Dr. Jeff Tayman is a specialist in the evaluation of demographic estimates and forecasts; the development of estimation and forecasting methods; the design and application of statistical methods; and the development of complex, integrated data systems for small geographic areas. He has made 90 presentations at professional conferences and has published 26 articles in referred journals. His book (co-authored with Stan Smith and Dave Swanson) State and Local Population Projections: Methodology and Analysis is a standard in the field. He has served on numerous federal and State of California, and local committees and is a reviewer for academic journals including Demography and Population and Research and Policy Review. He currently holds a part time appointment in the Economics Department at the University of California San Diego.