Full-text papers available for some of the Priniciples of Forecasting book.

The original plan was to make the chapters available for sale. This plan is still underway but is moving slowly. While waiting, Scott Armstrong is posting the nine papers that he was involved in so they are available for teachers and others. This plan will change when the publisher is able to establish a system to sell the chapters.

The full text papers are available at Principles of Forecasting in the left-hand menu of the ForPrin site.

 The announced speakers for the International Symposium on Forecasting in San Diego this June now include Keynote Speakers Greg Allenby (Ohio University), Tim Bollerslev (Duke University), and Mark Watson (Princeton University). Featured Speakers are William Cotton (Colorado State University), James Hamilton (University of California-San Diego), David Orrell (Scientist and author), and Allan Timmermann (University of California-San Diego). Biographies of the speakers are available here.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has issued a request for information on forecasting for national security decision makers who are interested in forecasting political, social, and military events over one-month to one-year horizons. Responses may be used to support the development of a future IARPA Program Broad Agency Announcement and therefore must be available for unrestricted public distribution. The RFI is available here.

 The International Institute of Forecasters is pleased to announce the first Clive Granger Memorial Keynote Address. This is in honor and memoriam of Clive Granger, Nobel Prize-winning econometrician and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. Professor Mark Watson (Princeton) will be the recipient of this honor at the International Symposium of Forecasting 2010 in San Diego.

Forecast Pro and Timberlake will sponsor meetings in Boston, February 8-10 and in Washington D. C., March 18-19 respectively.

Forecast Pro (Business Forecast Systems) will sponsor for experienced and unexperienced users various workshops including how to import data, navigate Forecast Pro effectively, create forecasts, build forecast models, detect amd correct outliers, incorporate promtions, create reports, and integrate forecast with other systems. To registrar, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Timberlake's conference will focus on their product, OxMetrics, and will provide a forum for the exchange of research results and practical experiences within the fields of financial and empirical econometrics and forecasting. Papers are invited. Keynotes speakers of interest to forecasters include Prof. Sir David Hendry, Dr. Jurgen Doornik, and Prof. Siem Jan Koopman. Online registration is available at: timberlake.email.com/t/y/l/ukddb/kkykokjr/o.