Neil R. Ericsson is a Principal Economist, Division of International Finance, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; an Adjunct Professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University; and a Research Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and a member of the H. O. Stekler Research Program on Forecasting, The George Washington University. His research focuses on theoretical and applied econometrics, empirical macroeconomic modeling, monetary economics, international economics, policy analysis, and forecasting. Dr. Ericsson’s recent work develops tools for early warning and detection of crises, and for evaluating and improving government forecasts. He has published more than 80 academic papers, including in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Theory, and the International Journal of Forecasting. He has edited special issues for the Journal of Policy Modeling, the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and Econometrics, and has edited three books: Testing Exogeneity (1994, Oxford University Press, with John S. Irons), Understanding Economic Forecasts (2001, MIT Press, with David F. Hendry), and General-to-Specific Modelling (2005, Edward Elgar Publishing, with Julia Campos and David F. Hendry). Dr. Ericsson received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University, and an M.Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics.