- Winter 20
- Winter 21
Business Forecasting --- Making well-informed decisions usually requires making forecasts of relevant variables. Therefore, good forecasts are more likely to produce good decisions. The emphasis of this course is to build upon topics studied in students' courses thus far and learn statistical and econometric methods related to constructing and evaluating forecasts. The goal of this capstone course is for students to obtain a hands-on experience with using economic and financial data to construct and evaluate forecasts. Students will be expected to conduct various economic forecasting exercises using real data and work on a team research project in which they forecast variables of their choosing.