About the IIF

The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), a non-profit organization founded in 1982, is dedicated to developing and furthering the generation, distribution, and use of knowledge on forecasting through the following objectives:

  • Develop and unify forecasting as a multidisciplinary field of research drawing on management, behavioral sciences, social sciences, engineering, and other fields.
  • Contribute to the professional development of analysts, managers, and policy makers with responsibilities for making and using forecasts in business and government.
  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice, with practice helping to set the research agenda and research providing useful results.
  • Bring together decision makers, forecasters, and researchers from all nations to improve the quality and usefulness of forecasting.
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IIF History – Interested in learning more about the IIF?  Over the coming months, we’ll be bringing you more information on who, what, why and when it all started!

IIF Presidents

Mohsen Hamoudia 2012 – Present
Antonio Garcia Ferrer 2008-2012
P. Geoffrey Allen 2006-2008
Lars-Erik Ôller 2004-2006
Robert Fildes 2000-2004
Michael Lawrence 1996-1999
Hans Levenbach 1994-1996
Stu Bretschneider 1992-1994
Everette Gardner 1990-1992
Robert Winkler 1989-1990
Estela Dagum 1988-1989
Spyros Makridakis 1986-1988
J. Scott Armstrong 1982-1986

International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF) – See where we’ve been and the research which has been presented – Click here

An Interview with the First IIF President, Scott Armstrong.