Economic Forecast Survey Results: The Pros versus the Joes

In 2014 we began conducting an annual survey of economic forecasts from government practitioners (March of 2014 and April of 2015). The results contain the consensus of government practitioners (represented by the median forecast) compared to those conducted by Bloomberg of Wall Street professionals, as well as the results of the individual rankings. Although the fifteen-page PDF contains all the tables and graphs, I would like to briefly cover a few points of interest before...



The GASB Wants Your Input - Take the GASB Survey of Financial Statement Preparers

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has invited members of GGFOA to participate in an important survey regarding the activities that you engage in when preparing and publishing your audited annual financial reports in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). The information collected will be highly valuable to the GASB in evaluating the costs and benefits associated with conforming to GAAP and the effect on the timeliness of issuing GAAP financial...