Dr. Bruce Carpenter holds PhD and M.A. degree in Economics from University of Connecticut, and a B.S. in Economics from Lycoming College. Professor Carpenter teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Money and Banking, Business and Economic Forecasting, and International Economics classes at the Mansfield University. His BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC FORECASTING course is an introduction to the various methods economists and business managers use to forecast economic variables. Topics covered include regression techniques, exponential smoothing, decomposition of time series, moving averages, ARIMA models, and VAR models.