The Business and Economic Statistics Section


  • The following officers were elected for 2015: Program Chair-elect: Robert A. Cage, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Secretary/Treasurer: David Scott Matteson, Cornell University

JSM 2015

  • Seth Stephens-Davidowitz to Speak at the Economic Outlook Luncheon: The Business and Economic Statistics section of the American Statistical Association is very pleased to announce that Seth Stephens-Davidowitz will be our economic outlook lunch speaker at 12:30 on Tuesday August 11. Seth is a former google data scientist and current NY times op-ed contributor. This is a fee event so please register for the lunch.

  • B&E Section Business Meeting (Tuesday August 11th from 6:00-7:30, Columbia Room, Seattle Sheraton) - Come participate in discussion of section issues at the business meeting.
  • To view more B & E section activies at JSM 2015, access the Online Program and select the Business and Economic Statistics section in the dropdown menu.



  • 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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