Throughout history mankind has tried to predict the future. From reading the stars, to crystal balls to even reading the entrails of dead animals. The ways and methods have changed from time to time. But the objective has always remained the same: try to peer into the future, and see what lies ahead. At 10 this morning, in the meeting room of the US Senate, we will get the latest version of peering into the future. On display will be the latest, and most advanced version of future prediction, Mathematical Modeling. Or more precisely, Econometrics or Quantitative Economics, “Quant” Econ if you will.