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  • Daily Summaries of Sessions Sponsored by the B&E Section at JSM 2022

    Each day of the upcoming Joint Statistical Meetings has a number of sessions sponsored and organized by the Business and Economic Statistics section.

    Below you can find flyers highlighting the sessions for each day of the meetings.

    There are also links to PDF files that have a similar format but contain links to the online conference program that has more information on the individual sessions.

    Sunday, August 7

    Sessions held on Sunday, August 7 that are sponsored by the Business and Economics Section


    PDF Flyer for Sunday, August 7

    Monday, August 8

    Sessions held on Monday, August 8 that are sponsored by the Business and Economics Section


    PDF Flyer for Monday, August 8

    Tuesday, August 9

    Sessions held on Tuesday, August 9 that are sponsored by the Business and Economics Section


    PDF Flyer for Tuesday, August 9

    Wednesday, August 10

    Sessions held on Wednesday, August 10 that are sponsored by the Business and Economics Section


    PDF Flyer for Wednesday, August 10

    Thursday, August 11

    Sessions held on Thursday, August 11 that are sponsored by the Business and Economics Section


    PDF Flyer for Thursday, August 11

    You can also explore our section's sponsored sessions in the upcoming Joint Statistical Meetings by accessing our Sessions At A Glance document (PDF).

  • Call for Presentations SAPW 2022

    Three Seasonal Adjustment Practitioners Workshops have been held in Washington, D.C. at the Bureau of Labor Statistics Janet Norwood Conference and Training Center. They were a great experience for attendees and presenters, and planning has begun to hold another workshop. 

    We are planning a virtual conference that will be held June 8th (1 to 4:30 PM EDT) and June 9th (9 AM to noon EDT). The American Statistical Association’s Business and Economics Statistics Section, Government Statistics Section, and the Washington Statistical Society provide support for the conference. 

    We are soliciting abstracts for contributed sessions of the virtual workshop. We are planning two types of contributed sessions: regular sessions with talks of about 15-20 minutes, or lightning sessions of about 7 minutes. In addition, presenters may choose to give both a talk and a software demonstration. 

    Talks may cover any subject relating to seasonal adjustment and related time series methodology or the process of seasonal adjustment and time series estimation at a statistical agency. We are particularly interested in talks that 

    • share experiences in producing seasonal adjustments, 
    • give details of interesting problems and possible solutions, 
    • discuss best practices in seasonal adjustment, trend estimation, time series modeling, and benchmarking/reconciliation, 
    • share lessons learned, tips, and shortcuts, 
    • present applied research in the practice of time series estimation. 

    The abstracts should be less than 100 words in length. Abstract submissions are due by May 31st, 2022 to esmd.seasonal.workshop@census.gov. 

    Registration for the workshop can be submitted by accessing 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seasonal-adjustment-practitioners-workshop-tickets-334727899157 

    Registration ends on June 4th. There is no charge for participation. You will be sent more details on how to access the workshop closer to the date of the event. 

    Presentations from previous workshops can be found on the Government Statistics Section website at  

    https://community.amstat.org/governmentstatisticssection/conferences/pastconference210 

    There is an option to submit your pre-recorded presentation for inclusion in the program – email esmd.seasonal.workshop@census.gov for more details. 

    We are committed to making this workshop a development opportunity for newer employees with seasonal adjustment responsibilities as well as those who are more experienced. 

    We look forward to your submission. Please feel free to share this with others in your organization who would be interested in participating in this workshop. 

  • ASA Elections Coming This Spring

    Later this Spring, members of the Business and Economic Statistics Section will have the opportunity to vote for 2023 officers and can approve changes to the section charter

    The revised section charter can be accessed from this website.

    The 2022 Business and Economics Section candidates for terms beginning in 2023 are as follows:

    Chair-elect


    Program Chair-Elect


    Secretary/Treasurer (two-year term)


    Council of Sections Representative (three-year term)