March 28 saw the passing of a great statistician, George E. P. Box. Econometricians know his work well, such as through Box-Jenkins analysis of time-series data, the Box-Cox transformation, and many other major contributions. A brief discussion of George Box can be found here. Bradley Jones' piece, George Box: A Remembrance, says it all.
I've written about George Box previously on this blog. For example, see A Bayesian and Non-Bayesian Marriage, Highly Cited Statistical Papers for Econometricians, and Busking for Business.
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