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Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics

Nominations are invited for the annual Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics. The award is given in recognition of unusually original and important contributions to the development of economic statistics or in the use of statistics in interpreting the economy. Contributions are recognized for statistical research, development of statistical tools, application of information technology techniques, use of economic statistical programs, management of statistical programs, or developing public understanding of measurement issues.

The award is in memory of Julius Shiskin, who had a varied and remarkable public service career. Individuals and groups in the public or private sector from any country can be nominated. The award will be presented with an honorarium of $1,000 and recognition from the sponsors. A nomination form and list of previous recipients are available at the section’s website. Nominations must be received by March 15, 2012.

For more information, contact Steven Paben, Julius Shiskin award committee secretary, at paben.steven@bls.gov.

The award was established in 1980 by the Washington Statistical Society (WSS) and is now cosponsored by the WSS, the National Association for Business Economics, and the Business and Economics Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association.

Excellence in Statistical Reporting

Members of the committee in charge of the Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award are seeking nominations for 2012. The award is given to members of the communications media who have best displayed an informed interest in the science of statistics and its role in public life. The award can be given for a single statistical presentation or for sustained worthy contributions. Nominations are due April 2, 2012, to Pam Craven at pamela@amstat.org. Contact Morteza Marzjarani at  marzjara@svsu.edu  with questions.

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