Forecasting Activities

Forecasting Honors Invited Lectures
Outlook Surveys Corporate and Public Leadership

Forecasting Honors

  1. Most accurate forecaster award in the GDP category by Bloomberg News, 2005.
  2. Most accurate forecaster in the employment category by the Bank One Economic Outlook Center, Arizona State University, 2003.
  3. Member of Georgia Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, 2003-Present.
  4. Officer, National Association for Business Economics Financial Roundtable, 2006-Present.
  5. Organizer and moderator, plenary session on U.S. economic outlook at the Western Economic Association’s annual meeting, San Diego, California, 2006.
  6. Organizer and moderator, session on economic forecasting at the Association for University Business and Economic Research annual meeting, Missoula, Montana, 2005.

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Invited Lectures

  1. Invited Lecture, CIO Executive Summit, Atlanta, November 2010.
  2. Invited Lecture, CFO Executive Summit, Atlanta, June 2010.
  3. Invited Lecture, American Bankers Association/Stonier National Graduate School of Banking program at University of Pennsylvania campus, Philadelphia, 2010.
  4. Invited Lecture, American Bankers Association/Stonier National Graduate School of Banking program at University of Pennsylvania campus, Philadelphia, 2009.
  5. Invited Lecture, Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate’s annual meeting, Washington, D.C., 2005.
  6. Invited lecture, Canadian Business Economics Association’s annual meeting, Ottawa, 2004.
  7. Keynote speaker on the U.S. economy at Economic Outlook Summits of:
  8. Berry College, 2009
  9. Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 2007-2008
  10. University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2004-2007
  11. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 2003-2006
  12. University of California at Santa Barbara, 2000-2006
  13. Western Washington University, 2003-2004

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Outlook Surveys

  1. Associated Press
  2. Bank One Economic Outlook Survey (1998-2007)
  3. Bloomberg Forecast Survey
  4. Blue Chip Economic Indicators (Since 1998)
  5. Blue Chip Financial Indicators
  6. BNA Forecast Survey (Since 1998)
  7. Consensus Economics, Inc. Forecast Survey (U.K.)
  8. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Livingston Survey (Since 1998)
  9. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Professional Forecaster’s Survey (Since 1998)
  10. Housing Market Forecast Survey from CD Publications
  11. IFO World Economic Survey
  12. Journal of Business Forecasting Survey
  13. National Association for Business Economics Forecast Survey
  14. Reuters Forecast Survey
  15. S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price survey
  16. USA Today Forecaster’s Survey (Since 1998)

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Corporate and Public Leadership

  1. Board member, National Association for Business Economics, 2009-Present.
  2. Board member, AETC/Public Broadcasting Atlanta, 2005-Present.
  3. Board member, Association for University Business and Economic Research, 2004-2006.
  4. 100 Most Influential Georgians, Georgia Trend, 2001-2003.

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