Forcasters wanted

Robin Hanson (hanson@econ.Berkeley.EDU)
Wed, 18 Nov 1998 14:17:35 -0800


Valmarpro Forecasting desires to procure a reserve pool of part-time forecasters and estimators on a variety of topics. Forecasters/estimators will be paid in accordance with the patented Lundgren method of forecasting incentives, which calculates the value marginal product (VMP) of individual forecasters. The forecasting incentives method is capable of eliciting unbiased forecasts or estimates for both observable and unobservable variables. Possible applications include prediction of future prices, quantities, and profits; estimation of environmental externalities; estimates of regulatory costs/benefits; business, financial, and mutual fund valuations, including prediction of means and variances; macroeconomics; and other specialties. In addition, individuals are needed to represent the business and to promote the sale and use of this forecasting incentives method by potential business and governmental clients. These part-time opportunities do not require geographic relocation, do not require travel, and should be compatible with other full-time employment. Both economists and noneconomists with forecasting or estimating ability are encouraged to apply. A representative will be at the January 1999 AEA/ASSA meetings in New York. For further information by regular mail, please mail or e-mail your mailing address. CONTACT: Carl Lundgren, Valmarpro Forecasting, Inc., 4801 Copley Lane, Suite 241, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-5966

Robin Hanson   
RWJF Health Policy Scholar             FAX: 510-643-8614 
140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 510-643-1884