Nobel Laureate first Canterbury Distinguished Prof
Nobel Laureate first Canterbury Distinguished Professor
The University of Canterbury has named Nobel Prize winner, Professor Clive Granger, as its first Canterbury Distinguished Professor.
Professor Granger, who retired last year from the University of California at San Diego, first visited UC’s Department of Economics as an Erskine Fellow in 2000 and has since made two private visits to the department.
In fact, he was in Christchurch when it was announced last year that he was joint recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences.
Professor Granger is due to return to UC on September 27 and will stay until December. Professor Les Oxley, who heads the Department of Economics, says Professor Granger is one of the world’s leading econometricians.
“He is a wonderful visitor, keen
and happy to share his incredibly insightful mind with
student and faculty members, in economics, finance and
mathematics and statistics departments alike.” Only
exceptional visitors, such as Nobel laureates, will be
considered for the Distinguished Professor position. The
University expects only two or three visitors will be given
the title over the next five to 10