is an extension of the research activities of Columbia
University’s Center for Business Cycle Research (CIBCR). FIBER was
an integral part of the research going on at the Center and has
since continued to provide top-notch analysis and leading indicator
have a reputation as the premier designer of leading economic
indicators worldwide. Some of our work in the past has involved
modeling and creating the leading indicators used by governments
agencies, such as of Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand,
Argentina, Mexico, South Africa, New Zealand, Ukraine and
the United States.
The Foundation for International Business and
Economic Research (FIBER) is the leading developer of economic
measurement techniques as applied to business cycles and inflation
in the US and other market economies. In 1993 FIBER became the
exclusive licensee of Columbia University’s Center for
International Business Cycle Research (CIBCR) products. At that time
almost of the CIBCR staff moved to FIBER. CIBCR, founded in 1979,
specialized in studying the behavior of the economy during
recessions and recoveries as reflected in many indicators such as
production, employment and unemployment, prices and interest rates.
In 1996 Columbia University decided to close CIBCR. Nonetheless
FIBER continues the economic research and improvements to the
FIBER’s proprietary indexes provide indispensable tools for economic forecasting. Historically these indexes have generally been shown to accurately anticipate market fluctuations and to identify economic prospects and risks. Numerous business leaders and investment managers rely on these indexes to make informed decisions.
In 1998, FIBER formed an alliance with Delphi Economics AB, one of Northern European's leading companies in the field of financial management. FIBER incorporated the Delphi Economics financial risk analysis methodology into FIBER's leading economic indexes. This synergy resulted in some of FIBER's current products, which forecast financial market movements by incorporating market forecasts in conjunction with leading and coincident economic indicators.