Geoffrey H Moore (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

Geoffrey Hoyt Moore (February 28, 1914 – March 9, 2000), whom The Wall Street Journal called “the father of leading indicators”,[1] spent several decades working on business cycles at the National Bureau of Economic Research,[2] where he helped build on the work of his mentors, Wesley Clair Mitchell and Arthur F. Burns.[3][4] Moore also served as commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics from March 1969 to January 1973.[1]

In 1946 Moore was teaching statistics at New York University and one of his students was Alan Greenspan,[5] later chairman of the Federal Reserve, who would tell The New York Times that Moore was “a major force in economic statistics and business-cycle research for more than a half-century.”[4] In 1956 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[6] In 1996 Moore founded the Economic Cycle Research Institute in New York city.[4]


  1. ^ Jump up to:ab “BLS History Commissioners Moore”. BLS. BLS. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  2. ^“Work of Various NBER Figures”. NBER. NBER. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  3. ^Moore, Geoffrey H. (1995). “Following the Indicators”. The American Economist. 39: 15–19. doi:10.1177/056943459503900102.
  4. ^ Jump up to:ab c Hershey, Jr., Robert D. (2000-03-11). “Geoffrey H. Moore, 86, Dies; An Analyst of Business Cycles”. The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  5. ^Martin, Justin (2000). Greenspan: The Man Behind Money (First ed.). Perseus Publishing. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7382-0524-3. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  6. ^View/Search Fellows of the ASA, accessed 2016-07-23.

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