Biography:  Norman R. Swanson was educated at the University of Waterloo and the University of California, San Diego. He is currently Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Economics Department at Rutgers University. He has held previous positions at Pennsylvania State University (1994-1999), Texas A&M University (1999-2001), and Purdue University (2001-2002). His primary research interests include econometric theory, financial and macro econometrics, time series analysis, and forecasting. He is a fellow of the Journal of Econometrics, which is the top field journal in econometrics, and he is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the International Journal of Forecasting, and the European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics. He is or has served as guest editor for journals ranging from Journal of Econometrics to Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and has previously acted as associate editor to a number of journals, including Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics and Empirical Economics. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the Econometric Society, the American Statistical Association, the American Economic Association, and the Canadian Economic Association. He has recent scholarly publications in leading economics and statistics journals including Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and the Journal of the American Statistical Association, among others; and is or has acted as ongoing visiting scholar to various central banks including The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Bank of Canada.