Marketing Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

January 2001


The M3-Competition continues to improve the design of forecasting competitions: It examines more series than any previous competition, improves error analyses and includes commercial forecasting programs as competitors. To judge where to go from here, I step back to look at the M-Competitions as a whole. I discuss the advantages of the M-Competitions in hopes that they will be retained, describe how to gain additional benefit from future competitions, and finally, describe a low-cost approach to competitions.


Postprint version. Published in International Journal of Forecasting, Volume 17, 2001, pages 542-545.



Date Posted: 14 June 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.