|On 27 May 2009, at the age of 74, Sir Clive Granger, one of our distinguished Advisory Editors, passed away. This occurence brings much sadness to the global community of economists and statisticians.
Prof. Granger's myriad accolades include several honorary degrees and fellowships from around the world, award of the Nobel prize in economics (2003), and even induction into the Order of Knight Batchelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England (2004). Despite the towering impressiveness of his academic career and several seminal papers, we remember Sir Granger for his sense of humor, concern for students, and zest for life.
An excellently thorough biographical account of Sir Granger's life is posted on the website of the Nobel Prize Committee. Replete with what he terms "structural breaks", it details his somewhat nonlinear path through life. He recalls the unprescient observation by a grade school teacher that "[he] would never become successful," to which Sir Granger quips "which illustrates the difficulties of long-run forecasting on inadequate data."
Please join us in recalling Sir Granger's long and full life, and wishing the best for his wife Patricia, son Mark, and daughter Claire.
Editorial Board, European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics