The last issue of the International Journal of Forecasting for 2014 is now available on ScienceDirect, and will be posted to subscribers soon.
- A long review article on electricity price forecasting by Rafał Weron. I think this is the longest paper we have ever published but it was so good, I didn’t want to cut it back in size and risk reducing its value. I think it will be the standard reference on electricity price forecasting for a long time.
- A review of forecasting new products by Paul Goodwin, Sheik Meeran, and Karima Dyussekeneva. Forecasting the sales of new products before there is any sales data is always a tough problem, and Goodwin and colleagues provide a great survey of the challenges and methods available.
- A special section on demographic forecasting and public finance. This includes four papers by Scandinavian authors on forecasting age structures, household patterns and mortality rates, and the implications for public finances (such as funding pensions). This is a very important topic facing almost all countries, and I hope these four papers encourage further research in the area.