Barry Keating


Barry  Keating

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Barry P. Keating is currently a professor of economics and business analytics in the Department of Finance at the University of Notre Dame. Barry has also served on the faculty of Virginia Polytechnic and State University, as chair of the Notre Dame Department of Finance, as manager of the Journal of Public Choice, and as Salvatori Faculty Fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. Barry has consulted for Accenture, the Institute of Business Forecasting, and Forecast X. As co-author of Business Forecasting (McGraw-Hill), now in its Sixth Edition (and soon to be published Seventh Edition), his primary area of interest involves the use of analytics in solving corporate supply chain problems and forecasting. He is currently studying how non-linear models are used in supply chain management. Barry’s work has appeared in Public Choice, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and Applied Business Research, among others. Barry has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, NBC News, and he may be viewed as a primary instructor on Notre Dame's MOOC: Understanding Wireless, released: May 11, 2015.

Areas of Expertise

Predictive Analytics / Business Forecasting

Experimental Economics

Economic Regulation and Government Policy

Not-for-Profit Organizations


BBA, University of Notre Dame

MA, Lehigh University

Ph D, University of Notre Dame


Forecasting & Predictive Analytics

Business Forecasting & Predictive Analytics


"Well-Being Across Indiana: Is it Related to Good Governance?", (with Maryann Keating), The Indiana Policy Review, 2017.

"Text Into Numbers? Can Marketers Benefit from Unstructured Data?", Applied Marketing Analytics, 2, 2016.

"Analytics Off the Shelf", Applied Marketing Analytics, 2, 2016.

"Indiana Public Library Identity and Funding Crisis", (with Maryann Keating), Indiana Policy Review, 2014.

"Who is Finding Work: Characteristics of Young Adults Participating Full-Time in the U.S. Labor Force", (with Maryann Keating), Indiana Policy Review, 2014.

""Private Firms, Public Entities, and Microeconomic Incentives: Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Australia and the United States"", (with Maryann Keating), International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 21, 2013.

"How Trade and Capital Restrictions Affect the Probability of a Balance of Trade Disturbance", (with Maryann Keating), Applied Economics, 45, 2013.

"Benedict XVI as Social Realist in Caritas in Veritate", (with Maryann Keating), to appear in Journal of Markets & Morality, 2011.

"South Bend Learns a California Lesson", Indiana Policy Review, 22, 2011.

"Recession Forecasting: Using Leading Indicators and Decomposition", Journal of Business Forecasting, 28, 2009.

"Macroeconomics and Business Forecasting: A Conversation with Barry Keating", (with Steve Banker), Logistics Viewpoints, 2009.

"Data Mining: What Is It and How Is It Used?", The Journal of Business Forecasting, 2008.


"Business Forecasting & Predictive Analytics", (with Holton Wilson), McGraw-Hill Publishing Company,

"Basic Cost Benefit Analysis for Assessing Local Public Projects 2nd Edition", BEPress, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017

"Regression Analysis: Understanding and Building Business and Economic Models", BEPress, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017

"The Essential Importance of Intermediate Institutions", (with Maryann Keating), Acton Institute, December 2014

"Basic Cost Benefit Analysis for Assessing Local Public Projects", (with Maryann Keating), BEPress, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014

"Data Mining: Helping to Make Sense of Big Data", CRC Press: Taylor and Francis Group, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2014

"Regression Analysis: Understanding and Building Business and Economic Models Using Excel", Business Expert Press, May 31, 2012

"Review of "Sound Business: newspapers, Radio, and the Politics of New Media", Choice, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2012

"Price and Value", Looking Beyond the Individualism and Homo Economicus of Neo-classical Economics, Marquette University Press, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2011

"Review of "Health Care for Us All"", Choice, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2009

"Review of "U.S. Markets for Vaccines"", Choice, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2009

"Business Forecasting and Data Mining", (with Holt Wilson), McGraw-Hill Publishing, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2009

"Microeconomics for Public Administrators", (with Maryann Keating), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, U.K., January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2009

"Review of "In Defense of Monopoly: How Market Power Fosters Creative Production”", Choice, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1, 2008

"Review of "How Revolutionary Was the Digital Revolution?"", Choice, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2007

"An RFID Primer - Radio Frequency Identification", (with Barry Keating), WorldRadio, Inc., 2006

"Business Forecasting, Fifth Edition - 2006", (with Holton Wilson), McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2006


Annual Meeting / Midwest Economics Association, "Rudimentary Cost Benefit Analysis for Assessing Local Government Projects" (March 30, 2012).

Midwest Economics Asociation Annual Meeting, ""Private Firms, Public Entities, and the Middle Ground"" (March 18, 2011).

Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting, "Using Data Mining to Understand International Capital Restrictions" (March 19, 2010).

Statistical Forecasting Workshop, "Supply Chain Management and Forecasting Problems" (May 11, 2009).

Indiana University South Bend, "Generosity and the Public Goods Problem" (April 21, 2009).

Data Mining Workshop, "Data Mining Marketing Datamarts" (January 20, 2009).

Data Mining Workshop, "An Introduction to Data Mining Techniques" (December 4, 2008).

Data Mining Workshop, "Forecasting and Supply Chain Problems in the Confections Industry" (May 12, 2008).

Ave Maria University, "New Research in Statistical Forecasting and Data Mining" (April 10, 2008).

, "Regression Trees, Classification Trees, and Nearest Neighbor Models" (March 6, 2008).

Statistical Forecasting Workshop, "Data Mining Tools and Classification Schemes" (January 10, 2008).

ASSA Annual Meeting, "A Discussion of Veconlab and the use of Mathematica in Economics" (January 6, 2008).

Statistical Forecasting Workshop, "New Product Forecasting and Event Modeling" (December 6, 2007).

, "Practical Methods for Event Models" (April 19, 2007).

, "The Use of Accuracy Measures and Diagnostic Statistics: A New Look" (March 15, 2007).

New Product Forecasting, "New Product Forecasting" (January 11, 2007).

American Economic Association Annual Meeting, "Review of Interactive Economic Tools" (January 7, 2007).

Invited Presentation, "Infrequently Used Forecasting Techniques" (August 23, 2006).

Invited Presentation, "Intermittent Forecasting Methods and Safety Stocks" (August 18, 2006).

Invited Presentation, "Diffusion Modeling and Parameter Selection" (July 26, 2006).

Invited Presentation, "Time Series Techniques and Event Models" (June 22, 2006).

QAD Explore Conference, "Forecasting: The Importance of Being Incorrect" (May 8, 2006).