Honorary doctorates for econometricians Zellner and Granger
Two of the world’s leading econometricians, prof.dr. Arnold Zellner and Nobel Laureate prof. dr. sir Clive Granger, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Erasmus University Rotterdam on Thursday 15 June 2006. The honorary doctorates are granted on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of The Econometric Institute of the Faculty of Economics and Business Economics.
Zellner is distinguished service professor emeritus of Economics and Statistics, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago. He will receive his doctorate for his contributions to the econometric analysis of dynamic economic models, especially his contributions to Bayesian econometric analysis.
Granger, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences 2003, is professor emeritus of the department of Economics, University of California, San Diego. He will be honoured for his fundamental contributions to the specification of dynamic econometric models. His research substantially improved the quality of economic forecasts.
From July 1st Granger will also hold the new Henri Theil Chair at the Erasmus University Rotterdam for the coming three years. He is going to work with the Econometric Institute, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Henri Theil Chair is named after the founder and first managing director of the Econometric Institute, Henri Theil (1924-2000). The Econometric Institute was established in 1956. Since then, the institute has received worldwide recognition for its research and training programs. Its successful blending of theory and application has led to useful new econometric methodologies, models, and applied studies of important social issues.
Academic ceremony Honorary Doctorates, Thursday 15 June, 15.45 hrs
Location: aula, Woudestein, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Mediarelations, Sandra van Beek, Yvette Nelen 31 10 408 1216/1777
See also: www.eur.nl/ei50