University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Len J. Tashman, Ph.D. Associate Professor Emeritus

Len Tashman is not currently associated with the School of Business Administration at the University of Vermont.

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Dr. Tashman retired May 2002. He joined the UVM faculty in 1971 following a two-year stint with the Federal Reserve Board. His teaching responsibilities include the MBA courses in Managerial Economics, Business Forecasting, Decision Making and a core course in Quantitative Methods for the MBA program. Dr. Tashman is the author of a text, The Ways and Means of Statistics, and has published articles in the Southern Economic Journal, National Tax Journal, Journal of Education Finance, Education Record, Journal of the American Statistical Association and the International Journal of Forecasting.

His reviews of microcomputer software for business forecasting have been presented to the International Institute of Forecasters and the International Association of Business Forecasting. Dr. Tashman has served as a tax policy adviser to Vermont state government, was a Director of the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation for nine years, and has been a consultant for several municipal agencies and corporations in the state.

Suggested topics for comment:
State aid to education, forecasting.

International Institute of Forecasters; American Educational Finance Association; American Society of Public Administration.

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Publication History

Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • zz-Tashman, L.; Bakken, L.; Buzas, J. - "Effect of Regressor Forecast Error on the Variance of Regression Forecasts" (Refereed) - Journal of Forecasting - 2000 - v. 19, pp. 587-600 [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Out-of-Sample Tests of Forecasting Accuracy: An Analysis and Review" (Refereed) - International Journal of Forecasting - 2000 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "The Use of Protocols to Select Exponential Smoothing Methods: A Reconsideration of Forecasting Competitions" (Refereed) - International Journal of Forecasting - 1996 - v. 12, pp. 4 pp
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Automatic Forecasting Software: An Evaluation and Review" (Refereed) - International Journal of Forecasting - 1991 - v. 7, no. 2,
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Box Plots: Another Graphical Aid in Forecasting" (Refereed) - The Journal of Business Forecasting: Methods and Systems - 1988 - v. 7, no. 4, pp. Winter
  • zz-Gatti, J. F.; zz-Tashman, L. - "Equalizing Matching Grants and the Allocative and Distributive Objectives of Public School Financing" (Refereed) - National Tax Journal - 1984 - v. 29, no. 4, pp. 461-476 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Gatti, J. F.; zz-Tashman, L. - "Wealth Neutrality and Local Choice in Public Education: Additional Evidence: Reply" (Refereed) - Journal of Education Finance - 1980 - v. 5, no. 3, Winter, pp. 329-330
  • zz-Gatti, J. F.; zz-Tashman, L. - "The Wealth Neutrality of District Power Equalizing Grants in Public School Financing: Additional Evidence" (Refereed) - Journal of Education Finance - 1978 - v. 4, no. Fall, pp. 213-224 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • zz-Tashman, L.; Parke, E.; Carlson, R. - "A management lesson in curricular development" (Refereed) - Educational Record - 1984 - v. 65, no. 1 (EJ308610), pp. 54-65 [View publication] [Show/Hide Abstract]
Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "What's New in Forecasting Software" - The Forum - 1994
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Spreadsheet Enhancements for Forecasting: A Review of Six Packages" - International Journal of Forecasting - 1992 - v. 7:4 (Part 1) & Vol 8:1 (Part II),
Book, Textbook-New
  • zz-Tashman, L.; Lamborn, K. R. - "The Ways and Means of Statistics" (Refereed) - 1979 , [Show/Hide Abstract]
Conference Proceeding
  • zz-Tashman, L.; Parke, E.; Carlson, R. - "Development of an MPA Program: Another Manifestation of the Prisoner's Dilemma" (Refereed) - Ninth Annual Conference of the New England Business and Economic Association - 1981 - v. Proceedings,
  • zz-Gatti, J. F.; zz-Tashman, L. - "Equalizing Matching Grants and State Aid to Education" (Refereed) - Eastern Finance Association Annual Conference - 1976
Research Report
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "The Weighting Factors Study" - Vermont Department of Education - 1987
  • zz-Gatti, J. F.; zz-Tashman, L. - "Report of the Governor's Panel on State Aid to Education" - State of Vermont - 1975 [Show/Hide Abstract]
Book, Non-Scholarly-New
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "An Evaluation of Forecasting Software: Do the Programs Implement Basic Principles and Best Practices" (Refereed) - Principles of Forecasting: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners - 2000 , [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Software Review of Decide Right" - The Forum - 1996
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Software Review of DPL for Decision Trees and Influence Diagrams" - The Forum - 1995
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Software Review of Crystal Ball and FuziCalc" - The Forum - 1994 [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Software Review of Demand Solutions" - The Forum - 1993
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Software Review of Smart Forecasts" - International Journal of Forecasting - 1993
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Software Review of Smartforecasts Batch Edition" - APICS: The Performance Advantage - 1993
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Software Review of yStat" - International Journal of Forecasting - 1993 [Show/Hide Abstract]
  • zz-Tashman, L. - "Autocast II, Software Review" - APICS - The Performance Advantage - 1992