Friday, November 29, 2013

Do You Have a Tattoo?

Significance Magazine  is a joint publication of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. The "News" section of the latest issue (which can be read by subscribers) contains an item titled, "More Than Skin Deep". It's about a mathematics teacher who has an interesting tattoo:

In case you need an interpretation, it reads:  
The item concludes:
"It attracts attention. Often on a beach someone will say something like 'You're either a math teacher or in a really, really odd motorcycle gang.'
Why should statisticians lag behind? A bottle of champagne to the first reader who can show a permanent tattoo of Bayes' theorem - preferably on a part of the anatomy that we can decently reproduce."
Needless to say, this got me thinking! Are there any Econometrics tattoos out there that I should be aware of?

© 2013, David E. Giles

Lawrence R. Klein Memorial Prize

Nobel Laureate Lawrence R. Klein passed away in October of this year in Philadelphia. (See here.) 

Empirical Economics has established a prize in his honour given for the best empirical paper published in the last two years in the journal. An upcoming issue of Empirical Economics will include an obituary written by Badi Baltagi.

© 2013, David E. Giles