Applications will be accepted until December 22, 2015 and should be submitted electronically via e-mail to: David S. Matteson, B&E student travel award committee chair via e-mail:
  • Applications must include the application form (in either fillable PDF or Word format) and additional materials, including :
    1. Copy of most recent transcript (or equivalent report) from your university.
    2. Abstract of paper/poster (500 word maximum).
    3. Letter of support from faculty advisor or supporting B&E member (limit 2 pages).
    4. Cover letter describing your career goals and how you would expect to benefit by receiving this award (limit 2 pages).
  • Also, the ASA has established some further requirements on applications for student travel awards to any ASA section please read these at
  • If you have any questions about the application requirements, please contact the B&E travel award committee chair, David S. Matteson, at



  • Brent Moulton, Associate Director for National Economic Accounts of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), has been selected to receive the 2015 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics. Dr. Moulton is recognized for his leadership in implementing major innovations into the U.S. national accounts, international standards for national accounts, and expanded integration of U.S. statistical programs. He is also recognized for his work at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in developing innovations that improved the reliability of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
  • For more details, access the press release (PDF) on this website.
  • This award is jointly sponsored by the National Association for Business Economics, The Washington Statistical Society and the Business and Economics Section of the American Statistical Association.
  • Nominations are invited for the 2016 Julius Shiskin Award for Economic Statistics; nomination forms are available on this website. The deadline for nominations is March 21, 2016.
  • More information on the Shiskin Award is available on this web site.


  • The Joint Program in Survey Methodology has several short courses on topics in survey methodology and economic statistics that are open for registration. Access the JPSM website at and select "JPSM Short Courses" on the top menu bar for online registration and course information.


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Last modified December 2015