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Paul Goodwin awarded Fellow of International Institute of Forecasters

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Professor Paul Goodwin has been made a Fellow of the International Institute of Forecasters.

The award, which was presented at the recent International Symposium on Forecasting in Seoul, is made to those who have performed with distinction in at least two areas including forecasting practice, research or teaching or service to the Institute or its journals.

The honour is quite a rare one, with only thirty fellowships awarded since 1996. Two of these winners, Robert Engle and Sir Clive Granger, also won the Nobel Prize for Economics.

Paul's research is concerned with the role of management judgment in forecasting and how this can be integrated with statistical forecasting methods. One of his papers, ‘Correct or combine? Mechanically integrating judgmental forecasts with statistical methods’, won an outstanding paper award from the International Journal of Forecasting (IJF) for 2000-2001.

In 2004, with Robert Fildes, Paul won a large EPSRC research grant to investigate forecasting in supply chain companies and he has advised a wide range of organisations on forecasting, including government departments. He has also presented several webinars to practitioners.

Currently Paul is an editor of IJF and also editor of the ‘Hot New Research’ column, which appears in the Institute's practitioner journal, Foresight.

The announcement of Paul’s award on the IFF website.

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