The Business and Economic Statistics Section


SECTION NEWS

  • John M. Abowd, Edmund Ezra Day Professor at Cornell University and currently Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau, has been selected to receive the 2016 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics.
  • 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

JSM 2016

  • Robert Gordon to Speak at the Economic Outlook Luncheon: The Econommic Outlook Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 starting at 12:30 PM. Robert Gordon is the Stanley G. Harris Professor of Economics at Northwestern University and author of The New York Times bestseller The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War. Gordon will discuss productivity growth trends over the past 150 years and their implications for economic growth over the next 25 years. For more information access the JSM 2016 Online Program. This is a fee event so please register for the lunch.

  • 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.

STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS FOR JSM 2016

  • 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: matteson@cornell.edu.
  • 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 http://www.amstat.org/sections/studentpaperawards.cfm.
  • If you have any questions about the application requirements, please contact the B&E travel award committee chair, David S. Matteson, at matteson@cornell.edu.

ZELLNER THESIS AWARD

JULIUS SHISKIN AWARD

  • John M. Abowd, Edmund Ezra Day Professor at Cornell University and currently Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist at the Census Bureau, has been selected to receive the 2016 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics. Professor Abowd is recognized for designing and implementing disclosure avoidance techniques that enable federal statistical agencies to greatly expand the availability of their data while preserving respondents' confidentiality and for his leadership at Cornell providing access to these data over the Internet. He is also recognized for developing econometric and statistical techniques to conduct labor market analysis.
  • 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 2017 Julius Shiskin Award for Economic Statistics; nomination forms are available on this website. The deadline for nominations is March 21, 2017.
  • More information on the Shiskin Award is available on this web site.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • 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 http://www.jpsm.umd.edu and select "JPSM Short Courses" on the top menu bar for online registration and course information.

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

The International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013)

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