It's difficult to imagine what our modern econometrics world would be like if it weren't for the numerous, seminal, contributions that Sir David Hendry has made over the course of his distinguished career.
So, it was wonderful to see this announcement two days ago from the Economic and Social Research Council:
You can read the full details of the award, and a related video, here."Professor Sir David Hendry has today received the ESRC Celebrating Impact Lifetime Achievement Award. Over five decades Professor Hendry has developed macroeconomic models capturing how economies work, which are now embedded in software widely used by policymakers and decision-makers."