Federal Forecasters Consortium
The 19th Federal Forecasters Conference (FFC/2012) — September 27, 2012 — Washington, DC
Conference Theme: The Value of Government Forecasts
Government forecasts are necessary and valuable for understanding the fiscal tradeoffs and implications of different policies to the public and private sector. The President, Congress, and policy analysts rely on forecasts for allocating government resources and budgets. Federal forecasters make projections across a broad array of issues including population, the labor force, defense requirements, medical costs, agricultural programs, energy supply and demand, tax revenues, pollution, transportation, infrastructure investments, social insurance, and regulatory programs. They provide this critical input using analytical and quantitative models under varying degrees of uncertainty.
The 2012 Federal Forecasters Conference examined how government forecasters face these challenges and how policy-makers and other decision-makers use forecasts to make decisions.
Program | Conference Announcement
Presentation Slides from the Morning Panel Session
Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Energy Forecasts in Volatile Times
Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Forecasting Supply and Demand at USDA
Chief Demographer, U.S. Census Bureau
Demographic Projections: Why Should Anyone Listen to Us?
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