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In 2020 the IIF Board approved the Foresight Hall of Fame, a new award recognizing the best papers published in its practitioner journal, Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. 2021’s initial set of inductions covers the first 13 years of the journal (2005-2017). Hereafter, the award will be given annually and comes with a $500 prize.

To select the Hall of Fame papers, all IIF members and Foresight subscribers were asked to provide nominations. From an initial pool of over 60 nominated papers (many with multiple nominations), a selection committee of Foresight Editors and Advisory Board members, led by Len Tashman (Editor in Chief), took a vote for the final selection. For 2021, five individual papers are inducted into the Foresight Hall of Fame, along with one series of papers.

The 2021 Foresight Hall of Fame inductees are:

  • FVA: A Reality Check on Forecasting Practices. Mike Gilliland, Issue 29 (2013)
  • Can We Obtain Valid Benchmarks from Published Surveys of Forecast Accuracy? Stephan Kolassa, Issue 11 (2008)
  • Good and Bad Judgment in Forecasting: Lessons from Four Companies. Robert Fildes and Paul Goodwin, Issue 8 (2007)
  • Why Should I Trust Your Forecasts? M. Sinan Gönül, Dilek Önkal and Paul Goodwin, Issue 27 (2012)
  • Choosing Levels of Aggregation for Supply Chain Forecasts. John Boylan Issue 18 (2010)
  • Series of five articles on Forecast Quality, Steve Morlidge, (2013-2015)

Please join us in congratulating the winners! If you are interested in reading these articles, we encourage you to become a member of the IIF! As a member, you have access to all past issues of Foresight.

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