Conferences & Happenings

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The Foresight Practitioner Conference
Worst Practices in Forecasting: Today’s Mistakes to Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs

Date: 5-6 October 2016
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

We focus on worst practices because eliminating harmful forecasting practices can bring breakthroughs in your forecasting function that dwarf the gains you’d get from squeezing an extra trickle of accuracy from forecasting methods and procedures. The speakers – experienced practitioners, scholars, and consultants – will show how to uncover these bad habits and enable strategies to mitigate the policies, behaviors, and procedures that chronically hinder forecasting performance. Co-sponsored by Foresight and North Carolina State University Institute for Advanced Analytics.  For more information and to register, visit the conference website.


RCEA Bayesian Econometrics workshop
Date: 3-4 July 2016
Location: Melbourne, Australia

The 11th Annual Bayesian Econometric workshop of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) will take place at the University of Melbourne, Australia, on July 3rd and 4th, 2017. Keynote speakers are Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Sylvia Kaufmann from the Study Center Gerzensee. This is the first time the RCEA Bayesian workshop will run in Australia and is the result of a partnership with the Bayesian Analysis and Modeling Research Group at the University of Melbourne.

Call for Papers: Authors should submit an extended abstract of up to 500 words. Please include with the submission JEL classification codes for the paper, keywords as well as JEL classification codes of the author(s) specialization field(s). To submit the paper: